We all know that the UK is home to stunning areas of natural beauty, it’s the reason so many choose to holiday at home – a staycation.
A holiday is often the best way to escape our phones and computers, but in the digital age, the opposite happens. There has been a surge in holiday trends behind a location’s “Instagrammability”.
This has now become a serious driving factor behind where many of us choose to have a break. We’ve already looked into the global landmarks that top Instagram’s hit list, but what about the UK?
We’ve investigated the top ten most-Instagrammed areas of natural beauty across the UK. North to south, east to west, we’ve canvassed it all. Mountains, lakes, moors, coasts – the British Isles has it all, so, where will be the Instagrammer’s favourite location?
Take a look at the infographic below to see the most Insta-worthy places in the UK by the number of hashtags for each location. Which one will you visit next?
The Most Instagrammed Natural Beauty Spots
Lake District – 2,412,151
The Lake District, also known as the Lakes or Lakeland, is a mountainous region in North West England.
Cumbria – 1,106, 075
Cumbria, home to the Lake District, is a predominantly rural county and considered one of the most beautiful regions of the UK.
Peak District – 1,097,457
Peak District National Park has steep limestone valleys like Dovedale, with its famed stepping stones, and Lathkill Dale characterise the park’s southern area, which is known as White Park.
Northumberland – 864,532
Northumberland is a county in North East England. The northernmost county of England.
Whitby – 802,739
Whitby is a seaside town split by the River Esk. On the East Cliff, overlooking the North Sea, the ruined Gothic Whitby Abbey was Bram Stoker’s inspiration for “Dracula”.
Snowdonia – 683,423
Snowdonia is a region in northwest Wales concentrated around the mountains and glacial forms of massive Snowdonia National Park.
New Forest – 610,839
The New Forest is known for its heathland, forest trails and native ponies.
Isle of Skye – 599,716
The Isle of Skye is known for its rugged landscapes, picturesque fishing villages and medieval castles.
Dartmoor – 555,201
Dartmoor consists of moorland capped with exposed granite hilltops known as tors, providing habitats for Dartmoor wildlife.
Windermere – 545,301
Windermere is a large lake in Cumbria’s Lake District National Park. It is surrounded by mountain peaks and villages.
Northern areas of natural beauty dominate the top ten with the Lakes the most popular among Instagrammers. Famed for its landscapes, the region has been the focus, and backdrop, of poems, paintings and films over the decades.
Last modified: October 9, 2019