Car-free Clovelly is all cute cottages and cobbled streets leading down to the seafront. It’s easy to see why the ancient fishing village is the most Instagrammed in the UK.
The UK is blessed with a helluva lot of pretty villages. We’ve got coastal fishing villages, ancient farming villages, villages that look like they haven’t changed in the last century (or four), villages that are just really lovely to look at.
Unsurprisingly, some of the most attractive appeal to people who simply love to take photos. They then end up all over Instagram – which in turn inspires more people to go and enjoy the aesthetically-pleasing villages for themselves. It’s the circle of life, or something like that.
Whatever your feelings about Instagram, there’s no denying these are a stunning bunch. Running in descending order, from most Instagrammed (according to the number of live hashtags associated with the destination) to least, here are the 16 most posted-about villages in the UK, from Mousehole in Cornwall to Grasmere in the Lake District.
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