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Scots glens and lochs named among best sites in UK

The Three Sisters in Glencoe, Loch Ness and Loch Lomond all named in the top ten.

Three Sisters: Mountain range in Glencoe Valley.
Three Sisters: Mountain range in Glencoe Valley. PA Images

The sight of the Three Sisters mountains in the Highlands has been named one of the greatest British views.

The ridges in Glencoe took second place, after Mount Snowdon in Wales, with a third of the top 15 located in Scotland.

The other Scottish sights listed are Loch Ness, Loch Lomond, Ben Nevis and Edinburgh from Arthur's Seat.

According to the 502 Scots who took part in the survey, Loch Lomond was the greatest view in Scotland, followed by Edinburgh Castle and the view of the capital from Arthur's Seat.

Scots questioned put Loch Ness in fourth position, followed by Glencoe and chose the Kelpies in Falkirk, the statue of Greyfriars Bobby in Edinburgh and the Falkirk Wheel as the top three quirkiest views across the UK.

The study, which was commissioned to mark the forthcoming launch of the new Samsung Galaxy S8 smartphone, also found the average British adult takes more than 1000 pictures each year, predominantly on smartphones.

The majority of pictures focus on landscapes and city views.

UK top ten views

  • Mount Snowdon, Gwyneed
  • Three Sisters, Glencoe
  • Stonehenge, Wiltshire
  • St Ives Bay, Cornwall
  • Cheddar Gorge, Somerset
  • Loch Ness
  • Buttermere, Lake District
  • Westminster Bridge, London
  • Giant's Causeway, Co Antrim
  • Loch Lomond

Samsung celebrated the greatest British views by commissioning a new photography project from Matthew Cattell, Britain's reigning landscape photographer of the year, which will be shot on a Galaxy S8.

Mr Cattell is travelling the length of the UK in March and April to capture a series of shots at locations which were named in the study, including the London skyline, the Lake District and St Ives Bay.

He said: "I hope people enjoy the results and are encouraged to get out and shoot the amazing views closest to them."

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