New research from Freedom To Go has revealed that Britain’s stunning scenery is making family staycations more popular than ever. See which 10 'must see' destinations came out on top...

06 August 2015

Research has revealed that it’s actually the beauty of Britain that keeps families holidaying here. Families choose to holiday in the UK over trips abroad for the natural beauty of the region (67%).

The research also revealed:

•    Lake District is the most desirable destination with 61% of parents rating it ‘must see’
•    80% of parents say a leisure vehicle holiday is a fun and cost effective way to explore the UK
•    75% of parents worry that heavy social media use is a barrier to kids getting outside

Family camping

The Lake District topped the poll has the most desirable destination to holiday in the UK with 61% of parents rating it as ‘must see’.

Top 10 ‘must see’ destinations

1.    Lake District (60.80%)
Go camping at: Eskdale Camping and Caravanning Club Site

2.    Stonehenge (54.80%)
Go camping at: Salisbury Hillside Caravan Club Site

3.    Cornwall (49.80%)
Go camping at: Trewethett Farm Caravan Club Site

4.    Windsor Castle (46.40%)
Go camping at: Wyatts Covert Caravan Club Site

5.    Loch Ness (38.30%)
Go camping at: Loch Ness Shores Camping and Caravanning Club Site

6.    Snowdonia (38.10%)
Go camping at: Coed-y-Llwyn Caravan Club Site

7.    The Peak District (32.80%)
Go camping at: Hayfield Camping and Caravanning Club Site

8.    The White Cliffs of Dover (31.90%)
Go camping at: Black Horse Farm Caravan Club Site

9.    Roman Baths, Bath (30.40%)
Go camping at: Devizes Camping and Caravanning Club Site

10.    Hadrian's Wall (30.30%)
Go camping at: Kielder Water Caravan Club Site

Michaela Strachan, TV presenter and outdoor enthusiast said: “You might think that people holiday here because they don’t want the hassle of getting on a plane or ferry, so it’s interesting to hear that our beautiful scenery is the main attraction.

While parents have seen some great spots with their children, the research also showed us that three quarters are worried that computer games and social media act as a distraction when it comes to getting their kids outside. Going on a UK break is a great way to get outside with the family, enjoy the gorgeous scenery, experience nature and come back feeling thoroughly refreshed. There are so many campsites in stunning areas across the UK, hitching up a caravan or hiring a camper is one of the best ways to get out and about to see what our country has to offer."

Lake District

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