The Cheapest Holiday Towns in the UK

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    The UK isn't necessarily known for being an inexpensive place to live. If you'd like to cut your cost of living in order to enjoy more holidays and other perks, it may help to relocate someplace where prices are a bit lower. Getting the most out of every pound that you earn is critical, so you're going to want to find a town where housing prices are low, among other things. Below, we're highlighting five prime places to go if you're looking for inexpensive living in the UK.

    1. Sheffield - Although this South Yorkshire city used to be heavily industrial, today it boasts a much more eclectic economy. Housing prices remain among the lowest in the nation, and there are plenty of career opportunities for people from all sorts of different backgrounds. As the economy of Sheffield has steadily increased, so have the money-saving opportunities. Be sure to put it near the top of your list when looking for inexpensive places to live in the UK.
    2. York - Tourism is the bread and butter of York, and all of those tourists mean plenty of job opportunities and low-priced options for those who live there. All around the city, inexpensive eateries are easy to find. You'll spend a lot less on food in York, and housing prices aren't terribly steep either. If you can deal with the crowds of visitors, this may be the place for you.
    3. Lincolnshire - Several towns and cities in Lincolnshire offer cheap living. In general, the county is a pleasant place to call home; many of the towns and villages in Lincolnshire continue to hold weekly markets where you can stock up on many different things for very low prices. Whether it's Mablethorpe or Lincoln, you'll find the cost of living to be comparatively low in Lincolnshire.
    4. Leeds - This university town is a great option for those who want to live cheaply, but still want plenty of cultural attractions to enjoy. Last minute hotel deals are abundant here, and house prices tend to be on the lower end of the spectrum. A diverse economy ensures that people from many different backgrounds can settle down with ease in Leeds.
    5. Shirebrook - If you are looking for a cheap town that's on the smaller side, Shirebrook may be just what you need. With several last minute accommodations to choose from, the town is charming enough to win over all sorts of people. You can really stretch a pound in Shirebrook, so be sure to consider it.

    Roo Sadegi is a travel writer based in London's East End, although he spends much of his time travelling around Europe's travel hotspots.
     

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