Travel on the cheap: Weekend escapes for under £100

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A holiday doesn’t have to cost the earth.

The splurge of Christmas and the New Year may have left you feeling like you need to tighten your belt – but these dark, cold days may also bring out a fervent desire to get away.

Thankfully there are plenty of affordable breaks out there that will banish even the most severe winter blues.

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