The 5 Most Dramatic Views In Britain & Ireland

This post was brough to you (and written) by Sykes Cottages.

When you are considering your holidays this year, the United Kingdom has to be up there for enjoying some dramatic and breath-taking views. Whether you’re after a romantic weekend away or something to do with the kids for the school holidays, the UK delivers in droves.

While there is a vast array of spots to visit, we will hone in on the top five so that you know exactly where to have cottage holidays in the UK this year. So, forget a trip across the channel for Paris or a long haul to America for the Grand Canyon and see what you can find across the British Isles.


We start here in Scotland, and at the National Park that holds the title of Britain’s highest mountain range. This is mixed with stunning lochs and rivers, the biggest native forests and rolling farmlands – what more could you want. Head here to take in a variety of British wildlife, stroll through the green countryside or kayak on the water and you will come back safe in the knowledge that you’ve had a wonderful experience.

Lake District

From one National Park in Scotland to one of the largest in England – the Lake District is a great spot for witnessing amazing views. Boasting many lakes, mountain peaks and bustling communities, there is plenty to see and do here. Lake Windermere is a must see, and a beautiful, tranquil place but get up Scafell Pike to see the most dramatic views that this region has to offer.


With a mixture of big cities and wonderful scenery, there are so many reasons to search for cottages to rent in Yorkshire when looking for your next UK holiday. Whether it’s Roseberry Topping, the Scarborough coastline or the North York Moors there are some wonderful views to enjoy. The sheer drama and breathlessness of the Bempton Cliffs means that it is one of the top views across the whole of the UK. Standing 400 feet high, the chalk cliffs – complete with puffins – are a joy to see.


Most of the Peak District lies within the boundaries of Derbyshire, and this is a key reason why the region is a must see for dramatic views. A diverse National Park, there is plenty of moorland in the north with limestone to be seen in the southern areas. Known for the green, rolling hillside you could either head there in a little isolated cottage or take the family up and get out into the fresh air to see places like Kinder Scout – the highest point – and the wonderful views of Mam Tor.

Giant’s Causeway

The Causeway Coast of Northern Ireland is found in the north east of the country, and is classed as both a National Nature Reserve and World Heritage Site. One of the greatest natural wonders across Europe, and definitely the UK, it is something that must be seen. Thousands of tourists flock there each year to see the wildlife, plants and majestic symmetry of all of the natural columns.

One Response to “The 5 Most Dramatic Views In Britain & Ireland”

  1. Lane says:

    We second the vote for the Lake District. We spent a lovely long weekend there last summer. Stunning.


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