Tourist Information UK

Accommodation

The UK has a huge variety of places to stay depending on your budget and your personal preference. There are hotels, bed and breakfasts, guesthouses, youth hostels, self catering and camping and caravans.

Prices are quite dependent on UK school holidays and bank holidays when you can expect to pay much more. There are several half-term holidays which last for one week and these are as follows:


  • The last week in October

  • The second week in February

  • The third week in May



Then there are the main school holidays which are two weeks at Christmas and Easter and six weeks in the summer. Dates vary each year and from county to county but the summer holidays generally start in the third week of July through to the first week of September.

There are also bank holidays, which are a public holiday in the UK when most people have a day off work. To make the most of this, the British tend to book a long weekend and hotels and campsites tend to be fully booked. There are currently eight permanent bank holidays in England and Wales and a list of all UK bank holidays is available online.

If you are planning on staying in various types of accommodation during your stay, you may find the following books useful:



Select an accommodation type from the list for more information.