Best UK sunset spots to visit on a touring trip

The London skyline at sunset

When the sun decides to shine it can create some of the most stunning natural spectacles and none more so than at the end of the day.

One of the great things about being away in your caravan or motorhome is having the luxury of spending time soaking it in.

But where are the best sunset spots in the UK? LeaseCar.uk rounded up the locations you should be adding to your next touring trip to take in the show.

Tim Alcock, an expert at LeaseCar.uk, said: “Sunsets are a spectacle and something so many of us love to see. Many sunset lovers have taken to social media to share pictures of their most picturesque finds.

“There are a few spots across the UK where sunset-spotting is even more enjoyable. We suggest those looking to explore the best sights to embark on a summer road trip and visit the hotspots.

“After sourcing on social media, we’ve put together nine locations which have been praised as the best spots to enjoy a captivating sunset.”

Primrose Hill, London

Seeing the sun set over the city of London is a particularly special experience and nowhere in the capital is better for this than Primrose Hill.

Get there early enough to seek out the best spot with Regent’s Park spread out in front of you as the sky starts to change colour.

Ynys Llanddwyn, Wales

An island located off an island, Ynys Llanddwyn in north west Wales isn’t the most convenient location to get to, but it’ll be worth the effort.

Base yourself on Anglesey with your caravan or motorhome, then make your way to the tidal island in time for sunset.

Old Winchester Hill, Hampshire

There are many interesting things about Old Winchester Hill, part of which is a scheduled monument.

The South Downs Way and Monarch’s Way long-distance footpaths both cross the summit, making it a great place to stop and watch the sun disappear across the valley.

Polzeath, Cornwall

Sunsets and the sea are a match made in heaven. Cornwall offers almost perfect conditions from many locations, but the village of Polzeath is hard to beat.

Position yourself on the beach or grab a table in prime position at Surfside to enjoy some seafood along with the view.

Stanage Edge, Peak District

If you’re up for a bit of a hike, you’ll be rewarded with the beautiful colours on display at sunset from atop Stanage Edge.

With the Dark Peak moorlands and the Hope Valley in the foreground, it’s hard to imagine a more picturesque spot.

Camusdarach, Scotland

Travelling to the Highlands in your leisure vehicle is a great way to escape the crowds and really life the vanlife dream.

At Camusdarach you’ll be greeted by a white sandy beach for your sunset view, and will need to remind yourself this is Scotland and not some far-flung destination.

Blackstone Edge, Ripponden

Sitting 472 metres above sea level, Blackstone Edge offers incredible views of the surrounding moorland on a clear day.

Watch the reflection of the sun setting on the nearby reservoir or simply turn your gaze skyward and soak it all in.

Snowdon, North Wales

Of course, the highest peak in Snowdonia will afford you fantastic sunset views as the North Wales countryside is spread out in front of you.

As Snowdonia has International Dark Sky Reserve status, you’ll be able to experience the natural phenomenon without interference from light pollution.

Kodak Corner, Northern Ireland

Appropriately named Kodak Corner, as there are always people snapping photos of the sunset here, this viewpoint in Northern Ireland attracts visitors from far and wide.

With mountains, sea and sky as far as the eye can see, Kodak Corner ticks all the boxes for watching the sun descend below the horizon.



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