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Old Hunstanton revealed as one of UK’s top 20 most Instagrammable locations, according to survey commissioned by Sky Mobile

Old Hunstanton has been revealed as one of the UK’s top 20 most Instagrammable locations, alongside spots in Devon, Cornwall and Scotland.

The Norfolk cliffs in Hunstanton – the only place on the east coast you can see the sunset over the sea in the west – features in the list in 15th place, ahead of fellow Norfolk location, Blakeney, at 16th.

The poll of 2,000 adults saw 51% of them put beautiful landscapes at the top of their UK travel wishlists, with the same percentage believing this is key to securing the best photo of a stunning UK setting.

Old Hunstanton
Old Hunstanton

Unspoilt natural backgrounds, a sunrise or sunset and a lack of other people around are also key for the best shots, with adults taking an average of 15 snaps per trip.

Paul Sweeney, managing director for Sky Mobile, which commissioned the research to highlight its 99% network coverage across the UK, said: “It is important to be able to keep in touch when you’re exploring the picturesque locations we are lucky to have in the UK.”

The survey also found 39% of those who post on social media are likely to visit a rural picturesque destination, just to share pictures online.

And it takes an average of 20 minutes to post the photo on socials after taking it - with an average of four posts per staycation.

This could be why 18% look for a place with good phone signal when it comes to holidaying on their home turf.

While six in 10 look for a mobile provider with reliable network coverage.

When opting for somewhere within the UK to travel, beach destinations are the most popular, followed by the countryside and a forest.

Lulworth Cove in Dorset, Cornwall’s Sennen Cove and Whitby sands in Yorkshire, were also among the top beaches to visit, according to the study carried out via OnePoll.

Although 90% are aware there are probably beautiful places around the UK they have never heard of and 38% would like to explore British hotspots more.

The top 20 most social media worthy destinations are as follows:

1. St Michael's Mount, Cornwall

2. Isle of Skye, Scotland

3. The Holy Island of Lindisfarne, Northumberland

4. Fort William, Scotland

5. Orkney, Scotland

6. Loch Awe, Scotland

7. Wye Valley, Herefordshire

8. Old Harry Rocks, Dorset

9. Fair Isle, Shetlands

10. Llyn Penninsula, Wales

11. Rhossili, Wales

12. Pendennis Head/ Castle, Cornwall

13. Dunkery Beacon, Exmoor’s highest point, Somerset

14. Shropshire Hills, Shropshire

15. Old Hunstanton, Norfolk

16. Blakeney, Norfolk

17. Frenchman's Creek on Helford River, Cornwall

18. Riggs Moor, Yorkshire

19. Hound Tor, Dartmoor, Devon

20. Culver Down, Isle of Wight

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