Forest of Dean attraction ranks as one of the most Instagrammable in the UK

A Forest of Dean attraction has been named as one of the UK's most popular (and cost-effective) attractions on Instagram — beating famous sites in London.

By Kaleigh Pritchard  |  Published
This Forest of Dean attraction beat some major London destinations including the V&A Museum and Somerset House.

The Forest of Dean is very well known for being aesthetically stunning, as seen in SoGlos's round-up of 10 magical places to visit in the district and the 10 best places to see autumn colour, too.

But new research from camping and adventure retailer GO Outdoors reveals that it's also home to one of the most Instagrammable attractions in the country.

The study took into account cost, the number of Google searches and ratings for individual destinations and the number of Instagram posts to rank the top 10 best cost-effective activities in the UK — with the Forest of Dean Cycle Centre coming in at number five.

Beating attractions in London, the West Midlands and Scotland, the picturesque cycle track tots up an impressive 337,686 Instagram posts — overtaking the V&A Museum and Somerset House — signalling its popularity with staycationers, holidaymakers and local visitors who tag the destination in their pictures.

National attractions making up the rest of the top five include Brighton Pier, Hermitage in Scotland and St Albans in the south east of England, with the Tate Modern coming out on top with over a million hits on Instagram.

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