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Tenby voted UK’s hottest staycation destination for summer 2023

TENBY has been crowned the top trending staycation spot in the UK for this summer, surpassing popular tourist destinations like St. Ives, Newquay, and Whitby. The research conducted by holidaycottages.co.uk revealed that Tenby had the highest number of bookings for early summer and the upcoming summer holidays, making it the jewel in Wales’ tourism crown.

With its breathtaking coastal scenery and captivating charm, Tenby has captured the hearts of holidaymakers seeking a relaxing getaway. The town’s alluring appeal is evident in the stunning photographs captured by Welsh photographer Paul Deverson, further solidifying its number one spot.

Juliette Parry, the head of branding at holidaycottages.co.uk, commented on the popularity of staycations and the significance of this top ten list. She said, “With staycations continuing to prove popular this summer, it’s great to see that people are looking to stay in some of the most beautiful places in the country. While seaside destinations are naturally in demand across the country, there are of course plenty of beauty spots that can be found off the beaten track to enjoy for those seeking a bit of rest and relaxation away from the crowds.”

Tenby, known as a favored destination for celebrities to unwind, has attracted the likes of Sex Education’s Asa Butterfield, Strictly Come Dancing’s Rhys Stephenson, Love Island’s Liberty Poole, and American actor Forest Whitaker. The town’s appeal lies not only in its celebrity visitors but also in its captivating features and attractions.

In 2021, Tenby was recognized as the UK’s second prettiest town, narrowly trailing behind Keswick in the Lake District. Its colorful seafront houses and quaint cobbled streets contribute to its undeniable charm. Visitors to Tenby can immerse themselves in history by exploring the town’s historical Norman castle. Additionally, a myriad of delightful cafes, including The Dennis Cafe, The Stowaway Cafe, and Tap and Tan, offer a chance to savor delicious food while observing the world go by.

This summer, a new event called Tenby Round Table will be hosted on the harborfront, adding to the town’s vibrant atmosphere and providing visitors with yet another exciting experience to look forward to.

For those seeking alternative destinations away from the popular coastal areas, holidaycottages.co.uk suggests exploring hidden gems like Arne in the Isle of Purbeck, Dorset, renowned for its RSPB nature reserve, and Reedham in the Norfolk Broads, a tranquil riverside village famous for its unique railway swing bridge and chain ferries.

As the summer season approaches, holidaymakers can use this list of the top ten trending staycation hotspots in the UK as a guide for planning their much-anticipated UK-based summer breaks:

  1. Tenby
  2. Keswick
  3. Whitby
  4. Bude
  5. St Ives
  6. York
  7. Newquay
  8. Swanage
  9. Weymouth
  10. Bamburgh

Whether it’s the idyllic coastal views, rich historical heritage, or the chance to unwind and recharge, Tenby’s recognition as the UK’s hottest staycation destination for summer 2023 is well-deserved. As visitors flock to this captivating town, they are sure to be greeted with an unforgettable experience filled with beauty, relaxation, and a touch of celebrity allure.