The UK’s 20 Best Views Revealed (AKA The Great British View Off)
No, Harry Styles is not one of them. Criminal.
Looking for some scenic holiday inspo? You’re in luck, because the 20 greatest British views have been officially revealed. *Drum roll*
Please imagine that the following words are being read out loud by David Attenborough, it feels appropriate.
In a study commissioned to celebrate the upcoming launch of the new Samsung Galaxy S8 (it has a fancy camera perfect for snapping scenery, y’see), 2,500 people voted for their fave sights across the UK – and the results, ladies and gentlemen, are in.
Topping the list is none other than the view from Mount Snowdon’s summit (that’s in Wales for anyone who failed geography), closely followed by the Three Sisters mountains in Glencoe, Scotland and Stone Henge, those famous rocks from Wiltshire, England.
Rounding off the top five is St. Ives Bay, Cornwall, and Cheddar Gorge in Somerset – which despite the name, is not a ravine made of cheese. Sad.
For those who like to keep their insta-game strong, the study also revealed what type of pics are most likely to make pals jealous – with 48% of those surveyed admitting that awesome views will get them hitting the like button.
Bad news for the slightly narcissistic though, because only 5% said selfies get them feeling that social envy – apparently, the world wants to see mountains, not your fleeky brows.
Take a look at the full top 20 list below, but before that let’s finish with a line from Sam Grant, marketing director at Samsung Electronics UK and Ireland (now that’s a job title), who said:
“We wanted to mark the launch of the new Samsung Galaxy S8, with its unique and groundbreaking Infinity Display, by celebrating the beautiful views in our country of mountains, highlands, beaches and urban skylines that are best enjoyed unconfined.”
Thanks Sam, appreciate it. Now, with no further ado, the Top 20 Greatest British views are…
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
How many have you seen with your own eyeballs?
By Lizzie Cox