Travel on a budget with cheap getaways in the UK and abroad

Want to get out of town without breaking the bank? Whether, you're looking for a high-energy city break or a relaxing retreat by the sea, stretch your budget with great weekend getaway deals in these craveworthy destinations.

Check out these cheap city breaks in Europe

If you're looking to explore a new destination at wallet-friendly prices, grab your passport and visit Europe's best bargains. Bike the streets of Amsterdam, sample deep-fried langos in Budapest, get lost on the streets of Prague's Old Town – a cheap weekend away is within your reach in these sought-after places.

Budget-friendly holidays in Budapest

Sample langos streetside, walk the city's cobbled streets or simply admire the views from Castle Hill – Budapest is a hotspot for low-cost entertainment. Book a holiday rental here and visit the Hungarian National Gallery, housed within Buda Castle, then grab lunch at the Great Market Hall before scoping scenic Danube views at the Fisherman's Bastion.

Penny-wise holidays in Prague

Boasting a wealth of medieval sights, Prague is a treasure trove for travellers on a budget. Stroll through Old Town and visit the Prague Astronomical Clock, which dates from 1410. Admire the Vlatva river from the Charles Bridge, completed in 1402, before sipping a drink at one of the city's traditional beer halls.

Explore a weekend in amazing Amsterdam

Another hotspot for thrifty travellers, Amsterdam offers great value for money. With efficient public transit and loads of bikeable streets, getting around is easy and cheap, and you'll find several free or low-cost museums, too. The sprawling Vondelpark is popular, and the Sunday Market always promises unique bargains.

Cheap weekends away throughout the UK

You don't have to gallivant around Europe just to enjoy great getaway deals for the weekend. Take inspiration from these unbeatable budget destinations within the UK – no passport required.

Great weekend getaway deals in Glasgow

With its up-and-coming Finnieston neighbourhood making headlines as a trendy urban hotspot, Glasgow still offers plenty of its trademark edginess and grit for each new Argyle Street cafe with a locally sourced menu. Take a walk through the Victorian architecture in the city centre, grab a bite at one of the city's many multicultural restaurants and catch an open mic session by the art school, then stop in at one of the lively pubs before heading back to your holiday home.

Save on sights in Manchester holiday lettings

A budget-friendly town if ever there was one, Manchester boasts a wide array of gratis sights, including the National Football Museum, the Manchester Art Gallery and the Manchester Museum. Holiday rentals here provide easy access to the city's bustling Chinatown district, where you'll find plenty of cheap eats and shopping. Book lovers flock to the University of Manchester's John Rylands Library, a neo-Gothic building that houses more than 250,000 titles.

Fun in the sun for a cheap weekends away

Not just for city lovers, you'll find plenty of great destinations for cheap weekend getaways with plenty of sun, surf and sand. Take a look at these sunny spots and start packing your swimsuit now.

Lots to love in low-cost Lisbon

Every popular with travellers on a budget, Portugal's capital city boasts easy access to ample beachfront along the Atlantic Ocean and the Tagus River, plus loads of historic sights, a bustling nightlife scene and more cheap eats than you'll know what to do with. Enjoy a meal of petiscos – similar to Spain's tapas – with a bottle of local wine, and dig in to the city's famously affordable fresh-caught seafood. Scope the scenic views from Sao George Castle, then stroll the riverfront and admire the historic Belem Tower, originally built in 1515.

Barcelona on a budget

Another sun-soaked destination, Barcelona's historic Catalan buildings are interspersed with the whimsical, modernist marvels designed by local architect Antoni Gaudí. You can see a number of Gaudí's works in the striking – and free to enter – Park Güell, then go window shopping along La Rambla, a lively pedestrian street lined with shops and cafes. Cultural institutions like the Museu Picasso offer free admission weekly or monthly, and the bustling Mercat de la Boqueria, an indoor market, is a great spot to grab a low-cost lunch or dinner.