A CUMBRIAN town has topped a poll for the best place for an Easter getaway. 

Keswick came out number one in research carried out by self-catering specialists Cottages.com to find the UK's most popular place for time away this Spring.

Ambleside and Bowness-on-Windermere were also recognised, coming in at fourth and sixth place respectively.

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Tom Bell, vice President of Portfolio at Awaze – the parent company of Cottages.com - said: “In many ways, it’s unsurprising that people are booking coastal or lakeside destinations for their Easter break this year.

"Since the pandemic, the nation’s love affair with wild sea swimming, river kayaking and paddle boarding has risen to dizzy heights and this new-found cultural shift is here to stay - it seems Brits really do love the waters of the British Isles, whatever the weather.

"Plus, an Easter break has become synonymous with getting outdoors for longer walks as spring brings with it slightly warmer and brighter days making coastal trips even more appealing."

Tom added: “This Easter, we’re seeing more Cumbrian-based destinations in our top locations in comparison to February half-term family getaways, for example."

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