Cornwall has topped the list of the most popular place to 'staycation' for the fifth year running.

In a poll from Travelodge it was found that 69 per cent of Britons surveyed would be taking their annual summer holiday in the UK this year - an increase of 12 per cent on last year.

The Duchy beat Blackpool in second place, with Devon dropping a place on last year to third.

Shakila Ahmed, Travelodge spokeswoman, said: “Our annual holiday index reveals that we have become a mighty staycation nation and are doing our bit for the economy.

"Taking regular shorter breaks helps to maximise your holiday time, recharge your batteries, discover what makes Blighty so great and also provides interesting content to share on our social news feeds.”

The company is crediting Brexit for encouraging more people to holiday within the UK.

The annual Travelodge holiday index surveyed 1,500 British adults on their summer holiday plans reveals, with 58 per cent of them giving Brexit uncertainties as the reason for not travelling abroad.

The poll also found that people are spending more, despite not going so far, with the average spend reaching up to £926 over the course of an average eight-day break.

This is the highest spend since Travelodge started its annual holiday index in 2011, when the average spend was £399.28. Collectively Britons will boost the UK economy by £40 billion this summer.

Holidaymakers from Liverpool were found most likely to staycation, with 84 per cent saying they were planning a UK break this summer, while those from Cardiff were likely to spend the most - on average £926.

2019 Holiday Destination

1. Cornwall

2. Blackpool

3. Devon

4. London

5. Lake District

6. Brighton

7. Bridlington

8. Bath

9. Bournemouth

10. North Wales