STAYCATION STUDY: Where to find more sun for your money
Eleanor Moody, UK Travel Expert at HomeToGo, comments: “While Cornwall remains the most-searched staycation destination for autumn, closely followed by Devon, we are seeing an increase in interest for alternative coastal spots and more inland locations this season. In comparison to 2020, searches for autumn holiday accommodation in Sussex, Essex and Hampshire via HomeToGo.co.uk have seen increases of 40%, 87% and 242% respectively, while searches for the landlocked counties of Surrey, Rutland and Cambridgeshire are up by 84%, 121% and 196%. As this ‘More Sun for Your Money’ ranking suggests, venturing outside of England's most popular staycation spots can be a great way to find some top bargains - and there are plenty of great holiday attractions to be found in these areas too.”
Sun-for-your-money score: 66.0 out of 70.0
Median price per night for a holiday rental: £94.59
When the sun shines . . . visit the tranquil Dunstable Downs, part of the Chiltern Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, for countryside walks, cycling, kite-flying and bird-watching - or find more exotic animals such as elephants and tigers at the Woburn Safari Park.