Brits have chosen Britain as their dream holiday destination, preferring vacations in the Great British countryside and seaside to trips to far-flung foreign places, a study into the nation’s holiday habits has revealed.
The research, conducted by holiday home manufacturers Willerby, revealed that a quarter of Brits prefer a long weekend in the British countryside, or a trip to the British seaside (21%), rather than a beach holiday somewhere exotic (14%) or a road trip across America (9%).
And it seems the nation loves a Great British staycation so much so that more than a quarter of us (26%) holiday in the UK up to five times each year, while another 12 per cent top that by taking a vacation in their home country more than five times a year. Another 44 per cent take a British-based trip at least once a year.
Europe is still a popular choice for British holidaymakers, with more than a quarter (28%) holidaying two or three times a year. Picturesque beaches (32%), trying different food (33%) and the warm weather (14%) are the top reasons Brits enjoy holidaying in Europe.
Food also topped the list of reasons Brits liked staying at home for their holidays, with 13 per cent saying they looked forward to indulging in traditional British pub grub, while another 15 per cent said visiting historical sites, such as castles and Stonehenge, was the inspiration for their staycation.