5 Most Beautiful Lakes in the United Kingdom

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5Lake Vyrnwy

Lake Vyrnwy (Llyn Efyrnwy in Welsh) is a reservoir in Powys, Wales, which was built in the 1800s to supply freshwater to Liverpool and Merseyside. The view where water is spilling down in volumes from the dam has its own beauty and amazing view for the tourists coming specially to the place from all over the World. A person can simply enjoy the activities like boating, water sports, horse riding, fishing, bird watching and mountain biking or simply wait until night to enjoy star gazing with their loved ones.

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Area: 4.53 km²
Length: 7.64 km
Max depth: 26 m
Location: Wales
Shore length1: 19 kilometers (12 Miles)

4Loch Ness

Loch Ness is a large and second deepest lake after Loch Morar, about 230 meters down at its deepest point. It is a freshwater loch which is part of a series of large water channels in Scotland. It is famous for its popular tales of a monster lurking in its depths. It is also largest lake in terms of water volume. Its surroundings are fascinating home to the wildlife.

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Length: 36.3 km
Area: 56.4 km²
Max. depth: 226.96 m (124.10 fathoms; 744.6 ft)
Location: Highland, Scotland

3Windermere

In the whole Lake District, Windermere is the United Kingdom’s largest natural lake which is more than 10 miles long and it is stretched in between Ambleside and Newby Bridge. It is one of the most famous tourist attraction since mid 19th century. Its main location is Cumbria’s Lake District National Park in the northwest England surrounded with a hilly view, big mountain ranges and small villages. It is also known as typical “ribbon lake” created from meltwater of two glaciers.
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Length: 18.08 km
Area: 14.73 km²
Width: 1.49 km
Location: Lake District National Park
Max. depth: 66.76 m (219.0 ft)

2Loch Lomond

Loch Lomond is a 24-mile long lake located in southern Scotland. It is easily accessible from Glasgow as its southern shore is just 14 miles away from Glasgow city. This place is home for red deers and full of Oak trees. This lake is a point of attraction due to its watersports and amazing forest views. Its attraction points include famous Golf club, footpaths and cycle trails on eastern shore and countryside views.

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Length: 39 km
Area: 71 km²
Location: West Dunbartonshire/Argyll and Bute/Stirling, Scotland

1Coniston Water

This is one of the most beautiful lakes here in the UK. It is the third largest lake in the English Lake District. It is the clean and peaceful place. One can enjoy his whole day here and enjoy activities like open swimming in lake water, boating to cherish beautiful views of the lake, taking long lake sidewalks and ending the whole day with a good sunset view.

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Length: 8.8 km
Area: 4.7 km²
Width: 793 m
Max. depth: 56.1 m (184.1 ft)
Location: Lake District, Cumbria

 

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Austin is 5 UK's full-time blog editor. He's a London native and Greenwich University, graduate. In free time, he can be found checking all new gadgets and sharing their reviews with our readers. He can be found shredding guitar and wandering the streets of London.

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