8 Breathtaking Aerial Photographs of the UK

October 16, 2020

Aerial photographs are beautiful, and they can help you remember the beauty of the world. On a cold, dark and rainy winter morning, it can be difficult to get excited about living in the UK. The weather is awful, the winters are long and the summers are often a bit disappointing.

Even though we moan, we love the UK. The people, the humour, the music and the culture make it amazing. Another massive bonus to the soggy UK weather is that we have no shortage of greenery!

To rekindle your love for this country, take a look at these beautiful aerial photographs of the UK.

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Aerial Photographs of Scotland


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An expanse of nothingness creates just as much awe as a cityscape. This photograph of Traigh Bahn in Islay is unspoilt, inviting you to explore.

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Aerial Photographs of England

the Lady of the North

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This image of Northumberlandia (the Lady of the North) was voted one of the most beautiful aerial photos in the world. The unique piece of public art is free to visit, with pathways winding around the land formation. From the sky, you can see it depicts a reclining lady, resting upon the beauty of the UK countryside. 


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This aerial photo captures one widower’s dedication to his late wife. The heart points in the direction of her childhood home. The spectacle was a family secret for over 17 years. A hot air balloonist took this snap as they passed over the Gloucestershire countryside. 


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This photograph of Durham captures the lines and colours that make aerial photos so satisfying. The curve of the river and the agriculture around it is so beautiful. Even though we can’t see the sky, it’s easy to tell that this picture was taken on a spectacular day 


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On a sunny day, the rich colour of this Cornwall harbour comes out in full force. The tiny boats look vibrant, almost playful against the backdrop of the sea. 

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Aerial Photographs of London

london lights

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The lights of London makes a contrast to the rolling hills of the UK countryside seen earlier. 

london bridge

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There’s definitely something inspiring about looking at the city from above. Knowing that millions of people are below is hard to fathom and sets the imagination alight.

london bbc

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What is more British than the BBC?

Seeing the city from above shows you the architecture. You can see that the make-up of the streets is quite British. In contrast to the order of New York City, the streets of the UK curve. They create beauty in their chaos.

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