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Britain’s Best Break: The South West – revealed by Skyscanner

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Britain’s Best Break: The South West – revealed by Skyscanner

Britain’s Best Break: The South West – revealed by Skyscanner

EDINBURGH, Scotland--(BUSINESS WIRE)--A new poll by flight comparison site Skyscanner has revealed the top UK holiday spots for Brits this summer.

“The UK offers many choices for a great holiday, from building sandcastles in Bournemouth to seeing the sights in London. I spent many happy childhood holidays in Cornwall and Devon, while these days I love to go kayaking and hiking in the Highlands of Scotland.”

The poll asked over 1000 holidaymakers which part of the UK they would most like to visit this summer. The top choice for Brits is South West England, with 21% of respondents wanting to visit the area. Traditional seaside resorts like Bournemouth and Torquay are popular with families looking for traditional ‘bucket n’ spade’ holidays, while old favourite Cornwall appeals with its mix of sun, sand, surf and seafood.

The second-most popular destination with holidaymakers was the Highland & Islands of Scotland, which took nearly 15% of the vote. Offering outstanding natural beauty, from lochs and mountains to unspoilt beaches, and outdoor pursuits from mountain biking to skiing, the Highlands & Islands are perfect for getting away from it all and the go-to destination for adrenaline junkies.

With just over 7% of votes, London is in third place, proving that despite warnings of crowds and over-inflated prices this summer, the capital is still a major draw for domestic tourists. The Jubilee and the Olympics will boost numbers considerably, while London boasts world-famous attractions that ensure it will always be a popular destination.

The Channel Islands were voted fourth most popular holiday spot in the UK. Providing a taste of a foreign holiday while still in British territory, the islands offer a mix of British and French influences, beautiful scenery and rich heritage, from yachting favourite Jersey, to car-free Sark.

Skyscanner’s Travel Editor Sam Baldwin comments:

"The UK offers many choices for a great holiday, from building sandcastles in Bournemouth to seeing the sights in London. I spent many happy childhood holidays in Cornwall and Devon, while these days I love to go kayaking and hiking in the Highlands of Scotland.”

Top 10 parts of the UK Brits would most like to visit:

1. South West England

2. Highlands and Islands

3. London

4. Channel Islands

5. Central Scotland

6. North West England

7. South Wales

8. Northern Ireland

9. North Scotland

10. South East England

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About Skyscanner

Skyscanner is Europe’s leading travel search site providing instant online comparisons for millions of flights on over a thousand airlines, including flights to Murcia and flights to Newquay as well as car hire and hotels.

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