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10 Trickiest Landmarks To Photograph In The UK

According to Brits, here are the 10 most difficult landmarks to photograph in the UK due to overcrowding and the struggle of finding unique angles.

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10 Trickiest Landmarks To Photograph In The UK: Snowdonia

© Eleanor Dovey - Snowdonia National Park 


You only have to go to any popular tourist spot to see camera-clutching individuals out in their droves, each clambering to the same old spots to take the same old pictures. Now, we know that the reason everyone takes these shots is that they do actually look good, most of the time, but recent research has shown that, actually, 58% of Brits avoid some of the most beautiful locations when on holiday as they can't be bothered with queues and overcrowding. 

Other reasons for avoiding landmarks is that photographers struggle to get new angles and due to the crowds, can't get up close to what they're trying to photograph. 

The research, which was conducted by Huawei, also revealed that Brits collectively waste 25 million hours while on holiday by standing in long queues to view and photograph popular landmarks. Almost half of who were questioned (45%) said they become increasingly frustrated when trying to capture the picture-perfect holiday shot which, when you look at what most do with their holiday photos, seems a lot of wasted worry as two-thirds of those interviewed said most of their holiday shots end up not being used. 


10 Trickiest Landmarks To Photograph In The UK: Londond

© Emma Kay - As you can imagine, London is a very photographed city. 


As for how many photos we take while travelling, this averages out at over 100 when away for one week and this figure jumps to 400 for those who are aged between 18-24 (they obviously need to capture the perfect Instagram shot full of wanderlust with their smartphones). 

You can probably guess which landmarks and locations have been voted the trickiest to photograph in the UK but here's the top 10 (as voted by us Brits) so you can see if you've actually managed to capture something a bit different at these popular spots (please do share your images with us in our gallery). 


10 Trickiest Landmarks To Photograph In The UK:

  1. Snowdonia, Wales
  2. Stonehenge
  3. Buckingham Palace
  4. Big Ben
  5. Tower of London
  6. St Paul's Cathedral
  7. Edinburgh Castle
  8. Windsor Castle
  9. Palace of Westminster
  10. Hampton Court Palace


So, what do you think? Are landmarks getting harder to photograph? What places are missing off the list, you think, should be there? Answers on a postcard... (actually, in the comments below is fine). 

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lesjames Avatar
6 Jun 2018 10:57AM
One of the trickiest for me is Edinburgh from King Arthurís seat

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