Does Peterborough still have the best view in the East of England?

The search is on to see which public attraction can follow in Peterborough Cathedral's footsteps by being voted the East of England's Best Window with a View of 2017.

Friday, 3rd March 2017, 12:51 pm
Updated Friday, 24th March 2017, 10:48 am
Last year's winning view from Peterborough Cathedral

Window with a View, launched by in 2016, celebrates the country’s diverse architecture and landscapes, as experienced from any building open to the public. Following a successful first year of the competition, nominations are now open for 2017.

This year, is giving everyone the chance to show off beautiful views from their own properties, with the additional launch of ‘Home with a View’.

In 2016 hundreds of entries were received, with a panel of expert judges from the tourism, architecture, photography, interiors and construction sectors selecting Peterborough Cathedral, Holkham Hall in Norfolk, Norwich Cathedral and Oxburgh Hall in Norfolk as the best views in the East of England.

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The public then voted in their thousands, with Peterborough Cathedral taking the inaugural crown of the East of England’s Best Window with a View. The attraction was then put forward to the final for the national title, which was won by the Museum of Liverpool.

The public can now submit their nominations for 2017 via, by simply uploading a photo of a Window with a View from any building in the UK that is open to the public.

For those who feel their home has a special view equally deserving of recognition, Home with a View invites everyone to submit a picture taken from inside their house, sharing a spectacular view that only they are lucky enough to enjoy.

The competitions will run alongside one another, with entries closing on 30 April 2017. A regional shortlist for each category will then be decided by a panel of experts, with a public vote to decide the two national winners which will be announced later this year.

James Lee, director of marketing and communications at, said: “We were overwhelmed by the standard of entries we received last year for the Window with a View competition. From contemporary designs and urban skylines, to medieval buildings and rural countryside, the nominated photographs really showed off the varied architecture and scenery the UK has to offer.

“Following the competition’s outstanding success, this year we’re encouraging everyone to get involved, so we can celebrate the wealth of beautiful views available from residential properties across the country as well. If you enter, you could end up being the owner of the Best Home with a View in the East of England – or even the UK!”

For full rules and details about the Window with a View and Home With A View competitions, visit: