The UK’s best 20 views are in!

As much as we like to travel, have you ever stopped to think what gems you might be missing right on your doorstep?

A survey by Samsung has revealed the UK’s top 20 views as voted by 2,500 respondents and although I haven’t seen all of them, I couldn’t agree more with the number one spot.

The view from summit of Mount Snowdon, Wales topped the list and I was lucky enough to be there last week on one of the hottest days of the year so far.


Wales’ highest mountain definitely exceeded expectations and being just over 4 hours from London by car (on a clear run of course) it’s easily achievable in a weekend. Unfortunately, unexpected car issues cut our trip short – apparently cam belts don’t last forever – meaning we weren’t able to climb neighboring, lesser known Tryfan the following day, although I definitely plan to return.

Here is the full list of 20 greatest British views waiting to be discovered:

1)    Snowdonia – view of Llyn Llydaw from Mount Snowdon summit, Wales

2)    Scottish Highlands – view of Three Sisters mountains, Glencoe Valley, Scotland

3)    Stonehenge, Wiltshire, England

4)    St Ives Bay, Cornwall, England

5)    Cheddar Gorge, Somerset, England

6)    Loch Ness – view from Dores, Highland, Scotland

Loch Ness

7)    Buttermere, Lake District, England

8)    Parliament and Big Ben – view from Westminster Bridge, London, England

9)    Giant’s Causeway, County Antrim, Northern Ireland

10)  Loch Lomond – view from Conic Hill, Dunbartonshire, Scotland

11)   Ben Nevis, Lochaber, Scotland

12)   Edinburgh from Arthur’s Seat, Scotland

13)   Peak District – view from Stanage Edge, Derbyshire, England

14)   Brecon Beacons – view from the summit, Wales

15)   Durdle Door, Dorset, England

16)   Spires of Oxford, Oxfordshire, England

Oxford spires

17)   Bamburgh Castle – view from the coast, Bamburgh, Northumberland, England

Bamburgh Castle

18)   Seven Sisters, Sussex, England

Seven Sisters

19)   Bournemouth pier and beach, Hampshire, England

20)   Kings College – view from the River Cam, Cambridge, England

 

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