Research has revealed the UK’s hotspot for motorhome owners is Northern Ireland.

The popularity of motorhomes continues to rise across the country, with nearly 50% of Brits wanting to own one. It was also found that a record number had been registered with the DVLA over the past year.

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Now, a study, conducted by The Insurers, looked at June 2020 to May 2021 and found 14% of quotes came from Belfast-based customers. 

The next most popular spot proved to be Sheffield, which generated 13% of quotes. 

Motorhomes were also favoured in the Midlands, where three cities amounted to a collective 28% – this was Birmingham (11%), Nottingham (9%) and Stoke-on-Trent (8%). 

The top 10 spots for processed quotes were:

Belfast – 14%
Sheffield – 13%
Birmingham – 11%
Cardiff – 10%
Swansea – 10%
Portsmouth – 10%
Nottingham – 9%
Stoke-on-Trent – 8%
Bristol – 8%
Exeter – 7%

Another interesting element to come out of the results was who it is that’s planning to hit the roads this year. Data revealed it was retirees that accounted for 57% of the quotes processed.

Ed Bevis, Commercial & Marketing Director at The Insurers, said: “With travel overseas still subject to changing coronavirus restrictions, often at short notice, we’re committed to helping staycationers make the most of the UK this summer and autumn. By analysing our data, we have been able to gather a greater understanding of the UK’s regional hotspots for motorhome owners.”

“We were really interested to see that the majority of our customers are retirees, hoping to find that ultimate home-away-from-home this year. We also noticed that most of them were based in the north of the country.”

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