Dorset among UK’s top holiday destinations


DORSET has been named one of the UK’s Top Holiday Destinations.

As Brits plan to vacation in the UK this summer, the country’s beauty spots are becoming busier and more sought after than ever before.

National holidays are more popular than ever, increasing competition with holidaymakers who want to stay in some of the UK’s top destinations.

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Family vacations are one of the biggest tourist markets here in the UK, and with the prospect of it happening again, more and more people are turning to Google to search for the vacation of their dreams in family.

Surfers on Polzeath Beach in Cornwall (stock).

With data showing that demand for family vacations is up 143% year over year, Stay in Cornwall analyzed Google data to reveal the UK’s most searched family holiday destination in the UK.

So where are the best family vacation destinations in Britain?

1. Cornwall

Bournemouth Echo:

St Ives Cornwall (stock)

With over 1,300 searches per month for ‘Family Vacation in Cornwall’, it is clear that Cornwall is at the heart of vacationers’ concerns when planning a family trip.

Home to incredible, world-famous beaches and great surfing conditions, it’s not hard to see why people love Cornwall. Combine that with world-class attractions, famous food spots and fascinating mining heritage, and you’ve got a complete family holiday destination in the UK.

2. Lake District

Bournemouth Echo:

Wast Water, Lake District (stock)

In second place, with 590 searches per month, is the beautiful Lake District National Park of Cumbria. A perfect destination for outdoor families, there is certainly no shortage of outdoor adventures suitable for all ages, from adventure playgrounds and forest trails to water sports and wildlife viewing. Combine that with award-winning attractions, a ton of literary connections, and plenty of walking opportunities and you’ve got something for all tastes, ages, and interests.

3. Devon / Isle of Wight

Bournemouth Echo:

Isle of Wight (stock).

In third place, with 480 searches per month, “Family Holidays in Devon” and “Family Holidays on the Isle of Wight”. The two close neighbors of Cornwall each provide a lot of fun on the doorstep.

Devon’s delight is the contrast between coast and countryside, offering the best of both. You can learn to surf the North Devon coast one day and walk the next day through herds of wild ponies on the rugged twists of Dartmoor National Park.

Then the Isle of Wight, with its pristine beaches, plethora of historic fossils, and iconic landmarks such as the Needles, is beloved by many – including the Queen.

4. Norfolk

Bournemouth Echo:

Cattle at Norwich, Norfolk (stock)

The county of Norfolk is located in East Anglia and borders Lincolnshire, Cambridgeshire and Suffolk. The historic country is home to the Sandringham Estate, owned and frequented by the Royal Family.

A peaceful county with plenty to do, it’s a great place for young and old, with plenty of wildlife and nature to soak up.

5. Dorset

Bournemouth Echo:

Corfe Castle

In fifth place is our beautiful waterfront county of Dorset, famous for the Jurassic Coast.

A great place for holidaymakers, there really is something for everyone in Dorset, from water sports to hiking, rock climbing, cliff jumping and more.

Some of the must-see sites include Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door, Bournemouth Pier, Poole Harbor, Corfe Castle and Dancing Ledge.

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The five best family holiday destinations in the UK:

1. Cornwall,

2. Lake District

3. Devon / Isle of Wight

4. Norfolk

5. Dorset

Shannon Keary, Digital Public Relations Manager at Stay in Cornwall, said: “It has been a long time since the family vacation has continued, but it is encouraging to see so many people thinking about getting together again.

“The data has been very interesting to analyze, and we know that so many people are considering a UK vacation this year, especially here in Cornwall!

“With many fantastic destinations making the top five, we hope these results will inspire more families to book long-awaited getaways here in the UK. ”


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