TWO North Yorkshire holiday destinations have made it on to a list of the UK’s most searched for small towns and villages.

At a time when rural tourism in the UK is more popular than ever,, a holiday rental search engine, has ranked the UK’s most searched small towns and villages with less than 20,000 inhabitants in the last few months on the internet and both Whitby and Robin Hood's Bay have made the top ten.

Here's the full top ten:

1. Portmeirion (Gwynedd, Wales) - 110,000 monthly searches Portmeirion is a tourist village located in Gwynedd, North Wales. It was designed and built between 1925 and 1975 following an Italian village style. This destination has become very popular and well-known after serving as the location for several films and television shows, The Prisoner being the main one. The full village is currently owned by a charitable trust.

2. Whitby (North Yorkshire, England) - 90,500 monthly searches This seaside town of 13,000 inhabitants situated on the East coast of Yorkshire sneaks into position number 2 of the ranking. Crossed by the River Esk, it is a beautiful town that has a very important tourist heritage. Whitby has been the scene of various films and television stories, and literary works such as Bram Stoker's Dracula, the most famous of them all.

3. Bourton-on-the-Water (Gloucestershire, England) - 74,000 monthly searches With only about 3,000 inhabitants, Bourton-on-the-Water completes the top 3 of the list. Situated in Gloucestershire, England, it is a really popular destination among tourists. Much of the village centre is a designated Conservation Area.

4. Alnwick (Northumberland, England) - 71,700 monthly searches Alnwick is a market town located in Northumberland, England. With only 8,000 inhabitants, every year it attracts thousands of tourists aiming to visit the impressive Alnwick Castle, the town’s greatest building, which is one of the homes of the Duke of Northumberland.

5. Tenby (Pembrokeshire, Wales) - 49,890 monthly searches We now move to Wales. Tenby is a seaside town in Pembrokeshire, on the Western side of Carmarthen Bay. With only 4,500 inhabitants, Tenby has more than 4 kilometers of beaches and medieval walls dating from the 13th century.

6. Cirencester (Gloucestershire, England) - 49,820 monthly searches Known for being an important early Roman area, Cirencester is now a market town in Gloucestershire, England. The town lies on the River Churn. One of its main attractions is the Corinium Museum, which contains an extensive Roman collection.

7. Salcombe (Devon, England) - 49,710 monthly searches With only 3,000 inhabitants, Salcombe is a popular resort town in the South Hams district of Devon, England. Its extensive waterfront has made it a really popular destination among national and international tourists.

8. Robin Hood’s Bay (North Yorkshire, England) - 49,550 monthly searches Robin Hood’s Bay is a small fishing village located on the coast of North Yorkshire. An English legend tells that Robin Hood encountered French pirates who came to pillage the fishermen’s boats. The pirates surrendered and Robin Hood returned the possessions to the poor people of the village. After that, the village was renamed Robin Hood’s Bay.

9. Keswick (Cumbria, England) - 40,890 monthly searches Keswick is an English market town situated in Cumberland. This destination has many interesting sports, such as The Moot Hall, St John’s Church, or Castlerigg stone circle. Don’t forget to visit Keswick’s market, which has an unbroken history of more than 700 years.

10. Hebden Bridge (West Yorkshire, England) - 40,570 monthly searches We close the top 10 of the ranking with another market town, this time located in West Yorkshire. The town has a population of approximately 4,500 inhabitants. Hebden Bridge is known for being an LGBT-friendly town. It is often called the UK’s ‘lesbian capital’.