Lake District on the Up for Staycation Destinations

Following on from the recent award of World Heritage Status to the area, The Lake District has been recognised as one of the top three UK holiday destinations from British travellers for 2017, with one study putting the Northern beauty spot at number one.

One of the two studies had been carried out by Travelodge, who named the Lake District third in its annual travel index. This represented a jump of one place from fourth last year, with the Lakes overtaking London in the 2017 list, behind only Cornwall and Devon.

The Travelodge report surveys 3000 UK adults once a year to discover insights into staycation habits in the season ahead as well as UK holiday spending. The report has now been running for seven years, with this year’s finding that on average, UK holidaymakers will spend £600 per person on their break.

The other study, produced by Sykes Cottages, found that overall holidays in the North had become more popular in 2017 than those in the South for Brits choosing to holiday at home.

Sykes reported a surge in overall staycations since the Brexit vote, with a third of travellers surveyed admitting to choosing Northern destinations including the Lakes, Yorkshire Dales and North York Moors as their destinations. Sykes found that the Lake District was the most popular among their bookings, accounting for 8 percent of those made with the cottage specialist.

Have you planned your stay in the Lakes yet?