In this guide, you can find 20+ stunning Instagrammable places in England that you 100% need to visit: from villages and nature parks to stunning landmarks and cute cafes.
Hi guys, if you are living in England (or perhaps, you’re planning to visit England or study here), you can take advantage of this photo guide to the most Instagrammable places in England, located in different cities and towns, from Cornwall and Manchester and London. England is huge, and I couldn’t possibly have covered all the amazing and beautiful photo locations in this Instagram guide to England, but I tried my best. If you know a fabulous place and I haven’t mentioned it anywhere, please write down in the comments below, I would be more than happy to include it!
In this photo guide, you will find stunning nature spots, villages, landmarks, cafes and nature parks.
Without further ado, let’s get started!
This post's overview:
- 1 20+ best photo locations and Instagrammable places in England
- 1.1 The Durdle Door
- 1.2 Cotswolds
- 1.3 Clifton Suspension Bridge and Clifton Village, Bristol
- 1.4 The Florist Bristol
- 1.5 The Seven Sisters Cliffs
- 1.6 The Pavillon Brighton
- 1.7 The Pusheen Cafe Brighton
- 1.8 John Ryland’s Library, Manchester
- 1.9 Lake District
- 1.10 Canterbury
- 1.11 Looe and Fowey, Cornwall
- 1.12 The Shambles, York
- 1.13 Ye Olde Trip to Jerusalem, Nottingham
- 1.14 Rye
- 1.15 Take a tropical photo in Whitstable
- 1.16 Leith Hill, Surrey
- 1.17 Whitby and Robin Hood’s Bay
- 1.18 Bath
- 1.19 Oxford
- 1.20 Mayfield Lavender Field in Sutton
- 1.21 London
- 2 Summary of the most Instagrammable spots in England:
- 3 Some of my other posts you might like:
20+ best photo locations and Instagrammable places in England
The Durdle Door
My favourite of the most Instagrammable places in England is the Durdle door. Located on the Jurassic coast of England, the Durdle Door is a famous natural arch surrounded by turquoise water. What a beautiful spot for photos. Make sure to bring an outfit appropriate for hiking and explore the stunning Jurassic Coast.
Read my post about the South of England road trip including the Durdle Door >>>
Another of the best photo locations in England is Cotswolds. Cotswolds is an AONB which stands for the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It’s a protected territory with charming villages, beautiful fields and glorious landscapes.
Read my post about a 1-day road trip to Cotswolds from London.
Clifton Suspension Bridge and Clifton Village, Bristol
Another amazing Instagrammable place in England is the Clifton Suspension Bridge in Bristol – it’s a bridge with very dramatic views of the Gorge near Bristol. Just next to the bridge you can find the Clifton village – a beautiful leafy part of Bristol with cute storefronts, vintage shops and colourful houses.
Read my post about the most Instagrammable spots in Bristol >>>
The Florist Bristol
Another of the most photogenic places is again located in Bristol, and it’s called the Florist Bristol. The Florist is a stunning cafe/brunch spot/cocktail bar located in the heart of Bristol. It has a charming interior and features very Instagrammable pink colours.
Read my post about the weekend itinerary for Bristol >>>
The Seven Sisters Cliffs
Seven Sisters national park and the cliffs are one of England’s most beautiful places for sure. The best time to visit is late spring to early October, but make sure you come to visit on a sunny day. You can take some breathtaking photos around the Seven Sisters Cliffs, and it’s also a perfect place for a hike, so bring some conformable clothes with you.
Read my post about hiking the Seven Sisters >
The Pavillon Brighton
Brighton is a great place to live in England. However, if you don’t have a chance to live there, you can always come to visit for a day or a weekend. Brighton is a beautiful city as well, and it has many photogenic locations. If you’re into beautiful and unique architecture, you will love the Pavillon.
Read my post about a day trip to Brighton >
The Pusheen Cafe Brighton
One of the unique places in Brighton and one of the most Instagrammable places in England is the Pusheen Cafe in the heart of Brighton, close to the Pier. If you ever used the Pusheen sticker on Facebook, you will love this place!
John Ryland’s Library, Manchester
John Ryland’s Library is the most Instagrammable in England’s fastest-growing city – Manchester. John Ryland’s library is one of the libraries of the University of Manchester, and it’s stunning. You can visit it free of charge, but make sure not to disturb students, who prepare for their exams and assignments.
Read my post about the most Instagrammable places in Manchester here >
Another marvellous place in England is located in the north of the country, close to Scotland. Lake District is a stunning area full of lakes (and you can guess from the name), hills, picturesque villages and stunning landscapes. It’s a fantastic destination to come for a week or a weekend, especially if you’re into hiking.
Canterbury used to be one of the most important cities of England. It’s not anymore; however, it’s still a fantastic place to visit. It’s also incredibly photogenic. The entire town is rather small so that you can walk all of it in a couple of hours and you definitely won’t be able to skip all these photogenic spots in Canterbury.
Read my post about a day trip to Canterbury from London >>>
Looe and Fowey, Cornwall
Looe and Fowey are two charming towns in Cornwall, located very close to each other (well, driving distance). Both are similar and very different at the same time, so I suggest visiting both and even more if you’re heading to Cornwall. Cornwall has impressive nature, and it’s a perfect place for a long weekend road trip. And if you ever watched Poldark, you would enjoy seeing the beautiful landscapes you’ve admired on the screen.
Read my post about the South of England road trip >>>
The Shambles, York
York is one of my favourite cities in the UK, and it’s undoubtedly one of the most beautiful cities in England. There is one place in York that stands out, and that’s the Shambles. The Shambles looks like it comes straight from Harry Potter books and movies, and this street is incredible. Make sure to come either very early in the morning or late at night, when the crowds are gone.
Read my post about the most Instagrammable places in York >
Ye Olde Trip to Jerusalem, Nottingham
Ever wondered, how the oldest Inn in England looks like? Well, it’s insanely photogenic. Head to Nottingham to visit Ye Olde Trip to Jerusalem, which has been on that site since 1189. Don’t forget to have a pint and take some great photos there!
Read my guide to the most Instagrammable places in Nottingham >
Rye is a stunning village that looks straight from a fairytale. It became Instagram-famous a couple of years ago, and since then, it’s on the list of all the photographers and bloggers in the UK.
Take a tropical photo in Whitstable
It’s hard to tell that this place is in England, but nonetheless, it’s true. Whitstable is a lovely town close to Canterbury (#10 in this post), and you can get there from Canterbury in less than 20 minutes. Whitstable is famous for its seafood, sea and colourful houses.
Leith Hill, Surrey
Not many people have heard of the Leith Hill, but it’s an excellent location for a day hike through the Surrey Hills. You’ll see woods, hills, lovely villages and a stunning view from the top of the hill. Moreover, you can also visit Dorking, a charming commuter town located close to Leith Hill – it’s gorgeous.
Read my post about a great day hike from London: from Dorking to Leith Hill.
Whitby and Robin Hood’s Bay
Whitby is a town located in Yorkshire that was an inspiration for Bram Stoker’s Dracula. In the heart of the town, you can see a cliff and the view from there is stunning. From Whitby, you can easily reach Robin Hood’s Bay – a wonderful fishing village.
Bath is one of the most Instagrammable cities in England – the architecture in Bath is gorgeous. Bath is a perfect destination for a weekend, and there is so much to do besides taking photos: the Roman Baths, the Bath Abbey, the Jane Austen Museum.
Another of the most Instagrammable places in England is Oxford. Oxford is one of two main university towns (the other one is Cambridge), and it’s a very unique place. Oxford is compact, walkable and fun, and the University is stunning! Make sure to come for a day and take some great photos of Oxford!
Mayfield Lavender Field in Sutton
Now, this location is very seasonal, but nonetheless, I wanted to include it in this Instagram guide to England. Mayfield Lavender field is a stunning private lavender field located between Croydon and Sutton. It’s in full bloom from late June to early August, and it gets very crowded on the weekends. While you can’t do professional photo shoots there (you need to ask for the permission and pay a fee), you can take some photos of you in the field (non-professional ones) or just pictures of the field.
And last but not least of the most Instagrammable places in England is London. London is one of the most beautiful cities on Earth, and the number of unique and Instagrammable places in London is rising every year. I could have easily filled this Instagram guide to England with places from London, but instead, you can find my ultimate guide to Instagrammable locations in London >>>
Summary of the most Instagrammable spots in England:
England is a wonderful and diverse country, and every single city has stunning spots. I couldn’t have possibly included all the Instagrammable places in England, as there are so many, however, I tried to showcase the most prominent ones. At some point, I’ll surely try to expand this guide, but if you have any recommendations, don’t hesitate to write them in the comment section!