Staycations offer a holiday from money worries

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lake districtIf sand and sea are top of your holiday wishlist, why not save a few quid and try Cornwall instead of the Canary Islands?

Most of the UK - a whopping 91% - say they're planning staycations next year, with the Cornish coast proving the most popular choice.

Keeping a lid on holiday costs is the main reason people want to stay in the UK, but there's plenty on your doorstep to take advantage of without compromising on fun.

Scotland, the Lake District, London and Wales rate highly among staycationers, offering great options to keep the family entertained while keeping holiday costs low.

Day trips to Alton Towers, Blackpool Pleasure Beach and the London Eye are a sure-fire way to keep the children happy without splashing out too much cash, or you could opt for Roman cities and castles in cities such as York and Edinburgh.

Nick Rudge, from cottages4you, said: "For many reasons, the staycation boom clearly shows no sign of relenting in 2012.

"We have some of the world's most beautiful landscapes and scenery right on our doorstep,with our study reinforcing that we simply love to holiday at home."