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The UK’s best national park named as the ‘ideal destination’

With 15 national parks to choose from, the UK is a nature lover’s staycation paradise with a huge range of beauty spots to explore.

But which is the UK’s best national park?

A new study from cinch has looked at the UK’s best national parks to visit based on several key factors.

The team looked at the number of cafes, parking spaces, the average temperature and the parks’ popularity on social media.

While each of the UK’s national parks have their own selling points, the country’s oldest park grabbed the top spot.

The Peak District was crowned the UK’s best national park. The UK’s oldest national park, it was founded in 1951.

It spans across five counties and is easily accessible from Manchester, Sheffield, Derby and Nottingham.

Ashford-in-the-Water is considered to be one of the Peak District’s prettiest villages and is known for the medieval Sheepwash Bridge.

Sam Sheehan, motoring editor at cinch, 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.”

If you want to escape the crowds, why not head to the North York Moors, one of the country’s lesser-visited national parks?