Edinburgh Castle voted one of the best views in the UK


Edinburgh Castle has been named one of the best viewpoints in the UK – and even made it into the top 10 from around the world. Remitly, a financial services provider for immigrants, analyzed over a million TripAdvisor reviews to find where it receives the most positive comments from visitors, when it comes to the view on offer.

They wanted to crown the best viewpoints worldwide knowing that be it for a holiday or a big move, everyone loves getting a good view of a new location.

And the capital’s most famous landmark came second only to the London Eye in the UK list. It wasn’t the only Scottish location in the top 10 for Britain, with The Necropolis in Glasgow also featuring.

One of Scotland’s most renowned landmarks, Edinburgh Castle, took the third spot for the most popular viewpoint in Europe with almost 16,900 reviews mentioning its scenic views over the city, which secured its ranking as the sixth-best globally too.

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In a city with so many viewpoints, such as Arthur’s Seat, the Nelson Monument and the Camera Obscura, residents of the Scottish capital are spoiled for choice when it comes to admiring the landscape.

The Best Views in the United Kingdom

Rank

view point

City

Mentions of ‘view’ on TripAdvisor

1

london eye

London

34,975

two

edinburgh castle

edinburgh

16,899

3

Clifton Suspension Bridge

Bristol board

4,444

4

British Airways i360

Brighton

2,628

5

Royal Albert Dock

Liverpool

1,851

6

The Necropolis

glasgow

1,733

7

Library of Birmingham

birmingham

1,696

8

Cloud 23

Manchester

1,468

9

Hengistbury Head Beach

Bournemouth

1,173

10

Cardiff Bay

Cardiff

968

Jago McKenzie, Principal Business Manager at Remitly comments: “Whether you’ve moved somewhere new or are just visiting somewhere for the first time, getting a good view of a place can be a great way to get a feel for the location, and give that satisfying feeling that you’ve truly ‘arrived’.

The Glasgow Necropolis

“Under the hashtags for #newhome or #imoved on Instagram, we can see many photos of people looking out over a view of where they will now be calling home, so we wanted to use our research to help people no matter where they’ve moved, to find the best viewpoints close to them.

“The diversity of the findings from dense cityscapes to natural wonders just goes to show the beauty the world has to offer, and why we should continue to celebrate moving around it and experiencing new sights and sounds.”

The 10 Best Viewpoints in the World

Rank

view point

Country

Mentions of ‘view’ on TripAdvisor

1

Top of the Rock, New York City

United States of America

42,552

two

London Eye, London

United Kingdom

34,975

3

Eiffel Tower, Paris

France

32,875

4

Burj Khalifa, Dubai

united arab emirates

28,518

5

Victoria Peak (The Peak)

Hong Kong

21,524

6

Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh

United Kingdom

16,896

7

Guinness Storehouse, Dublin

Ireland

15,590

8

High Roller, Las Vegas

United States of America

15,535

9

Diamond Head State Monument, Hawaii

United States of America

15,191

10

Charles Bridge, Prague

Czech Republic

13,685

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George Holan

George Holan is chief editor at Plainsmen Post and has articles published in many notable publications in the last decade.

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