Snowdon summit view named best in UK in poll

Snowdon, looking down to Llyn LlydawImage copyright
Matthew Cattell

The view from the top of Snowdon taking in a ‘magical’ lake has been named as the UK’s best sight.

The landscape topped a poll of more than 2,500 people – beating the Three Sisters mountains in Scotland’s Glencoe Valley, and Stonehenge in Wiltshire.

The panorama looks across from the 3,560ft (1,085m) peak to Llyn Llydaw.

It is one of the legendary locations reputedly linked to King Arthur, his sword Excalibur, and the Lady of the Lake.

According to phone-maker Samsung, who carried out the poll, rolling countryside was the most important factor of a quintessentially British view.

The top ten views were:

  1. Snowdonia – view of Llyn Llydaw from the summit of Snowdon, Wales
  2. Three Sisters mountains, Glencoe Valley, Scotland
  3. Stonehenge, Wiltshire, England
  4. St Ives Bay, Cornwall, England
  5. Cheddar Gorge, Somerset, England
  6. Loch Ness – view from Dores, Scottish Highlands, Scotland
  7. Buttermere, Lake District, England
  8. Westminster Bridge – view of the Palace of Westminster, London, England
  9. Giant’s Causeway, County Antrim, Northern Ireland
  10. Loch Lomond – view from Conic Hill, Dunbartonshire, Scotland

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