23 Instagram photos that sum up England perfectly

We are overwhelmed by the crazy amount of photos we are tagged in by all you lovely Instagrammers and we’d like to thank each and every one of you for sharing your English adventures with us; our FOMO levels have reached new heights!

It’s never an easy job but we’ve managed to pick out 23 photos that we feel perfectly sum up England – see where we got the 23 from. ;) Drum roll please…

Read more … Close ×
1

The land of the wonky buildings

Exeter

This 15th-century house in Exeter was moved uphill to a new home on West St using massive iron rails.

2

Our gardens are unbeatable

Hampton Court Palace

Home to the world’s oldest maze, the glorious gardens of Hampton Court run all the way to the River Thames.

3

And so is our sense of humour

Notting Hill Gate

Notting Hill is probably one of the best places for those who #havethisthingwithdoors.

4

Beaches come with added extras

Bamburgh

Bamburgh Castle is one of the country’s largest inhabited castles. It has been occupied since prehistoric times and has witnessed bloody battles and royal rebellion over the centuries.

5

Cities hold all kind of secrets

Manchester

This is Fig and Sparrow in Manchester’s Northern Quarter, a cute café-cum-shop selling trendy homewares and speciality coffee.

6

Medieval rubs shoulders with modern

London

The Gherkin sits along side St Andrew Undershaft, a 15th-century church that survived the Great Fire of London and the Blitz.

7

There are a plethora of pubs with tales to tell

Norwich

This ancient alehouse was frequented by workmen building Norwich Cathedral, located just around the corner.

8

Anyone for gin?

Whitstable

This craft beer bar in Whitstable also has an extensive selection of gins, as you can probably tell.

9

Architectural feats are ten a penny

Bristol

Joining Bristol with North Somerset, this Brunel masterpiece took 33 years to complete.

10

As are picture-perfect scenes like this

Tewkesbury

Tewkesbury in Gloucestershire ticks all the chocolate boxes with its Tudor-style pubs and tea shops.

11

You'll find the unexpected just around the corner

Tintagel

Perched precariously on the cliffs of the North Cornwall coast, the magical Tintagel Castle is said to be the birthplace of King Arthur.

12

Tea is always a good idea, especially in a thatched cottage

Isle of Wight

If you think The Old Thatch Teashop in the Isle of Wight is cute now, wait until you its see fairy garden.

13

The weather can be unpredictable

Embleton Bay

We love this shot of Embleton Bay, just a stone's throw away from the dramatic ruins of Dunstanburgh Castle in Northumberland.

14

And at times sub-tropical

Isles of Scilly

Located 30 miles from Land's End, the sub-tropical Isles of Scilly flourish with succulents, palm trees and all kinds of wildlife including dolphins and seals.

15

Pooches are part of the furniture

Framlingham

Bring your dog along for a game of boules (there's a lawn in the garden) at The Railway Inn in Framlingham, Suffolk.

16

Our roasts are one of the world's greatest comfort foods

Ponteland

Order the Sirloin of Local Hadrian’s Heritage Beef at The Blackbird, an elegant Tudor pub in Ponteland near Newcastle upon Tyne.

17

Whilst our street food is at times out of this world

Shoreditch

Ice cream served with a cloud of candyfloss or in a peanut butter freakshake, count us in! Have you been to the Soft Serve Society in Shoreditch yet?

18

P.s have you ever tried a Bakewell Pudding? (not tart)

Bakewell

Made accidentally in the 19th century, the recipe for Derbyshire's famous pudding has been safely guarded ever since. See what the fuss is about at the Old Original Bakewell Pudding Shop.

19

A casual coffee is often accompanied by a good dose of grandeur

Knightsbridge

For coffee and cake in lavish surroundings, minus a hefty bill, try the V&A's cafe.

20

Oh, and how could we forget about all those castles

Durham

Part of a World Heritage Site, along with Durham Cathedral, take a student-led tour of Durham Castle which was commissioned by William the Conqueror in 1072 to defend the peninsula.

21

Or the drama of our cathedrals

Lincoln

Have you ever seen the Imp of Lincoln Cathedral? Legend has it that it's actually a young demon turned to stone by an angel.

22

And then there are the hundreds of stately homes

Wollaton Hall

Did you know the Elizabethan Wollaton Hall in Nottinghamshire starred in The Dark Knight Trilogy as ‘Wayne Manor'.

23

And last but not least, all that green and pleasant land

North Pennines

This is High Cup Nick in the North Pennines, the second largest Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in England.

21 Sep 2018(last updated)
  • 1

    Exeter

  • 2

    Hampton Court Palace

  • 3

    Notting Hill Gate

  • 4

    Bamburgh

  • 5

    Manchester

  • 6

    London

  • 7

    Norwich

  • 8

    Whitstable

  • 9

    Bristol

  • 10

    Tewkesbury

  • 11

    Tintagel

  • 12

    Isle of Wight

  • 13

    Embleton Bay

  • 14

    Isles of Scilly

  • 15

    Framlingham

  • 16

    Ponteland

  • 17

    Shoreditch

  • 18

    Bakewell

  • 19

    Knightsbridge

  • 20

    Durham

  • 21

    Lincoln

  • 22

    Wollaton Hall

  • 23

    North Pennines

Latest Facebook updates

Latest Twitter updates

Close

Customer survey …

VisitEngland would like to invite you to take part in a short survey about our website.

It should take no more than a couple of minutes.

Please click here to be taken to the survey

Close

To add items to favourites …

… you need to be logged in.

If you already have an account, log in.

Or register a

Access your account

Enter your e-mail address or username.
Enter the password that accompanies your e-mail.
Forgot your password? Recover your account
Don't have an account? Register an account