We love the Lakes District and the rest of Cumbria, there is no place like it. Whether it’s lakes, mountains or waterfalls everything is bigger and better in the Lakes, which is why it comes as no surprise that it features on most people’s bucket list for staycation ideas.
Windemere, Coniston and more pull in visitors all year round, which is why the lakes came in fourth place in a list of bucket list places to visit in the UK. Only beaten by the Scottish Highlands, Cornwall & Edinburgh.
It was beaten out by some stiff competition, so we’ll take the fourth place. People’s top five reasons for picking these places were due to their natural beauty, seen on TV, and recommended by friends and family amongst other reasons.
Travel restrictions over the past couple of years have led many Brits to explore the beauty of the UK rather than holidaying abroad, so it’s great to see that over half (52%) of Brits now want to visit the area in the UK because of the beauty of the area.
The reasearch carried out by holidaycottages.co.uk four in ten (38%) people asked would choose UK staycation spots than international destinations on their bucket list, according to new research.
Interestingly, the study found that almost two in five (38%) Brits would rather visit more UK places in their lifetime than abroad, with over four in 10 (43%) saying they’d like to visit more UK locations, but still go abroad too.
Only 14% said they would rather visit places abroad in their lifetime than in the UK, showing that staycations are here to stay, even with the lifting of international travel restrictions.
Commenting on the research, Shannon Keary, Digital PR Manager at holidaycottages.co.uk, says: “We know how much the UK has to offer in terms of beautiful scenery and history, and we wanted to see where in the UK most appealed to Brits and which destinations in the UK topped their bucket list. It’s really interesting to see that so many would rather visit UK destinations in their lifetime than those abroad, so we can surely expect to see more and more Brits continuing the staycation trend of the past two years.”
The top 10 bucket list staycation spots that Brits want to visit most, are:
- Scottish Highlands (30%)
- Cornwall (19%)
- Edinburgh (19%)
- Cumbria/Lake District (18%)
- The Cotswolds (17%)
- Yorkshire Dales (16%)
- Snowdonia (15%)
- Whitby/Robin Hood’s Bay (12%)
- Peak District (12%)
- Brecon Beacons (11%)