Last month, we reported how the Lake District was declared the best place in the UK for an Easter road trip. Sadly, that title has now been lost.

Cinch, the faff-free way to buy a car online, listed the best national parks to visit based on the number of nearby cafes, parking spaces, average temperature and social media popularity.

Although the Lake District finished second overall in the study, the national park ranked number one for the number of nearby cafes, as well as for the number of Instagram hashtags.

But where beat it I hear you ask?

The top national parks to visit in the UK:

  1. Peak District
  2. Lake District
  3. New Forest
  4. Northumberland
  5. Dartmoor
  6. Norfolk and Suffolk Broads
  7. Pembrokeshire Coast
  8. Loch Lomond & The Trossachs
  9. South Downs
  10. Eryi (Snowdonia)
  11. Exmoor
  12. Yorkshire Dales
  13. Bannau Brycheiniog (Brecon Beacons)
  14. Cairngorms
  15. North York Moors

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Sam Sheehan, Cinch's motoring editor, said: “Crowning the best national park in the UK based on its scenery alone is no easy feat, as every park is dotted with picturesque villages and stunning sites.

“However, based on our findings, the perfect location for a road trip is the Peak District, the first of Britain’s 15 national parks to be established.

“Covering five different counties and featuring spectacular landscapes, the Peak District is an ideal destination if you’re on the hunt for picture- or video-perfect spots.

“In fact, this stunning part of the world has received over 363 million views on TikTok, making it a true favourite among nature lovers and social media users.”