Holidays 2021: Top 10 UK bucket list staycation hotspots for after coronavirus mapped

Holidays 2021: Many Britons are keen to start planning for next year (Image: Getty Images)

Holidays 2021 may seem far ahead given April 2020 has only just started. But with coronavirus writing off the majority of holidays this year, many Britons are keen to start planning for next year. In fact, holiday rental marketplace Snaptrip has noted a 30 percent rise in searches for holidays in 2021 since the Government told people to stay at home on March 16.

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So where is everyone hoping to go once the world has finally seen the back of coronavirus?

When members of the British public were asked what destinations they most longed to visit, 45 percent of Britons said they would like to go to the beach or somewhere along the coast.

Meanwhile, 28 percent want to go into the countryside and 17 percent are keen for a city break.

Snaptrip has now revealed the UK’s most searched for destinations as Britons in lockdown plan their dream trips for when it is safe to do so.

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Holidays 2021: Snaptrip has now revealed the UK’s most searched for destinations (Image: Snaptrip)

The company looked at its internal data to reveal the top search results for UK holiday destinations in the last month.

So where is the most popular place to head for 2021?

Findings showed that found that the Scottish Highlands is the most searched for destination in the UK.

The Highlands are home to vast open spaces – ideal for stretching your legs after months of isolation.

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Ben Nevis, the tallest peak in the British Isles can be found in the there.

This was closely followed by the Snowdonia in North Wales and the Yorkshire Dales.

Snowdonia boasts some of Britain’s tallest peaks, most beautiful lakes and has over 200 miles of coastline.

Meanwhile, visitors to the Yorkshire Dales can enjoy 840 square miles of limestone valleys and rolling hills as well as picturesque villages and historic castles.

Holidays 2021: Snowdonia boasts some of Britain’s tallest peaks and beautiful lakes (Image: Getty Images)

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Cornwall and the Lake District came fourth and fifth respectively.

The former has some of the best beach beaches in Britain – with Porthcurno beach a particular highlight.

As for the Lake District, 12 of the largest lakes in England can be found there and is perfect for long walks.

Completing the top 10 were the Peak District, Kent, London, Brecon Beacons, and County Antrim.

Matt Fox, CEO and co-founder of, commented on the data, saying: “It is a tough time for the travel industry at the moment, with the majority of the British public avoiding making concrete plans until there is more reassurance and stability moving forward.

Trending Holidays 2021: County Antrim also made it to the top 10 along with Peak District, Kent and others (Image: Getty Images)

“However, we have definitely noticed an increased interest over the last couple of weeks towards certain destinations, and we can only surmise that Brits are eagerly planning dream trips to take around the UK when it is safe to do so.

“We are confident that the British tourism industry will bounce back.

“It is looking as though there will be a greater appreciation for the amazing spaces that Britain has to offer and a desire to visit some of the more remote and wild locations within the British Isles once we have put this episode behind us.”

For now, though, the UK governemt travel advice is as follows: “As countries respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, including travel and border restrictions, the FCO advises British nationals against all but essential international travel. Any country or area may restrict travel without notice.

“If you live in the UK and are currently travelling abroad, you are strongly advised to return now, where and while there are still commercial routes available. Many airlines are suspending flights and many airports are closing, preventing flights from leaving.”