Whilst 2022 might be the year we finally get back on a plane and enjoy an oversees summer holiday again, there’s no denying that that UK-vacation is more tempting than ever before. Minimal travel time, no time difference and the joy of exploring all the glorious corners of the country we live in. Holiday rental search engine Holidu have revealed the UK’s most popular islands for a getaway, and spoiler: half of them are in Scotland.
They also shared which islands had the most hours of sunshine (Isle of Wight) as well as the least amount of rain (also Isle of Wight).
Scroll down for some glorious UK-based travel inspo…
Isle Of Wight
Nestled just off the south cost – not too far from Portsmouth and Southampton – is the Isle Of Wight which scooped the top place.
Isle Of Skye
On the north western cusp of Scotland you’ll find the Isle Of Skye – famed for it’s gorgeous rugged landscapes overlooking the Atlantic Ocean.
Looking out on the Irish Sea at the north westerly tip of Wales you’ll find Anglesey which is accessed by an iconic suspension bridge.
The Shetland Islands are one of the furthest afield islands in this list and can be found 130 miles from the Scottish mainland, making them slightly closer to Norway than Scotland.
Isles Of Scilly
28 miles off the coast of Cornwall, you’ll find the lavish white sands of the Scilly Isles. The crossing takes almost three hours, but worth it for the views.
Just to the east of Portsmouth you’ll find Hayling Island which is nestled inland. It’s a particularly popular spot with windsurfers.
On the north east tip of Scotland, just 20 miles from John o’Groats is the Orkney Islands. It has some of the oldest and best-preserved Neolithic sites in Europe.
The Isle Of Mull can be found just south of the Isle Of Skye on the western side of Scotland. It’s the fourth largest island in both Scotland and the UK.
Also known as Holy Island, Lindisfarne can be found off the northeast coast of England. It’s known as being an important religious site due to its links with early Christianity.
Isle Of Harris
Known for its exotic white sandy beaches and turquoise seas, the Isle Of Harris is found on the Outer Hebrides in the north west of Scotland.