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Beautiful Britain

In a recent survey (24 August 2010) to find "Britain’s favourite view", three out of the top ten locations feature in Inntravel’s UK walking holidays.

Unsurprisingly, the outstandingly beautiful landscapes of the Lake District came out on top, with pretty Buttermere (1st) and Derwentwater (2nd) leading the way, and the more dramatic Wastwater (8th) not far behind.

But it wasn’t a northern whitewash - the iconic Seven Sisters in Sussex (3rd) and picturesque St Ives in Cornwall (4th) were followed closely by unmistakable Stonehenge and Holkham Beach in Norfolk (5th & 6th respectively).

Bamburgh Castle, Northumberland, UKHowever, coming in at No. 7 was remote and timeless Swaledale (above), one of Inntravel’s Classic Yorkshire Dales, followed by the magnificent Bamburgh Castle (right)on Northumberland’s spectacular coast (9th) which you can visit by walking In the Footsteps of Saints. Making up the ten is Loch Coruisk on the Isle of Skye, a wild and remote loch reached either by taking a boat trip from Elgol or by walking to the end of Glen Sligachan to look down upon it from above (below).

We all have our favourites and, although I am a great lover of the landscapes of the Lake District, I also love the Yorkshire coast, the view north over Runswick Bay from Kettleness being one that I never tire of seeing. Why not tell us where your favourite UK view is?

Watch this space - we will soon be announcing details of a fantastic photographic competition with the chance to win an Inntravel holiday!

Posted: 25/08/2010 16:01:53 by Peter Williamson, Inntravel | with 9 comments
Filed under: nature, opinions, UK

The Yorkhire Dales is my favourite - Goredale Scar and Malham Cove. Janet's Foss is fantastic - 'foss' is the Old Norse word for a waterfall - a trip well worth making.
27/08/2010 15:03:11

Rebecca Pickard
One of my favourite views was in the Yorkshire Dales this February, where I stayed in a boutique hotel near Bainbridge for my honeymoon. The roll-top bath in the room was positioned so that you could take advantage of the far-reaching views at the same time as enjoying a long hot soak! The crisp sunny winter weather, with a scattering of snow on the ground, added to the beauty.
27/08/2010 13:36:31

Nice views! My favourite view is only 30 minutes from where I live - it's from Sutton Bank, Kilburn. Standing at the top, you can sometimes see Yorkshire's Three Peaks!
27/08/2010 13:17:01

Sue Hugill
Keeping it local - The Hole of Horcum gets my vote with a slight dusting of snow on the ground - any more and you wouldn't be able to get there !!
27/08/2010 12:26:23

Trevor Wilford
I believe we have our top ten on our doorstep. The views from Cow House Bank are stunning. Only 14 miles from our office base, three miles north of Helmsley through the village of Carlton is the top of Cow House Bank, looking across towards Bransdale especially when the heather is in full bloom, a sea of blue breaks through the green of the pine trees. You can then walk down the public footpath from the wood to the surrounding moorland.
27/08/2010 12:21:56

Abi Tugwell
The most beautiful view I have seen would have to be when I was in the Kyle of Lochalsh - beautiful views across to Skye. Also amazing views back out to sea, as I sailed there it made it all the more amazing. I would recommend anyone to go there. I would go back there in a heartbeat - even though it rained for most of the time I was there!
27/08/2010 12:06:36

Sonia Curry
Just to add a bit of Wales in - my favourite has to be walking from Penally to Tenby along South Beach. There are rarely any crowds outside the height of summer, just a few dog walkers and a long expanse of sand, dunes and sea with the town on the headland in the distance. A "must do" every time I go down to visit my parents.
27/08/2010 12:05:11

Peter Hunt, Sales
I spend a lot of time walking and mountain biking up on the North York Moors, and I love the view of the Northern edge of the Moors where they just drop away onto the plain. I particularly like the fact that from almost anywhere up on the tops you can see the iconic shape of Roseberry Topping, it's become a familiar and comforting sight, and it's also nice to know that it's the favourite hill of a man who has summitted all of the worlds 8000m peaks, Alan Hinkes!
27/08/2010 11:58:17

Steve Jack, Marketing
Lovely views, Peter! My favourite is from a steep track leading out of the pretty village of Thixendale in the little-known Yorkshire Wolds. I love the rolling scenery there, and the solitude. This is where I take the dog for a walk when I want to get away from it all, and it's only half an hour from home!
26/08/2010 11:29:31

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