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Edinburgh hotels now more expensive than London

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Edinburgh hotels now more expensive than London

Edinburgh has overtaken London to become Britain’s most expensive city to stay in, according to new hotel industry statistics

Even though London is still the most popular tourist destination, Edinburgh’s average room price is now £5 a night more than England’s capital this summer.

This time last year the average price of a hotel room in the Scottish city was £166 a night, less than the average £168 a night for accommodation in London. But this year the places have been reversed with Edinburgh’s typical room rate now £175 and London’s up modestly to £170, said hotel comparison site Trivago. Both charge significantly more in room rates than other UK tourist hotspots, said the Trivago summer survey.

York, the third most popular destination, charges an average £102 a night, Blackpool in fourth just £57 a night and Liverpool in fifth, £88 a night.

All three are charging less this summer than last as the growth of budget hotels in the cities helps to force the overall average price down.

The biggest fall is Glasgow where the average summer room rate last year soared to £127 as it hosted the Commonwealth Games but this summer is back down to £93 a night. …

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