27th May 2017
North York Moors National Park has been crowned the UK’s favourite national park. The Park has beaten off stiff competition from 14 other national parks to be named the UK’s Favourite in an online competition organised by the UK’s leading holiday rentals site HolidayLettings.co.uk (owned by TripAdvisor).
With 28% of the votes, North York Moors National Park was declared the winner, followed by Cairngorms National Park that finished in 2nd place with 27% of the votes and Broads National Park in 3rd place with 23% of the total votes. Overall, 6,501 votes were cast during the two-week competition.
Saskia Welman, spokesperson for HolidayLettings.co.uk, said:
“The competition to find the UK’s Favourite National Park was carried out to celebrate our wonderful natural treasures, and create awareness with our readers so they can embrace these beautiful landscapes. The competition received thousands of views and votes over the last two weeks. The North York Moors National Park was a front runner from the start and we are delighted that it has won this accolade, however it did receive stiff competition from Cairngorms and Broads National Park.
“We received more than 6500 votes during the competition, which shows how much national parks are loved in our country and it’s fantastic to see the local community support their national parks so vigorously. Congratulations to North York Moors National Park for winning this competition!”
Richard Gunton, Director of Park Services at the North York Moors National Park, said:
“We’re thrilled to have been voted the UK’s Favourite National Park. Britain protects its special places really well, and there is some tough competition, but we can’t argue with the result! The North York Moors National Park has some fabulous qualities – from dark skies to off-road bike trails, heather moorland to coastal footpaths – and we hope that visitors enjoy their time here, and come back again and again.”