London, February 24, 2016 (Newswire.com) - It's late February, the sun is finally starting to shine, winter is no longer coming, and all around people are urging on their first daffodil sighting of the season. As it happens, we here at Snaptrip are all kinds of in-the-know when it comes to UK spring-time holidays. And after scouring through masses of data from the year so far, we are now able to tell you the very best places to visit in March in the UK. With better weather on the horizon, we've found 5 UK towns that have been notable, exceptional even, in their increase in popularity so far.
There's a reason Yorkshire is known locally as 'God's Own Country', and tucked away in its Northern shores lies Whitby - the golden jewel in the crown of the ever popular North Yorkshire Coast. With its intriguing associations with the gothic (Bram Stoker is said to have found some of his inspiration for 'Dracula' after staying in Whitby in 1890...) and its sprawling harbours, there's a more than a few reasons for little Whitby's big popularity. Whitby has seen a huge 72% increase in the number of people searching for it in March from January of this year alone, and it shows no sign of stopping anytime soon.
Another beautiful coast line, Anglesey has been the most popular search destination in Wales for the month of March (by far). Interestingly, Wales was the most searched area on Snaptrip for March, triumphing over England, Scotland & Ireland for those in search of the perfect cottage break. More than just being the most searched, Anglesey has experienced the steepest jump in searches since January. And understandably so; the principality has some of the best value cottages in the whole of the UK, as well as arguably the best outdoor activities which naturally suit a warmer climate.
Bath is in a great location for visits during the spring, particularly those travelling from London. Located only a two hours drive from the capital, but also within reach of several other major population hubs, Bath in the springtime starts to really pick up with weekend tourism. With the impressive Cheddar Gorge as well as the typically English towns of the Cotswolds such as Bourton-on-the-Water (along with a heap of classic historical sites) it's really no wonder Bath is seeing such a rise in searches. Compared with January, Bath has experienced a steep rise, a whole x8 times as many searches, so make sure you don't get left behind this spring.
New Forest isn't new at all - it got its name around 1079, in the time of William the Conquerer, while the forest itself stretches back into Saxon times. The National Park thing, that's slightly more recent - as of 2005 this site has been officially recognised for its exceptional beauty. Since January, our Snaptrip searches for New Forest have quadrupled, forecasting March as a month of landscape exploring, wildlife spotting, and some southern English relaxation.
These ancient, cobbled streets are packed with tourist-friendly activities and more than a few tourists, but York has never lost its traditional charm. Famous for its century-spanning appeal, this Yorkshire city, home to the great York Minster and those rickety shopping streets, has tripled in searches since this January. March also sees York's Literature Festival, so all you cultured types can soak up some history and find your inspiration.