The top new holiday destinations in the UK and abroad according to TripAdvisor

IF you're looking for some travel inspiration then look no further, as the top new holiday destinations in the UK and abroad have been named.

Whether you're in the mood for a staycation or you want to jet off abroad, TripAdvisor has named the 20 up and coming destinations in the UK and abroad.

The travel company collected data from its site to discover the new destinations holidaymakers are planning on going to this year.

Taking first and second for the most popular UK spots is the county of Gwynedd in Wales.

In first place was the small hamlet Brithdir which is in the west of the country and features lots of countryside pubs and walks.

Coming in just behind in second place was the village Llanberis, which is on a lake and at the foot of Snowdon, the highest mountain in Wales.

With watersports, craft shops and walks in abundance, there is plenty for visitors to do in Gwynedd.

Coming in at third was Fulford in North Yorkshire, which is just on the outskirts of York and sits near the River Nidd.

At fourth was South Queensferry which is near Edinburgh in Scotland, and, as its name suggests, is on the water, and was once the main ferry terminal over to Fife.

Rounding out the top five was Appleby-in-Westmorland in Cumbria which is in between the Lake District, the Yorkshire Dales and the Northern Pennines, so plenty of walks nearby.

In sixth place was Manchester, followed by the first southern destination on the list Oxford, which narrowly beat its university counterpart city Cambridge which came in at eighth.

The only other southern spot to make the list was Brighton at number nine and Glasgow rounded off the list at number 10.


10 new holiday destinations in the UK

  1. Brithdir, Gwynedd, Wales
  2. Llanberis, Gwynedd, Wales
  3. Fulford, North Yorkshire
  4. South Queensferry, West Lothian, Scotland
  5. Appleby-in-Westmorland, Cumbria
  6. Manchester, Greater Manchester
  7. Oxford, Oxfordshire
  8. Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
  9. Brighton, East Sussex
  10. Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland

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If a staycation doesn't excite you, TripAdvisor has got the 10 new destinations abroad to give you some inspiration.

Taking the top spot was the island city of Key West in Florida which is a great choice if you're in for a party holiday as it's famed for its nightlife.

Key West is also known for its diving and snorkeling and has beautiful white sand beaches.

If stunning seas is what you're after, then the second place destination will also appeal to you – the Maldives.

Famous for its Instagram-worthy overwater villas, the Maldives was popular with people hoping to head abroad this year.

At number three was tourist hotspot New York City, followed by the first European destination to make it into the list, Lisbon the capital city of Portugal.

A sunny, coastal city, Lisbon is a popular destination due to its nightlife, culture and beaches,

The Canary Islands featured at number five and six, with Maspalomas in Gran Canaria coming in just ahead of Playa Blanca in Lanzarote.

Playa del Carmen in Mexico was number seven and Gran Canaria made it back in at number eight with the sea resort San Agustin.

At number nine was romantic classic Paris and taking the final spot was Funchal in Portugal, an area known for its Madeira wine.

10 new holiday destinations abroad

  1. Key West, Florida, US
  2. Baa Atoll, Maldives
  3. New York City, New York, US
  4. Lisbon, Portugal
  5. Maspalomas, Gran Canaria, Spain
  6. Playa Blanca, Lanzarote, Spain
  7. Playa del Carmen, Mexico
  8. San Agustin, Gran Canaria, Spain
  9. Paris, France
  10. Funchal, Portugal

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