It turns out people would rather be exploring North Wales and Cumbria than sunning it up by the sea in Cornwall this summer.
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Lisa Letcher www.cornwalllive.com
Sykes Holiday Cottages ‘ annual Staycation Index has unveiled the top 10 most popular UK regions for summer, and for the first time ever, neither of the South West hotspots have claimed the winning spot.
Of course that’s not to say Cornwall and Devon aren’t popular at all as they’re still firmly in the top 10 rankings taking the third and fourth places respectively.
Other popular staycation choices include the Peak District, Yorkshire Dales and Dorset (you can see the full list below).
The Peak District was actually unveiled as one of the destinations seeing the biggest increase in popularity, followed by Somerset and East Anglia.
With ongoing uncertainty around travelling abroad due to countries’ individual restrictions, it’s not surprising that Brits are opting to stay in the UK for the summer.
It looks like families are willing to splurge too, with the research unveiling that people are willing to splash out an average of £940 for a summer holiday, which includes their accommodation, travel, food and drink.
As for holiday types? Glamping, pet-friendly holidays and hot tub holidays have been some of the most popular choices from those looking to enjoy a memorable break.
Undoubtedly when international travel becomes easier there will be people flocking back to sunnier shores for summer holidays, but Sykes’ research found that the pandemic has changed the way people look at holidays at home. In fact, 46% of those surveyed said they would are now more likely to consider a staycation than prior to the pandemic.
Graham Donoghue, CEO of Sykes Holiday Cottages, said: “More Brits than ever are getting to experience everything the UK has to offer – whether that’s beach breaks along the South coast or exploring the picture-perfect Peak District.
“The pandemic will have a lasting impact on us all, and this is especially true for how people holiday. We expect the shift towards holidays at home to stick and hope to continue to see staycation destinations outside of the usual honeypot locations grow in popularity in the years to come.”
Top 10 most popular UK regions for summer 2021
- North Wales
- North Yorkshire
- Yorkshire Dales
- Peak District
- South Wales
- East Anglia