Bamburgh Castle in Northumberland has been named one of the nation’s favourite views.
The iconic attraction on the stunning north Northumberland coast has come third in a survey carried out by OscarUK.co.uk – a concessions website for over 50s.
Castle administrator Chris Calvert described the news as “brilliant” and acknowledged just how special the area and its views are.
“It is the combination of all the elements. The beautiful beach, the islands dotted round off shore, and the historic architecture. It is like someone took all the best elements and created this ideal scenario,” he said.
The Northumberland setting came above other views, including Stonehenge at sunset. Chris hopes the recognition will draw attention to the county and help tourism.
Lake Windermere in Cumbria topped the poll, while Cornwall’s St Ives Harbour was second. Others on the list were the Malvern Hills, Worcestershire; Upper Swaledale, North Yorkshire; Glastonbury Tor, Somerset; The Seven Sisters Cliffs, East Sussex; Loch Coruisk, Isle of Skye and Hadrian’s Wall in Northumberland.