The most picturesque views in the UK – as voted for by Britons – have been revealed, and two places seem to be the nation’s joint favourites.
Research conducted by London North Eastern Railway (LNER) found that the iconic Loch Ness in the Scottish Highlands and Lake Windermere in the Lake District are the top views in the UK, both securing 27% of the vote.
Two London landmarks sit just behind in the list, with the London Eye securing 26% of the votes, followed by the Tower of London (24%).
When it comes to what it is about Britain’s views that make them so spectacular, nearly half (47%) of Brits polled said we have a great mix of both landscapes and urban cityscapes, 45% think there’s so much history to see in our views, while over a third (36%) said the proximity of city and countryside means you can be transported to a different view in minutes.
A range of views from all over the UK made the list, while the survey also found that two thirds (67%) of Britons have missed being able to visit UK beauty spots during the past year as the country faced coronavirus regulations.
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.”