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
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
17) Bamburgh Castle – view from the coast, Bamburgh, Northumberland, England
18) Seven Sisters, Sussex, England
19) Bournemouth pier and beach, Hampshire, England
20) Kings College – view from the River Cam, Cambridge, England