The 10 Best Lookouts in United Kingdom, United Kingdom

May 1, 2022 Timmy Ribble

Discover a country filled with epic landscapes, fairy-tales castles and vibrant modern cities bursting with unforgettable experiences to share. Whether it’s gazing at the London skyline from the top of iconic St Paul’s and sipping the finest single malt whisky in a pub in the Scottish Highlands, or tracing footsteps of Banksy in Bristol, discovering musical legends in Liverpool and exploring the history of Cardiff Castle in the stunning heart of Wales, there’s a Britain that’s perfect for you.

1. Duncansby Head

John O'Groats Scotland http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/sutherland/duncansby-head.shtml
Excellent
80%
Good
17%
Satisfactory
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Poor
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5.0 based on 687 reviews

Duncansby Head

Reviewed By StuartP73 - Westhoughton, United Kingdom

The turn for Duncansby Head is just a few hundred metres up the road from John O'Groats in the direction of Wick. After a couple of miles you arrive at a car park (free)near a lighthouse. A short 10-15 minute walk across fields will bring you to the most amazing view of Duncansby stacks. Well worth a visit just for the stacks however we also got to see seals and some great nesting birds on the cliffs.

2. Orrest Head

Windermere England http://www.lakeswalks.co.uk/walks/orrest_head_from_windermere
Excellent
80%
Good
18%
Satisfactory
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Poor
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5.0 based on 1,652 reviews

Orrest Head

Reviewed By catherineaW5938DI - Manchester, United Kingdom

Absolutely love this walk! It's a must for people who aren't as athletic and still want to experience the beauty and the views of the lakes, it's just a short walk from windermere and only takes you about 30 minutes to get the top! Which didn't take me long! absolutely breath taking views and a lovely pub just a short walk from it ????

3. Cape Cornwall

Cape Cornwall Road, St Just England +44 1736 791543 http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/cape-cornwall
Excellent
80%
Good
18%
Satisfactory
2%
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5.0 based on 591 reviews

Cape Cornwall

Reviewed By davidgD5846IV

I had never been to Cornwall before this trip. It was always too far, too much hassle, too much effort and you lose a large part of the day going backwards and forwards from London Sitting on the top of Cape Cornwall, I could have lost days without any effort and it would not have been any hassle. I spent a few days in St Just, and even after a hard days walking the coast path for 20 miles a time, it was completely effortless to walk down to the cape for the sunset. This place is beautiful, calm descends upon you like the night descends upon the day, and a gentle warm summer breeze blows away any tiredness. I was blessed enough to see the sun set on the horizon , gaze at Lands End, and watch a pod of dolphins swim from the south to north through the golden light of the sun upon the sea (sea ;) the photo. it doesn't do the scene justice!) Whatever weight of backpacks you carried on your shoulders all day, sit here, and watch the sun set , and the weight of the world will fall from you. To write more would be to waste your time. Just go and feel a place that can change how you feel

4. Carnewas and Bedruthan Steps

Bedruthan, St Eval PL27 7UW England +44 1637 860563 [email protected] http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/carnewas-and-bedruthan-steps
Excellent
82%
Good
15%
Satisfactory
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5.0 based on 700 reviews

Carnewas and Bedruthan Steps

Reviewed By Pilgrimgreen - Harpenden, United Kingdom

Walked from Mawgan Porth to the NT cafe at Bedruthan Steps on a blowy December day (it takes around 45 mins, and is a lovely walk). The NT cafe (and little shop) are both great - warm welcome with some delicious options for a light lunch. Both are also very cosy on a chilly day. Highly recommended. Ps. It’s worth mentioning that the actual stairs down to the beach from here are closed Nov-Feb (I think). You can still enjoy views from the look out point at the top but you cannot descend during the winter months.

5. Walla Crag

Borrowdale Road East of Great Wood Car Park, Keswick England http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/borrowdale/things-to-see-and-do/article-1356404520343/
Excellent
82%
Good
17%
Satisfactory
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5.0 based on 174 reviews

Walla Crag

Reviewed By 24576437Mark - Boot, United Kingdom

Halfway through the Keswick 3 peaks route and my brother and I reached this gorgeous crag. It takes you up along a steady climb with stunning views to the west of Derwent Water.

6. Mam Tor

Hope, Peak District National Park England http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/features/mam-tor-peak-district
Excellent
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5.0 based on 144 reviews

Mam Tor

7. An Lochan Uaine (Green Loch)

Glenmore Forest, Glenmore, Aviemore Scotland
Excellent
86%
Good
14%
Satisfactory
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5.0 based on 103 reviews

An Lochan Uaine (Green Loch)

Reviewed By Macle0dM - Edinburgh, United Kingdom

What a lovely walk through a woodland trail from the Glenmore visitor centre along the Revoan Pass the the Green Loch. We met some local people who told us that the water colour is because the fairies wash their socks in the water in the evening. Magical place.

8. Surprise View

Borrowdale, Keswick England
Excellent
91%
Good
7%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
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5.0 based on 122 reviews

Surprise View

Reviewed By chris504019 - Daventry, United Kingdom

I was on a circular walk of derwentwater and the suprise view really lives up to its name. Stunning location and a must see attraction

9. Alpacaly Ever After

The Lingholm Estate, Portinscale, Keswick CA12 5TZ England +44 17687 78328 [email protected] http://www.alpacalyeverafter.co.uk
Excellent
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5.0 based on 690 reviews

Alpacaly Ever After

BOOKING ESSENTIAL Want to take some alpacas out for a walk? Of course you do... and now you can! Alpacaly Ever After are thrilled to offer alpaca walks around the stunning grounds of The Lingholm Estate or alpaca walks at Whinlatter Forest, Meet and Greets at The Lakes Distillery or Lingholm and if you fancy climbing a local mountain, we have Llama Treks that take you there as well. All our activities take place outside in the fresh air, and as an outdoor activity provider we are fully versed in risk assessment and safe operating procedures. We would like to reassure our visitors and those looking to book that we are doing our utmost to protect both our visitors and guides, and are confident in providing a safe and hugely enjoyable experience that will be beneficial to physical and mental wellbeing. We have some exciting new activities coming soon, follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest and YouTube for the latest updates. Come and join The Woolly Army!

Reviewed By Smithy1412

Had a lovely couple of hours walking Danny & Jasper around the Lingholm estate, our guide Natasha was very knowledgeable and super friendly, the alpacas were delightful, great weather, gorgeous scenery and beautifully kept grounds, we also booked the afternoon tea which was taken in the conservatory with a view of the walled garden and the lake, a perfect afternoon in a perfect location.

10. Calton Hill

St. Andrews House 2 Regent Road, Edinburgh EH1 3DG Scotland http://ewh.org.uk/world-heritage-sites/calton-hill
Excellent
62%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
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Poor
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Terrible
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4.5 based on 9,229 reviews

Calton Hill

Historic neighborhood lined with monuments dating back to the Enlightenment.

Reviewed By eamonnr2015 - Skerries, Ireland

Well worth the climb up to the top whether you go up Jacobs ladder or around by the Ai Road and then up, you can spend some time here taking in the views, well worth the hike up with historical interests here

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