The UK’s Most Instagrammed Sights

Instagram has become much more than a platform for sharing selfies and healthy lunches, with people using it to find the trendiest places to visit, around the world and specifically the UK. It is now a hub of advice for the intrepid traveller, looking for the next picture-perfect place to visit.

We take a look at some of these famous spots around the UK that have been deemed the most Insta-worthy:

Big Ben

As one of the most iconic parts of London’s skyline, Big Ben, is regularly snapped by tourists and residents of London alike. In fact, according to travel company Expedia, the image of the famous clock was tagged over 2.7 million times on Instagram last year! Next time you’re in the capital, make sure to get in on the action and capture one of the most popular sites in the UK.

Stonehenge, Wiltshire

Standing tall as one of the seven wonders of the world, it’s no surprise this prehistoric wonder is snapped so often on Instagram. Stonehenge is a one-of-a-kind tourist attraction dating back to over 4,500 years ago. No one quite knows how or why it was made, but it has withstood war and the great British weather! It is well worth making an effort to visit this iconic landmark, if nothing more than to ponder how on earth it got there.

Edinburgh Castle

With over 294,000 tagged pictures on Instagram last year, Edinburgh Castle is definitely one of the most popular places in the UK to snap for the ‘gram – and with good reason! Standing proud on top of a dormant volcano, Edinburgh Castle dates back to the 12th century and is still occupied today. Take a stroll up the famous Royal Mile and take in the beauty of the castle from all angles.

Seven Sisters, Brighton

The stunning white cliffs of the Seven Sisters are certainly a sight to behold. Standing tall against the sea, these chalky cliffs attract tourists from all around the country. Lace up your walking boots and get down to Brighton for your chance to snap these wonderful cliffs in all their glory.

Giant’s Causeway, Ireland

Legend has it this famous Irish landmark was built by Irish giant Fionn Mac Cumhaill. These beautifully dramatic rock formations have been bringing tourists in for years, with people wanting to get that perfect picture of the causeway that they can look back at for years to come. Not far from the city of Belfast, the Giant’s Causeway is well worth visiting.

Cambridge University, Cambridge

As the second-oldest university in the world, Cambridge University is not only steeped in history, but also boasts some of the most beautiful architecture in Britain. With stained glass windows and grand statues and sculptures dotted around the campus, you don’t have to be a student at this prestigious university to appreciate its glory. It is no wonder this university finds itself high up on the list of the most Instagrammable places in the UK.

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