St Michael's Mount in Cornwall has been voted the best spot in the UK – to capture an Instagram-worthy photo, research has found.
Other top destinations to capture the perfect social media shot include the Holy Island of Lindisfarne, in Northumberland, and the Hunstanton Cliffs in Norfolk – the only place on the east coast where you can see the sunset over the sea in the west.
Scotland also proved a popular staycation spot for those with a keen eye for photography, with four locations in the top 20 list – including the Isle of Skye, Loch Awe, Fort William, and Orkney.
Meanwhile, elsewhere in Cornwall, Pendennis Headland in Falmouth, and Frenchman's Creek on the Helford River, also ranked highly.
It comes as a poll of 2,000 adults found that they typically snap 15 pictures during an average staycation, and share four of those online – taking just 20 minutes, on average, to post a photo on social media after capturing it.
And 51% prioritise beautiful landscapes when planning where to visit in the UK, as they believe this is the key to securing the best photo of a stunning UK setting.
Other ways to capture the perfect shot include unspoilt natural backgrounds, a sunrise or sunset, and a lack of other people around.
Paul Sweeney, managing director for Sky Mobile, which commissioned the research to highlight its 99% 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% of those who post on social media are likely to visit a rural picturesque destination, just to share pictures online.
And this could be why 18% 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% are aware there are probably beautiful places around the UK they have never heard of, and 38% would like to explore British hotspots more.
TOP 20 MOST SOCIAL MEDIA-WORTHY UK DESTINATIONS:
- St Michael's Mount, Cornwall
- Isle of Skye, Scotland
- The Holy Island of Lindisfarne, Northumberland
- Fort William, Scotland
- Orkney, Scotland
- Loch Awe, Scotland
- Wye Valley, Herefordshire
- Old Harry Rocks, Dorset
- Fair Isle, Shetlands
- Llyn Peninsula, Wales
- Rhossili, Wales
- Pendennis Head/Castle, Cornwall
- Dunkery Beacon, Exmoor's highest point, Somerset
- Shropshire Hills, Shropshire
- Old Hunstanton, Norfolk
- Blakeney, Norfolk
- Frenchman's Creek on Helford River, Cornwall
- Riggs Moor, Yorkshire
- Hound Tor, Dartmoor, Devon
- Culver Down, Isle of Wight
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