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Filey named as a top staycation hotspot in national survey

Filey is highly rated.
Filey is highly rated.

Filey has been named as one of the UK’s top 10 staycation destinations in a new survey.

The research, released today by Sykes Holiday Cottages, placed the town in third place – just behind Whitby and Yarmouth.

Eight in 10 people across Yorkshire are planning to holiday closer to home over the rest of this year, compared to 58% last year, the study found.

Almost half (48%) of Yorkshire respondents said the UK has enough beautiful destinations, and there’s no need to holiday elsewhere.

Key features on the staycation wishlist include beach views (43%), a good wi-fi connection (40%) and a nearby pub (32%).

Graham Donoghue, chief executive of Sykes Holiday Cottages, said: “It’s impressive that so many of Yorkshire’s seaside towns have made the list of most sought-after staycation destinations and it’s a great vote of confidence in the region’s holiday hospitality.

“This staycation boom is also good news for the region economically too – local tourism is a great income boost for business owners across Yorkshire and the Humber.”