TRAVEL bloggers and Instagram snappers of Scotland – you’re in luck, because the most sought-after landscapes are right on our doorstep.

New research by creative resource, Design Bundles, has revealed that Scotland has the "UK’s most Instagrammable waterfalls" – with three out of five of the top spots being taken by Scottish waterfalls.

They reached their findings through analysing Instagram’s hashtag data, TripAdvisor ratings and reviews to assign a "Wonder Score" to each of the UK’s most loved waterfalls. 

Commenting on the study, a spokesperson from Design Bundles said: “The UK is home to so much beautiful nature, and these waterfalls are a perfect example of that. People who visit these locations will be making memories they want to keep forever due to their uniqueness.

“The serenity and captivating views in the tagged photos on Instagram capture just how lucky the visitors feel to have made the journey.”

So – which Scottish waterfalls made the cut?

Black water falls – Ross and Cromarty

Taking the second spot is Black Water Falls in Ross and Cromarty. A hidden gem nestled near the bustling Rogie Falls, its dramatic black waters streaming down the raw beauty of the Highlands make it clear to see why this has taken the top spot for Scotland.



Steall Waterfall - Glen Nevis

Coming in at third place is Steall Waterfall in Glen Nevis. It boats the enviable title of the second-highest waterfall in the United Kingdom, with a dizzying drop of 120 metres tumbling down from the rugged mountain face. It has been described as something straight out of a fantasy – and taking a browse through some of the awe-inspiring Instagram snaps posted, it’s truly no surprise why.


Grey Mare's Tail - Dumfries and Galloway

Cascading downwards 60 metres from Loch Skeen, Grey Mare’s Tail is a stunning sight to behold, coming in at fourth place. In a location steeped with history, according to the National Trust for Scotland, the Moffat Water Valley it plunges into was formed over millions of years by glacial erosion. Rare wildlife and nature are abloom here – with the National Trust for Scotland highlighting the “rare upland plants, peregrine falcons, ring ouzels, feral goats and ospreys fishing in the loch”, and also stating that nearby, “Loch Skeen is home to Britain’s rarest freshwater fish, the vendace”.