New poll finds best view in Britain

The Lake District has dominated a poll of Britain’s favourite view, with three of its most striking scenes featuring in the top ten.

Some 18% of respondents to a survey by Chevrolet nominated Buttermere as their favourite view, with Derwentwater in second place (11%) and Wastwater, Britain’s deepest lake, in eighth.

The south of England was represented by the monumental Seven Sisters in Sussex, which came third, and the South-West by the iconic artists’ haven, St Ives, fourth in the poll, as well as the much-visited Stonehenge, which was fifth.

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For East Anglia the windswept vastness of Holkham Beach in North Norfolk came sixth, while calendar favourite Swaledale in the north was seventh, and striking Bamburgh Castle ninth; the most popular Scottish view was the dramatic, remote landscape at Loch Coruisk, Isle of Skye.

A spokesman for Chevrolet said: ‘We don’t need to fork out on flights to find scenic locations. It is really great that more and more people are appreciating and acknowledging everything that our own country has to offer us. There is a wealth of beauty on offer to everyone within the UK and we only need to hit the road to find it.’

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