Two Derbyshire towns scoop most festive in England title

Two tinsel towns taking the '˜North pole' position for being the most festive in the country this Christmas are from Derbyshire.

Friday, 15th December 2017, 2:04 pm
Updated Friday, 15th December 2017, 2:05 pm
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Both Matlock and Bakewell make it on to the top ten list for most popular getaways between Christmas and New Year.

Tori Kirwan-Taylor at cottages.com - which complied the information based on the number of bookings between the festive period - said: “It’s the most wonderful time of the year, and we wish all our customers, including those about to enjoy an exciting festive getaway, a very merry Christmas and a happy New Year.

“Whether celebrating the start of 2018 in style from the comfort of a bubbling hot tub, or unwrapping presents around a decorated Christmas tree, we’re delighted to be helping so many holidaymakers to have their perfect seasonal stay this year.”

Matlock in Derbyshire is a strong contender for the title of most festive town, coming 7th in a list of the top 10 UK towns for a Christmas and New Year Break, followed by Bakewell at eight.

Holidaymakers seeking all the trimmings from their rental accommodation over the festive season are most likely to choose a property with a hot tub, with tubs achieving a 44 per cent higher occupancy rate than the national average. Properties decorated with a Christmas tree are attracting 12 per cent higher occupancy rates.

The Top 10 UK Towns for Christmas and New Year Break According to Latest Booking Figures:

1. Keswick, Cumbria

2. Ambleside, Cumbria

3. Whitby, North Yorkshire

4. Windermere and Troutbeck Bridge, Cumbria

5. Bowness-on-Windermere, Cumbria

6. Happisburgh, Norfolk

7. Matlock, Derbyshire

8. Bakewell, Derbyshire

9. Beadnell, Northumberland

10. Hawes, North Yorkshire