More Brits are likely to holiday at home next year, with 76 per cent of us already planning a staycation for 2017 and more than one in 10 heading to Devon.

New research shows that more than a third of us believe it’s easier and more convenient to stay in the UK (34 per cent) while one in five people enjoyed their 2016 UK break so much they want to repeat it.

A quarter (24 per cent) of those questioned said they felt more confident staying in the UK. Being able to take pets, the lower cost of British breaks and reliving childhood holidays were also popular reasons for an apparent resurgence in staycations, with one in ten people already booked for next year.

UK holidays are seen as being more affordable with the average British holidaymaker believing they can save £222.40 per person by staying in Britain.

Although the perfect travelling time was found to be two hours 59 minutes, 39 per cent want to stay somewhere which is no more than a two hour drive away and 16 per cent have even holidayed in their own county to cut down on travel time and costs.

Nick Rudge, managing director of, which commissioned the survey, said: “We know holidays in the UK are popular and have been for some time, but we wanted to see if people’s attitudes to staying at home have changed.

“A fifth felt staycations offered better value despite 35 per cent of people saying they eat out more on a UK break. We also like familiarity on holiday, with a fifth choosing to holiday in areas they went to as a child to relive fond memories and one in ten people bringing pets along too. Whatever your reason, there’s no shortage of places to explore in the UK and although the traditional destinations are still as popular as ever, we’ve seen an emergence of new sought-after locations which are seeing incredible year-on-year growth.”

Top 10 areas for a 2017 UK break: Cornwall, Scotland, Wales, Devon, Yorkshire, Kent, Cumbria, Lancashire, Dorset and Norfolk.?

The research also revealed that the South West was considered to be the friendliest place to holiday in England, followed by Yorkshire, while six per cent admitted they chose places where they liked the local accent.