The Most Instagrammable Places In The UK

When it comes to planning a trip, chances are you’ve looked at Instagram for inspiration? From the lush sands of the world’s most picturesque beaches to mouth-watering snaps of trendy restaurants, Instagram is a hub of travel inspo for all ages and budgets.

If you want your grid and stories to be the envy of your followers, we’re going to reveal some of the most Instagrammable places in UK which will be perfect for your next adventure.


There are many Instagrammable places in London. From the bright and colourful houses that line Notting Hill to the historic sights and monuments on every corner. And let’s not forget the popular London motifs such as the famous red routemaster and the Underground sign.

One of the most city’s most popular sights and Instagram spots is Tower Bridge. See it lit up in all its glory at night, or venture over it during the day. It’s in the heart of the city, close to the Tower of London, and offers unparalleled views of the city’s most famous buildings including The Shard, The Gherkin and The Walkie-Talkie. To get the best shot of the bridge, pick a side of the Thames to capture it fully. Once you walk on the bridge, it’s harder to get a full shot. For a unique experience, you can go inside and up, where you can walk across the bridge looking at traffic below through the glass floor.

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Edinburgh Castle


Take a stroll down Edinburgh’s cobbled streets and admire the amazing architecture. There are many Instagrammable places in Edinburgh, but you can’t get a more Instagrammable than the stunning Edinburgh Castle. It sits on Castle Rock, overlooking the city and is one of the country’s most famous castles.

Whether you visit this great fortress during the day or in the evening, you’re sure to get the snap you want for the grid. Reach the castle by venturing down the Royal Mile. In the heart of the city, close to the Grassmarket, it’s the perfect place to explore Edinburgh’s Old Town and connects the magnificent castle at one end to the Palace of Holyroodhouse at the other end.

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When it comes to Instagrammable places in Brighton you won’t be surprised to hear Brighton’s Pier is under the spotlight. Sitting at 1,722ft long, this famous Victorian pier perfectly combines history and excitement. It’s one of the oldest piers in the UK, being built in 1899 and offers everything you need for the perfect Instagram post in one place. Stunning views of the coast, Brighton’s famous fish and chip restaurant, fairground attractions, arcades and so much more. Standing on the pier, looking out across the ocean, you can see remnants of the 19th-century West Pier which was destroyed by a fire in 2003. A shell of its former self, it’s an atmospheric attraction which makes many appearances on Insta.

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For an Instagrammable place in Belfast head to the Cathedral Quarter. This vibrant cultural spot is a must-visit – and a must-capture for the ‘gram. See comedy shows, enjoy tasty food and marvel at the incredible street art. It’s a short walk along the River Lagan to reach Belfast’s maritime history. Explore the city’s connection to the Titanic in the Titanic Quarter. Visit Titanic Belfast, see Titanic's Dock and Pump House, and explore the SS Nomadic, a museum onboard a ship.

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Cardiff Bay


Cardiff Bay is one of the city’s most photographed places, making it one of the most Instagrammable places in Cardiff. It’s Europe's Largest Waterfront Development with a number of attractions, restaurants, shops and much more. Take a boat trip around the bay to truly soak it all in and capture some stunning shots for your grid, especially if the sun is setting. After visiting Cardiff Bay head into the city centre, just a short drive away you can arrive in the Castle Quarter. It’s here you’ll find Cardiff Castle, one of the City’s – and Wales’ – top historic attractions.

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No trip to Liverpool would be complete without a visit to the Royal Albert Dock. It’s steeped in history and is a vibrant hub on Liverpool’s waterfront. Spend time exploring art galleries, dine at popular restaurants and perfect views of the city. If you want to explore more of Liverpool for your Instagram, Albert Dock is also where you can hop on a sightseeing bus and delve deeper into the life of the Fab Four. If you’re wanting an Instagrammable trip to Liverpool, start at the Royal Albert Dock.

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Christmas steps in Bristol


When in Bristol, head to the Christmas Steps for an Instagrammable spot. Close to the city centre, the steps lead to a quaint historic street lined with graded historic buildings. The buildings house charming shops, and if you visit at Christmas, you’ll see an array of lights along the way. Whether you want to buy a gift, souvenir or piece of art, this shopping district has a unique collection of independent shops, potteries and art galleries as well as its own theatre and museum – so there’s plenty to explore.

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For an Instagrammable spot in Manchester, visit the Northern Quarter. One of the trendiest areas in the city it’s where you’ll find cool street art, vibrant cafes and live music. Once you’ve explored the Northern Quarter, enjoy a spot of shopping in the nearby Central Retail District where you can find some of the most popular shops.

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