UK’s prettiest locations including Isle of Skye and St Michael’s Mount in Cornwall - top 20 list
UK’s prettiest locations have been revealed - where does your favourite spot rank?
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The UK’s top 20 prettiest 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 list of beautiful landscapes have come from a survey commissioned by Sky Mobile, which set on finding the most instagrammable locations across the UK.
The poll of 2,000 adults saw Scottish locations, such as Fort William, Orkney and Loch Awe also came with in the top 20. It also emerged 51 per cent 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, 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 per cent 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 per cent look for a place with good phone signal when it comes to holidaying on their home turf. While six in 10 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.
Although 90 per cent are aware there are probably beautiful places around the UK they have never heard of and 38 per cent would like to explore British hotspots more.
Top 20 prettiest UK locations
1. St Michael’s Mount, Cornwall 2. Isle of Skye, Scotland 3. The Holy Island of Lindisfarne, Northumberland 4. Fort William, Scotland 5. Orkney, Scotland 6. Loch Awe, Scotland 7. Wye Valley, Herefordshire 8. Old Harry Rocks, Dorset 9. Fair Isle, Shetlands 10. Llyn Penninsula, Wales 11. Rhossili, Wales 12. Pendennis Head/ Castle, Cornwall 13. Dunkery Beacon, Exmoor’s highest point, Somerset 14. Shropshire Hills, Shropshire 15. Old Hunstanton, Norfolk 16. Blakeney, Norfolk 17. Frenchman’s Creek on Helford River, Cornwall 18. Riggs Moor, Yorkshire 19. Hound Tor, Dartmoor, Devon 20. Culver Down, Isle of Wight