An idyllic and quaint village an hour's drive from Darlington has been named among the most picturesque in the world.

While the UK may not enjoy the same weather as warmer parts of the world, it does boast idyllic villages like Staithes on the seaside in North Yorkshire

As part of the list, which was made by Faraway Furniture, tmost beautiful village in the world was named as Cinque Terres, which boasts tourists from around the world on the Italian Riviera.

But a little closer to home, Staithes took 17th place.

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The seaside location was once one of the largest fishing ports in the UK and is now also an ideal staycation destination for families.

It is full of character and tourists can get lost among its winding cobbled streets or head out one of Yorkshire’s cliff paths.

Walkers can base themselves in Staithes to explore the Cleveland Way National Trail, a 109-mile route across the breathtaking Yorkshire coast.

A tourist who visited Staithes Beach wrote on Tripadvisor: “This place is a little gem. I would definitely recommend it.”

Another visitor wrote: “We just love it here. It’s beautiful. It’s so nice to go somewhere that hasn’t been overtaken by the usual high street chains and it remains a little local community.”