Peak District view named one of the UK's best

The view from Stanage Edge in the Peak District has been named as one of the most picturesque in Britain.

The vista of the beautiful Derbyshire landscape made into the top 30 of a national survey by London North Eastern Railway (LNER), which asked the British public what they thought was the nation’s most stunning view.

The view from Stanage Edge came in at number 21 – with 13 per cent of those surveyed picking it – on the list and was not just the only entry in the top 30 for the Peak District, but also the only entry for Derbyshire and the whole of the midlands – both east and west.

Top of the list of the views that inspire, delight and excite us was the iconic Loch Ness, with 27 per cent of Brits insisting it was their favourite vista.

The view from Stanage Edge in the Peak District has been voted one of the best in the UK. Photo: Irene Gilsenan

This was joined by Lake Windermere in the Lake District (27 per cent), the capital’s London Eye (26 per cent) and the Tower of London (24 per cent).

A range of views from all over the UK made the list, spanning the Yorkshire Dales (24 per cent), the Welsh views of Snowdonia (23 per cent), Ben Nevis in Scotland (18 per cent) and the Giant’s Causeway in Northern Ireland - as featured in Game of Thrones (16 percent).

Some of the other best views, according to the nation, included Arthur’s Seat in Edinburgh (15 per cent) and Bamburgh Castle (nine per cent), Hadrian’s Wall (12 per cent) and the Three Sisters in Glencoe Valley, Scotland (11 per cent).

According to the research, two-thirds of Britons have desperately missed being able to visit UK beauty spots during the past year.

And 58 per cent hope to visit their favourite UK destinations as soon as restrictions are lifted, while 44 per cent said they were grateful to live somewhere that has such stunning scenery.

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.