It appears like summer season 2020 could be very a lot going to be concerning the staycation, and if select your UK vacation spot fastidiously, you’ll be able to beat the crowds, social distance with ease and fake you’re in Barbados…
Lead picture: Isle of Mull, Scotland (Dmitry Naumov)
From the best angle, you’ll be able to snap the Isle of Mull to appear like Barbados, the Jurassic Coast to appear like Bali, Cheddar Gorge to offer off New Zealand vibes, Norfolk’s lavender fields to resemble Provence, and St Ives in Cornwall to imitate Croatia.
With 28,460 searches for ‘staycation’ undertaken in April 2020, British resorts are bracing for a staycation stampede this summer season. There has additionally been a 3,350% improve in searches for ‘tenting bunk beds’ from households trying to spend weekends away within the UK this summer season, and a 400% improve in searches for ‘tenting BBQ’ and ‘tenting chairs’.
So be sure you don’t head for the apparent spots… as an alternative, assume like a professional social-distancer are uncover a few of the UK’s most underrated staycation spots.
Faraway Furnishings, which specialises in sustainable teak backyard furnishings, was keen to assist Brits discover their supreme isolation vacation hotspot, and so collated a listing of locations within the UK that look much like overseas and analysed their search volumes to find out which of those are the least prone to be hit by the staycation stampede.
The TOP 10
These are the ten least looked for staycation locations within the UK…
1 West Voe
10 searches monthly
The quietest getaway is prone to be West Voe in Scotland. This attractive city is for certain to make you are feeling such as you’re on a Finnish seashore, as a result of it resembles Yyteri Seaside in Pori, on the west coast of Finland.
2 Observatory Gully
Ben Nevis, Scottish Highlands
170 searches monthly
There are solely 170 searches for Observatory Gully on Ben Nevis, making certain an remoted however adventurous weekend away, and it appears much like Mont Blanc within the Alps.
3 Elegug Stacks
320 searches monthly
There are solely 320 searches month-to-month for Elegug Stacks in Wales, and if the climate is correct, these clifftops resemble Nusa Penida, one in every of Bali’s most photogenic islands.
4 Excessive Power
420 searches monthly
Excessive Power in Durham is surprisingly unknown to Brits, with solely 420 searches monthly. But this stunning 70-foot waterfall is surrounded by pure magnificence and appears similar to Nauyaca Waterfalls in Costa Rica.
5 Langamull Seaside
Isle of Mull, Scotland
430 searches monthly
The jaw-dropping Langamull Seaside is likely one of the Isle of Mull’s finest saved secrets and techniques, with solely 430 searches each month. The gorgeous seashore appears strikingly much like Crane seashore in Barbados. All you want is somewhat sunshine!
6 Norfolk Lavender Fields
580 searches monthly
Norfolk’s lavender fields are extremely really helpful by journey bloggers, however appear to fee low with Brits at solely 580 searches every month. The 100 acres of lavender resemble the well-known lavender fields of Provence in France. Bon voyage!
7 Mealt Falls
1,240 searches monthly
The 55-meter free dropping Mealt Falls is barely extra in style, however nonetheless prone to make for a quiet getaway, plus, the clifftop is a reproduction of Háifoss Waterfall in Iceland.
8 Bidean nam Bian
1,460 searches monthly
This advanced Scottish mountain resembles peaks on the Himalayas. Whereas there are 1,460 searches monthly, climbing the path takes eight to 9 hours, it’s sure to be a splendidly desolate journey.
9 Cockington Village
2,330 searches monthly
Cockington Village in Devon is a fun-filled household time out providing a great ambiance and picturesque surroundings. This small village is similar to the village of Veules-les-Roses within the South of France.
10 Sgwd yr Eira
Brecon Beacons, Wales
2,550 searches monthly
Sgwd yr Eira is a part of Brecon Waterfall Stroll in Wales which slightly strikingly mirrors Mae Tad waterfall in Chiang Mai, Thailand. On path to Sgwd yr Eira, it’s also possible to go to three different waterfalls on the 4 Falls Stroll, which is described as an unforgettable household expertise.
One of the best of the remaining
And there’s extra… listed below are numbers 11-25 within the least looked for vacation locations within the UK that mimic vacationer hotspots internationally.
11 Gaping Gill, North Yorkshire
3,900 searches monthly
Resembles Son Doong in Vietnam
12 Lunan Bay, Scotland
5,600 searches monthly
Resembles Cape Cod, Massachusetts
13 Sandwood Bay, Sutherland
5,620 searches monthly
Resembles Lønstrup, Denmark
14 Achmelvich seashore, Scottish Highlands
8,660 searches monthly
Resembles Saleccia seashore, Corsica
15 Castel Coch, Wales
10,470 searches monthly
16 Smoo Cave, Durness, Sutherland
12,300 searches monthly
Resembles Krabi, Thailand
17 Barafundle Bay, Pembrokeshire
16,850 searches monthly
Resembles Ithaca, Greece
18 Loch Awe, Scotland
19,410 searches monthly
Resembles South Island, New Zealand
19 Ben Lomond, loch Lomond, Scotland
31,550 searches monthly
Resembles Bernese Highlands, Switzerland
20 Kynance Cove, Cornwall
49,020 searches monthly
Resembles Costa Paradiso, Sardinia
21 Jurassic Coast
69,800 searches monthly
Resembles Nusa Penida, Bali
22 Cheddar Gorge, Somerset
96,190 searches monthly
Resembles Skippers Canyon, New Zealand
23 Durdle door, Dorset
158,310 searches monthly
Resembles Arch Rock, California
24 Portmeirion, Wales
174,590 searches monthly
Resembles Tuscany, Italy
25 St Ives, Cornwall
918,450 searches monthly
Resembles Dubrovnik, Croatia