The most tranquil staycation spots in the UK

Dartmouth in Devon

Owning a caravan or a motorhome means you can head off on multiple staycations throughout the year and enjoy different types of holiday.

If you’re experiencing burnout and looking for a tranquil place to relax, Wellbox has put together a list of destinations that are perfect for unwinding.

It created an index taking a number of factors, including crime rates, population and peaceful outdoor activities, into consideration.

Some 53 destinations were analysed and each given an overall peace score out of 100 to reveal the top ten most relaxing destinations in the UK.

Based on the research, Devon looks like a good bet for getting away from it all, as the county boasts three destinations in the top five.

Dartmouth scored 81.1 out of 100 on the index, with visitors able to enjoy its seaside location and hike no fewer than 40 trails to get back to nature.

Kingswear came in second place with a score of 78.6 and Croyde in fifth at 71.3, so you could have a relaxing time in Devon staying in multiple locations in your touring caravan.

If you’ve already explored Devon, then Over Haddon in the Peak District could be a good alternative.

It was ranked third on the scale, with the peaceful village of just 255 residents achieving a score of 75.9.

Pitching up here means you’ll be surrounded by undulating hills and dales. There are 12 trails to choose from to hike locally, on top of six that are particularly good for birdwatching.

Further north, fourth-placed Reeth is something of a Yorkshire gem, while Scotland’s St Andrew’s in Fife came in at a respectable seventh.

While we all do different things to relax, getting away from busy areas and enjoying the countryside is a common feature of tranquil holidays.



Photo credit: Shutterstock/Alan Whitehead via Wellbox