As the cost of holidaying abroad continues to rise, more of us are choosing to take a break in the UK instead.

Despite the increase in staycations, however, a new survey by has found that the majority of Brits have only actually explored 2% of the country.

In fact, 1 in 6 people have never holidayed in the UK, 11% didn’t know Ben Nevis was a mountain, and Londoners are more likely to have visited Paris than another British city.

The survey listed the 30 tourist attractions Brits are least likely to have visited.

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Here’s a look at five of them and reasons why you should go if you haven’t already.

1. Brecon Beacons

Whether you’re after an active excursion across mountains, through forests and into caves, or a more sedate experience in stunning countryside, Brecon Beacons National Park has something for everyone.

Try a pony trek or visit one of the nearby characterful pubs.

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2. Windsor Castle

Windsor Castle is the oldest and largest inhabited castle in the world, making it a great day trip for history buffs.

Occupied by kings and queens for almost 1,000 years, you’ll learn plenty about the role of the monarchy in British life while taking in the grandeur of the working palace.

3. Brighton

The seaside town of Brighton is a cultural treasure trove with something to offer every kind of visitor.

The Lanes are perfect for shopping or there’s fun to be had for all ages on the pier. Alternatively, try watersports on the sea front, or marvel at the pavilion.

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4. Glasgow

Once named the world’s friendliest city in a Rough Guides poll, bustling Glasgow has plenty going on for tourists from the UK or abroad.

As well as a warm welcome, visitors can expect a vibrant cultural offering with 130 music acts every week, 1,500 shops, plenty of art galleries and theatre companies, and what Lonely Planet describes as “the best and most eclectic dining” in a European city.

5. York

Viking York is another great British break and the walled city is nothing short of awe-inspiring.

On a tour of the city you’ll see plenty of shops, bars, restaurants and museums, all while taking in the marvellous architecture.

Where are your favourite places to go in the UK? Let us know in the Comments section below.