Instagrammable Hot Spots in Cornwall
For anyone looking to get shots of a wild and rocky coastline, beautiful sandy beaches, picturesque towns and villages, and lush sub-tropical gardens, the best place to go is Cornwall. Photograph opportunities in the UK’s most south-western county are incredible, so it’s little wonder that Cornwall has become a major hit among Instagrammers. CLC World Holidays in Cornwall provides you with the perfect opportunity to discover the many picturesque and award-winning natural attractions to photograph.
Let’s take a look at some of the most Instagrammable locations in Cornwall:
The Lost Gardens of Heligan
Undiscovered until around 25 years ago, these gardens have since been faithfully renovated and restored, and are located near the old sea port of Mevagissey in Cornwall. Photography here is almost too easy, and the rope bridge swooping over the trees makes this one of the most Instagrammable locations in Cornwall.
Tintagel Castle and Merlin’s Cave
These atmospheric 13th century castle ruins on the rugged north Cornwall headland have links to King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table, while the beachy crags below are home to Merlin’s Cave, where the famous wizard is said to have lived. It’s a magical site that offers epic shots of the views and castle ruins, on this most Instagrammable section of coastline.
St Michael’s Mount
One of Cornwall’s most iconic landmarks, this tidal island is steeped in legend and history, and is the site of a medieval church and an imposing, fairytale castle, just off the coast of Marazion in west Cornwall. Photography highlights here are stained-glass windows, ramparts and glorious views from the sub-tropical terraced garden. The best time is when the tide is out, and the ancient, cobbled causeway is fully visible.
The Minack Theatre
Imagine a beautiful open-air amphitheater, carved into the granite cliff perched high above the sea, set in glorious gardens with a backdrop of beautiful golden sands? Created in the 1930s, the Minack Theatre presents a summer program of plays and opera, but even when out of action is one of the most Instagrammable locations in Cornwall, thanks to its breath-taking views across Porthcurno Bay.
The Eden Project
This dramatic global garden is housed in tropical biomes located in the middle of Cornwall. The Rainforest Biome, the world’s largest indoor rainforest, has waterfalls and exotic plants, all of which can be viewed from a canopy walkway, an aerial platform or even England’s longest and fastest zip wire. Without doubt one of the most exciting destinations in Cornwall, photograph opportunities here are plentiful.
One of Cornwall’s most popular towns, thanks to its surf beaches, bustling harbor and thriving art scene, St. Ives is still very much a working fishing port. One of its most celebrated views is from the harbor towards the sands at Porthminster Beach.
For any Instagrammers visiting Cornwall, photography opportunities are varied and plentiful. For the perfect base in Cornwall, CLC Trenython Manor, one of the CLC Resorts UK portfolio, offers stunning accommodation, beautiful spa facilities and excellent cuisine.
Britt Hysen is the Editor-in-Chief and founder of MiLLENNiAL. In addition to being a media entrepreneur, Britt is a passionate humanitarian, international speaker, and an expert on all things related to the global millennial.