The Most Instagrammable Spots in North Wales & Cumbria

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Have you ever walked or driven past a landmark, taken a picture, and thought ‘yes, that’s one for Instagram?’

Sharing our love for what’s local has never been so popular – and this has been made ever-easier with the likes of photo-sharing platforms like Instagram and Flickr.

Here’s our list of the most beautiful and photo-worthy spots in North Wales and Cumbria – all easily accessible from our Lyons sites. Prepare to be insta-ntly wowed…

1) Ynys Llanddwyn

Located off the coast of Anglesey, this island is as old as it is magical. Joined by a small segment of land when the tide is out, this northern gem is perfect for picnics and Instagram photoshoots.


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2) Whitehaven Harbour

Built in 1643, this port-side gem is one of the oldest remaining coal quays in Britain, located at the southwestern entrance to the Solway Firth. It remains the gateway to the lakes with over 400 marina berths and a beautiful sunset backdrop.


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3) Barmouth Bridge

More than just a bridge – a grade II listed single-track wooden railway bridge. Think this will look good on camera? We do too. Those on the north-west Welsh coast are lucky to call this town their own.


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4) Ambleside Stepping Stones

These natural water features belong to the historic country property ‘Stepping Stones,’ previously owned by William Wordsworth’s son which overlooks the River Rothay.


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5) Portmeirion

Where Italy meets Wales. Portmeirion defines the words picturesque and panoramic. The fairytale-like setting and the bright colours are perfect for those candid Instagram shots.


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6) Old Mill

Nestled in the Borrowdale woods between Rosthwaite and Seatoller, this old water mill is well worth seeking out for a photograph. The water wheel is still there to this day, and legend has it this hidden treasure was passed down the family for generations.


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7) Tu Hwnt I’r Bont

Is this not the prettiest tearoom in Wales? With its leafy exterior, even cosier interior, and its serene location, it’s easy to see why this cafe is a must among tourists.


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8) Little Langdale

This quaint village is the adventurer’s paradise, hidden between the Lingmoor Fells and the Great Langdale. Consisting of a scattering of stone houses and a country pub, Little Langdale can be reached by a twisting, narrow road.


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9) Abergwyngregyn

On the Welsh coastal path lies the 120ft tall waterfall of Abergwyn. You can walk an easy 5km route to reach the cascading droplets – or wait until the winter when it’s sometimes beautifully frozen. Make sure you support local and visit the Aber Distillery. This will warm your cockles on a cold winter’s afternoon.


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10) Derwentwater

One of the main lakes in the Lake District, Derwentwater, offers unbeatable views and breathtaking landscapes for you to snap away at. It’s only a 15-minute stroll from the beautiful gardens of Hope Park near Keswick town centre.


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You can catch ZeZe at ZeZe’s Eco Fashion, Beach Buddy Pap Call, Beach Buddy Showtime and ZeZe’s Birthday Party. Check the events calendar for more details.

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You can catch Milo at Milo’s Make a Mess, Beach Buddy Pap Call, Beach Buddy Showtime and Milo’s Birthday Party. Check your parks event calendar for more details!

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You can catch Leo at Leo’s Sports Day, Beach Buddy Pap Call, Beach Buddy Showtime and Leo’s Birthday Party.

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Come and see Hetty at Hetty’s Sensory Play, Beach Buddy Showtime, Beach Buddy Pap Call and Hetty’s Birthday Party. Check your parks event calendar for more details.