Edinburgh ‘most expensive’ for Hogmanay celebrations

The Capital is the most expensive place to be on New Year's Eve. Picture: Jane Barlow

The Capital is the most expensive place to be on New Year's Eve. Picture: Jane Barlow

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WE ALL know Edinburgh is the best place to be on Hogmanay – and now it’s been confirmed that it’s also the most expensive place to be.

A survey by TravelMag.com has put the Capital as the most expensive city in Europe on New Year’s Eve.

It compared 30 major European destinations based on accommodation costs for December 31, 2015.

Revellers staying in Edinburgh will have to spend an average of £302 for the cheapest available double room in a minimum three-star hotel – an increase of almost 600 per cent compared with regular January rates.

Only marginally cheaper is Iceland’s capital, Reykjavik, which ranks as the second most expensive European city on New Year’s Eve, with a cheapest rate of £296.

Least expensive among the cities surveyed is the Greek capital Athens with a rate of £27, while also on the cheaper end is Russian capital Moscow, where you should find a room for below £50 on New Year’s Eve.

Biffy Clyro are headlining at the Capital’s party this year.