The latest statistics from Holidaycottages.co.uk reveal that Scots travel the furthest for 'staycations' within mainland UK.

On average, customers from Scotland travel almost 300 miles to reach their holiday cottage, with holidaymakers from the South West covering 127 miles.

For short breaks, Scots also travel further according to the research, covering on average 56 miles more than customers in the South West.

The company’s managing director, James Morris, said: “The variation on offer in the UK means that people don’t need to travel thousands of miles to get to a stunning holiday destination. They can enjoy the same relaxation, sightseeing and holiday experience within a few hours of their home.”

The average distance travelled for all UK holidaymakers has increased from 190 miles in 2013 to 225 miles in 2015, a rise of almost 20%, with the company attributing low petrol prices as a possible cause.

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