Five of the Most Scenic Viewpoints in the UK

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Who says you need to leave the country to find some spectacular scenery? There are plenty of breathtaking viewpoints scattered throughout the United Kingdom, ideal for outdoorsy people with an eye for photography, or just those who appreciate a good view. 

1. Wastwater, Lake District

This spot is frequented by many, and for good reason. Located in the Wasdale Valley, Wastwater is nestled to the left of the magnificent national park, making it an excellent walking location! This area is particularly dreamy at sunset when the sun reflects off the water.

photo of the wastwater view point, the lake and the mountains behind

2. Lands End, Cornwall 

Cornwall is most famous for its dramatic beaches, turquoise waters, and traditional pasties! There are spectacular viewpoints scattered throughout the county due to its abundance of cliffs: Land’s End is one of the most popular among tourists and the Heritage Trail covers ancient sites including an Iron Age Fort, a Neolithic Cemetery, and Bronze Age burial mound. 

photo of the lake at land's end with waves flicking up at the shore and a sunset behind

3. The Falls of Clyde, Scotland

The Falls of Clyde is an ethereal natural attraction in Scotland, located just outside of the town of Lanark. This area features four waterfalls: Bonnington Linn, Corra Linn, Dundaff Linn, and Stonebyres Linn. When visiting this area, it’s best to start at the UNESCO World Heritage Site of New Lanark and walk the trail to the first set of waterfalls, before heading down to the lower falls. 

photo of the waterfalls of the falls of clyde

4. Beachy Head, Eastbourne

Beachy Head is the tallest chalk sea cliff in Great Britain, standing at over 530 feet tall. When visiting this area, it is recommended that you begin your walk at the foot of the cliffs and walk to the top to admire the mesmerising view over the English Channel. Additionally, this viewpoint can be accessed via trails within the South Downs National Park.

photo of beachy head cliff with the teal ocean behind

5. Cwm Idwal, Wales 

This striking viewpoint overlooks a sparkling lake within a distinctive mountainous hollow in Snowdonia National Park. While this viewpoint is undoubtedly impressive, it is also a surprisingly easy walk – ideal for those who want to admire the surrounds with minimal effort!

photo of the cwm idwal viewpoint