The Needles voted one of the most beautiful places in the UK
The Needles have been voted one of the most naturally stunning landmarks in the UK.
An instantly recognisable Isle of Wight landmark, The Needles have been voted number five in a National Express poll to identify the most beautiful areas in the country.
A thousand people were polled by the UK’s largest coach operator to pinpoint Britain’s most stunning places in a bid to inspire people with spring travel ideas, including the Bank Holiday (Monday, May 2).
National Express has an unrivalled network of over 900 coach stops across the UK and all destinations on the list are either directly reachable by coach or readily accessible by local bus services - or bike - for cycling enthusiasts.
People travelling on a National Express Coach are welcome to store a either foldable bike or one in a bike box in the luggage hold.
Naturally gorgeous – the list in full:
1 Peak District hills
2. Jurassic Coast (Dorset)
3. The White Cliffs of Dover
4. Henrhyd Falls (Brecon Beacons)
5.The Needles (Isle of Wight)
6. East Cliff (Whitby)
7. Watergate Bay (beach in Newquay)
8 Brimham Rocks (North Yorkshire)
9. Howardian Hills (Vale of Pickering)
10. Chichester mudflats
National Express Managing Director Tom Stables said: “The Needles, as beautiful as they are dramatic, are a true natural icon and for many people are the first thing that comes to mind when they think of the Isle of Wight.
He added: “From wondrous waterfalls to incredible rock formations there’s no shortage of places in the UK to surprise and delight but sometimes it can be easy to miss out on the marvels at our own front door. We hope our list will inspire people to get exploring the amazing natural sights right here in the UK”.
National Express operates thousands of passenger journeys to and from the Isle of Wight each year. For more information or to book tickets visit: www.nationalexpress.com