The most scenic spot for an Easter staycation is an 'idyllic' place with 'unique' coastline walks

As days get longer and the bank holiday approaches, many people will be looking for a staycation spot to visit this Easter weekend.

Experts have shared five jaw-dropping staycation spots that are ideal for anyone looking for a last-minute getaway.

Best staycation spots this Easter

1. Durham Heritage Coast

2. Swallow Falls, Eryri National Park (Snowdonia)

3. Jurassic Coast, Dorset and East Devon

4. Outer Hebrides, Scotland

5. Hawes, Yorkshire Dales

The Outer Hebrides were among the most scenic staycations

The list, compiled by travel experts at Holiday Cottages, ranked staycations based on suitability for springtime walks, great coastal views, local pubs and opportunities to explore some of the UK’s best forests.

Durham Heritage Coast topped the list and it is the ideal place if you are looking to spend a day strolling by the sea.

The experts said: “Spanning the coastline from Sunderland to Hartlepool, the Durham Heritage Coast offers a unique 11-mile coastal walk that comes to life during the spring and makes for a great staycation.

“Those taking the walk, which starts by Seaham Harbour, will come across the spectacular grasslands and coastal denes, along the idyllic trail which is brimming over with flora and fauna throughout the year.

“But it really is during springtime when the area comes into its own, with its woodland providing a habitat fit for animals including deer, foxes, badgers, birds and bats, while the woodland plays host to a wide array of wildflowers.

“For sealife lovers, visiting in the spring means you might be lucky enough to spot a whole host of different kinds of sea creatures.” Second on the list was the only spot in Wales, Eryri National Park by Snowdonia.

The experts said: “Nestled in the heart of North Wales, Eryri National Park is home to a hidden gem known as Swallow Falls. An Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, gushing waters flow through a narrow chasm creating a spectacular waterfall amongst a background of beech, conifer and birch trees.

“A walk along the north bank may be more suited to families with younger children, as it tends to be less populated with day-trippers and offers a more dramatic vantage point.”

The Outer Hebrides, located off the west coast of Scotland, made the list for the north and the Jurassic Coast was recommended for those searching for a southern location.


Jurassic Coast is one of the best spots on the list

Britons looking for a cheap and cheerful staycation can visit one of the most affordable spots, as shared by experts.

A “magical and intriguing” part of Northern Ireland was found to be the cheapest place to visit for a break.

Factors such as meal prices, entertainment expenses and cultural and recreational amenities were considered to crown Derry the place to visit on a budget.

This was followed by Kingston-upon-Thames, Newport, Preston, Edinburgh and Cardiff.

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