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Friends fly to Denmark for couple of drinks for quarter of the price of catching train to London

Kit Roberts

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It's no secret that travelling in the UK is becoming so unaffordable.

With rising train prices and the general cost of living at the moment, if you want to have a nice day out then you can definitely expect to be eating into your bank balance.

So, it's no wonder that some Brits have started to set their sights elsewhere.

And this is just what Becky Allison, 26, and her friend Amy Scott, 28, did - with a return trip from Manchester to Copenhagen costing £45 each.

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Becky Allison and Amy Scott flew to Copenhagen from Manchester for the day.Credit: Caters
Becky Allison and Amy Scott flew to Copenhagen from Manchester for the day.Credit: Caters

This was less than half the cost of the train to the capital - which would've cost them £180 alone.

The pair managed to fly there and back, go sightseeing, grab a spot of lunch, go shopping, and still came back spending less than just travelling to London by train.

Student Becky said: "It was easy to get to the city centre via the airport on a cheap metro, then we just got off at a random stop and wandered, taking in the sights.

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"We went to a church to visit the viewing platform which cost £7.70 to see 360 views of the city.

"Then after that we made our way to Nyhavn, which is the main part of Copenhagen, stopping in some bars along the way to have a few drinks and then visit some shops.

"Once at Nyhavn we had some lunch on the waterfront, then just wandered for the rest of the afternoon exploring the city, doing more shopping and we had a few hours before the flight home so found an outdoor bar area to sit down and people watch.

"The flight was at 7am and we got back about 11pm, it was a weird concept of time to have visited a different country and be back in your own bed the same day, but it was such a nice day we were really pleased we did it."

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The friends visited Nyhavn in Copenhagen. Credit: Caters
The friends visited Nyhavn in Copenhagen. Credit: Caters

"It was so tiring, it was a lot of walking, early morning and then a late night but it was so worth it." she added.

And Becky and Amy aren't the only Brits to choosing to go abroad to save money - asone Londoner's day trip to Spain cost her just £30.

Taneshia Deckon, from North London, started to think about how she and her mates could get the most for their money.

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"We thought about just going to another city in the UK, but it's just so expensive right now," she said. "We realised it's cheaper to fly abroad - sometimes there's better weather as well."

The friends looked at flights and realised they could hop on a return budget flight to Mallorca for just £30, so for them, it was a no brainer.

"You would easily spend over £100 doing something in London. We'd booked a day spa previously in the UK which was £80 just for the spa alone. A day out in London is more expensive than a day out in Mallorca," Taneshia explained.

Topics: News, UK News, Travel

Kit Roberts
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