The 20 best views in the UK revealed

From the Highlands of Scotland to the Cornish coast, the British landscape is full of astounding sights. Now a survey has revealed the 20 best views Britain has to offer.

The view from the top of Snowdon has been voted the UK’s best view.

The panorama from the summit of Wales’s highest mountain, taking in Llyn Llydaw, came top in a nationwide poll.

All four corners of the UK features in the top 10, with Scotland’s Glencoe the runner-up, Stonehenge in third and Northern Ireland’s spectacular Giant’s Causeway finishing in 10th place.

Samsung commissioned the survey to discover the nation’s favourite scenic views to celebrate the launch of the new Samsung Galaxy S8 smartphone.

Over 2,500 people responded to the survey, choosing from a longlist compiled by travel industry experts.

Here’s the top 20 in full:

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

Taking the number one spot was the view of Llyn Llydaw, in Snowdonia National Park which was created in 1951.

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

Full of stunning scenery in every season, it’s no wonder the Highlands appeared on the list. You’ll find Three Sisters mountains in Glencoe.

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3. Stonehenge, Wiltshire, England

Europe’s best known pre-historic monument, the ancient landscape is a sight to behold.

4. St Ives Bay, Cornwall, England

A popular spot for bird-watching, the shallow crescent sits on Cornwall’s Atlantic coast.

5. Cheddar Gorge, Somerset, England

Cheddar Gorge is Britain’s biggest gorge and the dramatic cliffs are an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

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

Loch Ness

Though you might not spot the Loch Ness Monster, there’s still plenty to see of Loch Ness from Dores.

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7. Buttermere, Lake District, England

The breath-taking lakes and mountains in the Lake District have long been popular with visitors, making it no surprise that the view of Buttermere came seventh on this list.

8. Parliament and Big Ben - view from Westminster Bridge, London, England

The Palace of Westminster is an iconic sight to see in the capital, especially when looking out over the River Thames.

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

Surrounded by folklore, the basalt columns at Giant’s Causeway make for a dramatic viewpoint.

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

A haven for wildlife, this short walk up Conic Hill makes for awe-inspiring views over the loch.

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11. Ben Nevis, Lochaber, Scotland

Britain’s highest peak, the rugged mountain dominates the landscape of Fort William.

12. Edinburgh from Arthur’s Seat, Scotland

Ancient volcano Arthur’s Seat is 251 metres above sea level, and just a short walk from the Scottish capital, gives excellent views of Edinburgh.

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

A popular spot for rock climbing, Stanage Edge is a great place to look out over the Peak District.

14. Brecon Beacons – view from the summit, Wales

A climb to the top of a mountain is certainly worth it for the view in the Brecon Beacons.

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15. Durdle Door, Dorset, England

Enjoy the beach and marvel at the natural limestone arch at Durdle Door.

16. Spires of Oxford, Oxfordshire, England

Oxford is not known as the City of Dreaming Spires for nothing.

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

Strolling along the beach looking up at Bamburgh Castle makes for another jaw-dropping view.

18. Seven Sisters, Sussex, England

The series of chalk cliffs make for a striking view on a sunny day out.

19. Bournemouth pier and beach, Dorset, England

There’s something so quintessentially British about spending a day at the seaside, meandering along the pier, and Bournemouth is an especially pretty place to do it.

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

Cambridge University is not just world renowned for its academic pedigree, but also its remarkable architecture.

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