Airbnb unveils top 10 trending destinations for the UK

Some of the lesser-known gems (Photo: Getty / Shutterstock)

The bank holiday weekend gave us a taste for sunny days to come.

So as we think about summer we are already planning our vacation and (with international travel still pending) it is likely to be a UK vacation.

And it seems a lot of us have already been busy researching the best places closer to home.

Airbnb has revealed its 10 most popular UK destinations, based on the growth of searches year on year, and it’s rural areas that are gaining popularity, rather than bustling cities.

However, typical star players – such as St Ives and Bournemouth – don’t appear to be in the top 10.

Instead, the lesser-known Saint Clears in Pembrokeshire clinched the top spot. The historic Welsh town, located on the River Taf, saw the biggest increase in searches by Britons this summer – according to Airbnb data.

In second place is the Forest of Dean – a geographic, historical and cultural region of Gloucestershire – followed by the harbor village of Clovelly in Devon in third place.

The south of England seems to dominate the list, with several places in Sussex, Cornwall and Devon making the top 10 – but maybe not the places that usually come to mind when you think of these areas.


Top 10 most popular UK Airbnb destinations:

  1. Saint Clears, Pembrokeshire
  2. Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire
  3. Clovelly, Devon
  4. Bosham, Sussex
  5. Valley of the Primroses, Yorkshire
  6. Mullion, Cornwall
  7. Cawsand, Cornwall
  8. Noss Mayo, Devon
  9. Saunton, Devon
  10. Wittering East, Sussex

Amanda Cupples, Managing Director Northern Europe at Airbnb, said: “Our trending destinations show that travel this year is likely to be a little different, with many using a summer closer to home to explore lesser-known rural destinations in more of the well – loved favorites. ‘

If you’re planning on going deeper when things open up again, last year Airbnb revealed its most desirable properties in the world – with a cave house in Santorini and an eco-friendly bamboo house in Bali leading the way. list.

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