DUMFRIES and Galloway has emerged as one of the most affordable spots for self-catering holidaymakers wanting to watch their spending this summer, according to a survey.

Shropshire, which boasts Shrewsbury and market towns among its tourist attractions, is the most affordable destination for a one-week holiday rental from June to August 2014, a TripAdvisor survey shows.

Including two-bedroom holiday rental accommodation, one dining-out meal and groceries, a Shropshire self-catering trip cost £566.

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The next best-value destination was Dumfries and Galloway (£568) followed by Lincolnshire (£569),