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Cornwall is the best place to beat the post-summer blues

Kynance Cove, sitting pretty on the Lizard. Credit: PA

Cornwall has come top of the pops in a survey to find the best place to beat the post-summertime blues.

Europcar UK asked people to nominate their favourite place in the UK to beat the summer blues. Kynance Cove in Cornwall was declared the ideal place in the UK to get away from it all and forget that summer is over.

The county took three of the top ten spots which were mainly on the coast although the picture postcard town of Stow-on-the-Wold bucked the trend, coming in at number 5.

It looks like the Poldark effect is taking the UK by storm, as Cornwall features in three of the top ten destinations. Our top ten proves that holidaymakers are really spoilt for choice, when it comes to UK destinations to escape to.

– Gary Smith, Managing Director of Europcar UK

10 Most Popular Destinations to Beat the Summer Blues

  • 1. Kynance Cove, Cornwall
  • 2. Gorran Haven, Cornwall
  • 3. The Isle of Skye, Scotland
  • 4. St Marys Bay, Kent
  • 5. Stow-on-the-Wold, Cotswolds
  • 6. Sladesbridge, Cornwall
  • 7. Ambleside, Cumbria
  • 8. Hope Cove, Devon
  • 9. Loch Lomond and The Trossachs, Scotland
  • 10. Branscombe, Devon
Looking down on the Cornish fishing village of Gorran Haven. Credit: PA
Stunning view out to sea at Branscombe in Devon. Credit: ITV West Country
The picturesque market town of Stow-on-the-Wold. Credit: PA