All roads lead to Cornwall
Cornwall proves its ongoing popularity drive
Cornwall has been revealed as the most ‘pinned’ road trip destination in Europe, according to a new study.
The research conducted by Honda used Pinterest data to look at more than 650 popular destinations across Europe. The study ranked the most ‘pinned’ road trip locations as inspiration for future travel.
Cornwall as the destination for road trips had 78 boards dedicated to the coastal county. With stayctions the holiday theme for this year, the picturesque coast has also seen a surge in Google searches too. There has been a 50% increase in people searching for ‘Cornwall’ from January 2021 to March 2021.
Tuscany came out second in the research. It attracts visitors with its architecture, history and renaissance art. Italy topped the list for having the highest number of road trip locations feature in the top 15 too. Amalfi, Rome, Sicily and Florence appear as top road trip locations.
Within the UK, Scotland’s North Coast 500 is another popular choice. There are 18 Pinterest boards dedicated to the 518-mile Scottish route. It beats the likes of Iceland’s Ring Road and the fairy-tale-like Romantic Road in Bavaria. The Scottish road trip also went viral on TikTok, with multiple hashtags accumulating over 16 million views.
The top 5 ‘pinned’ road trip locations:
- Cornwall (78 boards)
This peninsula, sometimes known as the Cornish Riviera. It comprises wild moorlands and stunning beaches with crystal clear seas.
- Tuscany (52 boards)
Boasting architecture, history and renaissance art in its capital, Florence. It also provides diverse countryside with beautiful mountain ranges and fields of olive trees.
- Amalfi (30 boards)
Set below dramatic cliffs on the Italian southwest coast, Amalfi is a stunning coastal town. The Tyrrhenian Sea has plenty of history and scenery to explore.
- Pyrenees (22 boards)
It stretches across the border of France and Spain. The Pyrenees mountain range provides hiking trails to ski resorts as well as breath-taking scenery.
- North Coast 500, Scotland (18 boards)
Starting and ending at Inverness Castle, this is a 516-mile route around the North Coast of Scotland. It takes you through some of the most stunning coastal scenery in the UK with Caribbean-blue waters, wildlife, and mystical castles.
The top ‘pinned’ locations to road trip ranked (6-15)
- Rome (17)
- Sicily (17)
- Barcelona (17)
- Ring Road, Iceland (16)
- Romantic Road, Germany (16)
- Florence (12)
- French Riviera (12)
- Algarve (11)
- Bavaria (11)
- Wild Atlantic Way, Ireland (10)
Olivia Dunn, Head of Communications at Honda comments on the study, “After a year of putting our travelling plans on hold, we wanted to provide some inspiration for when restrictions ease.
“Using Pinterest, we were able to analyse some of the most picturesque post-lockdown holidays that can be taken by car for those looking to explore some of Europe’s most beautiful destinations.”