A NORTH Wales canal has been named in the most popular waterside destinations - can you guess which one?

That's right. Llangollen Canal has been named as the fifth most popular waterside location across the UK averaging 4,775 monthly searches.

New research conducted by boat insurance experts InsureMy analysed Google search data to establish which UK waterside destinations are being searched for the most.

The study looked at Google searches of 128 waterside destinations from the Canal & River Trust.   

Topping the list is Sowerby Bridge in West Yorkshire with a monthly average search volume of 17,508. Other honourable mentions go to Rudyard Lake in Staffordshire, Wigan Pier in Greater Manchester, Camden Locks in London an Earlswood Lakes in the West Midlands.

Llangollen Canal which crosses the border between England and Wales, came in at fifth place.

The canal spans 46 miles, features 21 locks and has gained over 14,000 hashtagged posts on Instagram. This makes it 23% more 'Instagrammable' than Rudyard Lake.

Stewart Barnett, Head of Marketing for InsureMy commented on the findings: "Brits visit waterside destinations for a variety of reasons, whether for a peaceful escape, nature watching or a leisure activity.

"With the ongoing costs of living crisis, many people choose to have day trips out to scenic UK locations instead of going abroad.

"These findings feature stunning landscapes that offer visitors the perfect places to visit during the likes of the Easter Holidays."