Top Ten UK Staycation Destinations For 2022

Given the ongoing queuing crisis across a lot of UK airports, it might be worth opting for a more unique summer holiday this year.

“Hiring a campervan and hitting the open road is something that should be on everyone’s bucket list”, say Chester-based campervan hire firm Calico Campers.

Luckily, recent research by Parkdean Resorts has revealed the list of the ten best staycation hotspots to explore this year, all of which can be enjoyed in a campervan given that the journey to these beautiful destinations is all part of the fun and experience.

This year’s research has revealed that although Cornwall remained in the top spot like last year, Devon has lost its title to destinations further North.

North West campervan hire firm Calico Campers were thrilled to see that instead, Northern destinations like Lancashire, Wales, Yorkshire and the Lake District feature dominate the top five.


Top UK staycation locations

  1. Cornwall
  2. Lancashire
  3. Lake District
  4. Yorkshire
  5. Wales
  6. Dorset
  7. Hampshire
  8. Devon
  9. Essex
  10. East Anglia & Lincolnshire

According to the research, Lancashire and the Lake District are actually in joint second place given that both destinations had a staggering 60% increase in online searches in 2021 for 2022 holidays.

Both are excellent staycation locations according to the team at Calico Campers, commenting; “Lancashire is just over an hour away from anyone wanting to hire a campervan from us, and the Lake District is just double that. After a pleasant morning’s drive, campers can experience the beautiful beaches in Lancashire or the staggering scenery of the Lake District National Park before bedding down for the night and planning the rest of the trip’s adventure.”

Online searches for holidays in Yorkshire this year went up by 57% compared to last year, placing it in fourth position. It goes without saying that Yorkshire is a great place to explore, especially if you like cycling or hiking with the Yorkshire Dales and North York Moors being great places to do this.

Wales was revealed as the fifth most in-demand location for a staycation this year, benefitting from a fantastic 51% rise in online holiday searches for 2022.  “Being based in Chester, we love to champion our neighbour Wales” says campervan hire company Calico Campers. “Wales has everything you need for a staycation and more, and the roads are unbelievable to drive on.” So if you like so many others decide that this is the year to tick something off your travel bucket list, then make sure you do so with Calico Campers. Not only have they won the UK Transport Award for Best Campervan Hire Provider in the North West, but they are perfectly positioned for you to take advantage of their campervan hire in Chester and explore four out of the top five best UK staycation destinations.

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