A host of London landmarks have made the list of the most beautiful views in the UK as voted for by the British public.
A study commissioned by LNER polled the general public on the most scenic landscapes across Britain, with four London favourites making the 30-strong list.
Loch Ness is famed for the monster said to reside in its waters but the breathtaking surrounding landscape saw it come out on top, reports the Mirror.
The UK’s third most beautiful view was the London Eye.
The world-famous landmark is a firm favourite with tourists.
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Not only is it a famous part of the London skyline, but a ride on the wheel itself offers great views of other famous sights such as Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament.
The Tower of London was included on the list at number four, Westminster Bridge at number 18 and Richmond Park at number 25.
Though at the moment domestic travel is banned under lockdowns in England, Scotland and Wales, the LNER study showed that two thirds of Brits are counting down until they can start exploring UK beauty spots again.
As a nation, we’re proud of the wide array of landscapes on offer across Britain, with 47 per cent of those polled insisting that the UK boasts some of the most beautiful views in the world.
So what makes them so special? For nearly half of Brits, it’s the mix of both landscapes and urban cityscapes, not to mention the fact that so many areas are steeped in history.
In fact, 57 per cent said that UK holidays can be just as enjoyable as a trip abroad as there are plenty of different spots to discover, as well as the wide range of beautiful views.
David Horne, Managing Director at LNER, said: “It’s clear to see that as a nation we’re proud to be home to some amazing views, ranging from natural beauty like Loch Ness and the Yorkshire Dales to great cities like London and York.
Although restrictions are in place for now, it is not difficult to see why so many of us will be looking to explore the beauty of Britain once it is safe to do so.”
Find out more at lner.co.uk.
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UK’s top 30 most beautiful views
- Loch Ness, Scotland
- Lake Windermere, Lake District
- The London Eye
- The Tower of London
- St Ives Bay, Cornwall
- Ingleton, The Yorkshire Dales
- Snowdonia, Wales
- Man O’War Beach, Dorset
- The White Cliffs of Dover
- Stonehenge, Salisbury
- Ben Nevis seen from Lochaber, Scotland
- Cheddar Gorge, Somerset
- York Minster
Loch Lomond, The Trossachs National Park
Pen y Fan, Brecon Beacons
The Giant’s Causeway, Northern Ireland
Durdle Door, Dorset
Westminster Bridge, London
Arthur’s Seat, Edinburgh
St Michael’s Mount, Cornwall
Peak District view from Stanage Edge, Derbyshire
Buttermere, the Lake District
Robin Hoods Bay, Yorkshire
Hadrian’s Wall, Northumberland
Richmond Park, London
The Angel of the North, Gateshead
The Three Sisters, Glencoe Valley
Freshwater Bay, the Isle of Wight
Eden Valley, Cumbria
Bamburgh Castle, Northumberland
How many of these have you already visited? Let us know in the comments below.
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