Scotland’s Glencoe in top three views in UK

By Émer O’Toole

The Three Sisters mountains in the Highlands has been named one of the best views in the UK, beating competition from England and Northern Ireland.

The mountain range in Glencoe was rated in the top three greatest British views in a survey by phone manufacturer Samsung.

The 502 Scots who took part in the survey said Loch Lomond was the greatest view in Scotland, followed by Edinburgh Castle and the view of the capital from Arthur’s Seat.

The Three Sisters in Glencoe (Photograph: Andrew Milligan/PA)

The remaining top five was made up of Wiltshire’s Stonehenge, St Ives Bay in Cornwall and Somerset’s Cheddar Gorge, all in England.

Malcolm Roughead, chief executive of VisitScotland, believes people visit Scotland because of its “world-renowned scenery.”

“From the stunning Three Sisters Mountains in the Highlands to the spectacular Arthur’s Seat in Edinburgh, there is no shortage of beautiful spots to photograph in Scotland – hopefully this list will encourage even more visitors to find their own perfect shot during their stay.”

The study showcased the five key elements that make up a quintessentially British view. Rolling countryside came top with 42 per cent of the vote, followed by rugged coastlines, country villages, historical landmarks and spires, cathedrals and architecture.


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