Welsh destination tops Tripadvisor’s trending list for spring

After several years very much stuck at home, we are beyond excited to start exploring the world again. And, while long-haul destinations are back on the cards, 78% of Brits have said they’ll be travelling within the UK this spring, as many of us have been prompted to rediscover the joys of the British Isles.


So, where will we be heading? Well, Tripadvisor has looked at its data to find out which destinations have seen the biggest growth in searches over the past year – aka, the top trending destinations. And the Snowdonia National Park in Wales has come out tops, with two hamlets within it leading the chart.

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Brithdir is number one on the list, followed by Llanberis (above). Although both small, these locations provide access to the stunning scenery of Snowdonia, where activities include climbing the mountain (or catching the train up if that seems too daunting), a huge range of watersports, cycling and walking trails as well as learning about the fascinating local heritage.

See the full list of trending UK destinations below

  1. Brithdir, Gwynedd, Wales
  2. Llanberis, Gwynedd, Wales
  3. Fulford, North Yorkshire
  4. South Queensferry, West Lothian, Scotland
  5. Appleby-in-Westmorland, Cumbria
  6. Manchester, Greater Manchester
  7. Oxford, Oxfordshire
  8. Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
  9. Brighton, East Sussex
  10. Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland

Further afield, it was Key West in Florida and Baa Atoll in the Maldives that topped the list of trending foreign destinations. And, despite rising prices, it seems people are still determined to spend big when it comes to their holidays this year. Tripadvisor’s survey found that 46% of people plan to spend more than they did in 2021, with one in six saying they would spend significantly more.