Don’t boast too loudly, but everyone says we’re tops

The municipal tip at Rotherham. Oh hang on, no: it's Swinner Gill Waterfall in the dales
13 Nov 2013 @ 9.43 pm
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The municipal tip at Rotherham. Oh hang on, no: it's Swinner Gill Waterfall in the dales
The municipal tip at Rotherham. Oh hang on, no: it’s Swinner Gill Waterfall in the dales

Everyone loves Yorkshire. That simple fact is confirmed by those online travel bods at TripAdvisor, just days after two other surveys found the same thing.

GOC (God’s Own County) is the top UK destination for British tourists if you exclude that there London, according to the TripAdvisor study.

They also found that Yorkshire is third top on the international travellers’ British destination list – ahead of places like Cornwall, Devon and the Scottish Highlands.

This news followed Yorkshire being named third best region in the world to visit in 2014 by Lonely Planet and in the top 10 destinations to visit by AOL.

Alistair Griffin, singer songwriter and Yorkshire patron, said: “I think the rest of the country – and the world – are really starting to get what Yorkshire is all about and see it for themselves. Stunning natural beauty, great food and amazing culture all make it hard not to love.”

Top 10 UK destinations according to Brits

1. London

2. Yorkshire

3. Devon

4. Cornwall

5. Cumbria

6. East Anglia

7. Kent

8. Hampshire

9. Greater Manchester

10. Dorset

Top 10 UK destinations for international travellers

1. London

2. Edinburgh

3. Yorkshire

4. Scottish Highlands

5. Cornwall

6. Devon

7. Kent

8. Cumbria

9. Greater Manchester

10. Somerset