The Most Instagrammable Weekend Break Destinations in the UK
The Most Instagrammable Weekend Break Destinations in the UK
In a world where almost everyone has a camera on their mobile phone, choosing a destination for your next adventure can sometimes be based on your instagram feed.
With so many jaw-dropping sights around the UK, finding that perfect Instagrammable spot should be easy. But if you need ideas on where to go, check out our list of the most Instagrammable weekend break destinations in the UK.
The Somerset Countryside
From the picturesque cities of Bath and Bristol to the smaller, charming villages of Bruton and Frome. The Somerset countryside is home to some of the UK’s most Instagrammable spots. Somerset makes the perfect UK weekend break destination, especially if you’re searching for photogenic spots to grace your Instagram account.
If you fancy a scenic hike to capture spectacular nature views, try one of the trails in the villages south of Somerset. Many of these trails take you up Corton Hill to the Beacon, where you can marvel and take photos of the breathtaking landscape views of the Somerset countryside. An ideal option is to park at Cadbury, where you can start your hike. Head towards the Beacon before returning to the tiny village of Denham.
Once voted one of England’s prettiest villages, Frome is another picturesque site in Somerset to feature on Instagram. A haven for craftspeople and artists, it draws anyone seeking an alternative lifestyle. The quaint little town has many fascinating historic buildings and quirky cafes that look great in photos.
Bath is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful cities in the UK and a must-see for avid photographers and Instagrammers. Here, you can take photos of incredible remnants from ancient Roman times, including the stunningly intact Roman Baths.
The Scottish Coast
Scotland has incredibly stunning landscapes of majestic mountains and idyllic lakes that lure avid photographers and Instagrammers. But with plenty to see in Scotland, it’s a good idea to take one of the scenic rail breaks on offer. You can stay in a hotel in Edinburgh, before taking a train to the stunning Scottish Highlands, where most of the photogenic spots are.
Glencoe tops the list of the most Instagrammable places in Scotland. It’s also a perfect place for avid hikers, offering the most scenic trails in Scotland. You’ll likely come across fascinating wildlife, crystal-clear lakes, majestic mountains, and awe-inspiring scenery.
If you want to feature one of Scotland’s beautiful lakes on your Instagram, make it Loch Ness. The freshwater lake is best known for being the resident of the Loch Ness monster, luring tourists from around the world. To capture the best views, walk along one of the scenic trails around the lake. You can stumble upon stunning viewpoints, offering the perfect spot to capture the best images of the lake.
Considered the greenest railway journey in the world, taking the Jacobite Steam Train. It’s one of the best ways to capture the most Instagram-worthy spots of Scotland. It starts near Ben Nevis and passes through Loch Morar, the deepest freshwater loch in Britain, before reaching Loch Nevis. Grab a spot by the window, be ready with your camera, and take as many photos as possible.
The Yorkshire Dales
The Yorkshire Dales is one of the UK’s best places to spend a weekend. Especially if you’re looking for stunning photos to grace your Instagram account. It’s a gorgeous place with many photogenic spots, from the rolling green hills of the Yorkshire Wolds to the limestone escarpments of the Yorkshire Dales. From the historic manor houses of Ilkley to the cobblestone streets of York.
The Shambles is one of the most photographed streets in York, and it’s easy to see why. It’s a lovely cobblestone street featuring Elizabethan buildings. It’s believed to be the real-life inspiration of the Diagon Alley from the Harry Potter film. To ensure you’ll get the best photo without the crowds, come here early in the morning before tourists arrive.
The Yorkshire Dales is renowned for its gorgeous manor houses like Grantley Hall above. Nowadays, the Manor Houses function as hotels, spas, museums, arts and heritage centres. So, after getting your photos taken in front of the house, take the time to browse around.
The Dorset Jurassic Coast
Considered one of the most breathtaking parts of the UK’s coastline, the Dorset Jurassic Coast is the perfect spot to take photos for your Instagram account. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, it boasts jaw-dropping rock formations resulting from relentless erosion.
The Dorset Jurassic Coast stretches 95 miles from East Devon’s Exmouth to Dorset’s Studland Bay. Most sections belong to Dorset, including famous spots like the Durdle Door. The incredibly diverse landscape encompasses different rock formations dating to 185 million years!
Part of the Jurassic Coast’s attraction is the Durdle Door. A stunning limestone arch in the sea that resulted from millions of years of erosion. The other attractions to photograph along the Jurassic Coast include the Lulworth Cove, Fossil Forest, and the Lyme Regis. And after a day of exploring the coast, what better way to relax than doing a luxury yoga retreat in one of Dorset’s wellness spas to rejuvenate body and mind?
London – The Capital
Spending a weekend in the UK’s capital city is fun, given the numerous things to see and do. And if you’re looking for spots to grace your Instagram account, you are in for a treat! From magnificent buildings to vibrant street art and colourful flower markets, London will delight you with numerous Instagram-worthy spots.
Made famous by a film of the same name, Notting Hill is one of the prettiest neighbourhoods in London. The pastel-coloured houses and quirky cafes are so quintessentially English. I also love Primrose Hill pictured below.
An iconic landmark of London, The Tower Bridge is one of the city’s most photographed spots. With the city’s magnificent skyline in the backdrop, it’s easy to see why it’s a favourite among influencers and avid photographers.
Happy exploring xx