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Money and costs

Daily Costs
Budget (up to)
  • Dorm bed: £14–23
  • Cheap meal in a cafe or pub: £3–10
  • Bus ticket (less than 100 miles): up to £18
  • Double room in a hotel/B&B: £65–130
  • Main course in a midrange restaurant: £10–20
  • Castle admission: £4–11
  • Car rental: per day from £30
Top end (more than)
  • Luxury hotel or boutique B&B room: from £130
  • Three-course meal in a top restaurant: £20–50
  • Theatre ticket: £10–50

ATMs are widely available. Major credit cards such as Visa and MasterCard are accepted in most but not all hotels and restaurants.


There is absolutely no obligation to tip in Wales, even if a 'service charge' has been automatically added to your bill (although this is still uncommon in Wales). Tips are only left if the service is particularly good or at least satisfactory.

Restaurants, cafes and bars with table service Up to 10% for good service. If you order at the bar or counter, you're not expected to tip.

Taxis Fares are often rounded up.