Instagram is continuing to have more and more of an influence on the destinations we choose for holidays and staycations. If a location looks great on Insta it often makes it even more desirable.
So, what are the top 50 most-Instagrammed locations when it comes to the Great British Staycation?
London is one of the most exciting cities in the world with history and culture around every corner. Make your way to the gates of Buckingham Palace and the gardens of Hyde Park, before enjoying street performers in Covent Garden.
This northern powerhouse is awash with history, culture and a rich heritage. Take in a top Premier League encounter, relax in the trendy Northern Quarter, experience the city’s famous music scene, or head to the Manchester Museum or MOSI.
The shores of the Mersey offer visitors some unique cultural gems. From the Beatles tour, the Cavern Club, Anfield, and the Museum of Liverpool you’ll always get a real feel of the city’s past and present. Don’t forget a trip to the Albert Dock.
Make your way up to Arthur’s Seat before whiling away the hours at the world famous castle. These are just two of the main attractions in the Scottish capital. Visitors to Edinburgh also enjoy Palace of Holyroodhouse, the Royal Mile and the National Gallery.
Chocoholics can get their fix at Cadbury World, while the National Sea Life Centre, Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, and Thinktank Birmingham tick all the right boxes for culture vultures. The Bullring will cater to all your shopping needs.
We do just love being by the sea in Brighton and Hove. Start at the beach and Pier, then head to Sea Life Brighton, the Royal Pavilion, and Brighton Marina, before getting back to nature at South Downs National Park.
The Scottish port city of Glasgow is a city on the up. Science lovers will enjoy trips to the Riverside Museum and Glasgow Science Centre, while history buffs won’t want to miss George Square, Glasgow Necropolis and Glasgow Cathedral.
Hot air balloons, Brunel, street art, Banksy and a laid-back attitude. Bristol is famous for all of these things and it promises plenty for visitors looking to make the most of this quirky city.
Once famous as a cloth town, visitors to Leeds these days enjoy a trendy and quirky city centre and plenty of green open spaces from Bramham Park, RSPB Fairburn Ings and Tropical World.
Medieval York is just perfect for sightseeing. From the Roman Walls and their views of the city, York Minster, Viking history and some of the tightest streets in the UK, York is ready to be explored.
Oxford is such a diverse and historic city, famous the world over for its university. The medieval architecture in the city centre led to it being heralded as the City of Dreaming Spires, making it a treat for your eyes and Instagram feed.
The shores of the River Cam are world-renowned for the University of Cambridge, with various colleges promising educational excellence, choirs and Gothic chapels. Punting on the river is essential, as is a visit to the botanical gardens.
The capital of Wales is steeped in history with the likes of Cardiff Castle, Caerphilly Castle, and the National Museum. The best of present day Cardiff can be seen at Cardiff Bay, inside the Principality Stadium, and at the Millennium Centre.
The Steel City lives on the edge of the beautiful Peak District and promises history, culture and a unique attitude. Understand the history at the Millennium Gallery and Kelham Island Museum and get back to nature at Winter Garden.
Well known for tales of Robin Hood, visitors to Nottingham can learn about the legend at the Nottingham Castle Museum and Art Gallery. The City of Caves is wonderful, as is Wollaton Hall and Newstead Abbey.
Famous for its medieval cathedral, this city in the East Midlands is perfect for history lovers with some of the first printed books, a Victorian prison and even a copy of the Magna Carta.
A visit to Chester is all about the Romans. The city was originally founded as a Roman fortress in the 1st Century AD and is known for its Roman walls and amphitheatre just outside the city walls.
This city in the North East is famed for its historic buildings including Durham Cathedral, Durham Castle and Crook Hall. Durham University is home to the stunning botanic garden and the intriguing Oriental Museum.
For a trip back in time you can’t do much better. Leicester is famous for its connection to Richard III, from the ruins of Leicester Castle, to his original burial site and his current resting place at the cathedral.
One of Europe’s most vibrant waterfront cities, Plymouth is home to the famous Mayflower Steps, the National Marine Aquarium, the beautiful Whitsand Bay, the Barbican and Sutton Harbour. The stunning Dartmoor Park is well worth an explore.
Windsor is home to one of the most famous castles in the world, built by William the Conqueror and still a royal residence today. Other attractions in the town include St. George’s Chapel, Legoland, Frogmore House and Gardens, and Queen Mary’s Dolls’ House.
Famous for having seven miles of beaches, this Dorset seaside resort promises unbelievable coastal views and plenty of historic listed buildings. It’s always a popular choice for staycations on the South Coast.
Located in Norfolk, Norwich always makes for a pleasant day out with its beautiful cathedral, historic buildings and Saxon marketplace. The city itself is easy to walk around and promises an intriguing blend of modern and historic.
Nicknamed Pompey, the South Coast seaside city of Portsmouth is known for its maritime heritage and historic dockyard, home to the National Museum of the Royal Navy and HMS Victory. Southsea is a beautiful seaside resort and historic area in Portsmouth.
The North Yorkshire seaside resort of Scarborough is home to a Victorian promenade and promises a fun-filled day out for all the family with attractions including a miniature railway, Sea Life Scarborough and a water park.
This Scottish port city prides itself on providing an endless list of things to do for visitors including historic attractions, family-friendly activities, stunning architecture, beautiful open spaces, fantastic beaches and brilliant museums and art galleries.
As one of the most well-known seaside resorts in the country, it’s no surprise that Blackpool is packed with family-friendly fun. Ride the Big One at Blackpool Pleasure Beach, head to the top of the Tower, or spend time whiling away the hours on the beach and in the arcades.
Located on the south coast of Wales, Swansea is packed with award-winning beaches, plenty of top class restaurants and much in the way of family fun at Swansea Museum, Mumbles Pier and Singleton Park.
2017’s City of Culture, Hull is awash will fun activities for all the family. Go beneath the surface of the ocean at The Deep, relax and unwind at East Park, before visiting Streetlife Museum, and the Maritime Museum.
Packed with all different kinds of activities, Stafford is always well worth a visit. Make your way around Stafford Castle, head to the museum at Ancient High House, or enjoy a relaxing stroll at Victoria Park.
This historic city on the River Exe features ancient Roman city walls, a Gothic cathedral, a Norman castle and medieval underground passages. For history lovers it’s one not to be missed.
Home to the world-renowned Cheltenham Festival, this Gloucestershire town promises so much more than horseracing. Family-friendly activities include a trip to the lido, walks in Pittville Park, and shopping at the Promenade.
This Yorkshire city is famed for its Victorian past and has plenty to keep the entire family entertained with attractions including the family home of the Bronte sisters, an IMAX cinema, an industrial museum and country parks.
This city in the West Midlands on the banks of the River Severn has a historic past and is packed with interesting architecture including Worcester Cathedral, Tudor House Museum, and the Commandery.
Where once the city was left in ruins after bombing in World War II, Coventry has now been rebuilt and promises family-friendly attractions including Coventry Transport Museum, Coventry Cathedral, and the National Motorcycle Museum.
This Cornish surfers’ paradise promises laid-back vibes and big waves. Head to the action on Fistral Beach or relax on Lusty Glaze Beach. Newquay Zoo and Blue Reef Aquarium are ideal for some time away from the surf.
Preston is ideal for a day out with the family. The Harris Museum and Art Gallery is packed with fine art and history, the Ribble Steam Railway promises rides on restored trains, while Avenham Park and Haslam Park are great for family walks.
Right at the heart of 1066 country, this East Sussex town has a famous and historic past. Attractions include Hastings Castle, Blue Reef Aquarium, Smugglers Adventure and Alexandra Park.
Located on the River Avon, Warwick is famous for its castle which was founded by William the Conqueror. The town is the perfect spot for a family day out with other attractions including St. Nicholas’ Park, Market Hall Museum, and Jephson Gardens.
This stunning area of Devon offers everything you’d expect from the seaside and much more. You’ll find zoos, water parks, some of the best beaches in the county, marinas and an area of outstanding natural beauty.
With a trip to this Cornish seaside resort, you’ll feel like you’ve landed in the Mediterranean. Modern art lovers will enjoy a trip to the Tate St Ives, while nature lovers will appreciate the island of Godrevy.
Situated in the North East of England, Sunderland was once dubbed the largest shipbuilding town in the world. Today visitors can make the most of the museum and winter gardens, Hylton Castle, and the Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art.
From green open spaces, lakes, castles, wetlands, nature reserves, country houses and museums, there’s plenty for the all the family to enjoy in the traditional East Midlands market town of Northampton.
Arguably the most famous lake in all of the Lake District, Windermere is the perfect spot for outdoor enthusiasts to enjoy the very best of this stunning region of the UK. Head out onto the lake, enjoy the best of Beatrix Potter and get your walking boots ready.
Bedfordshire’s county town offers the perfect excuse to get out into the great outdoors and experience the best of nature from the Bedford River Valley Park, Priory Park, Mowsbury Park and the embankment of the River Great Ouse.
Famous for being the birthplace of The Wind in the Willows, Falmouth promises much for literary fans and lovers of the great outdoors, from the subtropical gardens and secluded beach at Treborah to Pendennis Castle and St Mawes Castle.
A destination with plenty to keep you busy, Wolverhampton is bursting with family-friendly activities including the Wolverhampton Art Gallery, the Royal Air Force Museum, Wild Zoological Park, and Premier League action at Molyneux.
How much history can you pack into one city? Peterborough excels for history buffs with its 12th and 13th century cathedral complete with Gothic façade, the Bronze Age village at Flag Fen Archaeological Park and the many fossils and artefacts packed into Peterborough Museum.
This town in Suffolk ticks all the right boxes for visitors due to its waterfront which promises a bustling marina and plenty in the way of cafes, shops and galleries. Throw in numerous parks, some interesting historical sites and a couple of museums too.
Famous for its stunning and safe beaches, 19th century pier and Victorian seafront, Eastbourne is the perfect destination for day trips and longer stays. The South Coast seaside resort is also home to a 200-year-old round fortress, a miniature steam railway and imposing cliffs.