UK’s MOST BEAUTIFUL VIEWS

UK’s MOST BEAUTIFUL VIEWS

jeanniejeanniejeannie.co.uk BLOG Wednesday 10th March 2021

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY

The country and media seem to have gone crazy at the moment. So, lets us take a breath of fresh air and find some sort of normality, and calmness.

15 of the most beautiful views in the UK, as voted for by Brits.

Loch Ness, Durdle Door, Lake Windermere and the White Cliffs of Dover are among the most beautiful views in the UK, new research has found.

The team at London North Eastern Railway (LNER) asked the public to vote on the most picturesque places, in order to uncover which are the best. While we can’t visit these breathtaking areas during lockdown, they provide excellent future travel inspiration.

David Horne, managing director at LNER, said: “It’s clear to see that as a nation we’re proud to be home to some amazing views, ranging from natural beauty like Loch Ness and the Yorkshire Dales to great cities like London and York. Although restrictions are in place for now, it is not difficult to see why so many of us will be looking to explore the beauty of Britain once it is safe to do so.”

Take a look at these gorgeous places below…

1          Loch Ness, Scotland

This large, deep, freshwater loch in the Scottish Highlands came joint first (along with Lake Windermere in the Lake District) thanks to its utterly spectacular views. Both securing 27% of the vote, they really are two of the most picturesque spots in the country.

2          Lake Windermere, the Lake District

Also securing the top spot is Lake Windermere — the largest natural lake in both the Lake District and in England. Home to a world of rugged fells, rolling hills and mirror-like lakes, it really is worth paying a visit to once we’re able to.

3          The London Eye, London

Over in the city’s capital, the London Eye took the third spot, with 26% of the vote. Providing spectacular wrap-around views of the bustling city, it offers some of the best sights across London.

4          The Tower of London, London

With 24% of the vote, The Tower of London was also voted one of the most stunning views in the UK. One to add to your visit list for later in the year!

5          St Ives, Cornwall

We’re not at all surprised that the delightful town of St Ives in Cornwall made the list. With a rich heritage, it’s loved for its silky sandy beaches, glorious views and vibrant culture.

6          Ingleton, The Yorkshire Dales – Ribblehead Viaduct, North Yorkshire,

Located against the awe-inspiring backdrop of Ingleborough, Ingleton in the Yorkshire Dales is surrounded by marvellous countryside and stellar views.

7          Snowdonia, Wales

As well as being the largest National Park in Wales, Snowdonia offers a wide choice of accommodation, attractions, activities, castles and glorious walking routes. Why not get your hands on some walking boots and plan a trip there once it’s safe to do so?

8          Man O’War beach, The Jurassic Coast

Man O’War Bay encloses Man O’War cove on the Dorset coast in Southern England, between the headlands of Durdle Door and Man O’War.

A visit here will make you forget you’re in England. With soft sand and fine pebbles, this sheltered beach provides safe bathing in shallow water. Now we just need the weather to warm up…

9          The White Cliffs of Dover.

The White Cliffs of Dover and the English Channel in Kent, England. Scoring 19% in the study, the beautiful White Cliffs of Dover are perhaps one of the most famous landmarks. Perfect for an afternoon walk.

10        Stonehenge, Salisbury

One of the best-known prehistoric monuments in Europe, Stonehenge took the 10th spot with a score of 19%.

11        Ben Nevis, Lochaber, Scotland

Over in Scotland, Ben Nevis was awarded a score of 18% thanks to its popular climbing and walking routes. The tallest mountain in the British Isles, it’s the perfect place for ice climbs, rock climbs and scrambles.

12        Cheddar Gorge, Somerset

In Somerset, Cheddar Gorge took the 12th spot. This stunning natural landmark has breathtaking walking routes, steep cliffs and caves to explore.

13        York Minster, York

While its currently closed for visitors, York Minster in York also made the list as one of the most stunning views. Crafted in stained glass and stone, it really is quite the sight to behold.

14        Loch Lomond, The Trossachs National Park

Close to Scotland’s heavily populated Central Belt, Loch Lomond has long been a popular place for ramblers to explore. With one of the largest lakes in the UK and miles of spectacular walking routes, it’s no surprise it also made the list.

15        Pen y Fan, Brecon Beacons, Wales

Taking the 15th spot is Pen y Fan in the Brecon Beacons. A top choice for many stargazers, it’s one of the most popular hikes in Wales alone.

BY LISA WALDEN Country Living Magazine

But then again just look what crept in

TOP TEN+ OF THE DAY

         Top 10 Likeliest Candidates to Replace Piers Morgan
  1. Alex Beresford
  2. Richard Madeley
  3. Ben Shephard
  4. Eamonn Holmes
  5. Jeremy Kyle
  6. Rylan Clark Neal
  7. Jeremy Clarkson
  8. Bill Turnbull
  9. Adil Ray
  10. Sean Fletcher

Piers Morgan has sensationally quit Good Morning Britain amid a week of controversy.

The outspoken presenter has decided to walk away from the breakfast show after more than five years at the helm after discussions with ITV bosses.

A spokesperson confirmed: “Following discussions with ITV, Piers Morgan has decided now is the time to leave Good Morning Britain.

“ITV has accepted this decision and has nothing further to add.”

Just hours earlier, it was announced that Ofcom would be investigating complaints made against GMB and the presenter following his controversial remarks against Meghan Markle and Prince Harry.

Piers was also involved in a dramatic moment on Tuesday morning where he stormed off set after being called out by Alex Beresford, who ironically could be set to replace him in the GMB hotseat.

Alex questioned Piers over his savage comments towards Meghan and Harry – with the outspoken presenter telling viewers he was ‘sickened’ by the ‘two hour trashathon’ interview with Oprah Winfrey.

When Alex addressed Piers’ personal relationship with Meghan and being cut off – he stormed away saying: “OK, I’m done with this. Sorry, no… sorry, can’t do this…”

Piers had been hailed as the “saviour of breakfast TV” by some since joining permanently in November 2015, while others have slammed the host for his controversial interview techniques.

And the Daily Mash’s View:

Five knobheads Good Morning Britain could stick next to Susanna Reid

WHO could possibly fill Piers Morgan’s clown shoes? Well, any one of these knobheads could step in as Good Morning Britain co-host seamlessly:

Jeremy Clarkson

Providing a perfect example of ‘be careful what you wish for’, there’s now nothing to stop Jezza sliding in to spout lightly sanitised versions of his Sun columns while dancing around racial slurs. Except that, in a rare case of laziness being a virtue, there’s no way he could be arsed.

Paul Hollywood

Want Susannah to look even more uncomfortable? Put this silvered lothario next to her. Hollywood would love to diversify his portfolio by strutting around the Good Morning Britain studio, splitting hairs over perfectly adequate news reports, flirting with a clearly disgusted Charlotte Hawkins, and telling Lorraine she’s too old for him.

Nigel Farage

No stranger to the show, Nigel takes away all that unpleasant tension about what he might say next because it will absolutely, no shadow of a doubt, be racist. Would drink pints and smoke from 6.30am onwards, which to be honest it’d be nice to see.

Gordon Ramsay

Good Morning Britain goes out live so someone with the reflexes of a fighter pilot would need to be hired to censor his expletives, but if you want some to be f**king angry at Matt Hancock he’d do it. Might cross the line and threaten to ‘come down to Westminster and f**king strangle you with these two hands’ which again captures the country’s mood.

Roland Rat

The saviour of TV-am would bring decades of presenting experience to the role and his brash, overbearing personality would be a busman’s holiday for Susanna Reid. Viewers would quickly realise that society has dumbed down so much that an 80s puppet is now a heavyweight presenter of real gravitas, expertly grilling politicians and dissecting issues, and they’d turn off in record numbers.

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INSPIRATIONAL QUOTE FOR THE DAY

The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be. –  Ralph Waldo Emerson

HAPPINESS IS…

Happiness is…knowing we’ll soon be able to go out and actually see for real the most beautiful views in the UK

GRANDAD’S ONE LINER JOKE OF THE DAY

My doctor advised me to kill people. Not in so many words of course, he just said that I must diminish the amount of stress in my life.

LOVE IS…

Love is…when you sit next to someone doing absolutely nothing and you feel perfectly happy.

TURN…TURN…TURN!

A time to read the Beano…A time to read Peppa Pig Bag-o-Fun or Frozen.

A time to read First News…A time to read the Times.

YOUR HISTORY

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