UK campsites: The best views

A camping survey has revealed the best places in the UK to pitch a tent for a fabulous view. AOL news got together with Cool Camping to come up with the campsite spots. They selected the best views from a tent, from the remote landscape of the Scilly Isles to the sandy shores of the Scottish coastline. Whether it's a quaint campsite in the grounds of a country cottage, or pitching up at the foot of some of Britain's wildest mountains, Cool Camping inspected each destination and gave it a view-tastic rating. We reveal the "best camping view" gems – and add a few of our own.

Gwerm Gof Isaf Farm, Conway

Located at the gateway to the high-rise mountains of Snowdonia, the rocky landscape is right on the doorstep of your tent. You can breathe in the views!

Great Langdale, Cumbria

At the heart of the walking favourite destination of the Lake District, this campsite sits in the impressive shadow of Langdale Pikes, a huge rocky outcrop.

Holycombe, Cotswolds

Green, green grass and a wealth of woodlands make this peaceful Cotswolds camping retreat a real destresser. Just sit back (at your tent door) and look on for as many hours as you fancy. Or head off for a walk in this lush countryside.

Troytime Campsite, Scilly Isles

Sea, beaches and more sun than the average British location will bring a smile to your face every time you peak out of your tent.

Sango Sands, Durness

Spectacular cliffs and a stunning beach add up to a picture postcard perfect camping spot at the far end of Britain. It might seem like a long way to go but you'll be wowed by the vistas when you arrive.

Riversidelakes, Dorset

Enchanting woodlands, amazing wildflowers and a picturesque lake will give your camping trip a swallows and amazons feel and fabulous view after view to wake up to.

Newgale, Pembrokeshire

Located on one of the UK's most  popular surfing beaches can you think of a better view from your tent than crashing waves and a huge expanse of sandy beach? If surfing is your thing then head down to the beach or watch from the tent as the surfer dudes pull off their wave-time tricks.

Little Meadow, Devon

Even the name of this campsite evokes a peaceful camping holiday feel. Add in dramatic views of the Atlantic and you probably won't want to leave to go home again.

Lickisto Blackhouse, Isle of Harris

Take in the fabulous rock, sea and sky views on the Outer Hebridean island for a real get-away-from-it-all camping spot.

Huntstile Organic Farm, Somerset

Camp here for lovely views of the rolling Quantock Hills – an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty that inspired the Romantic poets.

Hook House Farm, North Yorkshire

Expansive views of bay and hills make this a truly great Yorkshire camping site find.

Foxholes Castle, Shropshire

Take in the full stretch of the 139-mile Shropshire Way, a long-distance walking route, as well as views all round of the peaceful Welsh borders countryside.

Caolasnacon, Argyll

Scotland at it's best at a lochside camping spot. Mountains, lochs, burns in all their watery magnificence.

Badrallach, Ross-shire

For camping that is more wild-style and set amid the rugged scenery of the Scoraig peninsula. Soak up views over Little Loch Broome and the splendid mountain ridge, An Teallach.

Ardnamurchan, Scottish Highlands

If you haven’t yet discovered this west coast gem, pack your tent and head north. The divine shoreline and backdrop of rugged mountains will take your breath away.

Three of our 'views from a campsite' gems

Clachtoll Beach Campsite, Sutherland

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A perfect white beach with gentle, family-friendly sea and the amazing wider views of Scotland's magnificent landscape.

Hillend Camping Park, Gower Pensinsula

Literally miles of flat sandy beach and a haven for family bodyboarding and surfing.

Shore campsite, Achmelvich, Scotland

Scotland boasts so many fabulous white sandy beaches and Achmelvich is one of them. You can camp so close to the sea that you can feel the spray in your face (if you so fancy!).

* Tell us about your favourite campsite views.

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