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11 Viewpoints to explore in England


England is a country that is part of the United Kingdom. The area now called England was first inhabited by modern humans during the Upper Paleolithic period but takes its name from the Angles, a Germanic tribe deriving its name from the Anglia peninsula, who settled during the 5th and 6th centuries. England's economy is one of the largest and most dynamic in the world, with an average GDP per capita of £28,100 or $36,000.

Box Hill
Box HillBox Hill, Tadworth KT20 7LF, UK

A majestic and beautiful hill for scenic walks and stunning views. An outstanding area of woodland and chalk downland managed by The National Trust, Box Hill has long been famous as a destination for day-trippers from London. At the foot of Box Hill you’ll discover one of Surrey’s iconic landmarks, the Stepping Stones, a perfect spot to picnic by the River Mole. A beautiful trekking area and also you will be amazed by the spectacular views from this area.

Bridlington Sea Front
Bridlington Sea FrontBridlington Sea Front, North Bay Court, 3 N Marine Dr, Bridlington YO15 2JF, UK

Bridlington Sea Front is a beautiful place to take a stroll, relax in the sun, and take in the fresh sea air. The promenade stretches for over a mile, and there are plenty of benches where you can sit and watch the world go by. The seafront is set around a bustling harbour busy with fishing boats and pleasure cruises. The harbour is known for its shellfish and lobsters.

High Vinnalls
High VinnallsHigh Vinnalls, Ludlow SY8 4ED, UK

High Vinnalls is a summit in the region or range in England. High Vinnalls is 375 metres high. Climb to this wonderful viewpoint on this circular walk in Mortimer Forest in Ludlow. It's a challenging climb with the High Vinnalls viewpoint reaching a height of over 1200ft. From the high points there are fabulous panoramic views over the surrounding Herefordshire countryside.

May Hill
May HillMay Hill, Longhope GL17 0RF, UK

May Hill is one of the most familiar landmarks in the east of the Forest of Dean and at 296 metres. it is the highest point around. There are views from the top for many miles in all directions and on a clear day you can see up to 12 other counties. Its summit is on the western edge of Gloucestershire and its northern slopes in Herefordshire. It is reached by three public footpaths, two forming parts of the Gloucestershire Way and Wysis Way.

National Trust - Dunstable Downs, Chilterns Gateway Centre and Whipsnade Estate

Dunstable Downs is the highest point in the East of England and one of the best-known viewpoints on the Chilterns ridge. The chalk grasslands of the Downs have miles of footpaths and circular walks to enjoy. Because of its elevation, Dunstable Downs hosted a station in the shutter telegraph chain which connected the Admiralty in London. It was one of the iconic locations in this area and it will be a memorable moment too.

Quantock Hills
Quantock HillsQuantock Hills, Taunton TA4 4AB, UK

The Quantock Hills are an area of wilderness and tranquillity, which offers Panoramic views lead you through coast, heath and combe. The hills run from the Vale of Taunton Deane in the south, for about 15 miles to the north-west, ending at Kilve and West Quantoxhead on the coast of the Bristol Channel. They form the western border of Sedgemoor and the Somerset Levels.

StiperstonesStiperstones, Shrewsbury SY5 0LZ, UK

The Stiperstones is a distinctive hill in the county of Shropshire, England. The quartzite rock of the ridge formed some 480 million years ago. During the last Ice Age Stiperstones lay on the eastern margin of the Welsh ice sheet. At 536 metres above sea level it is the second-highest hill in the county, surpassed only by Brown Clee Hill. It offers a nice view of this area and also climbing this hill is also quiet challenging.

Surprise View Car Park - Peak District NP
Surprise View Car Park - Peak District NPA6187, Grindleford, Sheffield, Hope Valley S32 2JA, UK

Surprise View is a spectacular view point above Hathersage and is known for being one of the best viewpoints in the Peak District and also for being a great spot to sit and watch the sunset. Other than being a great place to stop and soak up a wonderful view, you can also walk to a few places from that start point. For example, close by to the car park, if you head uphill in a northerly direction towards the back on the car park you can walk to the curiously shaped Mother Cap stone and some grea

The Cheviot
The CheviotThe Cheviot, Wooler NE71 6TT, UK

The Cheviot is the highest point in the Northumberland National Park at 815 metres. One of the iconic attractions in this area offering spectacular views and also the area enjoys a general right to roam under both the English Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000 and the Scottish Land Reform.

Wandlebury Hill
Wandlebury HillWandlebury Hill, Stapleford, Cambridge CB22 3AE, UK

Wandlebury Hill is a hill amongst the Gog Magog Hills in Cambridgeshire; the Gogs are a ridge of low chalk hills extending for several miles to the south-east of Cambridge. This is a popular spot for visitors to the Wandlebury Country Park and the Wandlebury Ring hill fort. Wandlebury House stands in the middle of the ring. One of the nice trekking destinations and also you can spend some nice time in the middle of nature.

Windy Gyle
Windy GyleWindy Gyle, Morpeth NE65 7BT, UK

Windy Gyle is the fourth highest of the Cheviot Hills and the only one over the magical 2000 feet mark to which Scotland can lay half a claim Standing at a height of 619 metres. This area, oozes history, where for centuries armies fought bloody battles, families stole cattle from one another and violence was a way of life. There are good views from the summit north towards the Scottish Borders, Eildon Hills and Edinburgh and south across the southern Cheviot Hills to the North Pennines.

Map of Viewpoints to explore in England