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Views from Instagram to brighten your day

Alex Valentine
23rd March 2020

Ah, beautiful Hertfordshire – we’ve got charming market towns, awe-inspiring historical houses and some of the best Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty in the UK (we’re not biased at all!) It all makes for some pretty incredible photos, and we get to share so many of them over on our instagram, @visithertsuk! They cheer us up and keep us smiling, so we thought we’d compile some of the very best snaps so you can still see the beauty of Herts from the comfort of your own home! 

Sunsets and sunrises

Whether it's signaling the start of a new day or the end of one, we love when a vibrant pink sky sets over our lovely county. There's plenty of them on our instagram, from crack-of-dawn drone shots to hazy summer nights in the fields, but we think this one of the Tring Resoviour is pretty mesmerising. 

Dogs of Instagram

Ok, we have a whole feature dedicated to these paw-fect pups, but how could we not mention them when they bring us so much joy? See our furry friends having some tail-wagging fun in Herts' countryside or outside some of our historical houses - or see Maximus and his sausage dog friends having a catch up!

Hitchin lavender 

Fields of purple lavender land in Hitchin every year and it makes for the best instagrams! Seeing that sunshine, happy people and vibrant colour, you can't help but crack a smile! 

Countryside views 

Just seeing the gorgeous countryside scenes makes us feel a little bit calmer and a little bit brighter. Breathe in, and out...


Stunning architecture

The beauty of Digswell Viaduct has been providing breath-taking views since 1850. Rumour has it that when Queen Victoria herself went to open it, she refused to travel across the top because she was so scared of heights! The train stopped, and she took a horse-drawn carriage along the bottom until the viaduct ended. We like to think she just wanted a better look at the stunning architecture!

Beautiful Blooms

What a photo! We're always partial to some beautiful blooms, and when looking at these dazzling sunflowers, you just can't help but feel a little bit brighter! We can't wait to see them popping up again in the summer, but until then, photos like this will see us through!

Dazzling drone shots

From looking at our instagram, it's almost like drones were made for Hertfordshire! The sprawling countryside with lakes and greenery as far as the eye can see, these lovely shots really take our breath away. 

Little Chap and Pup

Cuteness overload! We had to do a dedication to Chap and Pup, best friends who frequently travel round some of our favourite Herts hotspots. We know we said that Dogs of Instagram would brighten up your day, but this just takes the biscuit! 

Autumnal Throwbacks 

Because Herts looks so good in all seasons, we're very partial to a #ThrowbackThursday! Whether it's The Chilterns on a frosty morning, spring flowers popping up in our parks or Hatfield when the leaves turn that glorious orange, there's always a beautiful photo to be shared over at @visithertsuk!

If you've got a photo that will put a smile on someone's face, make sure to #visitherts so we can share it with our community! 

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