The UK’s top 20 most Instagrammable locations have been revealed – with St Michael’s Mount in Cornwall, the Isle of Skye, and the Holy Island of Lindisfarne, in Northumberland, topping the list. The Norfolk cliffs in Hunstanton – the only place on the east coast you can see the sunset over the sea in the west – also featured in the list.
The poll of 2,000 adults saw Scottish locations, such as Fort William, Orkney, and Loch Awe, also came with in the top 20.
And it emerged that 51 percent put beautiful landscapes at the top of their UK travel wishlists, with the same percentage believing this is key to securing the best photo of a stunning UK setting.
Unspoilt natural backgrounds, a sunrise or sunset, and a lack of other people around are also key for the best shots, with adults taking an average of 15 snaps per trip.
Paul Sweeney, managing director for Sky Mobile, which commissioned the research to highlight its 99 percent network coverage across the UK, said: “It is important to be able to keep in touch when you’re exploring the picturesque locations we are lucky to have in the UK.”
The survey also found 39 percent of those who post on social media are likely to visit a rural picturesque destination, just to share pictures online.
And it takes an average of 20 minutes to post the photo on socials after taking it – with an average of four posts per staycation.
This could be why 18 percent look for a place with good phone signal when it comes to holidaying on their home turf, while six in ten look for a mobile provider with reliable network coverage.
When opting for somewhere within the UK to travel, beach destinations are the most popular, followed by the countryside, and a forest.
Lulworth Cove in Dorset, Cornwall’s Sennen Cove, and Whitby sands in Yorkshire, were among the top beaches to visit, according to the study, carried out via OnePoll.
But 90 percent are aware there are probably beautiful places around the UK they have never heard of, and 38 percent would like to explore British hotspots more.