Where are Brits holidaying in the UK?
New research from outdoor accommodation specialist Pitchup.com has highlighted Britain’s most popular short- and long-break destinations.
The island of Jersey was identified as the favourite destination for those seeking a week away with holidaymakers drawn to its relaxed atmosphere, excellent walks and intriguing history. Whereas, Wrexham was the most popular destination for those seeking a short break away in the UK.
Top five long-stay destinations for 2018
- Isle of Wight
- County Down
Top five short-stay destinations for 2018
Pitchup.com founder Dan Yates said, “The Channel Islands and the Isle of Wight offer so much for fans of the outdoors - excellent walking trails, a relaxed, natural environment away from the hustle and bustle and a journey across water to reach them, adding to the adventure.
“Unsurprisingly, many of the short-stay destinations are areas where we see people visiting friends and family members - destinations close to or with easy public transport links to major cities like London or Bristol.
“In this instance, pitching a tent or parking your caravan on site gives you your own space at a competitive price compared to booking a hotel in highly populated areas such as Hertfordshire and Surrey.
“Other short-stay destinations such as the Hebrides and the Orkney Islands are places where guests usually move around after a night or two, venturing off to explore the next town, so whilst they do feature on our short stay list, we believe our guests do in fact spend a lot longer in total in these areas.”
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