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Bath stands out as UK's 'luxury' weekend break destination

23 January 2009 17:46

Bath stands out as UK's 'luxury' weekend break destination

The city of Bath stands out as one of the most expensive holiday destinations in the UK, it has been claimed.

According to, the price of accommodation has fallen in most locations this year, but Bath saw a 13 per cent year-on-year increase due to consistently high levels of demand.

People taking a break within the UK are advised to take out a single-trip holiday insurance policy in order to protect any possessions they have with them and protect any no-claims discount they may have built up on their home insurance.

Nigel Pocklington, managing director of, which lists over 80,000 hotels and self-catering properties around the world, explained that in the UK, "Bath stands out as bucking the trend".

"There isn't much room to build any new hotels, because obviously it is a preserved Georgian city, and you can't stick a great big hotel in the middle of it," he explained.

"What you've got there is good levels of demand and fairly constrained supply."

A recent price index by revealed that the average price for hotel rooms fell by three per cent globally during the July-September period compared to 2007.