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UK Staycations | The Best Destinations For Photography

Eager to travel and capture some pictures and moments you’ll never forget? We’re right there with you. Whether you have a love for wildlife, architectural, landscape or street photography, here are some of the best locations to visit for that perfect shot. 
 

Brighton and Hove

 
The city beside the seaside, is home to some incredible sights to see, from the burned remains of the West Pier incredibly illuminated by the colourful sunset, to the stunning architecture of the Royal pavilion and its surrounding gardens, built as a seaside pleasure palace for King George IV, with its design taking inspiration from the visual styles of both traditional Indian and chinese architecture.
 
Within Brighton you can expect to find the classic winding Lanes filled to the brim with independent jewellers, antique shops, eateries and more, there is always something new and exciting to discover. Not only this, but expect to find artwork wherever you may go within the city, with graffiti artists using the walls as their canvases, creating intricate designs spanning a range of art styles.
 
Brighton welcomes many festivals to the city throughout the year from a variety of food festivals such as the chilli or cheese festival, as well as the successful Fringe festival, that both businesses and independent artists take part in every year, showcasing incredible art, sculptures and installations. 
 
The more recently built British Airways i360 is an observation tower located on Brighton seafront, offering those who purchase a ticket a vast 360 degree view of Brighton and Hove, the southdowns and the english channel. So whether you’re visiting the city for the fantastic street photography, the unique architecture or the classic seaside charm emitted from the bustling palace pier, there is always plenty to see and moments to capture, no matter what your favourite form of photography is! 
 
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The Lake District

 
Also known as The English Lake District or Lakeland, this area is a mountainous region located in Cumbria, Northwest England. Home to a breathtaking landscape featuring towering mountains and as the name suggests - gorgeous, freshwater lakes.The Lake District is known to be one of the most popular destinations for holiday breaks within the United Kingdom, and even attracts visitors from further afield that want to take in the beauty that the area has to offer. 
 
Expect to find endless mountains and valleys, picturesque towns and villages, coastlines and lakes to explore within the area, as well as opportunities to camp within the stunning environment and if you fancy it - partake in water sports among other activities.
 
Not only can you enjoy the incredible sights and scenery of the hiking trails and fell walks, but you can also soak up the rich history of the area through visiting the various museums, castles, galleries and wildlife centres close within and around the Lake District. 
 
There will be plenty of incredible moments to capture during your visit to the Lake District, and whilst you’re in the area, literary fans shouldn't miss out on the opportunity to visit the homes of both famous poet William Wordsworth and Writer Beatrix Potter, taking a closer look at the environment that may have inspired their work. 
 
Find local Caravan and Campsites for The Lake District here.
 

Cornwall 

 
Cornwall boasts a variety of incredible sights to experience and photograph, one fantastic landmark being St Michaels Mount, a large, rocky, tidal island within Mount’s Bay. Atop the island is a gorgeous medieval church and castle, which makes for an incredible view on approach, especially with the surrounding vast body of water and tall greenery.
 
The Island is easily accessible from the mainland via an old stone path, walkable at mid to low-tide, but only accessible via boat at high tide. Part of the island was designated as a site of special scientific interest in 1995 due to its intriguing geology.
 
Just 30 minutes away from this scenic location is Land’s End, England's most westerly point. Following the coastal path away from the hustle and bustle of the shops and social spaces  rewards you handsomely with a beautiful stretch of rugged coastline, shaped by the crashing waves.
 
Perfect for a gorgeous landscape shot, especially if you can frame the scene with an appearance of the nearby lighthouse. Cornwall is home to many beautiful photography opportunities, so take advantage of these during your visit! 
 
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Scotland 

 
The Isle of Mull, just off of the west coast of Scotland is the perfect place for those of you that specialise in, or desire to capture and enjoy nature photography. Home to sweet otters, hen harriers, the white tailed eagle and incredible marine mammals such dolphins and the incredible Orca.
 
The wildlife found close to the sea lochs in this area provide an invaluable sight and have therefore granted the Isle of Mull to gain an enviable reputation as a premier destination for visitors, eager to see a variety of wildlife within the United Kingdom. 
 
With plenty of mountains stretching across and throughout the island, and many serene environments to discover and explore, you will not fall short of fantastic photography opportunities, with the ability to experience some amazing views, and make memories to last a lifetime. 
 
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London

 
For fans of street photography and admirers of incredible architecture, London is the place to go. Home to some of the most iconic historical landmarks within the United Kingdom, such as the towering Big Ben clock, Buckingham Palace, The Tower Of London, Tower Bridge, and many more incredible sights... 
 
Not only can you get wonderful views of many of the landmarks via the ground, but also through a variety of viewing towers such as The London Eye and other well positioned balconies or high points within the city. 
 
Not only is the architecture around the famous city exquisite, with a mix of modern and classic design, but the surrounding alleyways and side streets tell their own stories, taking fun and unique street photography to the next level! One such area that is worth a visit is Neal’s Yard, a small alleyway, opening up into a colourful courtyard, hidden away in Covent Garden. 
 
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If you’re ready to explore but don’t have a vehicle to carry you on your journey, don’t panic! Check out our For Hire section, where we know you’ll find the perfect motorhome to carry you on your way! Wherever you decide to travel and whatever you decide to capture, we know that you’ll leave your trip with a lifetime of memories! 

 

Alix Burchell
Caravans For Sale Marketing Team
Published on 2021-05-13