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Money and costs

Daily Costs
Budget (up to)
  • Dorm beds: £13–25
  • Wild camping: free
  • Takeaway fish and chips: £4–7
  • Double room at mid­range B&B: £50–100
  • Bar lunch: £10; dinner at midrange restaurant: £25
  • Car hire: £35 per day
  • Petrol costs: around 15p per mile
Top end (more than)
  • Double room at high-end hotel: £130–250
  • Dinner at high-end restaurant: £40–60
  • Flights to islands: £65–130 each way

ATMs widely available; credit cards widely accepted, though not in all restaurants or B&Bs.


  • Hotels One pound per bag is standard; gratuity for cleaning staff is completely at your discretion.

  • Pubs Not expected unless table service is provided, then £1 for a round of drinks.

  • Restaurants For decent service 10% and up to 15% at more expensive places. Check to see if service has been added to the bill already (most likely for large groups).

  • Taxis Generally rounded up to nearest pound.