Cornwall and Devon are no longer the most popular UK vacation destinations; new favorites have emerged.
Amid ever-changing travel laws, UK HOLIDAYS have become the most practical alternative for many Britons this summer. However, as the popularity of staycations has grown, some sites have emerged as the UK’s “most sought-after” hotspots. This year, where are Britons planning to spend their summer vacations?
The south west coast of England has always been a popular tourist destination, with high visitor numbers expected throughout the summer of 2020 in Cornwall, Devon, and Dorset. Despite the fact that Cornwall’s tourism board claims to be “officially the favorite UK holiday destination,” a new study shows that visitors are searching elsewhere this summer.
According to the annual Sykes Holiday Cottages Staycation Index for 2021, nearly two-thirds of Britons want to spend their major summer break in the UK this year, up 50% from 2019.
The south west of England, however, has lost its top rank for the first time, according to the latest “trends” from the holiday provider.
North Wales and Cumbria are now the two “most sought-after summer staycation places,” ahead of Cornwall, Devon, and Dorset, according to booking statistics.
In the meantime, the Peak District, Somerset, and East Anglia are all “on trend.”
Summer holidays in the Peak District are up 68 percent in bookings compared to last year.
Somerset has had a 61 percent spike in bookings, while East Anglia has seen a 59 percent increase.
Tourism bookings have increased in Ambleside, Troutbeck Bridge, Windermere, and Grasmere in Cumbria.
It wasn’t all bad news for the south west, though, as the coastal districts remained among the top five “most popular” domestic destinations for UK visitors.
Cornwall came in fourth and Devon came in fifth, respectively.
Devon, in particular, was identified as having some of the most popular specific destinations.
Salcombe and Dartmouth, for example, have experienced an uptick in holiday bookings in recent months.
North Yorkshire, the Yorkshire Dales, South Wales, and Dorset were also among the top ten “most popular” summer holiday spots.
According to the study, roughly 37% of British holidaymakers want to visit areas of the country they have never been before.
Meanwhile, it appears that Britons are eager to enjoy nature.
Half of the most popular destinations for 2021 are seaside getaways, while the other half are countryside areas suited for long walks.
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