A town in Cornwall has been named the second most picturesque staycation destination in the UK.

Cornwall has six entries in the 82 locations listed – with St Ives being named second out of all of them.

Stelrad, which compiled the list, said: “Coming in second place is the town of St Ives with 1,037,421 Instagram hashtags.

“There's something for everyone in this beautiful part of the world. From its sandy beaches, rolling hills and quaint fishing villages, to its rugged coastline, lighthouses and stunning sunsets, you’ll easily be able to make some picture-perfect memories here.”

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Stelrad (www.stelrad.com) sought to uncover the most picturesque towns and villages to visit this spring according to Instagram.

To determine how picturesque each location is, each town/village was analysed on Instagram utilising hashtag data to find the most photographed village by searching for the name, the name + location, the name + country and the name + town/village. A combined total hashtag count was applied.

The most tagged towns/villages were ranked, highlighting the most picturesque town/village to visit this spring from highest to lowest.

Whitby in North Yorkshire was crowned the UK’s prettiest destination with more than 1.4 million Instagram hashtags, while North Yorkshire overall has the most picturesque towns and villages to explore with a total of seven out of 82, followed by Cornwall and Devon with six each.