Unusual Locations in Britain that need a Place on your Instagram


Making sure that your Instagram game is up to par can be difficult. Sometimes, it’s necessary to switch things up and make your theme much more interesting – luckily for you, there’s plenty of landmarks in Britain that can help you achieve this and helping you to create the perfect lookbook.

We’ve teamed up Cottages in Northumberland, which offer cottages in Beadnell to discover the places you’ve missed on your journeys around the UK:

Location 1: Ketley Crag Rock

If you’re looking to add some landscape shots to your profile, Northumberland should be your first stop. Enjoy a walk to Ketley Crag Rock — home to mysterious cup and ring carvings that have recently been named as Ancient Monuments by the Department of Culture, Media and Sport.

Researchers have said that these markings were made between 3800 BC and 1500 BC. However, they’re still unsure of the meaning behind them.

Location 2: The Tiny Police Station

Sometimes the fast-paced surroundings of London can be a little overwhelming and this is an easy one to miss when being moved by the crowd – but next time you find yourself in Trafalgar Square; head over to the south-east corner to find this hidden treasure. It has been around since 1926 and was built from a hollowed-out lamppost to help policemen to keep an eye on protests — very common in Trafalgar Square.

With a direct line to Scotland Yard; this police station can surprisingly hold up to two prisoners at one time. Although today it’s used as a broom cupboard for the Westminster Council, Britain’s smallest police station is the ideal size and location for a selfie.

Location 3: Alnwick Treehouse

If you’re looking for an extraordinary treehouse high up in the branches, head to Alnwick and you won’t be disappointed. The Treehouse in Alnwick Garden is one of the largest wooden tree houses in the world; made from Canadian cedar, Scandinavian redwood, and UK pine.

Make sure to head into the café by walking across the rope bridges – these places are just right for good Insta-pics if you’re a foodie and love to show off unique dishes to your followers.

Location 4: The Pineapple

If you’re looking for a unique touch on a very old building, look no further! Built-in 1761 by the Earl of Dunmore (a village in Falkirk, Scotland); The Pineapple is an eccentric summer house surrounded by a walled garden.

But why a pineapple? During the 1700s, the Earl of Dunmore was serving as governor in the state of Virginia, where sailors would leave pineapples on gateposts to announce their safe return from sea. After returning home, the joker Earl Dunmore decided to bring this tropical custom to Scotland in a more permanent fashion.

Location 5: Angel of the North

This one is taller than four double-decker buses and has the wings that are the size of a jumbo jet. The Angel is the most dominant landmark in the north.

If you haven’t been here already; you’re missing out as the Angel of the North attracts over 150,000 visitors each year and is considered the biggest angel sculpture in the world.

Location 6: Smallest House

This spot has made its appearance in the Guinness Book of Records and has been declared the smallest house in Wales! Amazingly, 19th-century couples lived here — however comfortably — although; it was last occupied in 1900.

If you’re looking for a picture that will trend, look no further, as this home in Conwy will be sure to bring in those likes!

Location 7: The Headington Shark

If your Instagram theme is for those with curious and creative minds; this is one location that you must visit if you’re around the capital – a shark in a roof!

It’s not like it’s part of a quirky bar or restaurant, as it’s actually someone’s home in Oxford. However, it’s definitely worth that Insta-upload! It’s made from painted fiberglass and has become one of the town’s most famous residents since its installation in 1986. Despite legal battles to get the shark removed on health and safety grounds, it’s persevered and now; people from all over the UK stop by to capture a selfie with the shark.

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1 Comment

  • Jenny

    Oh wow. How have I not seen this places?

    September 17, 2018 at 5:57 pm Reply
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