Brits look forward to iconic views post-lockdown

Bamburgh Beach and castle

By Emma Dodd

Which of Britain’s sweeping vistas are you most looking forward to casting your eyes upon once coronavirus travel restrictions are eased?

Will you be relishing the sight of Lake Windermere’s tranquil waters in the Lake District or walking barefoot across the sand on Bamburgh Beach with Northumberland’s most famous castle towering above the dunes?

These views, along with the likes of Edinburgh’s Arthur’s Seat, the London Eye and Loch Ness, have been named among the nation’s favourite views in a new study.

The research was carried out by London North Eastern Railway (LNER) and is providing plenty of inspiration for caravan holidays post-lockdown.

Perhaps you’ll take on a challenge and climb Snowdon or Ben Nevis, with 23 per cent and 18 per cent of participants naming these mountains as their most longed-for view respectively.

Being able to visit beauty spots has been one of the things many people have missed most about lockdown, with 58 per cent saying they’ll head back to their favourite destinations as soon as it’s deemed safe to do so.

It’s not surprising that so many of us are craving nature and trips away from home after so long confined to our houses and the same, familiar walking routes.

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’s not difficult to see why so many of us will be looking to explore the beauty of Britain once it’s safe to do so.”

The research also found that 77 per cent of those hoping to go on holiday this summer are planning to take a staycation before planning a trip overseas.