FAVOURITE CITIES: Brits' favourite hotspot has been revealed, where does your town rank?
Many Brits will flock to the capital to see the big attractions, like the Big Ben and the London Eye.
But although there's loads to do in London, the nation’s favourite staycation location is Scotland, according to new data
Best Western used data from its collection of over 250 independent properties across the UK, combined with YouGov and Google search results.
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It found that Scotland reigned supreme, with Glasgow and Edinburgh taking first and second place.
The majority of the top five was dominated by major cities, suggesting a move away from picturesque English countryside.
Interestingly, North Yorkshire beat the Lake District and popular South West coastal towns to make the top ten.
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“It’s great to see London third”
Staycations are increasing among Brits and more international visitors are heading to the UK for their holidays.
According to UK Travel and Tourism data from ONS, visits to the UK by overseas saw a 5% increase in 2017, while international travel by UK residents fell by 3%.
Les Asplen, Managing Director of Best Western Great Britain, said: “It’s great to see London third in the list because Britain is bigger and better than just the capital city and we should be highlighting the other great places to visit in 2018.
“The top 10 as highlighted by our research should be on every must list in 2018 and as the largest collection of independent hotels in Great Britain we are proud to have brilliantly different places to check into, before checking out the locations on the list.”
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Here are the top 10 locations in the UK:
6. Brighton and Hove
7. North Yorkshire