Pembrokeshire, Gloucestershire and Devon top Airbnb’s list of trendy UK destinations

SINCE the roadmap to easing the lockdown was revealed, there has been a massive surge in holiday bookings, especially in the UK.

The holiday destinations the British are most eager to escape have been revealed, with Pembrokeshire, Gloucestershire and Devon topping the list.


The port village of Clovelly in Devon was among the top three hottest UK destinationsCredit: Alamy

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The news came from Airbnb, which revealed its 10 most popular UK destinations, based on the growth of searches year on year.

The historic Welsh town of St Clears in Pembrokeshire took the top spot as it saw the biggest increase in searches by Britons this summer, according to Airbnb data.

The Forest of Dean in Gloucestershire took second place, followed by the harbor village of Clovelly in Devon in third place.

While UK stays can be booked quickly, there are still some great deals to be had at these popular destinations:




Lush Pembrokeshire countryside attracts visitors


Lush Pembrokeshire countryside attracts visitorsCredit: Alamy
Places in the countryside like the Forest of Dean in Gloucestershire featured prominently


Places in the countryside like the Forest of Dean in Gloucestershire featured prominentlyCredit: Alamy

Unsurprisingly, several destinations in the Southwest also made it into the top ten, although they might not be the first destinations that come to mind.

They included Mullion and Cawsand in Cornwall and Noss Mayo and Saunton in Devon.

Two sites in Sussex – Bosham and East Wittering – as well as Primrose Valley in Yorkshire were also on the list.

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. “

The holidays can take place from April 12, the government confirmed, although this is only at independent properties and households cannot mix.

From May 17, hotels will be able to open and households will be able to vacation together in the UK – holidays abroad have not yet been given the green light.

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

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