As it looks like this year, we may be enjoying staycations due to the pandemic and travel restrictions the UK’s most stunning locations in UK has revealed. Some awe-inspiring locations make you release just how special our little island is – and, what makes it even better, three of them are in God’s Own Country.
The research done by the London North East Railway (LNER) found that two-thirds of Brits have missed being able to visit popular locations during the last year. Topping the list of the UK’s favourite destinations were Loch Ness and Windermere, who were joint top with 27 per cent of the vote.
2,000 people took part in the survey, and 58 per cent of them agreed that the would like to visit their favourite destinations as soon as lockdown is restricted, and 47 per cent believed that we were blessed and admitted to being grateful to live somewhere with such beauty.
Yorkshire’s rural landscapes featured at the top of the list of most stunning locations in UK with the picturesque Robin Hood’s Bay – the inspiring piece of coastline – came in joint 12th with 13 per cent of the vote – which is no surprise. Coming in joint 3rd place was the Yorkshire Dale’s stunning Ingleton, of course. You can’t help but feel inspired by those vast panoramic views that both offer.
The medieval city of York featured in the list as its beautiful Minster took 8th place. The beautiful piece of architecture towers over the city looking down on the cobbled streets.
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.”
“When people can travel again, it is pleasing to see that the staycation should return thanks to the ease of travelling around the UK, and an enjoyable, safe journey being a key priority.”
“We are not surprised to see destinations on the LNER route feature highly in the popular vote as we are blessed with some of the most picturesque spots in the UK.”
“With over 900 miles of track to explore, we’re looking forward to helping people discover their favourite views again soon.”
Check out the full list here:
- Loch Ness – Scotland 27%
- Lake Windermere – Lake District 27%
- The London Eye 26%
- The Tower of London 24%
- St Ives Bay, Cornwall 24%
- Ingleton, The Yorkshire Dales 24%
- Snowdonia, Wales 23%
- Man O’War beach, The Jurassic Coast 20%
6.The White Cliffs of Dover 19%
- Stonehenge, Salisbury 19%
- Ben Nevis, Lochaber – Scotland 18%
- Cheddar Gorge, Somerset 18%
- York Minster, York 17%
- Loch Lomond, The Trossachs National Park – Scotland 16%
- Pen y Fan, Brecon Beacons, Wales 16%
- The Giant’s Causeway, Northern Ireland 16%
- Durdle Door, Dorset 15%
- Westminster Bridge, London 15%
- Arthur’s Seat, Edinburgh 15%
- St Michael’s Mount, Cornwall 14%
- Peak District view from Stanage Edge – Derbyshire 13%
- Buttermere, the Lake District 13%
- Robin Hoods Bay, the Dinosaur Coast – Yorkshire 13%
- Hadrian’s Wall, Northumberland 12%
- Richmond Park, London 12%
- The Angel of the North, Gateshead 11%
- The Three Sisters, Glencoe Valley – Scotland 11%
- Freshwater Bay, the Isle of Wight 11%
- Eden Valley – Cumbria 10%
- Bamburgh Castle, Northumberland 9%