Northumberland loses out to Cornwall in most picturesque county poll

Northumberland has been named as the seventh most picturesque county in England, according to a new poll.
Northumberland has been named as the seventh most picturesque county in England, according to a new poll.

Northumberland has been named as the seventh most picturesque county in England, while Cornwall has come out on top, according to a new poll.

The study has been commissioned by Sykes Cottages and 19.7 per cent of people who voted chose Cornwall as their winner because of its stunning coastline and historic countryside.

Yorkshire took second place on the list while Cumbria was ranked third. Northumberland was seventh, with 4.1 per cent of the vote.

Tom Lowes, of Sykes Cottages, said: “Cornwall has always been a favourite destination of ours at Sykes Cottages so we were thrilled to see it top the list.

“It’s also unsurprising that Yorkshire and Cumbria rank highly thanks to their spectacular National Parks. What’s clear from this poll is beauty can be found across the UK if you’re looking for it. We have some of the most picturesque landscapes in Europe on our doorstep and there is no excuse not to go out and visit them.”

Others to make the top 10 were Devon, Kent, Derbyshire, Dorset, Isle of Wight and Gloucestershire.

Sykes Cottages has been letting holiday cottages for more than 25 years.