Whether you’re still holding on to your classic flip phone or have upgraded to something nicer, you will want to take plenty of pictures while visiting the UK. You can ask a stranger to take a picture of your group, or you can perfect the art of selfies and do it yourself. Here are 6 of the most selfie-worthy places in the UK.
The phone booths
You have to do it. Yes, everyone will know you’re a tourist, but you can’t pass those iconic red boxes in England without a good picture. Cram the whole group inside or take one by yourself, but don’t miss out on the chance to get a photo in the phone booth. If you find the booth with Big Ben in the background, that’s even better!
You’d be doing your Instagram followers an injustice if you visited London and didn’t take selfies in front of Buckingham Palace. It’s such an extravagant place and definitely a “must-selfie” while you’re there.
Noup Head Lighthouse
You won’t even need a fancy filter to take stunning selfies in Scotland. Head out to the Noup Head Lighthouse on Westray in the Orkneys (say that three times fast) for a gorgeous selfie backdrop. The crashing waves, dramatic cliffs and the classic white lighthouse will truly take your breath away.
Melrose Abby is probably one of the most famous ruins in Scotland, complete with intricate statues and beautiful arches. Explore the nooks and crannies of this ancient church and snap a selfie while you’re at it.
The Cliffs of Moher
It’d be easy to fill up your phone’s camera with unbelievable mountain and landscape photography when traveling in Ireland. The rolling hills are greener than anything you’ve ever seen, and the cliffs will take your breath away. For a beautiful natural backdrop, The Cliffs of Moher provide a world- class photo opportunity that won’t need a single edit.
Pubs. So Many Pubs
For a change of scenery, head into the city for some of the most selfie-worthy pubs on the planet. From the cobble stone sidewalks and brightly colored exteriors to stunning Victorian interiors and photo worthy drinking glasses, pubs like The Lord Edward in Dublin or O’Connells in Galway make for great memories and even better selfies.
As you’re traveling abroad, it’s important to remember to take in the sights and sounds of the city, to put technology down for a bit and immerse yourself in the culture, the locals, the food, and the music that surrounds you. Don’t spend your entire trip looking through the viewfinder on your phone or camera, instead, get involved in your surroundings and soak in every fleeting second. And then, once you’ve done that, make sure there isn’t anything in your teeth and take the world’s best selfie in one of these incredible UK locations.
Written by Diana Eastman