These are the most stunning views in Britain

Just breathtaking (Picture: @macaloon/@zainehsannn/@Alan.howe.969/Instagram)

For anyone planning a staycation this year, the country’s best scenic views have been revealed.

And beauty spots from all over the country feature in the round-up.

Loch Ness and Lake Windermere are at the top of the list, each with 27% of people saying they were their favourite locations.

Dreamy summer holiday destination St Ives also placed highly, with 24% saying this was their go-to place for stunning views.

Loch Ness scooped top spot (Picture: Getty Images)
The Lake Disctict (Picture: @dianavnor/Instagram)
St Ives in Cornwall (Picture: Beccaincornwall/Instagram)

Other coastal spots that feature in the top 10 include Man O’War beach on the Jurassic Coast and the famous White Cliffs of Dover. 

The recognisable White Cliffs of Dover (Picture: @eni_josephine_summer)
Man O’War beach (@macaloon/Instagram)
Stunning Snowdonia (Picture: @geo.harris/Instagram)
Stonehenge looking pretty moody (Picture: @zainehsannn/Instagram)
Bamburgh Castle (Picture: @Alan.howe.969/Instagram)

It hardly comes as a surprise that we all love the UK’s National Parks –  Snowdonia in Wales secured seventh position with 23% and Loch Lomond, The Trossachs National Park in Scotland came in 14th place with 16%.  

But cities also feature heavily on the list, with two of the capital’s popular sights making it into the top five – The London Eye in third place and The Tower of London in fourth. Likewise, York Minster scooped 13th position.

Some of the nation’s other favourites include Stonehenge, Arthur’s Seat in Edinburgh, Bamburgh Castle, Hadrian’s Wall and the Three Sisters in Glencoe Valley, Scotland.

According to the research two thirds of Britons have missed being able to visit UK hotspots during the past year.

Embsay Reservoir (Picture: @mrmattaustin/Instagram)
York Minster (Picture: Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Results also found that we are a proud nation, with 47% saying the UK is blessed with some of the most beautiful views in the world and 44% admitting they are grateful to live somewhere that has such incredible scenery.

David Horne, managing director at LNER which commissioned the study, 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.’

Durdle Door in Dorset (Picture: Getty Images)
Arthur’s Seat in Edinburgh (Picture: Getty Images)

Britain’s most stunning views

  1. Loch Ness – Scotland 27%
  2. Lake Windermere – Lake District 27%
  3. The London Eye 26%
  4. The Tower of London 24%
  5. St Ives Bay, Cornwall 24%
  6. Ingleton, The Yorkshire Dales 24%
  7. Snowdonia, Wales 23%
  8. Man O’War beach, The Jurassic Coast – 20%
  9. The White Cliffs of Dover 19%
  10. Stonehenge, Salisbury 19%
  11. Ben Nevis, Lochaber – Scotland 18%
  12. Cheddar Gorge, Somerset 18%
  13. York Minster, York 17%
  14. Loch Lomond, The Trossachs National Park – Scotland 16%
  15. Pen y Fan, Brecon Beacons, Wales 16%
  16. The Giant’s Causeway, Northern Ireland 16%
  17. Durdle Door, Dorset 15%
  18. Westminster Bridge, London 15%
  19. Arthur’s Seat, Edinburgh 15%
  20. St Michael’s Mount, Cornwall 14%
  21. Peak District view from Stanage Edge – Derbyshire 13%
  22. Buttermere, the Lake District 13%
  23. Robin Hoods Bay, the Dinosaur Coast – Yorkshire 13%
  24. Hadrian’s Wall, Northumberland 12%
  25. Richmond Park, London 12%
  26. The Angel of the North, Gateshead 11%
  27. The Three Sisters, Glencoe Valley – Scotland 11%
  28. Freshwater Bay, the Isle of Wight 11%
  29. Eden Valley – Cumbria 10%
  30. Bamburgh Castle, Northumberland 9%

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