Britain's most Googled staycation spot is a must-visit

Natalie Cornish
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Photo credit: Charles Davies - Getty Images

From Red Online

2020 is definitely the year of the staycation with more of us than ever opting to holiday closer to home after lockdown for obvious reasons.

Now, new research has revealed exactly where lots of us are headed for a weekend break or week-long excursion.

Perhaps unsurprisingly, if you scroll through your Instagram feed right now, there's one county that's right at the top of our staycation wishlists: Cornwall. And one seaside village in particular we're flocking to, according to a study by Comfort Insurance.

The specialist motorhome and campervan insurance broker crunched the latest Google search data to find the most popular staycation spots over the last 90 days.

St Ives in Cornwall took the top spot with an average of 121,000 monthly searches. The Norfolk Broads was joint second with Lancaster (5,400 monthly searches), followed by Wales (4,400). Newquay made up the top five with 3,600 people Googling the Cornish town.

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Photo credit: George W Johnson - Getty Images
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Photo credit: AlbertPego - Getty Images

It's easy to see why we're flocking to these staycation spots. Cornwall boasts some of the UK's best beaches (including the beach with the whitest sand), while boating on the Norfolk Broads is on lots of people's bucket list. Wales also has enough gorgeous scenery to rival far-flung destinations.

For those hoping for a quieter getaway this summer, Hull, Cheltenham, Appledore and the South Downs were some of the least searched-for UK locations for a holiday.

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