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Wales tops best view poll

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The view from the summit of Snowdon, the highest peak in Wales, has been voted as the nation’s prettiest sight in a poll of 2,500 people. The Three Sisters mountains, found in Scotland’s Glencoe Valley, came second – and the prehistoric monument Stonehenge was third.

Two in five of those polled in the survey, carried out by Samsung Galaxy, said rolling countryside was the most important factor in a quintessentially British view.

Other views which made the top 10 included St Ives Bay in Cornwall, Cheddar Gorge in Somerset, and Loch Ness when seen from Dores in the Scottish Highlands.

Buttermere in the Lake District received an honourable mention, as did the view of the Palace of Westminster from Westminster Bridge.

Giant’s Causeway in Co Antrim also proved popular, as did the view of Loch Lomond when seen from Conic Hill in Dunbartonshire.

Samsung’s research also revealed that Britons under the age of 55 take an average of 1,071 pictures on their smartphone a year.

The top 10

  1. Snowdonia – view 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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