Can you find a more beautiful part of the country than the Yorkshire Dales? We believe you’d be hard pressed to. And Sykes Holiday Cottages agree, featuring the area in its top 10 most relaxing locations in the UK.
The travel company polled 2,000 holidaymakers and found that 29% believe uK trips are less stressful than abroad due to shorter travel distances and using the same currency as most popular reasons.
On the other side of the coin 22% believe that foreign holidays are more relaxing. Six in 10 prefer places that speak the same language.
14% believe that parenting on home soil is much less stressful as well. With all that in mind a quarter prefer to book a holiday in their home country with 29% planning on doing so this summer.
People want outdoor hot tubs, locals pubs and scenic walks with their uK holidays. Polling these as the most relaxing things to do.
Graham Donoghue, chief executive of Sykes Holiday Cottages, which commissioned the research, said: “Holidays are a time to reset and take some much-needed respite from our day-to-day pressures.
“With shorter travel times, avoiding airport check-in queues, and no language barriers to contend with, it is no surprise that our research has found staycations to be more relaxing than a holiday abroad.
“There is such an abundance of fantastic locations to explore across the UK, staycationers can enjoy a wealth of stress-free holiday experiences to relax and recharge.”
Top 10 most relaxing locations in the UK
2. Lake District
3. Scottish Highlands
4. Yorkshire Dales
8. Isle of Wight
9. Peak District