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Top Ten UK Views and Where to Stay in your Caravan

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Samsung, the smartphone maker, asked people for their top views in the UK recently and listed the top 10 from the poll.

To make it easier for Caravan magazine readers, we've compiled a short guide for each of the views, why they are so good, some of the variables on seeing the views and where you can stay nearby in your caravan.

Snowdonia - the view of Llyn Llydaw from the top of Snowdon

Snowdon

Photo: courtesy of Felix Russell-Saw

Whether you walk up Snowdon, or you take the train to the top, it's worth it when you get there. The view looking east over the natural lake, Llyn Llydlaw is breathtaking. It's made even better if you walked up one of the many tracks to the summit. The energy you expend getting up there is made up for by the views from the top.

One caveat, however, is that Snowdon does not have great weather for much of the time, so you need to plan for a bright day to experience the view.

If you do get there on a wet and windy day, console yourself in the cafe at the top with a hot drink and a sticky bun!

Where to stay

Snowdon View Caravan Park
Snowdonia Park
 

Three Sisters mountains, Glen Coe, Scotland

Three Sisters, Glencoe

Photo: courtesy of LoboStudio Hamburg

Just driving through Glen Coe valley is glorious enough. But the 'Three Sisters' mountains make it all the more memorable.

Whether you drive up from the west or east into the valley, the sheer wildness of the countryside is what makes Glencoe so awe inspiring. The Three Sisters rise and stand out from all the mountains around you to make you feel small and insignificant. Fortunately, there's a car park off the A82 in which to stop and take in the Sisters before pressing on in your Highland journey.

To see the Three Sisters virtually, click this link to Google Earth (http://caravan.ma/2oyu0a4).

Where to stay
Invercoe Caravan & Camping Park
 

Stonehenge, Wiltshire, England

Stonehenge

By Sara Khan Own work, CC BY-SA 2.0, Link

Some of us remember climbing all over the fallen stones at Stonehenge before they closed it off to the Public. Nevertheless, it's a special place to visit. Stonehenge is iconic and symbolises the ancient history of Mankind in Britain.


Seeing the monument on a sunny summer's evening can feel spiritual, particularly if it's the Equinox and the Druids are there. Equally impressive is the engineering involved in building it 5,500 years ago!

Where to stay
Stonehenge Touring Park

St Ives Bay, Cornwall, England

St Ives Bay, Cornwall

Franzfoto - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, Link

Cornwall is possibly the UK's favourite holiday destination, and it is no wonder that St Ives Bay is on the best views list.

With miles of clean sandy beaches from which to enjoy your holiday and relax with your family, the view of St Ives Bay will stay in the mind holidayers' minds. It's a holiday paradise for all types.

Beware that its popularity means it becomes crowded in peak season.

Where to stay
Polmanter Touring Park
Trevalgan Touring Park

Cheddar Gorge, Somerset, England

Cheddar Gorge view

Photo: courtesy of Felix Russell-Saw

Cheddar is more than just cheese. The town has its famous gorge which cuts through the limestone into the Mendip Hills. Driving in the gorge is fun as the road winds through it, and you gasp at the rock rising either side of you.

If you have the energy, walk up to the edge of Cheddar Gorge to appreciate this marvel of nature and peer down at your fellow tourist far below. The National Trust has a recommended walking route here: http://caravan.ma/CheddarGorgeWalk

Where to stay

Bucklegrove Holiday Park
Cheddar Caravan Club Site

Loch Ness - the view from Dores, Scottish Highlands

Loch Ness from Dores

Photo: courtesy: diego_cue, CC BY-SA 3.0, Link

If you're hoping to see the Monster in the Loch, you might have a long time to wait! Visit Loch Ness to admire the view from Dores village. From there, you get a spectacular view along the length of the Loch.

On a sunny day, it is stunning and gives you a perspective on Scotland which you must see and experience. Click the link here to see Russell Forbes' photo on Google which show you what we mean. Amazing, right?

Where to stay

Loch Ness Shores Camping and Caravanning Club Site
Bught Caravan Park

Buttermere, Lake District, England

Buttermere

By Paul Hermans - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, Link

On a bright, still autumnal day with the sun soaking the leaves, it's hard to beat the views at Buttermere in the Lake District. If the light is right, such as the evening sunshine, Buttermere is a festival of colours from the flora around the lake which reflects on the water to give you an enjoyable experience.

And, there's the rest of the Lake District to explore. It's no wonder that Buttermere is an attractive place for its views.

Where to stay

Borrowdale Caravan Club Site

Westminster Bridge - the view of the Palace of Westminster

Westminster Bridge

By Martin Dunst - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, Link

Recent events on the bridge next to the heart of our democracy make this site a place for reflection, as well as for enjoying the world famous view of the Houses of Parliament from over the Thames.

London has too many magnificent views to name, but if there is anywhere in the UK which is instantly recognisable globally, this has to be it. Tours up the Elizabeth Tower to see and hear Big Ben, the bell at the top, are unavailable at the moment because of a big refurbishment project.

Where to stay

Lee Valley Camping & Caravan Park

Giant's Causeway, County Antrim, Northern Ireland

Giant's Causeway

Photo: courtesy of Margo Brodowicz

Aside from the Titanic experience in Belfast, you must visit the natural phenomenon of the Giant's Causeway in Northern Ireland. Formed 50 to 60 million years ago from molten basalt rock the 40,000 or so hexagonal pillars make one of the most popular tourist's spots in the country.

It's hard to believe that rocks are natural and not human-made. Whether you visit the Giant's Causeway to marvel at the geology, or to absorb the mystique of the view, this is a memorable stay. It's a popular spot, so get there early to avoid the crowds.

Where to stay

Ballyness Caravan Park

Loch Lomond - the view from Conic Hill, Dunbartonshire, Scotland

Loch Lomond

By Mimihitam - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, Link


An hour or less north of Glasgow is Loch Lomond, the biggest stretch of inland water in Britain. When you arrive, you will understand why it is on the list of favourite views in the UK. Gorgeous mountains surround the Loch, and it has numerous islands scattered across it which make it all the more romantic.

Even better is to wake up in your caravan on a misty morning and look out over Loch Lomond and watch the wildlife. It's a peaceful and beautiful place.

Where to stay

Lomond Woods Holiday Park


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