Snowdonia tops the poll of “UK’s Best View”

The spectacular view from the top of Mt Snowdon in North Wales has been voted the Best View in the UK, in a new poll commissioned by Samsung.

Over 2,500 people were asked to pick from a longlist of locations around the UK, chosen by a panel of leading travel experts. The study was run to coincide with the launch of the new Samsung Galaxy S8 smartphone, which features a premium camera and large ‘Infinity Display’ screen.


All four corners of the UK feature in the top 10, with sights such as Stonehenge (England), Glencoe Valley (Scotland) and Giant’s Causeway (Northern Ireland) joining the view of Llyn Llydaw from the summit of Snowdon in Wales.

The list includes areas of outstanding natural beauty along with man-made structures and cites, both ancient and modern.


The full top 20

  1. Snowdonia – view of Llyn Llydaw from Mount Snowdon summit, Wales
  2. Scottish Highlands – view of 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, Highland, Scotland
  7. Buttermere, Lake District, England
  8. Parliament and Big Ben – view from Westminster Bridge, London, England
  9. Giant’s Causeway, County Antrim, Northern Ireland
  10. Loch Lomond – view from Conic Hill, Dunbartonshire, Scotland
  11. Ben Nevis, Lochaber, Scotland
  12. Edinburgh from Arthur’s Seat, Scotland
  13. Peak District – view from Stanage Edge, Derbyshire, England
  14. Brecon Beacons – view from the summit, Wales
  15. Durdle Door, Dorset, England
  16. Spires of Oxford, Oxfordshire, England
  17. Bamburgh Castle – view from the coast, Bamburgh, Northumberland, England
  18. Seven Sisters, Sussex, England
  19. Bournemouth pier and beach, Hampshire, England
  20. Kings College – view from the River Cam, Cambridge, England


All images courtesy of Samsung

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