THESE are the UK’s quietest holiday spots – and a tiny village with no shops tops the list.
It might not be for everyone, but that seems to be the draw for Bassenthwaite.
The village in the Lake District has fewer than 500 inhabitants, just one pub and not a single shop.
And as a result, it was voted the most peaceful travel destination in Britain.
The Cumbrian village was named first on the list of 50 whereabouts after being judged in a number of categories.
These included the number of people posting about it on social media, the destination’s population, the number of hiking, birding and fishing trails, and the crime rate.
Bassenthwaite only had 100 Instagram hashtags, which was the fewest across the board.
This led to it being dubbed a “hidden gem” and earning a quiet overall score of 86.62.
The village lies in the shadow of Skiddaw, the sixth highest mountain in England at just over 3,000ft.
It leads to more than 39 walks and is situated on the shores of the four mile long Bassenthwaite Lake.
But the city has a notorious decline — it has a crime rate of 63 per thousand residents.
Close behind Bassenthwaite is Dartmouth in Devon – with a peace score of 85.62 – and the tiny village of Over Haddon in the Peak District.
The list, compiled by CBD retailer Ice Head Shop, also includes Broadway in Worcestershire, Bakewell in Derbyshire, Portmeirion in Gwynedd, Reeth in North Yorkshire, Kingswear in Devon, Mullion in Cornwall and Hathersage in Derbyshire.
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