Buttermere voted one of UK's top ten views

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The view over Buttermere, in the Lake District, has been voted as one of the UK's best sights.

It was ranked eighth in the new poll, with the view from the summit of Snowdonia in Wales taking the top position.

A little bit of Buttermere history:

The 1.25-mile long lake is situated towards the head of the valley of the River Cocker.

It's surrounded by a range of fells, notably the High Stile range to the south west, Robinson to the north east, Fleetwith Pike and Haystacks to the south east and Grasmoor to the north west.

It's said that Norse leader, Jarl Buthar, had a hidden stronghold at Buttermere - where he conducted a resistance campaign against Norman invaders, from 1069 up until the early 12th century.

During this time, it's thought he fought in a final battle at Rannerdale, between the Normans and the Anglo-Scandinavian-Cumbrians.

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These were found to be the top 10 greatest views in the UK, in the poll conducted by a leading electronics manufacturer:

  • Snowdonia - view of Llyn Llydaw from the summit of Snowdon, Wales

  • Three Sisters mountains, Glencoe Valley, Scotland

  • Stonehenge, Wiltshire

  • St Ives Bay, Cornwall

  • Cheddar Gorge, Somerset

  • Loch Ness - view from Dores, Scottish Highlands

  • Buttermere, Lake District

  • Westminster Bridge - view of the Palace of Westminster, London

  • Giant's Causeway, County Antrim, Northern Ireland

  • Loch Lomond - view from Conic Hill, Dunbartonshire

The view from the summit of Snowdonia in Wales was voted as the best view in the UK. Credit: PA