A weekend break in the city will set a couple back about £256 – more than most other UK cities – according to research by TripAdvisor.

The survey compared the cost of two people having a one-night stay in a four-star hotel in August, plus a pre-meal cocktail, a meal out and a short taxi ride in 20 cities across the UK.

Oxford came 17th, with just London, Cambridge and Edinburgh costing more in the survey.

Sheffield was the cheapest city surveyed, with a weekend away costing £154.

TripAdvisor spokesman James Kay said: “For travellers planning a UK break over the upcoming bank holiday weekend, heading north will generally offer the best value for an evening out and overnight stay.”

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