Yorkshire and Cornwall amongst UK’s most popular holiday destinations for 2022

Yorkshire has been named the most popular holiday destination for UK holidays in 2022, beating out other holiday hotspots such as Cornwall and the Lake District.

Whitby in North Yorkshire has emerged as the top trending UK destination that Brits are looking at for holidays next year. One of our top picks of the UK’s prettiest seaside towns, Whitby is famed for the colourful huts lining its golden beach, iconic fish ‘n’ chips and even fossil hunting, so it’s not surprising to see it proving a hit with families.

Whitby wasn’t the only Yorkshire spot to impress in the new research by Sykes Holiday Cottages; Scarborough came second in the top 10 most popular UK destinations thanks to its family-friendly attractions and hotels, while the town of Filey also made the cut.

Of course it’s not just North Yorkshire that’s on Brits’ radars for a holiday next year – Cornwall, Conwy, Isle of Anglesey, Northumberland and Cumbria were all key destinations which featured on the list, including some holiday favourites such as Crantock and Llandudno.

A trip to the seaside was the most popular choice – in fact, nine of the ten destinations are coastal hotspots.

The anomaly is Bowness-on-Windermere in Cumbria, revealed to be the seventh trending destination for Brits next year.

Yorkshire and Cornwall amongst UK's most popular holiday destinations for 2022

Bowness-on-Windermere was the only spot to feature that isn’t coastal (

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The Lake District hotspot has already long been a firm favourite with families. For a start it’s right on the shore of Lake Windermere meaning you’ll be spoiled for choice when it comes to beautiful walking trails, water sports and other outdoor adventures.

Meanwhile the town itself has heaps of brilliant restaurants, cosy pubs and charming shops, not to mention that families with younger children won’t want to miss out on a trip to the World of Beatrix Potter attraction.

Top 10 popular UK destinations for 2022

  1. Whitby, North Yorkshire – find cottages here.
  2. Scarborough, North Yorkshire – find cottages here.
  3. Crantock, Cornwall – find cottages here.
  4. Llandudno, Conwy – find cottages here.
  5. Benllech, Isle of Anglesey – find cottages here.
  6. Beadnell, Northumberland – find cottages here.
  7. Bowness-On-Windermere, Cumbria – find cottages here.
  8. Newquay, Cornwall – find cottages here.
  9. Filey, North Yorkshire – find cottages here.
  10. Trearddur, Isle of Anglesey – find cottages here.

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