Destinations in the UK that are a ‘must see’ when being a photographer

September 23, 2021

There are so many great photographic spots in the UK that some say you don’t need to go anywhere else. You’ll find interesting architecture in cities, quirky seaside villages along the coast, and breathtaking views of landscapes in National Parks to keep even the most avid photographer entertained.

The UK offers more than what most think with its range of sceneries, landscapes, wildlife and even cultures! There is so much opportunity all around the country and trust me, you will not want to miss any of it.

Afon Mawddach

Gwynedd, Wales, has a very flashy river, making it the perfect spot for anyone seeking a perfect landscape or river shot. Not only that but also if you want to do a spot of kayaking! Planet Camping is a great place to pick a boat perfect for this.

Afon Mawddach

Afon Mawddach

In addition to having a strong historical background in gold mining, Afon Mawddach also creates a more traditional looking photograph, reminiscent of times before the industrial revolution.

Lake District

Whether you’re looking for mountains, valleys, villages, lakes, towns or coastline, the Lake District has it all. As part of England’s northwest corner, the Lake District offers entrancing terrain including Great Gable, Coniston East Shore and even the 20-metre cascade known as Aira Force.

Lake District

Lake District

Kilchurn Castle

This 15th-century castle in Argyll and Bute, Scotland, contains all the traditional beauty that can be expected from a landmark of this age. The perfect photograph is only possible if you take a boat ride to the northeast end of Lochawe. As a result, there are many photographic opportunities on this short trip, as the Loch itself is also very photogenic.

Kilchurn Castle

Kilchurn Castle

Jurassic Coast

The Jurassic Coast, another World Heritage Site, stretches over 96 miles from East Devon to Dorset and has been said to record over 185 million years of British history. The Jurassic Coast is not only a historic landmark, it is also strikingly beautiful and begging to be photographed. It is one that cannot be missed, it is a unique place that should be on everyone’s camera.

Jurassic Coast

Jurassic Coast

Yorkshire Dales

If you are looking for a really beautiful landscape up North, the Yorkshire Dales are the perfect place. Malham is an especially impressive photographic site due to the Cove, Gordale Scar, Janet Foss’s waterfall, and the tarn.

Yorkshire Dales

Yorkshire Dales

In addition to Buttertubs Pass and Swaledale, the Dales are noted for Buttertubs Valley and Swaledale- both equally beautiful but for very different reasons.

York

York is a beautiful location for many types of photography because it is a traditional county town. If you are interested in history, then York is the perfect location for any photographer.

The Shambles, Clifford’s Tower, and the Minister are all worth photographing. There is beauty everywhere that you turn in York, your camera would not have a break.

York

York

 

Isle of Harris

In addition to serving as a great holiday destination, the Isle of Harris in Scotland is an excellent photography location. The mountains in the north of the island are spectacular and are sparsely populated, meaning there is a great deal of opportunity for peaceful, natural photography.

Isle of Harris

Isle of Harris

The south of the island has several white sandy beaches that are unspoiled! Many photographers flock to the South of the island for its spectacular beaches, including Luskentyre and Scarista.

Bath

Bath’s bustling town centre, rolling hills and sandstone facades make for stunning photographs, even for amateur photographers!

Bath

Bath

Having been designated a World Heritage Site, the beauty of Bath has been preserved so that it can be enjoyed for many generations to come, making it an ideal location for historical photography!

With a range of places all around the country, it would be hard not to have found at least one that piqued your fancy. I can guarantee, you and your camera would not regret it!

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