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These are the 20 greatest views in Britain

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Jersualem. An absolute tune, and also home of the lyric “England’s green and pleasant land”, which by the looks of these stunning views, is an understatement.

Because ‘pleasant’ isn’t quite enough to do justice to these breathtaking vistas, all located in good old Blighty.

To mark the forthcoming launch of their Galaxy S8 smartphone, Samsung has revealed the results of a study to discover the 20 greatest British views, with over 2,500 people polled for their favourites (with photographer Matthew Cattell taking three of the snaps below on said phone).

Frankly, any one of these would have been a worthy winner, so feast your eyes on the below and remind yourself how lucky you are to live on this Sceptred Isle.

20. Kings College – view from the River Cam, Cambridge, England

Credit: Rex

19. Bournemouth pier and beach, Hampshire, England

Credit: Rex

18. Seven Sisters, Sussex, England

Credit: Rex

17. Bamburgh Castle – view from the coast, Bamburgh, Northumberland, England

Credit: Rex

16. Spires of Oxford, Oxfordshire, England

Credit: Rex

15. Durdle Door, Dorset, England

Credit: Rex

14. Brecon Beacons – view from the summit, Wales

Credit: Rex

13. Peak District – view from Stanage Edge, Derbyshire, England

Credit: Rex

12. Edinburgh from Arthur’s Seat, Scotland

Credit: Rex

11. Ben Nevis, Lochaber, Scotland

Credit: Rex

10. Loch Lomond – view from Conic Hill, Dunbartonshire, Scotland

Credit: Rex

9. Giant’s Causeway, County Antrim, Northern Ireland

Credit: Rex

8. Parliament and Big Ben - view from Westminster Bridge, London, England

Credit: Matthew Cattell

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7. Buttermere, Lake District, England

Credit: Matthew Cattell

6. Loch Ness – view from Dores, Highland, Scotland

Credit: Rex

5. Cheddar Gorge, Somerset, England

Credit: Matthew Cattell

4. St Ives Bay, Cornwall, England

Credit: Matthew Cattell

3. Stonehenge, Wiltshire, England

Credit: Matthew Cattell

2. Scottish Highlands – view of Three Sisters mountains, Glencoe Valley, Scotland

Credit: Rex

1. Snowdonia – view of Llyn Llydaw from Mount Snowdon summit, Wales

Credit: Matthew Cattell

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