The Cotswolds is one of the UK's most Instagrammable destinations

Cameras at the ready — the Cotswolds has been named one of Britain's most Instagrammable tourist destinations, outranking Buckingham Palace, Snowdonia and the fairy pools on the Isle of Skye.

By Chloe Gorman  |  Published
With gorgeous green landscapes, honey-hued buildings and a plethora of wonderful wedding venues, the Cotswolds has made it into the top 10 most Instagrammable destinations in Britain.

The Cotswolds has been named one of the most Instagrammable tourist destinations in Britain, according to a new study from caravan insurance expert, InsureMy.

The study ranked destinations and attractions across the UK based on the number of hashtagged posts on Instagram.

The Cotswolds came in fourth place behind the Lake District, the London Eye and Big Ben, with the Peak District, the New Forest, Buckingham Palace, Snowdonia, Dartmoor and the Isle of Skye completing the top 10. 

With over 2.4 million posts featuring #cotswolds, the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty's green landscapes, signature honey-hued stone walls and popularity as a wedding destination all contributed to its success — with 102,000 posts featuring the hashtag #cotswoldwedding, too.

The area is no stranger to accolades, with the Cotswold village of Castle Combe being named England's prettiest village in 2021 and one of the most relaxing staycation destinations in the country in May 2023.

The Cotswolds is also home to the UK and Ireland's most popular whisky distillery, one of the UK's most influential doors, two of the country's best destinations for tennis and has served as inspiration for the likes of J.R.R. Tolkein and William Morris.

For more Insta-inspiration, check out SoGlos's picks of the most Instagrammable destinations in Gloucestershire.

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