Popular Destinations from Stansted Airport

The Most Popular Destinations from Stansted Airport
Stansted is a giant in Britain, coming in as the country’s fourth busiest airport.

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With 12 different airlines providing passage to more than 30 different countries – not to mention facilities such as the Stansted Meet and Greet and over 35 shops and restaurants to choose from – it seems that passengers are spoilt for choice when choosing their flights at Stansted.

But where are people jetting off to in this place with over 17.5 million passengers per year? Let’s take a look at the top four most popular destinations to help you plan your journey from this busy airport.


The home of James Joyce, Guinness and a varied array of architecture both old and new, Dublin is understandably a massively appealing tourist attraction. Why not try visiting the Guinness storehouse, which has been home to the infamously Irish drink since 1759?

And, if you can still stand after that, there’s a raft of literary tours, museums, pubs and restaurants to enjoy in one of the most cosmopolitan cities in Ireland.


If you’re looking to fly to somewhat sunnier climes than Dublin, then you might want to head to the second most popular destination from Stansted. Alicante is a place most famous for its sunny beaches, clear waters and rich cultural history.

Home to the clean sands of Playa del Postiguet and San Juan Beach, Alicante counts itself as one of the finest destinations to simply lounge around and soak up some sun.


Another Spanish paradise, Malaga offers culture in spades and has its claim to fame as the home of the Pablo Picasso Museum, which holds a collection of over 155 different paintings from the master of Cubist art.

Situated on the Costa del Sol, Malaga is filled to the brim with archetypal Spanish culture like flamenco dancing, tapas bars, restaurants with the finest Mediterranean foods and a fantastic array of places to shop. It stands as the ideal place to take in the finest attractions that Spain has to offer.


Rome is the ideal holiday destination for the history buff in all of us. It’s a series of beautiful wrecks and monuments. From the crumbling Coliseum to the long journey up the Spanish Steps, even a short walk through the centre of Rome can feel like a trek through history itself.

But this is nothing compared to the multitude of museums and galleries the city has to offer. In this bustling capital of Italy, a tourist interested in the past is simply spoilt for choice.