A-Z list of the best views in Britain (as voted by you)

A-Z list of the best views in Britain (as voted by you)

Following a survey of several thousand Brits, Campsites UK has compiled a bucket list of everyone’s favourite views. From Cornwall to Scotland and everywhere in between, there’s something to inspire your next day trip, weekend break or camping holiday. Now you’ve just got to decide how to fit them all in…

A- Alum Bay Beach

Alum Bay Beach

This area is famous for its colourful sand cliffs and view of the Isle of Wight Needles. Its coastline makes for quite the dramatic view and a treat for ardent geologists.

B- Brighton Beach

West Pier, Brighton ©GlobalGrasshopper.com 2009

This characteristically British seafront is unmatched by its sandy equivalents. No- one can deny the charm of Brighton’s pebbled beach, seafront restaurants and the picturesque skeleton of the West Pier silhouetted against the sunset.

C- Cheddar Gorge

Cheddar Gorge

Not a cheese-eating marathon, but a National Trust area in Somerset full of caves and iconic landscapes. If exploring the pinnacles and crags of Britain is your thing, then Cheddar Gorge is your best bet.

D- Durdle Door

Jurassic Coast UK


Like an archway in the limestone rock of the Jurassic Coast, Durdle Door attracts a lot of attention as a result of its abnormal shape. Not to mention the beautiful beach and turquoise waters of Dorset.

E- Eileen Donan Castle

Eilean Donan Scotland


A picturesque Scottish castle situated on an island surrounded by three different lochs. Elegant and architecturally striking are two phrases that spring to mind.

F- Fistral Beach Newquay

Fistral Beach Newquay


One of the best places to surf in Cornwall and not bad for sunbath either.  The beach boasts exotic looking sand and sea, as well as rolling dunes.

G- Glencoe

Glen Coe - scenic drives


Explore the Highland magic of Glencoe in Scotland, an area renowned for its huge mountain peaks, waterfalls, paths and striking scenery. Just a two-hour drive from the centre of Scotland, the views are worth the journey.

H- Holyhead

Northumberland Beaches

Situated on Holy Island, the town of Holyhead floats off the shore of Anglesey. The harbour acts as an important Irish Port while the incoming boats make for a pretty spectacle.

I- St Ives Bay

St Ives beach


Boats bobbing on crystal waters and the sun setting behind the lighthouse on Crab Rock- we challenge you not to stand in awe of this magical scene.

J- John O’Groats

John O Groats


The most Northern point of mainland Britain is definitely one for the list. Gorgeous coastal walks, sea views and the iconic signpost are just three reasons to venture North and then some.

K-King Arthur’s castle Tintagel

castle Tintagel

Home to the legend of King Arthur and Merlin’s cave. The remains of this ancient castle overlook gorgeous coastal views of the sea and rugged beach below.

L- Lake Windermere

Dog friendly hotels in the Lake District


The second best view in the UK and a magical location in the Lake District. We suggest checking out all the best angles here ___hyperlink__

M- Mam Tor

Hope Valley Peak District


An incredible sight in the Peak District form its overwhelming 1,695ft height. Stand and look out from the summit with a sense of awe and pride.

N- Norfolk Broads

Beautiful Norfolk Broads


Make your way down the network of rivers and lakes on a hire boat and take in the Norfolk views. With 7 rivers and 63 broads (lakes) you’re bound to find the perfect waterside bar or restaurant to take your fancy.

O- Overlooking Woolacombe Beach

Woolacombe Beach

Situated between Morte Point and Baggy point, Woolecombe has been awarded ‘England for Excellence Gold Award’ for best family resort. The village also hosts a selection of great pubs and restaurants.

P- Poole Harbour


Sailboats, yachts, quaint little streets and a community feel- all the things that make Poole harbour a lovely place to visit. This Dorset location will have you lapping up every last second of the views.

Q- Quantock Hills

Quantock Hills

Not one in our survey but England’s first Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in 1956. The Somerset woodland and oakland gives birth to a colourful spectrum of flowers just as beautiful as its award suggests.

R- Old Harry Rocks

Old Harry Rocks

Take a picturesque walk along the chalky cliffs, left adrift on the Dorset coast. For the more adventurous, why not think about hiring a kayak from Studland Beach to get the full impact?

S- Sussex Downs from Devil’s Dyke

Devil’s Dyke


Lush green grass and rolling hills stretch as far as the eye can see, except, after the scenic walk up the Dyke, you’ll be able to look south to the sea as well! Beautiful.

T- Tenby coastline

Tenby Wales


The Welsh coastal resort that used to be a stronghold, hence the wall built across its front. The multi-coloured houses and sandy bay have no doubt won the town its attractive reputation.

U- Ullswater Lake

Ullswater Lake

The second-largest in the Lake District but no less breathtaking. Enjoy the view from a hike, or on the lake itself with watersports hire, boat trips and fishing.

V- View over The Solent

The Solent

This strip of sea runs between the Isle of Wight and mainland England and is popular for the views looking out. Although a major shipping route, the area is also a great spot for watersports.

W- White Cliffs of Dover

White Cliffs of Dover

This self-explanatory location is Britain’s favourite view according to our survey. Whether it’s the sheer scale of the cliffs or the familiarity of returning from France, there’s just something about it that we love.

X- Exmoor


A national park of moorland and woodland resting between Somerset and Dorset. Perfect for wildlife sightings, the area is just teeming with life and plenty of natural wonders.

Y- Yorkshire Dales

Yorkshire Moors


Home to beautiful scenery and an excellent location for wildlife, the National Park is 1,762 square kilometres of natural splendour.

Z-Zeal Monachorum

Zeal Monachorum

This village wasn’t in the survey but it’s too pretty not to be our letter Z. Housing around only 400 people, there is an obvious community spirit and some great views over Dartmoor.

Born in England, with a few family roots from Bavaria, and a special fondness for Scandinavia I've always been a bit of a restless soul. My first true adventure began as a six month voyage around South East Asia as a fresh faced backpacker and ever since I've lived a semi nomadic existence, clocking up visits to over 40 countries. I'm a lover of US Road Trips, deserted beaches bathed in warm glow of a sunset, Cuban mojitos, travel destinations far away from the tourist crowds and all things Scandinavian - from cloudberry liquors to Nordic noirs. When not wandering the world, you'll find me walking my rescue dog in leafy South West London, strolling around the Brighton Laines on random day trips, hunting for photogenic landscapes or daydreaming about returning to my favourite places; Havana, Copenhagen, Italy, Thailand and the frozen landscapes of a wintry Iceland.


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