In the past month there have been 28,460 searches for ‘staycation’ on average. With thousands of Brits searching for a quick getaway it’s certainly best to steer clear of others in the British holiday hotspots.
There has been a 3,350% increase in ‘camping bunk beds’ from families looking to spend weekends away in the UK this summer, in the last 90 days. There has also been a 400% increase in searches for ‘camping BBQ’ and ‘camping chairs’ – so it’s clear that many are looking to get away in the coming months!
As British resorts brace themselves for a staycation stampede, we look to discover the most underrated staycations in the UK – swapping Brighton beach for an empty Bali lookalike (which is only a few hours’ drive away)!
Here is a list of destinations in the UK that look similar to abroad and analysed their search volumes to determine which of these are the least likely to be hit by the staycation stampede – but also guarantee a gorgeous, isolated getaway when it is safe!
West Voe, Shetlands, Scotland 10 searches per month
The quietest getaway is likely to be West Voe in Scotland! This gorgeous town is certain to make you feel like you’re on a Finnish beach – specifically Yyteri Beach in Pori!
Observatory Gully, Ben Nevis, Scottish Highlands: 170 searches per month
There are only 170 searches for Observatory Gully on Ben Nevis, ensuring an isolated but adventurous weekend away; similar to Mont Blanc in the Alps.
Elegug Stacks, Pembrokeshire, Wales: 320 searches per month
There are only 320 searches monthly for Elegug Stacks in Wales; if the weather is right these clifftops highly resemble Nusa Penida in Bali.
High Force, Durham, England: 420 searches per month
High Force in Durham is surprisingly unknown to Brits – with only 420 searches every month! This beautiful 70-foot waterfall is surrounded by natural beauty and mirrors Nauyaca Waterfalls in Costa Rica!
Langamull Beach, Isle of Mull, Scotland: 430 searches per month
The jaw-dropping beach is one of Mull’s best kept secrets with only 430 searches every month and holds strong similarities to Crane beach in Barbados!
Norfolk Lavender Fields, England: 580 searches per month
Norfolk’s lavender fields are highly recommended by travel bloggers but have low interest from Brits with only 580 searches each month! The 100 acres of lavender resemble the lavender fields in Provence, France.
Mealt Falls, Skye, Scotland: 1,240 searches per month
The 55-meter free dropping Mealt Falls is slightly more popular, but still likely to be a quiet getaway! This clifftop is a duplicate of Háifoss Waterfall in Iceland!
Bidean nam Bian, Scotland: 1,460 searches per month
This complex Scottish mountain resembles peaks on the Himalayas! It is an 8-9-hour walk, so although there are 1,460 searches per month it is certain to be a desolate trip.
Cockington Village, England: 2,330 searches per month
Cockington Village in Devon is a fun-filled family day out which offers a good atmosphere and picturesque scenery. This small village is very similar to theSouthern French village of Veules-les-Roses.
Sgwd yr Eira, Brecon Beacons, Wales: 2,550 searches per month
Sgwd yr Eira is part of Brecon Waterfall Walk in Wales, on route you can also visit three others on the ‘Four Falls Walk’ which is described as an unforgettable family experience. Interestingly, Sgwd yr Eira mirrors Mae Tad waterfall in Chiang Mai, Thailand!
This list was complied by our friends at Faraway Furniture