EVESHAM has seen a big increase in demand from holidaymakers in the last year, according to new figures.
New data from holiday rental giant Holidaylettings.co.uk found Evesham saw a 35.2 per cent year-on-year rise in holiday enquiries- placing it in the top 20 on the list of rural destinations which have seen the biggest spike in interest.
Evesham placed 19 out of 20 on the list, behind destinations such as Thirsk, Chipping Campden, Dunster and the Peak Forest.
And in a blog on why the holiday rental website believes these rural destinations have seen a surge in interest from holidaymakers, Evesham has been described as a ‘thriving market town.’
The blog also said the town has the ‘best of both worlds,’ as Evesham has a range of shops, restaurants and cafés which are all ‘surrounded by rolling hills.’
A spokesperson for Holidaylettings.co.uk, Jack Johnson, said: “Evesham has seen a big increase in demand in the last year, which reflects a growing popularity for rural locations.
“It’s in higher demand than ever as travellers consider a different type of break over the traditional seaside trip.”
In the Holidaylettings.co.uk blog, which is called ‘20 rural retreats you need to know about in 2016,’ it said: “This thriving market town near the River Avon has the best of both worlds: excellent shops, restaurants and quirky cafés, all surrounded by rolling hills and woodland walks.
“If you want to find out about the area, visit The Almonry Heritage Centre. Here you’ll find a wealth of information and artefacts documenting notable events such as the defeat of Baron Simon de Montfort at the Battle of Evesham in 1265.
“Pack a picnic and spend the day exploring the Windmill Hill Nature Reserve where you can see wildflowers, butterflies and beautiful views of the Avon Valley.”