Shrewsbury names as top winter staycation destination
There's something special about a winter staycation in the UK. Filled with Christmas lights and cheer, Shrewsbury has been named as the second-best staycation destination to help Britons get in the holiday spirit, rubbing shoulders amongst the likes of Stratford-upon-Avon, Dover, Keswick and overall winner Harrogate.
The research by heating company, Stelrad, used Instagram statistics to find the highest-rated destinations in the UK for the winter season. The company referred to Fine and Country, Sykes Cottages, Snap Trip, Country and Townhouse, The Guardian and the Scotsman to put together a list of 50 well-known “picturesque and wintry” towns and villages across the UK. Researchers then ranked them based on the amount of hashtags each location had on Instagram. To determine how scenic each location is during the cold, winter months, the towns were then analysed on Instagram to find the most photographed locations.