UK Markets open in 3 hrs 30 mins

13 Trending Holiday Destinations In Europe For Your Winter Break

·1-min read

You are reading Anywhere But Here, our series on travel at home and abroad, serving up the information and inspiration you need.

With the traffic light system a thing of the past, Brits can’t wait to embark on a hassle-free holiday – and it seems we’ve got our sites set on Spain.

Airbnb has released new data revealing the European destinations most popular among British holidaymakers right now, and nine out of the top 13 are in Spain.

The Spanish city of Cordoba is the top trending destination for those gearing up for winter sun, thanks to its ancient architecture and rich cultural heritage.

Beyond the traditionally touristy areas of Madrid and Palma, travellers are eager to explore the far corners of Spain and are searching for places in La Gomera and Santander.

For holidaymakers wishing for a winter wonderland, Trondheim in Norway is the coldest place on the list, and will be the ultimate destination to enjoy snow-covered mountains and warming nightcaps to reign in the new year.

Meanwhile, Chisinau is revealed as the up-and-coming Eastern European destination thanks to its Soviet architecture and bargain value, appealing to British travellers looking for something new.

Looking for some travel inspo? Here is the top trending list in full:

1. Cordoba, Spain

(Photo: Zu Sanchez Photography via Getty Images)
(Photo: Zu Sanchez Photography via Getty Images)

2. Split, Croatia

(Photo: Ratnakorn Piyasirisorost via Getty Images)
(Photo: Ratnakorn Piyasirisorost via Getty Images)

3. La Gomera, Spain

(Photo: photography by Ulrich Hollmann via Getty Images)
(Photo: photography by Ulrich Hollmann via Getty Images)

4. Mahón (Menorca), Spain

(Photo: Laurie Noble via Getty Images)
(Photo: Laurie Noble via Getty Images)

5. Marseille, France

Beautiful Harbour view in Marseille. (Photo: wilatlak villette via Getty Images)
Beautiful Harbour view in Marseille. (Photo: wilatlak villette via Getty Images)

6. Formentera, Spain

(Photo: Westend61 via Getty Images)
(Photo: Westend61 via Getty Images)

7. Dubrovnik, Croatia

(Photo: Baia Dzagnidze / EyeEm via Getty Images)
(Photo: Baia Dzagnidze / EyeEm via Getty Images)

8. Madrid, Spain

(Photo: Vicente Méndez via Getty Images)
(Photo: Vicente Méndez via Getty Images)

9. Malaga, Spain

(Photo: F.J. Jimenez via Getty Images)
(Photo: F.J. Jimenez via Getty Images)

10. Chisinau, Moldova

(Photo: Henryk Sadura via Getty Images)
(Photo: Henryk Sadura via Getty Images)

11. Santander, Spain

(Photo: Juan Jimenez / EyeEm via Getty Images)
(Photo: Juan Jimenez / EyeEm via Getty Images)

12. Seville, Spain

(Photo: Insung Choi / EyeEm via Getty Images)
(Photo: Insung Choi / EyeEm via Getty Images)

13. Trondheim, Norway

(Photo: imageBROKER/Reinhard Pantke via Getty Images)
(Photo: imageBROKER/Reinhard Pantke via Getty Images)

The rules (and traffic lights) are always changing, but one thing’s clear, we dream of being Anywhere But Here. This seasonal series offers you clear-headed travel advice, ideas-packed staycation guides, clever swaps and hacks, and a healthy dose of wanderlust.

(Photo: HuffPost UK)
(Photo: HuffPost UK)

This article originally appeared on HuffPost UK and has been updated.

Related...

Our goal is to create a safe and engaging place for users to connect over interests and passions. In order to improve our community experience, we are temporarily suspending article commenting