Little-known village that has 'exhilarating views' and a 'pristine beach' is top UK destination - full list

Bamburgh castle

Bamburgh was voted the number one trending UK spot

Sarra Gray

By Sarra Gray

Published: 20/11/2023

- 10:36

Updated: 20/11/2023

- 15:47

A small village in the north of England has been voted the top UK destination to visit this year

If looking for a UK getaway, a study has detailed the 10 best locations to visit with a northern spot topping the list.

This was closely followed by scenic locations in Scotland.

Bamburgh took the top spot of the UK's trending destinations according to Airbnb.

It is home to the historical Bamburgh Castle. Its description reads: "Discover over 3,000 years of incredible history, high adventure, exhilarating views and sea air."

Bamburgh castle

Bamburgh castle has 'exhilarating views'


Top trending UK destinations

Bamburgh, England

Pitlochry, Scotland

Fort Augustus, Scotland

Brighton, England

Bath, England

London, England

Norfolk, England

Stretford, England

Ascot, England

Seahouses, England

Bamburgh has plenty to see and do, including bespoke restaurants and a beach.

Visit Northumberland said: "A pristine beach, drifting sand dunes, snug eateries tucked away on street corners and a magnificent castle view everywhere you turn."

The historical UK spots Pitlochry and Fort Augustus were close behind on the list for those looking for a winter getaway.

Beaches are popular with those seeking a getaway, with Brighton and Norfolk also making the top 10.

Pitlochry Scotland

Pitlochry in Scotland came second on the list


This comes as a "beautiful and lovely" area in the UK was voted the best to visit.

The Cotswolds, Cornwall and Yorkshire Dales were voted the top three locations.

If visiting Wales, a little-known Welsh town could be one to visit.

Barmouth has "stunning" beaches and the "best pub".

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