With the evenings getting lighter we’d like to bring you the best locations where you can go and relax, unwind and watch the sunset. You don’t even have to travel across the world to find an epic sunset, we’re lucky enough to have beautiful ones right on our doorstop. Here are our top 10 locations to watch the sun go down in the UK.
1. Bournemouth Pier, Bournemouth
Set in the middle of seven miles of golden sand, Bournemouth Pier has stunning views across the bay. Making it a favourite destination to go and see the sunset after another day dawns in the beautiful Bournemouth. Take a stroll down the pier and take in the sights of the Isle of Wight on one side and the Purbeck Hills on the other.
2. The O2, London
What better way to see the sunset over London than with a 360 degree view high above the capital. Set above the city at 170 feet, The O2 is a large entertainment space and a landmark that has redefined London’s skyline. So, on a clear night head to this famous dome and get your adrenalin kicks by booking on to a sunset climb. You can climb up the dome to the vantage point and watch the day transform to night with a spectacular view ranging for over 15 miles over London.
3. The Humber Bridge, Hull
The breathtaking Humber Bridge has a picture post card sunset that is pretty unbeatable. Expect to see spectacular golden hues that cover the Northern city of Hull. This iconic suspension bridge is now the seventh-longest bridge in the world and watching the sun go down after a long day is magical.
4. The Blackpool Tower, Blackpool
Discover stunning panoramic views over the North West of England from the top of The Blackpool Tower. On a clear evening you will be able to see the magnificent Lake District before viewing an incredible sun set over the Irish Sea. No trip to Blackpool is complete without a trip to the top of The Blackpool Tower!
5. Crosby Sands, Liverpool
There’s nothing quite like watching the sun set on Crosby Beach. What makes it so special is the striking ‘Another Place’ by Artist, Anthony Gormley. The 100 cast-iron, life-size figures spread out along the beach and stretching out to to sea make it a breath-taking sight to see the sun go down. The reflection and shadows of the sculptures whilst the sun sets are phenomenal.
6. The River Severn, Stourport
Check out the beautiful skyline of the UK’s longest river when the sun goes down over The River Severn. Standing at The Severn Bridge and taking in the silhouette of the sand banks and the golden reflection from the sun is truly awe-inspiring in a moment of peace.
7. River Mersey, Liverpool
If you’re in Liverpool on a summer’s evening, embark on a delightful cruise across the Mersey and watch the magnificent sun set over the city’s unique world heritage waterfront. It’s the best way to see the transition from day to night in this cultural city.
8. Beetham Tower, Manchester
With unrivalled views stretching as far as Snowdonia, this is quite possibly the best place to see the sun set in Manchester. Beetham Tower is Manchester’s tallest building and is iconic to the city’s skyline. At more than 550 feet it is a fantastic vantage point to watch the stunning sun go down over the city. Head to the 23rd floor, where you can enjoy a cocktail whilst taking in the view at the famous Cloud 23.
9. Ely Cathedral, Cambridge
The Ely Cathedral is the place to watch the sunset in Cambridge. Seeing the sun go down behind the towers of this magnificent cathedral offers a beautiful sight in this historical city. The vibrant orange colours give a magnificent skyline making It the perfect way to take a moment to relax after a long day of sight-seeing.
10. Misty Island, Loch Lomond
One of the most spectacular sunsets in Scotland, Misty Island at Loch Lomond offers a marvellous place to go and watch the sunset. It’s the perfect way to take a moment of calm in this tranquil setting. Looking out from the bay you can see across to the spellbinding lone Milarrochy Bay tree submerged on the East bank shore of Loch Lomond. It makes for a breathtaking shot on a clear night when you can witness the vibrant orange ball set over the water.