THOUSANDS of Brits head out to stay over Easter as holidaying in the UK remains a popular option for families.
Airbnb has revealed the top destinations people are booking over the Easter break to give you some inspiration on where you might want to go.
And it may come as a surprise to hear that neither Cornwall nor Devon make the list.
We have the top 10 destinations Brits visit during the holidays.
1. Prestatyn, Denbighshire, Wales
The top spot went to Prestatyn in Wales – a coastal town in the north of the country.
Located right on the coast, Prestatyn is the perfect place to take long walks on the beach, eat fish and chips and sunbathe.
The Welsh hotspot has seen the biggest surge in Britons looking for accommodation in the UK on Airbnb.
2. Carmarthen, Carmarthenshire, Wales
A Welsh destination also came in second – Carmarthen in Camarthenshire.
Carmarthen has been a market town since Roman times and its modern market hall is open six days a week and attracts huge crowds.
Beyond the market, the town is full of independent shops, art galleries, and vintage shops.
3. Aintree, Merseyside, UK
bronze was up for grabs Aintree in Merseyside, at the top of English destinations.
Aintree is known for its racecourse, but there’s a lot more to do than just watch the horses.
The city offers shopping, pubs and walks along the Leeds-Liverpool canal, making for a very tranquil stay.
It’s also only 5 miles from Liverpool, making it easy to take a day trip into the city.
4. Sheffield City Centre, South Yorkshire, England
Sheffield has much to offer Brits looking to holiday in the UK.
The city has evolved from an industrial powerhouse to a rising star on Britain’s arts and culture scene, with a plethora of galleries, theaters and museums.
Sheffield also has countless restaurants, pubs and shops to keep you entertained.
5. Balloch, West Dunbartonshire, Scotland
Balloch is the first Scottish destination to make the list.
The village is on the south west shore of Loch Lomond so there are many lovely walks along the loch.
It’s only an hour from Glasgow and has excellent transport links, making it easy to drive to the nearby city if you fancy a day trip.
6. Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire, England
Chipping Norton is the highest town in Oxfordshire and offers stunning countryside views.
Known for its antique shops and regular market, the town offers a wide range of restaurants and bars.
Chipping Norton is a great base for exploring the wider area as it is right on the edge of the cotswoldslying between Oxford and Stratford upon Avon.
7. Dunbar, East Lothian, Scotland
Dunbar is the second and final Scottish destination to make the top 10 list.
The city is on the North Sea coast and is about 30 miles east of Edinburgh.
Dunbar is famous for its art and has a free interactive art trail which is a perfect way to see the city.
As well as art, Dunbar is packed with independent shops and historic buildings.
8. Merthyr Tydfil, Glamorgan, Wales
Merthyr Tydfil is the third and final Welsh destination on Airbnb’s list.
The city is about 23 miles north of Cardiff, so it’s a great place to get some peace and quiet while still being fairly close to a city.
If you like hiking, this is the perfect choice as the city has a variety of valleys and hills with beautiful views.
And when you’re done, there are plenty of restaurants, pubs and cafes to have a drink and eat.
9. Lowestoft, Suffolk, England
Lowestoft in Suffolk came ninth on the list and is the most northerly part of the Suffolk coast.
It’s also the most easterly city in Britain and the first place to see sunrise.
The town is a popular choice for families as there is plenty to do here, with two piers, a deer park, museums and a theatre.
It’s even home to the Pleasurewood Hills amusement park – perfect for the adventurous.
10. Thirsk, North Yorkshire, England
Rounding out the top 10 list was Thirsk in North Yorkshire.
The town is halfway between the North York Moors and the Yorkshire Dales, making it a good choice if you want to strap on your walking shoes and head out on foot.
The historic town has a cobbled market square full of independent shops, restaurants and pubs.
Amanda Cupples, General Manager for Northern Europe at Airbnb, said: “The nation will be enjoying the first Easter weekend without Covid restrictions in two years and it’s great to see Brits exploring emerging areas of Britain to make the most of it .
“The list of top travel destinations provides plenty of inspiration for those looking to get over the long weekend and explore a new place.
“By visiting these local destinations, Brits are supporting local economies and communities and for those who are residents of these destinations and are considering renting their home on Airbnb, now is a great time to sign up.”
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