Instagram spots in York the Spark
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March 1, 2022

3 Instagrammable places in York

Recently I took a day trip to beautiful York in North Yorkshire. I was there part business and part pleasure but of course, whilst I was there I had to make sure I snapped some Instagram photos!

To help you next time your out and about this is going to become a regular(ish) feature as I discover Instagrammable places both for my own Insta account and for our clients!

Although it’s only about an hour or so on the train from where I live, it’s been a while since I visited York. I picked a great day for it – The sun was shining and the sky was blue – This helps make everything look even more Instagrammable!

The mix of the good weather and the fact it was York Races weekend meant York itself was very busy. If you’re looking for the perfect shot, a busy Saturday isn’t always the best idea but you’ve got to work with what you’ve got!

Read on for my 3 Instagram spots in York plus a bonus if you visit on a quieter day!

York Minster

One of the most iconic places in York, the Minster is York’s cathedral. It’s great to photograph on its own, video when the bells are chiming and you can even visit the top of it. This is something I didn’t do this time but have done in the past.

The River

York has lots of small bridges over the river and these can be great spots to get the perfect photo. Snap yourself on the bridge or get a scenic shot!

Instagram spots in York River


This was a new one to me. Spark has a mixture of independent shops, bars and food places. It also has lots of colours and art which make the perfect backdrop to an Insta pic.

BONUS Harry Potter Instagram Spot

The Shambles is Yorks most famous street. I’ve seen some fab photos taken here but it was packed on the day I visited. I read a few days ago it inspired Harry Potter too. All the people didn’t stop me getting a couple of photos.

If you get a chance to visit York anytime then I’d love to see your photos. Leave your blog post link or Instagram post below in the comments and I'll check it out!

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