10 Spots That'll Make Your Friends And Followers Jealous

You know the drill. When cruising along on a family road trip, if you stumble across a breath-taking spot you’re going to share it on social. After a brief bit of coordinating the little’uns into perfect poses, lining it all up, picking the perfect filter, tagging and hash tagging... it's ready for the world. Here are 10 family-friendly spots around the UK worth the posting process that'll fuel your sense of adventure and make your followers jealous.

  • 1. Windsor Castle

    On the banks of the River Thames down in Berkshire is one of Her Majesty the Queen's royal residence - Windsor Castle. Though you probably won't be able to bag a selfie with Liz herself, you will find plenty of opportunities to take in the multiple views of the Castle and its extensive gardens. Windsor Castle is the perfect breeding ground for envy-inducing Instagram snaps – why not take one along the famous ‘Long Walk’?! There's also plenty of activities and tours on offer providing an entertaining yet educational opportunity for kids to brush up on their history!
  • 2. Durdle Door

    If you've ever wondered what a giant hole in a cliff would look like, wonder no more. Durdle Door down in Lulworth Cove on the Jurassic Coast is the result of centuries of sea erosion, and though it might be a bit chilly up there in February, it makes for an absolutely stunning view - both from the clifftops and from the beach itself. There's also plenty of good walks to be had... or swims if you're feeling brave.
  • 3. Ullswater

    The Lake District
    At the other end of the country in the Lake District is a walker's paradise, Ullswater. There are lots of spots around the lake to take in the views but none more photographed than this wooden jetty, which looks particularly nice if you catch it during sunset on a clear day. The second largest lake in the district, Ullswater, is nine miles long and just under a mile wide, so there's lots of space to explore if you pack your coat and walking boots.
  • 4. Enniskillen

    For something a bit more spacey, you won't do much better for a spot of star gazing than the little town of Enniskillen in Country Fermanagh, Ireland. There's very little light pollution, so on a clear evening kids can turn into mini astronomers; open their eyes to the various constellations and wonders of the greater universe! Nights under the stars in these little bubble huts are about as idyllic as a trip away with your loved ones can get, they'll probably rack you up a lot of likes as well.
  • 5. Southwold

    If Wes Anderson had to shoot a film set on a beach, Southwold Beach in Suffolk would probably be high up on his list of locations. Both the pier and the multi-coloured huts on the promenade make for a lovely addition to some pretty decent sea-views. Once you're done taking the appropriate pictures, you'll find plenty of lovely pubs and restaurants in the town. Or, if you want to give the little ones a good run-around, the beach is a great place to play.
  • 6. Twr Mawr Lighthouse

    There's nothing more Instagramable than a lighthouse is there? If you ever find yourself on the edge of Wales in Llanfairpwllgwyngyll (your guess is as good as ours) then you're in luck. It's there where you'll find the equally unpronounceable Twr Mawr Lighthouse, originally built in 1873. We're afraid you won't be able to get a shot of it working as it shone its last beam in 1975, but few pictures could make the lighthouse look unimpressive. Being on the coast, it offers some really good walking routes too, but again; pack a coat and a flask to keep you and the little ones warm.
  • 7. Wookey Hole

    Those who feel like taking the adventure underground should look no further than the Wookey Hole Caves in Somerset. Unsurprisingly, they go way back and have been used by humans for over 45,000 years. Though we may have swapped our spears for smartphones, travellers are still just as taken aback by their strikingly beautiful surroundings (the underground lakes are particularly stunning). You'll also find some pretty excellent cheese just down the road in Cheddar Gorge should the family get peckish after a long day exploring. Don't miss the fun tours aimed at the kids!
  • 8. The Poison Gardens

    Don't be put off by the name, the gardens in Alnwick are a lovely place to go. So-called because there's a section that contains some of the world's most dangerous plants. The gardens offer plenty of stunning spots, including an incredible tree-house, a lawn made of bluebells, several water features and this tree tunnel. Be sure to have your phones at the ready…!
  • 9. The Minack Theatre

    It might look like an Ancient Greek ruin but you'll find the magnificent Minack Theatre down at the tip of the country in Penzance, Cornwall. You can make the walk to visit the theatre any day between 10 and 4 except on days when there's a show happening, which in February is 'Storytelling - Smuggler's Tales' (ideal for the kids). This truly is a rare place, the theatre itself would be beautiful without the sea-views, but the fact that it's right on the coast just adds to the magic.
  • 10. Longleat Hedge Maze

    Last but by no means least is the holder of the title for longest hedge maze on the planet, Longleat Maze in Warminster. Document you and yours getting stuck into the challenge in the maze itself or observe with a smirk from the viewing galleries; whichever you choose there's some seriously good photographs just waiting to be taken. The little ones can head into the hedges for a bit while you keep an eye on them from one of the platforms. And as if all that wasn’t enough, there’s a drive-through wild animal park situated close by so you can take the youngsters to see the lions roam, the tigers stalk and the monkeys swing!