7 Perfect places in Britain to take your camera this August bank holiday weekend

7 Perfect places in Britain to take your camera this August bank holiday weekend

Us Brits love our bank holiday weekends. That extra day off opens up a wealth of opportunity to get out and about and enjoy the very best of what Britain has to offer us.

If you’re looking for some last minute plans this bank holiday weekend, then take a look at some of the very best of what Britain has to offer. From glistening waters, whimsical wildlife to incredible architecture, see seven splendid places to photograph this weekend, recommended to you by photography fanatics, The Case Farm.

1. Ambleside and Loughrigg Fell, England

Spend a day exploring the beautiful town of Ambleside at the top of Lake Windermere in the stunning Lake District National Park. The town itself is gorgeous, abundant with stone cottages and babbling streams and brooks making their way into the River Rothay. You’ll find plenty of lovely spots to snap a few pictures for your photo album.

A view over the rooftops of Ambleside

Just outside the village lies Loughrigg Fell, a relatively small hill that offers fantastic views from its summit, in all directions. Spend some time in the sun making your way up to the top, to enjoy views over Grasmere, Windermere and Loughrigg Tarn. Then head back to Ambleside for some tasty homemade lemonade in one of the quaint little cafes.

2. The Peak District, England

The Peak District is often disregarded when compared to the world-famous Lake District, however there’s an abundance of beautiful spots throughout this national park that many are missing out on! We couldn’t pick one specific spot in the Peak District to recommend, so here are a few that are fantastic locations for shooting some images.

Enjoy a sunny morning climb up Mam Tor to treat yourself to some terrific views across Hope Valley and Kinder Scout. Or if a low-level ramble is more your thing, check out Padley Gorge or Lud’s Church for some unique and stunning valley snaps.

Luke looks out over the Edale Valley towards Kinder Scout

There’s a wealth of beautiful buildings throughout the Peak District, with architecture that instantly grabs your attention as well as your camera’s! Pay a visit to Lyme Hall and the Cage to capture their grandeur in a beautiful natural setting.

3. The Castles of Northumberland, England

Northumberland is home to a number of spectacular castles, some of which are still lived in today, with others simply signifying the life of times gone by. If you’re spending your bank holiday weekend in Northumberland, a visit to these castles is an absolute must for your photography shots.

Dunstanburgh Castle makes an impressive silhouette at sunset (stock photo)

Be sure to visit the ruins of Dunstanburgh Castle towards sunset, where you will be able to capture sensational shots of the powerful architecture from the bay beside it. There’s also Bamburgh Castle, a striking and beautiful building that continues to play host to residents. Again, this castle is perfectly pictured when the warm shades of sunset appear in the sky.

4. Rannoch Moor, Scotland

Set deep in the heart of the Scottish Highlands, Rannoch Moor is one of Europe’s few remaining expanses of complete and utter wilderness. In its boundaries, you’ll find an abundance of nature and wildlife, from the rocky outcrops and rivers, to the curlews and red deer.

Spend a day exploring the sheer beauty of Rannoch Moor, taking photos of the variety of scenic shots on offer. Don’t forget to take a picnic – when we say Rannoch Moor is remote, we really do mean it!

5. Edinburgh, Scotland

The Scottish capital has a wealth of photography opportunities throughout, from the aged stone buildings paired with modern design, to the surrounding natural scenery hugging the city’s edges.

There are so many viewpoints in Edinburgh, like Calton Hill, that offer fabulous views (stock photo)

A weekend in Edinburgh is well spent enjoying the sights and attractions, as well as capturing them through photos to remember the good times for years to come. Be sure to visit the likes of Calton Hill, the Vennel, the Royal Mile, the Real Mary King’s Close, Holyrood Park and Arthur’s Seat for some fantastic photography!

6. Llyn Y Fan Fach, Wales

Head to Carmarthenshire in South Wales, for some incredible images of Llyn Y Fan Fach deep in the midst of the Brecon Beacons National Park. The Lonely Planet claimed it as one of the most unusual lakes to visit and you’ll see that for yourself upon arrival.

Enjoy a walk along the hills that surround the lake for superb views of the water, and learn about the lady of the lake; a popular folklore legend. On a good summer’s day, you’ll be able to capture the lake in all its glory – a real candidate for some of the best natural photography you could take.

7. Llechwedd Slate Caverns, Wales

A rather alternative option to the others suggested listed here, the Llechwedd Slate Caverns in Gwynedd offer a very unique opportunity for photographers. Spend a couple of hours on a guided tour of the caverns and see some utopian-esque sights that don’t quite seem real.

The slate caverns offer some unique photographic opportunities (photo courtesy of http://www.llechwedd-slate-caverns.co.uk)

It isn’t very often that you’ll get the chance to visit a slate cavern and there will be others that never do! That’s why a visit here on your bank holiday weekend is time well spent, and allow you to shoot some truly unique images.

Where is your favourite place to go and take photos?

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  • Alexandra Watson Alexandra Watson November 15, at 17:36

    Loved reading this – Peak District would be my number one choice and we love Edinburgh

    • The Helpful Hiker The Helpful Hiker December 30, at 09:36

      We are big fans of the Peak District too, and luckily it’s not too far from us.


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