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Folkestone ranked among best places in the UK to go on holiday

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Original article from Kent Live

Data analysts have ranked three Kent towns in the top 10 of a list of the sunniest staycation spots in the UK.

Folkestone was also ranked third in the list, which was based on a range of factors.

Experts at Evan Halshaw said they looked at Met Office data to determine the areas that had the most hours of sunshine and highest average temperatures.

They then looked at a range of other factors like the number of attractions and prices for hotels and food and drinks to determine final rankings.

The company said: "As the UK continues along the roadmap to eased restrictions and more freedom, Brits are starting to set their eyes on some much-needed time away.

"However, with a number of rules and additional costs surrounding the visitation of some countries, more and more people are looking to holidays within the UK; commonly known as a staycation.

"With that said, we decided to compile a list of the best locations to visit within the UK for a staycation.

"We've taken a number of factors into account, such as the cost of living and the cost of parking to name two examples.

"However, the most important factor is the weather at each location, including the average amount of sunshine and rainfall."

In Kent, Folkestone ranks highest of all, and was named the second best place in the whole country for a sunny staycation.

Using data from the Met Office, the analysts said the east Kent town enjoyed an average of 194 hours of sunshine per month during April, July and October.

During these times it apparently enjoyed an average temperature of 16C.

Meanwhile Margate and Herne Bay were ranked seventh and eight respectively.

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Folkestone was also ranked third overall in the UK's list of top staycation spots.

The rankings were compiled with a greater focus on the overall experience, including things like cost of amenities, looking at the price of a pint, petrol and parking.

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