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Most-Visited Countries by the British

Name the countries that are visited by the greatest number of United Kingdom residents.
For the year 2015. source
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First submittedMarch 10, 2017
Last updatedMarch 10, 2017
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Thousands
Country
11,440
Spain
6,156
France
2,459
Italy
2,270
United States
2,114
Portugal
2,071
Greece
1,506
Netherlands
1,194
Turkey
1,112
Ireland
1,016
Germany
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level 73
Mar 11, 2017
Too easy, not as interesting as USA and Canada.
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level 67
Mar 11, 2017
Good quiz, didn't get Turkey (like a poor American's Thanksgiving)
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level 76
Jul 29, 2017
Lol. But to set the record straight, not all Americans eat turkey on Thanksgiving. Two of our family members can't eat turkey because it triggers migraines so we usually serve roast chicken or pork, (along with cranberry sauce and pumpkin pie, of course!)
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level 79
Oct 18, 2018
ander, I want to go to Thanksgiving at your house. Turkey is so overrated.
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level 54
Mar 24, 2017
The number of people going to the countries seems really low, though i don't know in which period of time they are. Also no tropical countries like Thailand that are otherwise quite popular tourist destinations, only european. Are you sure everything is correct in this? It all just seems so strange
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level ∞
Mar 24, 2017
Yes, the quiz is correct. See the column header: "Thousands".
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level 40
Jun 28, 2017
I'm speculating, but I think due to the proximity of the countries on the list to Britain compared with tropical countries like Thailand, flights are considerably cheaper and therefore more Brits can afford to go, and probably more regularly...
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level 67
Jul 29, 2017
Bet it took a while to reason that out
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level 40
Jul 29, 2017
Haha it does seem obvious, but Robin clearly demonstrated a need for that explanation. I appreciate your sarcastic input though!
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level 77
Jul 31, 2017
Thailand is quite far away. but the list is still dominated by countries that are much sunnier than the UK. Spain (Tenerife, Costa del Sol, Barcelona, Majorca, Ibiza being top destinations), France (French Riviera), Italy (Rome, Naples, Sicily), Portugal, Greece, Turkey (Antalya being the popular destination)... Brits obviously like sun. I'm betting Thailand isn't too far down the list, either.
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level 56
Jul 31, 2017
We do like the sun, but a lot of those places come with interesting history and culture, so for those of us who like those sorts of things, it's win win!
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level 62
Apr 20, 2017
Thanks for the easy points :-)
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level 62
May 13, 2017
Does Switzerland get more Chinese tourists than British tourists?
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level 46
Jul 29, 2017
And I forgot Ireland...
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level 42
Jul 29, 2017
Wow, I was fast. 1:27 left
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level 28
Jul 29, 2017
Completely forgot about Ireland but got all the others xD
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level 58
Jul 29, 2017
Ditto. HTF did i forget Ireland!?!?
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level 26
Jul 29, 2017
Looked and the comments and felt better cause I thought i was the only one who forgot Ireland
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level 63
Jul 29, 2017
Wow, the Brits really don't like to travel too far, do they?
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level 71
Jul 31, 2017
You'd find a similar pattern for most countries Majority of short term tourists go to the nearest warm resort areas
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level 36
Jul 29, 2017
15 seconds to spare, I was thinking what other countries are closest to the UK... IRELAND!
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level 51
Jul 30, 2017
Can't believe USA is ahead of Australia!! Just about everyone I know has been to Australia
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level 71
Jan 9, 2019
US is half the sitting time and a quarter of the price.
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level 38
Jul 31, 2017
thought that ireland might be number 1 as they are neighbours and its like an opporturnity to visit it in like 2 days or smth
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level 78
Aug 8, 2018
i'd suggest they had missed out the northern irish who cross the border to go shopping/go to work etc and go back but it's probably not recorded anywhere. The note says UK residents which should include them as well I suppose.
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level 45
Aug 24, 2019
On other quizzes like this one it only counts overnight stays, so that might explain the lower numbers for Ireland. And of course, as you say, there isn't really any data on people crossing from north to south.
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level 58
Jul 31, 2017
Easy..... 1:33 left Please do more quizzes like this XD
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level 53
Feb 20, 2018
what about Cyprus.
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level 16
Apr 8, 2019
i have a confession to make, i cheated from the comments. as always