20 gorgeous photos of the heatwave in England

From fairytale scenes to exotic-looking beaches, we pick out some of our favourite Instagram photos of the heatwave in England.

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How dreamy is this Cornish sunset?

Porthcothan Bay

From the shadowy rocks to the multi-coloured sky, this blissful location can be found on Cornwall’s plenty to be amazed by in this photo.

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And check out this perfect seaside scene in Brighton

Brighton

Technically, you can eat strawberries and cream all year round, but there's just something about the sun that makes it taste better.

3

We love this gorgeous sunset over the Northumberland hills

Wooler

Running through fields seems extra appealing with views like this.

4

This photo of the Malvern Hills has a tropical vibe

Malvern Hills

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Is there any end to the horizon in this picture? That gorgeous blue sky just seems to go forever.

5

Who recognises this stately home looking lovely in the sun?

Highclere

This is Highclere Castle, the stately home starlet in Hampshire which doubled as Downton Abbey.

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And how cool is this fresh perspective of Tower Bridge?

London

We love the London icon from this angle with the sun lighting it from behind and David Wayne’s Girl with the Dolphin statue in shot.

7

This shot of Old Harry Rocks looks like a Turner painting

Studland

Old Harry and his wives have been a part of Dorset’s Jurassic Coast for hundreds of years, but this must rank as one of the best sunrises he’s seen.

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Ok, have we entered some kind of fairytale?

Welwyn Garden City

We’re no Dr. Dolittle, but it seems to us that these horses are having a great time frolicking in the sun.

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Yes, we have and we're never leaving!

Eastnor

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From this photo, it’s easy to see why Eastnor Castle is in-demand as both a wedding venue and a filming location.

10

Fancy an adventure in the Lakes? Us too

Wasdale Head

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Feeling adventurous? Now is the ideal time to get out there and scale a mountain in the Lake District.

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We'd much rather be darting down sand dunes right now

Formby Beach

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There’s nothing quite like a dash to the seaside; just looking at this makes us want to feel the sand between our toes.

12

Or admiring this gorgeous colour combo in Kent

St Margaret's Bay Beach

Beaches aren’t just about the sea - check out the contrast between the green seaweed and the White Cliffs of Dover.

13

Can we join you for a paddle, please?

Bakewell

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This refreshing scene is in Bakewell, also home to the famous baked good of the same name. Once you’ve revived your tootsies in a stream head into town to buy a Bakewell Pudding.

14

Does it get any more picturesque than this?

Snowshill

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We can just imagine the heady aroma of this lavender field in the summer heat.

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Maybe it does, if this snap of Hastings is anything to go by...

Hastings

Hastings Old Town is a real hidden gem, lined with wonky tudor houses and cute cafes and boutiques. Have you visited yet?

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Oh wait, this cute fishing village is a contender too

Robin Hood's Bay

Located in the scenic Robin Hood’s Bay in North Yorkshire, this cosy pastel cottage is ideal for a summer getaway and makes for a great gram too. Get snapping.

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Ok, so there are pretty much picturesque places everywhere

Scotney Castle

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Check out this bird's-eye view of the Devonshire coast

Woolacombe Beach

This spectacular shot is of Woolacombe Beach – a haven for surfers.

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And this mirror-like reflection of the Haystacks

Buttermere

The Haystacks in the Lake District is a popular place for hikers, and this early morning photo perfectly captures why.

20

This can't be England, can it?

Kynance Cove

England’s southernmost point lies on a peninsula known as The Lizard and there’s no better time to jump into the clear blue sea at Kynance Cove than during the heatwave.

10 Aug 2018(last updated)
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    Porthcothan Bay

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    Brighton

  • 3

    Wooler

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    Malvern Hills

  • 5

    Highclere

  • 6

    London

  • 7

    Studland

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    Welwyn Garden City

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    Eastnor

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    Wasdale Head

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    Formby Beach

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    St Margaret's Bay Beach

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    Bakewell

  • 14

    Snowshill

  • 15

    Hastings

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    Robin Hood's Bay

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    Scotney Castle

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    Woolacombe Beach

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    Buttermere

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    Kynance Cove

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