Selfie hotspots to drive your friends wild with jealously Part of the fun of going to amazing places is making your friends back home green with envy (come on, we all do it!). Rank up the ‘well jel ‘factor by getting your mug shot at these selfie hotspots and stir up a wave of ‘wish I was there’ social media longing.
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Dubbed the eighth wonder of the world the famous biomes of the Eden Project have been the target of more than a fair few camera lenses. For the perfect selfie grab a spot on the viewing platform which overlooks the iconic attraction and say cheeeese!
Never in his wildest dreams would King Arthur have imagined todays 21st Century social media world but boy is his legend enriched in a gem of a selfie location. Now in ruins you won’t be able to capture much of Tintagel Castle itself but stand on the incredible headland on which it lies and the breath-taking rugged coastline and blue seas that frame your pics will be hard to ignore.
Get yourself to Land’s End, the most westerly point on mainland Britain, for the ultimate first (and last) selfie. Pose under the iconic Land’s End signpost (fee payable), keep it au naturel with a snap of the dramatic coastal landscape or, if you’re lucky, share your selfie with the local wildlife (kudos points for making the rare Cornish Chough your selfie partner).
St Michael’s Mount
Rising dramatically from the bay, this picture perfect landmark island looks good from all angles. Snap it with sand between your toes from Marazion beach, with the tide lapping at your feet as you cross the causeway or in supermodel style aboard a boat.
Botallack Mine (Poldark film location)
If you can’t get a selfie with Mr Poldark himself, Botallack Mine provides a pretty good second best. Known as Wheal Leisure by fans of the hot ticket BBC series, Botallack is perched on the breath-taking west Cornwall coast and is a fine slice of Cornish heritage eye candy.
For a smug, athletic type selfie pull on your hiking boots and conquer the wild and charismatic Bodmin Moor. Admittedly you won’t be looking your best in a snap at the top of Brown Willy (a granite tor and the highest point in Cornwall) but the look-at-what-I’ve-achieved glow will more than make up for it.
Any fishing village
Showcase your salty seadog spirit by taking a pew on a harbour wall with a picturesque, typically Cornish, fishing village positioned just so in the background. St Ives, Padstow, Looe, Mousehole…take your pick, they’re all swoon worthy and the stuff of Cornish dreams. Stripy t-shirt optional.
Wheal Coates Mine
Mines don’t come much more beautiful than Wheal Coates near St Agnes. Its model proportions and wow location set against bright blue seas and colourful cliff tops makes it a perfect selfie buddy – just be prepared to be out done on the beauty stakes with this one.
Scenic fishing village – check. Celeb status – check. TV hotspot – check. For a small fishing village Port Isaac ranks sky high on the glory chart. As the star location of ITV’s Doc Martin, the narrow streets lined with cute fishermen’s cottages are rich in selfie fodder and will have you whipping out the smartphone at every turn. Pics outside the Docs surgery, aka Fern Cottage, hold the most cachet!
Top tip: get the selfie right first time; many of the recognisable locations are private residences so capture the scene and move on sharpish!
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