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With holidays abroad not yet back to normal and no specific date on when the current lockdown will end, 84% of Britons are again looking to ‘staycation’ instead of a holiday abroad this year.

New research reveals that Cornwall, Jersey, Devon, Newmarket and a remote Scottish town nestled in the Highlands are among the top 10 destinations Britons are itching to visit once lockdown restrictions have been eased in England.

The study, conducted by Devon holiday park, Cofton Holidays, looked at recent online searches for over 400 top UK holiday destinations and reveals where holidaymakers are most pining to visit once lockdown restrictions have been lifted.

Poignantly no city destinations made the top 10 in the study, indicating that most holidaymakers are planning a countryside break when lockdown ends. Among the top 10 destinations is the surprising entry of Grantown-on-Spey, a picturesque and rather remote Scottish Highland town. Cornwall holidays tops the list with nearly 10,000 average monthly searches, followed by Jersey at just over 6,500, and Newmarket in Suffolk places third, with almost 5,500 monthly searches.

The research also revealed some regional disparities in where Britons are looking to staycation this year. Liverpudlians and Geordies are looking to sun themselves in Jersey, whereas southerners in Brighton and Southampton are instead looking ahead to Isle of Wight breaks.

With holidays abroad not yet back to normal and no specific date on when the current lockdown will end, 84% of Britons are again looking to ‘staycation’ instead of a holiday abroad this year. Reports in the media also suggest that overnight visits in the UK could be back on the cards for British tourists as soon as April².

The study was conducted by first identifying 436 of the UK’s most visited city, county and national park holiday destinations (as identified by Visit Britain and a recent YouGov survey). Researchers then delved into recent search volumes for these destinations to reveal where Brits are most keen to staycation once allowed.

Here are the top 50 destinations:

Top 50: Most Searched For Holiday Destinations Online

Rank

Destination

UK

1.      

Cornwall

9900

2.      

Jersey

6600

3.      

Newmarket

5400

4.      

St Ives

5400

5.      

Isle of Wight

4400

6.      

Lake District

3600

7.      

Devon

2400

8.      

Grantown-on-Spey

1900

9.      

New Forest

1600

10.   

New Quay

1300

11.   

Isle of Man

1000

12.   

Dorset

1000

13.   

London

1000

14.   

Norfolk

1000

15.   

Blackpool

720

16.   

Eddleston

720

17.   

Northumberland

590

18.   

Tenby

480

19.   

Boston

480

20.   

Weymouth

480

21.   

Somserset

480

22.   

Peak District

480

23.   

Skegness

480

24.   

Snowdonia

390

25.   

Banff

390

26.   

Brighton

390

27.   

York

390

28.   

Bournemouth

390

29.   

Cumbria

390

30.   

Bath

390

31.   

Whitby

390

32.   

Suffolk

390

33.   

Richmond

320

34.   

Bude

320

35.   

Hampshire

320

36.   

Derbyshire

320

37.   

Norwich

320

38.   

Manchester

320

39.   

Girvan

260

40.   

Aviemore

260

41.   

Lincoln

260

42.   

Bristol

260

43.   

Hexham

260

44.   

Perth

260

45.   

Bristol

260

46.   

Kent

260

47.   

Scarborough

260

48.   

Wiltshire

260

49.   

Cardiff

210

50.   

Aberdeen

210

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