A picture is worth a thousand words, not least when we’re on holiday.
Of course, there are certain locations around the UK that capture the imagination of budding photographers on their travels more than most – and particularly when it comes to sharing a special moment on social media.
According to recent research from Expedia, these are the spots that hosted the most posts and hashtags on Instagram throughout the last 12 months. Some are predictable – incredible landmarks, stunning scenery – but others (like a certain football ground, for instance) might take you by surprise…
The most Instagrammed sights in the UK
1. Big Ben, London
Big Ben may have been temporarily silenced for renovation, but he’s still an exceptionally popular site for a snap, with 2.73 million images shared from the location last year.
2. Anfield, Liverpool
Footballs fans, your dedication did not go unnoticed – more than 490,000 photographs were posted at Anfield in 2017.
3. Stonehenge, Wiltshire
The historic site of Stonehenge in the South West proved to be just as striking online as it is in person, coming in third with over 454,000 pics.
4. New Forest, Southern England
As if the stunning views around the vast National Park weren’t enough, who could resist sharing a shot of the New Forest ponies on their feed?
5. Snowdonia, northern Wales
Whether you brave the climb to the top or admire from below, the mountains and glacial landforms of the sprawling Snowdonia National Park are not be missed.
6. Windermere, Cumbria
The largest natural lake in the Lake District, measuring an astonishing 10.5 miles long, one mile wide and 220 feet deep – the perfect tranquil setting.
7. Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh
294,000 pictures were shared from aspiring kings and queens visiting the grandeur of Edinburgh Castle.
8. Glencoe, Scottish Highlands
Another Scottish location on the list; this time, Glencoe. Well, for an area of outstanding natural beauty, we’d expect nothing less…
9. Seven Sisters, East Sussex
For some, the words Seven Sisters conjure up visions of a north London tube station – but far more snaps were taken at this country park, where you can see the amazing heights of the chalky cliffs.
10. Giant’s Causeway, County Antrim
Ireland’s ‘geological wonder’ Giants Causeway is a spectacle that needs to be seen to be believed – but more than 166,000 lenses still attempted to capture it.
11. York Minster, York
In the centre of York you’ll find the imposing Cathedral and Metropolitical Church of St Peter, often referred to as York Minster, and one of the city’s best backdrops.
12. Cambridge University, Cambridge
Students and admirers alike uploaded over 73,000 photos from Cambridge University last year.