Chester is one of the 10 most expensive places for a break in the country, according to a national survey.

The poll, conducted by, said visitors to our city should expect to dig deep to be able to fund the most expensive accommodation prices anywhere in the UK.

Chester came ninth in the survey, which was topped by the Scottish town of St Andrews, and results found that the average nightly rate for the cheapest available double room in a centrally-located hotel with a minimum of 3 stars, was £89 during the month of May.

Also in the top 10 were Bath and Oxford, with average rates of £112 per night.

Somewhat ironically, the news comes less than a year after Chester was named one of the best value cities in the UK by TripIndex UK Cities.

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Last August their survey ranked Chester seventh cheapest for a break, with an average weekend costing £828.76 - taking into account hotels, food and local attractions, while average spend for a day came out at £238.52.