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Even if international travel turns out to be possible this summer, many of us have been firmly bitten by the staycation bug. After all, destinations in the UK aren't just quick and convenient to get to; they also make travelling sustainably a little easier. With this in mind, it's interesting to check out Airbnb's list of the top trending staycation destinations for 2021. These aren't necessarily the most popular destinations overall, but the ones that are seeing the biggest increase in search traffic. Basically, if these holiday spots aren't big yet, they definitely will be.Amanda Cupples, general manager for Northern Europe at Airbnb, said of the list: "Our trending destinations show that travel this year is likely to be a little different, with many using a summer closer to home to explore lesser-known rural destinations in addition to the well-loved favourites."Check out the top 10, including pretty coastal spots in Devon, Cornwall and North Yorkshire, in this slideshow.St Clears, PembrokeshireThis small town on the River Tâf is something of a hidden gem in South Wales.Forest of Dean, GloucestershireThis ancient forest offers 42 square miles of peaceful woodland to explore. Popular villages located around the forest include Brockhampton, Alvington and Lydbrook.Clovelly, DevonWith its cute cobbled high street, traditional buildings and stunning views of the Bristol Channel, it's easy to see why this Devon town is a staycation favourite.Bosham, West SussexThis coastal village on England's south coast has its own, very charming harbour.Primrose Valley, Filey, North YorkshireHome to one of the UK's best-rated beaches, this is definitely a destination on the rise.Mullion, CornwallThis picturesque Cornish fishing village has its own uninhabited island which is home to large colonies of seabirds. Cawsand, CornwallLocated on the Rame Peninsula, which is often called "the forgotten corner of Cornwall", this village remains a bit of an undiscovered gem... for now.Noss Mayo, DevonLocated just six miles from Plymouth (and its handy train station), this tiny village is considered one of Devon's prettiest. Saunton, Devon This Devon village is known for its sizeable beach, Saunton Sands, which is where Robbie Williams shot his iconic "Angels" video.East Wittering, West SussexLocated just 60 miles from London, this West Sussex village is especially popular with the surfing community. Like what you see? How about some more R29 goodness, right here?