BRIGHTON and Chichester have both been listed in the top ten best places for British holidaymakers looking for a safe “staycation” this summer.

Holidu, a search engine for holiday rentals, has compared summer factors including the average hours of sunlight and average temperature, the number of parks, beaches, swimming spots and ice cream shops and marked these against the density of each city to give an overall score.

Chichester was crowned as the number one spot in the UK to take a socially distanced summer break while staying safe, with a total score of 6.42 out of ten.

Despite scoring zero out of ten for beaches, the historic city reached number one as it is largely pedestrianised and has a 40-acre freshwater lake for activities such as paddleboarding, swimming and wakeboarding.

It also scored ten out of ten for its number of green spaces and parks and 9.94 out of ten for the average number of hours of sunshine.

Brighton came in at number eight in the list with an overall score of 4.69 out of ten.

The city scored ten out of ten for sunshine as it can boast 280.4 hours on average during the summer.

However Brighton lost out to other cities including Southend and Bournemouth as it scored lower for the number of lakes and pools, and came in with a score of 4.28 out of ten for its pebble beach.