Sheffielders love their ‘staycations’

The splendour of Ribblehead in the Yorkshire Dales
The splendour of Ribblehead in the Yorkshire Dales
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Almost four out of five people in Sheffield take their holidays in the UK - and the city’s favourite place to stay is not far up the road.

According to a survey of 1,000 people, carried out in the city centre, 78 per cent of people said they liked to take time out in Britain - with the Yorkshire Dales being the top location.

A spokeswoman for Cottages4You, which compiled the survey, said: “The number of holidaymakers in Sheffield choosing a domestic break has remained at a steady 78 per cent in 2013 since our last survey a year ago.

“Of those questioned, 72 per cent claimed that the Olympics and Jubilee celebrations hadn’t changed their opinion of the UK, suggesting our affection for the British break was already well established.”

The most popular reason for holidaying at home was to explore the countryside - 34 per cent - closely followed by a view that there is plenty to do whatever the weather, cited by 28 per cent of people.

The top 10 destinations for Sheffielders’ ‘staycations’ were the Dales, Whitby, the Lake District, Scotland, Blackpool, the Peak District, Cornwall, Northumbria, London and Norfolk.