The Three Sisters Mountains in the Scottish Highlands has been named one of the top 3 views across Britain.
In a new study that celebrates the most incredible sights in the UK, both ancient and modern, the Highlands highlight took second place.
In first place was the view from the summit of Mount Snowdon, with Stonehenge taking third place.
More than 2,500 people took part in the study which asked respondents to vote from a long list of views created by a panel of leading travel experts, from publications including Rough Guides, Mr and Mrs Smith and Good Housekeeping.
The 15 greatest British views are:
1) Snowdonia – Llyn Llydaw, Wales
With thousands of people visiting Snowdonia every year, Llyn Llydaw is one of the most visited lakes in the United Kingdom. It is the largest of the three lakes flanking Mount Snowdon’s eastern edge.
2) Scottish Highlands – Three Sisters mountains, Glencoe Valley, Scotland
Lying to the south of Glencoe are the three steeply-edged ridges known as the ‘Three Sisters of Glencoe.’ These form part of the complex mountain Bidean nam Bian. The highest mountain in the old county of Argyll, Bidean nam Bian’s highest summits are tucked away behind the Three Sisters.
3) Stonehenge – Wiltshire, England
A World Heritage Site, Stonehenge is an impressive prehistoric monument that is often regarded as the best known ancient wonder of the world. Despite numerous theories, no-one knows why Stonehenge was built – despite much debate.
4) St Ives Bay – Cornwall, England
The stunning St Ives Bay is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the UK. Taking the form of a shallow crescent, it stretches 4 miles between St Ives in the west and Godrevy Head in the east.
5) Cheddar Gorge – Somerset, England
Located in the Mendip Hills near the village of Cheddar in Somerset, this limestone gorge is one of the UK’s most famous beauty spots. Almost 400 feet deep and three miles long, it is England’s largest gorge.
6) Loch Ness – Highland, Scotland
One of Scotland’s most visited locations, Loch Ness is a large freshwater lake with an infamous resident – the Loch Ness Monster.
7) Buttermere – Lake District, England
The picture postcard Buttermere Valley offers an exhilarating and scenic lake walk, popular with walkers and photographers alike.
8) Parliament and Big Ben – London, England
As one of London’s top tourist attractions, the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben are a British cultural icon. Known collectively as the Palace of Westminster, they have been the seat of the British Government for centuries.
9) Giant’s Causeway – Country Antrim, Northern Ireland
A UNESCO World Heritage Site, in 2005 the Giant’s Causeway was named as the fourth greatest natural wonder in the UK. The dramatic sight has inspired legends of giants striding over the sea to Scotland.
10) Loch Lomond – Dunbartonshire, Scotland
Sitting at the heart of The Trossachs National Park is the breathtaking Loch Lomond. As the largest stretch of water in Great Britain, by surface area, it is a hugely popular leisure destination.
11) Ben Nevis – Lochaber, Scotland
Standing at 1,345 metres above sea level, Ben Nevis is the highest mountain in the British Isles. It’s easy to understand why it attracts an estimated 125,000 visitors a year.
12) Edinburgh – Scotland
The imposing peak of Arthur’s Seat provides sweeping views of Scotland’s capital city. Standing at the heart of it all is the magnificent Edinburgh Castle.
13) Peak District – Derbyshire, England
Peak District National Park is an area of great diversity formed of moorland and gritstone ‘edges’ to the north and limestone to the south.
14) Brecon Beacons – Wales
A mountain range in South Wales, the Brecon Beacons are one of four ranges of mountains and hill which make up the Brecon Beacons National Park.
15) Durdle Door – Dorset, England
The natural limestone arch of Durdle Door sits on the Jurassic Coast near Lulworth in Dorset, England. The landscape has attracted the eyes of many filmmakers who have used it in scenes in several films including Nanny McPhee and Wilde.
And here’s a few more Scottish views you shouldn’t miss:
16) Eilean Donan Castle – Highlands
This fully restored 13th century castle dominates the small tidal island where three sea lochs meet. With a chequered history resulting in its destruction in 1719, the castle was rebuilt between 1919 and 1932, and has since become a popular tourist destination.
17) Forth Bridge – Edinburgh
A majestic engineering feat, the Forth Bridge stretches across the First of Forth to the west of Edinburgh City Centre. As well as being a UNESCO World Heritage Site, it continues to be the world’s second-longest single cantilever span, with a span of 1,709 feet.
18) Glenfinnan Viaduct – Inverness-shire
An iconic Scottish structure, Glenfinnan Viaduct is a railway viaduct overlooking the waters of Loch Shiel. Many people recognise it nowadays as the backdrop for the Hogwarts Express!
19) Old Man of Storr – Isle of Skye
The most popular walk on the Isle of Skye, The Storr is a natural eastern facing hill with a famous summit. If you manage to make it to the top expect fantastic views in all directions.