These are the winning family-friendly holiday destinations in the UK

Keswick, Bournmouth and Edinburgh have won the vote for the most popular family-friendly holiday destinations in the United Kingdom.

More than 3,000 people cast votes in an online poll in which 18 destinations competed for  honours in rural, seaside and urban categories.

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Holiday rentals experts HomeAway launched the Family Friendly Destinations 2020 competition after discovering that  two-thirds of British holidaymakers plan a staycation.

Rural winner

Keswick (pictured, top) in the Lake District was the runaway winner in the rural category, with 47% of votes. Tenby in Wales (17%) and Bakewell in the Peak District (15%) took second and third place.

Seaside winner

Bournemouth, Dorset.Bournemouth, Dorset.
Bournemouth, Dorset.

Bournemouth's clean  beaches helped the town win  30% of the votes as Family Friendly seaside Destination 2020. Sennen Cove in Cornwall attracted 27% of the votes, followed by Torquay in Devon with 18%.

Urban winner

Edinburgh, Scotland.Edinburgh, Scotland.
Edinburgh, Scotland.

Scotland’s lively capital Edinburgh secured top spot in the urban category with 30% of all votes.  York was a close second with 26% of all votes followed by London (25%).

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Positive feedback

Karen Mullins, regional director UK & Ireland HomeAway, said: “The impressive volume of votes and positive community feedback shows we are very keen holidaymakers.

“British communities put a lot of thought, investment and heart into welcoming families with the perfect environment to experience an unforgettable holiday and they are looking forward to doing this again soon."