New research by revealing the UK’s most peaceful destinations has shown that five places in Devon have ranked, with Dartmouth coming in second.

The index was created by analysing Instagram hashtags, population and number of peaceful outdoor activities to find a total of 53 locations. Dartmouth in South Devon featured in second place, with Kingswear, Croyde, Ilfracombe and Salcombe also making the list.

Dartmouth in South Devon is a beautiful location situated on the banks of the River Dart and with an iconic castle overlooking the town. Salcombe and Kingswear are also South Devon locations that are well known for their picturesque views, while Croyde and Ilfracombe are in North Devon based along the award winning North Devon coast. They fall within the North Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and are known for being great places for watersports as well as relaxing.

The top spot went to Bassenthwaite in Cumbria, which falls in the Lake District.

The full list is as follows:

Bassenthwaite, Cumbria
Dartmouth, Devon
Over Haddon, Peak District
Broadway, Worcestershire
Bakewell, Derbyshire
Portmeirion, Gwynedd
Reeth, North Yorkshire
Kingswear, Devon
Mullion, Cornwall
Hathersage, Derbyshire
Hawes, North Yorkshire
Rye, East Sussex
Porlock, Somerset
Bamburgh, Northumberland
Boscastle, Cornwall
Aldeburgh, Suffolk
Betws-y-coed, Conwy
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Beddgelert, Gwynedd
Ballycastle, County Antrim
Croyde, Devon
Robin Hood’s Bay, North Yorkshire
Castleton, Derbyshire
Dunster, Somerset
Stow on the Wold, Gloucestershire
Portree, Isle of Skye
Keswick, Cumbria
Southwold, East Sussex
Padstow, Cornwall
Filey, North Yorkshire
Lyndhurst, Hampshire
Ilfracombe, Devon
Cromer, Norfolk
Aberaeron, Ceredigion
Shanklin, Isle of Wight
St Andrews, Fife
Malvern, Worcestershire
Beaumaris, Isle of Anglesey
Conwy, Conwy
Lyme Regis, Dorset
Llandudno, Conwy
St Ives, Cornwall
Weymouth, Dorset
Matlock, Derbyshire
Salcombe, Devon
Tenby, Pembrokeshire
Skegness, Lincolnshire
Folkestone, Kent
Buxton, Derbyshire
Whitstable, Kent
Southport, Merseyside
Falmouth, Cornwall
Scarborough, North Yorkshire