Blackpool crowned the UK’s B&B capital

New research by Direct Line for Business reveals Blackpool is the UK’s bed and breakfast capital, with nearly 900 such establishments located in the seaside resort.

The town boasts an average of 64 B&Bs per sq m, giving visitors plenty of choice when it comes to choosing the perfect accommodation to suit their needs.

Blackpool is followed by major cities London and Edinburgh, which are home to 569 and 394 B&Bs respectively.

Inverness (232) and the Isle of Wight (229) complete the top five destinations by number of B&Bs, meaning that one in 11 (9%) of all B&Bs in the UK are situated in these five locations.

Jane Guaschi, business manager at Direct Line for Business, said: “With its beaches, attractions and iconic tower it’s not hard to see why Blackpool is the archetypal British holiday hotspot.

“It is, therefore, good news that our analysis shows that it’s also the bed and breakfast capital of the UK, giving holidaymakers a wealth of options when it comes to choosing accommodation for their stay.

“B&Bs and guest houses offer cost-effective, personalised accommodation, often in a great location, making them the ideal place to stay when travelling around the UK.

“Many of these B&B operators pride themselves not only on their knowledge of the local area but also on going the extra mile to provide a great customer experience for their guests.”

The last year saw a record number of visitors to the UK, with 37.3 million trips made over the course of the year, and visitors spending more than £22.2bn in the process.

Published: 23 March 2018

Article by Bryce Wilcock
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