The UK’s most relaxing staycation destination is ‘lovely’

According to Tripadvisor, over 30 percent of Britons plan on taking a staycation this year. A new study from Arran has found this year’s most relaxing destination.

UK’s most relaxing staycation (Arran)

  1. Alresford
  2. Lacock
  3. Castle Combe
  4. Wareham
  5. Abbotsbury
  6. Devizes
  7. Corfe Castle
  8. Bilbury
  9. Woodbridge
  10. Abingdon

Alresford was crowned the UK’s most relaxing destination for a staycation. The Hampshire town is known for its Georgian houses and pretty riverside walks.

The town could also be the perfect destination for a bargain stay with a room costing just £65 a night according to Arran.

It’s also one of the UK’s sunnier destinations with only 110 days of rain per year on average and 1,824 hours of sunshine.

But while the town is a pretty destination year round, holidaymakers might want to make a last-minute trip this weekend.

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On Sunday May 21, Alresford will host its annual Watercress Festival, which sees the small town transform into a wonderland.

Visitors should check out the Watercress Eating Championship while kids will love the Falcon Display.

If this weekend’s too last-minute, Alresford has plenty of other attractions for staycationing Britons.

Tourists could head out on a walk along the Alre Valley Trail, a pretty stroll along the river.

‘Matt_Probert’ wrote on Tripadvisor: “Lovely walks along the chalk rivers. The people you meet are friendly.”

Children will love the Watercress Line, where tourists can take a 10 mile steam train trip to Alton.

Lacock took second place on the list and came in at just £83 on average for a night’s stay according to Arran.

Lacock village is extremely popular with filmmakers and fans will recognise locations from Downton Abbey and Cranford.

A cottage in the charming village also served as Harry Potter’s childhood home in Godric’s Hollow.

Third place in the rankings, Castle Combe is a pretty village located in the Cotswold Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

With its quaint streets and picturesque houses, the area surrounding Castle Combe is the perfect spot for a scenic walk.

Tourists might also like to test out the Rally course at the Castle Combe Circuit or visit one of the events.

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