How to see the UK on a budget

Thought you had to dig deep in your wallet to enjoy some of the UK’s best destinations? Then think again! Here’s 6 places you can get to on our coaches, and loads of budget-friendly ways to have a blast while you’re there.

London

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    Things to do

    • Hop on the coach and plan a day out for less with our range of 2 for 1 London offers.
    • Get learning in the coolest of classrooms at London’s top free museums. We’ve got a soft spot for the Natural History Museum – swoon!

    Things to see

    • Kate’s baby bump at Buckingham Palace (jokes, check out the Changing of the Guard instead).
    • The magnificent Thames and the historic Houses of Parliament.

    Ways to save money

    • Enjoy free late night comedy sessions at Camden’s Angel Comedy. Did you know? Russell Howard often performs some of his new material there.
    • Forget Oxford Street, bag the best bargains and one-of-a-kind finds at Portobello Road.

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Birmingham

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    Things to do

    • Go window shopping in the Bullring, Grand Central or Great Western Arcade – there’s loads of places to choose from!
    • For a night out you’ll really remember, we recommend hitting up Bierkeller, or PRISM, on Broad Street.
    • Snap up all the weird and wonderful street art in Digbeth.

    Top eats

    • The Balti Triangle – you’ll have a lip-smackingly good curry for just a fiver.
    • The Warehouse Cafe – a veggie and vegan paradise.
    • Digbeth Dining Club – a haven of street food across all manner of cuisines (taking place on selected Fridays and Saturdays).

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York

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    Things to do

    • Step back in time and walk along 1900 years of history at the City Walls.
    • Take in the gorgeous views of Rowntree Park and relax while feeding the ducks.

    Things to see

    • Cobbled footpaths and independent shops galore in the Shambles, voted by you in our survey earlier this year as the UK’s prettiest street.
    • York Minster – a true gothic masterpiece just waiting to be put on your Insta.

    Top eats

    • Have a sweet treat or two and munch on the delicious delights of Brew and Brownie. We’d highly recommend the Real Hot Chocolate and American Pancake Stack. Yum x 1000!
    • Drink craft beers and dine like a king at the House of Trembling Madness.

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Bath

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    Things to do

    Ways to save money

    • If you live in the city or North East Somerset, you can now save even more with a Discovery Card. It’ll give you free access to the Roman Baths and Fashion Museum, every day, all year round. Nice!

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Lake District

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    Things to do

    • Get the walking boots at the ready and climb Scafell Pike, England’s highest mountain.
    • Whiz through beautiful forest trails and ride forest segways.

    Things to see

    Weird and wonderful

    Did you know? There’s actually another 14 National Parks dotted all over the UK!

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Cornwall

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    Things to do

    • Watch open air performances at the iconic Minack Theatre.
    • Explore the amazing island world of St Michael’s Mount.

    Top eats

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So, we think that confirms it. You can have an amazing time all over the UK without spending a bucketload! All’s left to ask is, where will you be going first? Let us know by sending a snap of the destination to @nationalexpress.