Snowdonia Crowned Best UK National Park
With the school holidays just starting, the UK’s national parks will enjoy their busiest time of the year as families flock to these beautiful locations.
There are 10 national parks in Great Britain, and in terms of visitor numbers the Lake District is by far the most popular (with nearly 16 million visitors each year).
However, does having the most visitors necessarily make it the best national park in the UK? In our latest Twitter poll we thought we would try and find out!
Due to the limited options a Twitter poll provides, we gave people the choice of 4 options; The Lake District and Yorkshire Dales were included as they are two of England’s most popular national parks by visitor numbers, while the Cairngorms and Snowdonia attract the most visitors in Scotland and Wales respectively…
As the screenshot above shows, the results were quite surprising as Snowdonia grabbed the title of Best UK National Park. Indeed, for much of the poll duration, Snowdonia was leading by a wider percentage, but towards the end of the poll this reduced to a 5% winning margin ahead of the Lake District.
The Yorkshire Dales and Cairngorms finished way off the pace.
Although the results were unexpected, they really shouldn’t be as Snowdonia boasts a wealth of stunning features and landscapes.
Of course, Snowdon at 3560 ft is the second largest mountain in Britain and the main attraction, but there are also mountain lakes and golden sand beaches to explore (unspoilt Harlech beach is particularly beautiful.)
More information about this picturesque area can be found on the Snowdonia National Park website.
173 people responded to our Twitter Poll but it’s important to remember they can be unscientific. This is due to the way social algorithms work and the limited number of options.