There’s nothing better than getting the perfect picture as a memory of your group trip. Here are some of the UK’s most scenic and iconic spots, perfect for groups looking to get snap-happy.
If your group is looking for a great location to take photos, the UK has so much to offer, from vast stretches of golden beaches down south, to ice cold lochs and white dusted peaks in the Highlands of Scotland. With so many beautiful and iconic locations, the list is endless.
Stonehenge in Wiltshire is a must for all photographers or groups who like to take pictures to take back and share with their friends and families. Surrounded by myths and legends, it’s the most visited English Heritage site of all, with thousands flocking from the UK and overseas each year. Photos are best taken from further away to really capture the essence of this magical place.
This year, the attraction has launched a new experience which allows you to virtually stand in the centre of the stones (tours up to the stones are less frequent due to conservation). You can find this experience in the newly restored visitor centre.
The Giants Causeway in Ireland is famous for its unusual rock formations and groups visiting the area may like to pose atop the jagged stone for a photo or snap away as the waves crash around them. The visitor centre which opened in 2012 will allow you to learn more about the Causeway and its history and its myths. The Clifftop Experience is a must too for those who enjoy walking. This five-mile guided hike will offer glorious views across the coast line.
The Jurassic Coast, stretching from Exmoor in Devon to Studland Bay in Dorset covering around 95 miles, will treat you to real beauties as your gaze out to sea. Towns and villages worth visiting along the way include Sidmouth, Exmouth, Beer, Seaton, Lyme Regis, Abbotsbury and Dorchester, among others.
Durdle Door is of course one of the most photographed spots along the Jurassic Coast. This unusual limestone archway makes for a great snap, plus the golden beach is worth a stroll on too.
Wildlife and animal photography
For those who prefer to use their camera for animal and wildlife shots, a great place to go to is Woburn Safari Park. Allowing you to get up close to some incredible creatures from giraffes and lions to elephants and mischievous monkeys, the safari park is ideal.
Enjoy driving through the park as creatures great and small roam freely – don’t worry there’ll be plenty of time to stop and take photos, and you’ll get close than you think as many of the animals are used to the vehicles meaning they can be quite curious. Group discounts apply for those with 15 or more members and guided tours of the safari park can be arranged too.
The Wildfowl & Wetland Trust has centre across the UK include one in London, Gloucestershire and Arundel near Brighton. Each centre allows you to escape and take in fresh air, photograph beautiful lakes and spot some wildlife from birds to pond life. The Trust works to conserve and restore wetlands in order to save wildlife and influence more people to value nature. Visitors can enjoy strolls around the sites and set up with their cameras to capture those great animal action shots. Groups can also benefit from discounts, fam trips, catering packages and guided tours, walks and talks.
Zoos are also great places for photography, with many enclosures built so you can get up close to the animals. Great attractions to have on your radar include ZSL London Zoo, ZSL Whipsnade Zoo, Twycross Zoo and Chester Zoo, to name only a few. Many zoos present daily feeds to visitors and include fun shows like penguin parades and bird displays so make sure you take your cameras with you.
Taking our cameras with us when we go travelling is a given, and most smartphones are now built with excellent cameras, making photography even easier.
We all have different locations on our bucket lists, but here are just a few suggestions for iconic and breath-taking photo spots worldwide: Machu Picchu in Peru, the Pyramids of Giza in Egypt, the Reed Flute Cave in China, Antelope Canyon in Arizona, and Fairbanks in Alaska for a chance at seeing the northern lights.
Come to the show
Want to come to this year’s Group Leisure & Travel Show and discover more wonderful attractions?
You can register here.
Want to exhibit?
If you’re interested in exhibiting call Sharon Yandell on 01908-613323 or email email@example.com.
If you want to find more reasons to exhibit, visit our dedicated Exhibitors Zone.
Some exhibitors already signed up to the show which are great places for photos include: The Alnwick Garden, Bekonscot Model Village, National Memorial Arboretum, and Royal Botanic Gardens Kew.