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Surprise View

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We drove around the area stopping at different points and the view here was stunning, it's a shame... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
MinnieM1928
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Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
Spectacular View

The title says it all! One of the best views I have encountered in a long while. The drive or walk... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Laura G
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited Surprise View in October, so it wasn't too overcrowded - which I can image is an issue in peak season. Parking was £4 for 2 hours, a recurring theme in the Lakes if you aren't a National Trust member. You can walk up/down...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We drove around the area stopping at different points and the view here was stunning, it's a shame it was very cloudy and as it was late in the day the light was fading but we are still glad we saw the view as it...More

Thank MinnieM1928
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The title says it all! One of the best views I have encountered in a long while. The drive or walk up is for confident drivers / walkers, but you will be rewarded by breathtaking views.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Surprise View is yet another stunning viewpoint. Situated quite close to Ashness Bridge, it is easy to take in both attractions on the same outing. There is parking nearby, as is necessary for this extremely popular spot. Access to the viewpoint on foot is straightforward,...More

Thank Rocko1947
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If your legs can take the steep incline up to the surprise view then you will not be disappointed, however most people who were there same time as me and my wife just drove up, car park near by. If you are up for it...More

Thank Experience797278
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Absolutely worth it - we drove up which is easy enough with a National Trust car park available. We weren't there that long, but it was so worth it - thoroughly recommend a visit! Stunning views of Borrowdale and Derwentwater - the sun sparkling off...More

Thank Charlotte P
Reviewed September 6, 2018 via mobile

Mum & I went to see this view on 5th Sept as it is only 11 mintues from out B&B in Kewsick. Sun was shinning & went upto the narrow track in the car. We did park up for 10mins to just look at the...More

Thank jam16trav
Reviewed September 2, 2018

get your self up for a view of a lifetime its stunning. Theres a steep hill to climb but you can go up in the car as there is a car park, just be carefull of the cliff edge.

Thank Dawn M
Reviewed August 29, 2018 via mobile

If you’re visiting this area you should definitely make the effort up the mountain for this view. Even on a rainy day the view was outstanding and was my teenage sons favourite moment of the trip.

Thank Joanne C
Reviewed August 29, 2018

We drove up the steep narrow road, missing the walkers and other cars coming down but it was well worth doing it because the view was breath taking, you feel like you are standing on top of the world, do take care of children and...More

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