Covid-19 had led to the largest number of us staying at home than ever recorded in our lifetime. While the initial thought of working from home left us rejoicing, the novelty is wearing off quickly and when we are stuck within our own four walls, it can be very deflating.
There is only so much TV we can binge, books we can read and video chats we can have, we are longing for the outdoors. You may be fortunate enough to enjoy beautiful views from your windows or perhaps your skyline is rather dismal.
One thing we can all agree on, when all this has blown over, we will be flocking around the country to visit our favourite sites and stretch our legs.
However, some people are already lucky enough to have some of our most famous landmarks on their doorsteps and can get a good view of these even during lockdown.
We took some of the most well-known landmarks in the UK and compared house prices of homes that possess them in the view from their windows to find out exactly how much it would cost to see them everyday.
Big Ben is undoubtedly housed by the most famous clock tower in the world and it’s where the people of London have been taking their time from since 1859.
If you want the privilege of seeing the clock tower from your kitchen window, you may have to start saving. A property in Westminster is on sale for £29,950,000.
This price also gives you 7 bedrooms, an indoor pool, gym and a snooker room so you’ll probably have more to keep you occupied than just staring out the window.
Tower of London
The Tower of London is over 1000 years old and still standing strong; the same can’t be said to any of the prisoners that inhabited it.
The last execution in the tower took place in 1941 by firing squad and 400 executions in total were recorded throughout history. Although this may have been much higher.
If you want to enjoy the view of the tower every day, you may have more than one reason to lose your head as this will cost you £9,500,000.
If you’ve ever fancied yourself as royalty, you may have to settle with being neighbours of Her Majesty instead. You can purchase a home right next to Windsor Castle for £1,450,000.
Originally built in 1066 by William the Conqueror, it is now one of the homes of Queen Elizabeth II and is always in constant renovation.
It is one of Britain’s most popular tourist attractions and has an estimated 1.3 million visitors per year, so let’s hope the property comes with private parking!
Home to a myriad of monarchs over the centuries, Edinburgh Castle certainly has a lot of interesting history. The vaults have even been used as a prison from the 1700’s to early 1800’s.
After a prison break in 1811, the castle was no longer deemed a suitable place to home criminals and was slowly turned into a national monument.
If you are willing to fork out £1,388,500, you can view this piece of our past every day from your own private balcony.
Located in Scotland, Ben Nevis is the tallest summit in the British Isles and around 150,000 people climb it each year.
If you want to enjoy Ben Nevis but the thought of a 7-9 hours trek simply doesn’t appeal to you then you can pay a cool £625,000 to view it from your home.
The property does come with eight bedrooms so you’ll certainly have enough room to invite those exhausted climbers in for a cup of tea.
When we think of Blackpool, we immediately think of beaches, arcades, donkey rides and of course the famous Blackpool tower.
It was once the tallest structure in the UK at 158m, nowadays it is not as impressive as it is dwarfed by the new record holder, The Shard, at almost 310m.
If you want to feel like you’re always on holiday it will cost you £99,995. At little more than most holiday budgets.