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Our favourite views
Whether you drive miles to find a famous lookout point or stumble upon a breath-taking view as you explore somewhere new, views can be awe-inspiring and rewarding.
So, we’ve compiled a list of our favourites. How many have you seen?
Susan Donnan: We love the mountains and being only an hour from our house, often visit the Snowdonia area. This photo was taken on a glorious April morning on our way home from a camping trip. The light was perfect and we just had to stop the car to take advantage of this brilliant photo opportunity. It’s not often you get to see the mountains without them being covered in cloud!
Danielle Petrie: This photograph was taken while we were in Ecuador, South America, on our honeymoon. It was the day before we attempted to summit it – Mount Cotopaxi is considered one of the world’s highest volcanos. I love the fact the photo portrays the mountain in a calm, tranquil way but really it was a fierce, extreme climb up close.
Cathy Toogood: Just an hour from Madrid, Toledo is a beautiful city whose narrow, winding streets contain a wealth of grand buildings including an impressive gothic cathedral. This photograph looking down on the city was taken from the Parador de Toledo’s terrace – a lovely place to have a drink, admire the view and soak up the sun.
Dave Oldacre: This picture taken in the park at Avoriaz is my perfect view. It might not be for everyone, but for me, this is heaven!
Annie Price: I love the view of the London skyline on a warm clear day as you can feel a million miles away from the usual hustle and bustle of the city.
Gareth Morris: One of the best views I have ever come across was found from Vidova Gora, Dalmatia, at the highest peak of all the Adriatic islands. At 778 metres above sea level, the route to the top may have been a test on the knees but I was rewarded with panoramic views of the Adriatic coast.
Looking down along Bol’s coastline you can make out the island’s characteristic Golden Cape (Zlatni Rat), a narrow v-shaped cape which cuts into the shore. Green valleys and vineyards can be spotted below, the islands of Lastovo and Mljet can be viewed to the East, and on a clear day you can make out the Apennine Mountains of Italy.
Lucy Mather: This is one of my favourite places in the world as wherever you look there’s stunning, dramatic scenery. Beautiful lakes and rugged, rocky mountains are 360 degrees around you. If you’re lucky you’ll also get to see the fabulous Mountain Rescue Team training or the RAF Valley jets whizzing past!
Mark Hooson: The view has probably changed somewhat since 2011, but this is what Dubai looks like from the observation deck on the 124th floor of the world’s tallest building, the Burj Khalifa. The building to the left of the picture is the Dubai Mall, which is six storeys in its own right.
Have you discovered an amazing view that we should add to our must-visit list? Have you got a picture that we need to see? Let us know by leaving a comment or sending your pictures to firstname.lastname@example.org