Its official: Cornwall is the Best UK Holiday Destination, having been bestowed the coveted title at the British Travel Awards. Open to all destinations across the country and won by public votes, the award represents the views of the consumer making it a true indicator of popularity. Over 20% of the category’s votes were cast in Cornwall’s favour pushing it ahead of the Lake District, last years winner. Steve Kessell of VisitCornwall was there to collect the trophy: “Being awarded the title of Best UK Holiday Destination is a fantastic honour for Cornwall. Not only does it recognise the hard work of the industry but it also shines the national spotlight on Cornwall. The fact that it is based on public opinion makes it even more significant as it comes from those people that count, those that vote with their feet!"