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It’s been quite a year for The Brit Crowd’s Instagram account!

So many fabulous photos by an incredible group of photographers – capturing Britain at its finest, from the beautiful white shores of Cornwall, all the way up to the stunning and rugged islands of Scotland.

But which photos of Great Britain did you like the best?

The Brit Crowd takes a look back at five of the most popular photos as voted by the Brit Crowd Instagram community.

 

5

Where: Holy island of Lindisfarne in Northumberland
Who: Nicole Coffee (@koheephoto)
Cool fact:  Holy island has a history that goes back as far as the 6th century and is around 1 mile from the UK mainland and is accessible at low tide. However many ignore warnings of high and low tides, and on average 1 car a month has to be rescued from the causeway!

 

Instagram shot by KoheePhoto, top photos of 2016 Holy Island, Northumberland

Story behind the photo: 

“We spotted Lindisfarne from the motorway, stopped to take a look from the coast, and then continued on our journey.

A castle on a rock mound out in the North Sea makes for an interesting site! We made it one of our stops on our next visit up to Edinburgh and Glasgow.

“It’s a beautiful and serene place with plenty of history and interesting bits to see and do”.

 

4

Where: Castle Stalker, Loch Laich, an inlet off Loch Linnhe, Argyll
Who: Dom Paul (@dominicbpaul)
Cool Fact: This beautiful castle is located 25 miles from Oban and is privately owned. If you fancy visiting this fort you will need to apply online for the trip on a boat to the island – with tours for up to 12 people limited to 1 a day.

Castle Stalker, Loch Laich, an inlet off Loch Linnhe, Argyll

Story behind the photo: “I was touring the Scottish Highlands for the first time and was keen to visit all the landmarks and historic castles. Castle Stalker stood out, quite surreal really, the way it is isolated on an island”.

 

3

Where: Eilean Donan Castle, Loch Duich, Scotland
Who: Julie Campbell (@jules_c_70)
Cool Fact: It has been described as the romantic icon of Scotland. Eilean Donan Castle is situated on a small island in Loch Duich – and is one of the most photographed buildings in Scotland, if not the UK!

This shot is rather unusual as it’s of the bridge leading to the castle, rather than the castle itself – but you can see that it’s just as impressive!

Eilean Donan Castle in Scotland instagram top photos of 2016

Story behind the photo: “Eilean Donan Castle is one of me & my husband’s favourite places to visit & quite often in the better weather we like to camp not far from it… you can’t beat waking up to a view like that!”

 

2

Where: Canterbury, England
Who: Abdul Quayum (@monsurphotography)
Cool Fact: This rather famous and beautiful city is surrounded by stunning Roman walls and visitors to this city spend hours wondering the quaint cobbled streets and waterways that adorn this incredible place. The cathedral is one of the biggest draws for visitors – it’s been on this site for over 1,400 years.

Canterbury Waterways in Kent, England top Instagram photos of 2016

Story behind the photo: “As i was walking along the bridge i saw the river and boats which captured my eye and i knew it would be a great photo which captured everything what this city has to offer”.

 

1

Where: Edinburgh, Scotland
Who: Josh Ahmed (@joshahmedphotography)
Cool fact: Did you know there are 5,000 listed buildings in Edinburgh? The architecture across this fascinating city is stunning. 2016 is the year of innovation, architecture and design in Scotland, and the perfect chance to explore the city’s streets! From the medieval old town to the stunning modern Scottish Parliament.

Edinburgh Streets in Scotland top photos of Instagram 2016

Story behind the photo: “I took this photo as I was so drawn to the way the bridge framed the evening sun’s rays.

I was on the way home from work and very much in a rush, I paused to enjoy the view for a moment before continuing to walk away.

As I walked away, I felt I had to turn back to take this photo on my phone. I couldn’t let the moment pass without it being captured”.