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These Are the Best Views in Britain, Apparently

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Social Content Editor
Updated: 11 April 2017
A recent public poll (which included a few posh travel editors, and the guys at Samsung who have recently launched their brand new phone the Samsung Galaxy S8) has named Britain’s best view, and Snowdonia, Wales’ mountainous nirvana has come out on top.

We all love pretty pictures (Hello Instagram!) , so it’s no surprise a few people decided to put together a list of the most idealised images of the United Kingdom – random, but not a total no-brainer. Whether it’s a cutesy hidden London street, a stunning Cornish beach or a view fit only for a Queen, nothing has escaped the eyes (or the phones) of the Great British public.

So, who came out on top? That honour goes to the summit of Snowdon, the highest peak in Wales at 1,085m (3,560 ft.), was judged to offer the very best view in the UK.

The list ranged from prehistoric archaeological sites like Stonehenge, to grand Victorian buildings and palatial buildings in Westminster.

With places like London, Liverpool and Edinburgh being visited by tourists in record numbers, the most important factor for a quintessentially British view was found to be rolling countryside.

A rather impressive 42% of people agreed that for a view to be truly iconic in the British Isles, it had to include some kind of rolling tundra.

Oh, and if you’re interested, the survey also found that Brits are literally a nation of obsessed snappers. On average, people below the age of 55 take a whopping 1,000 pics a year.

Samsung has celebrated the greatest British views by commissioning a new photography project from Matthew Cattell – Britain’s reigning landscape photographer of the year – which will be shot on a Galaxy S8.

Here’s the top 10 views to add to your ‘gram:

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

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© Ross Elliott Photo / Shutterstock

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

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© Sara Winter / Shutterstock

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

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© CroMary / Shutterstock

7. Buttermere, Lake District, England…

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© Michael Conrad / Shutterstock

6. Loch Ness – view from Dores, Highlands, Scotland…

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© Jan Holm / Shutterstock

5. Cheddar Gorge, Somerset, England…

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© Stocker1970 / Shutterstock

4. St Ives Bay, Cornwall, England…

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© Dan Breckwoldt / Shutterstock

3. Stonehenge, Wiltshire, England…

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© Roberto La Rosa / Shutterstock

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

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© Helen Hotson / Shutterstock

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

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© Valdis Skudre / Shutterstock

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