Cardiff is home to the biggest thrill-seekers in the UK

Cardiff is home to the biggest thrill-seekers in the UK, a study has found.

A poll of 2,000 adults found 73 per cent of those in the Welsh capital describe themselves as being adventurous and happy to live life ‘on the edge’.

Newcastle came second on the list, followed by inhabitants of Belfast.

John Annoh, from hotel chain Premier Inn, which commissioned the research said: “Adventurousness means many things to many different people.”

The study also found half of those polled admit they ‘wish they had the guts’ to be more adventurous from time to time.

The top most exciting activity Brits would like to try would be to go on a safari, followed by a flight in a hot air balloon.

And around 14 per cent would love to take on an adrenaline-fuelled skydive – with just one in 20 Brits having already ticked that off their list of things to do.

But 35 per cent of Brits say they’re more adventurous when they’re on holiday, with 16 per cent booking holidays purely to try out new activities.

Twice as many Brits also believe their generation is more adventurous than the one that came before.

Getting out of their comfort zone is vital to 66 per cent of respondents though, who believe doing so has tangible benefits.

These include potentially meeting new friends, visiting places they may never otherwise have seen, and changing the way we see the world.

It also appears the idea that adventure can only be found abroad is a myth, as nearly three quarters of respondents think there is plenty to do at home in the UK.

John Annoh added: “From cliff walking to skydiving, Premier Inn’s 750 locations across the UK & Ireland allow people to explore any activity across the country.

”Getting out of your comfort zone or starting a new hobby has never been easier and Premier Inn is a great place to start your next adventure.”

Top 5 most adventurous cities in the UK:
1. Cardiff
2. Newcastle
3. Edinburgh
4. Belfast
5. Glasgow

  • Mat is a writer with an interest in public opinion research. He has a passion for stories covering lifestyle, travel and technology.

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