Here are the UK's most dangerous selfie hotspots

Monday, 10th August 2020, 5:52 pm
Updated Monday, 10th August 2020, 6:15 pm

Holiday-makers are risking their lives by taking selfies in beautiful but deadly locations around the UK.

A poll of 3,023 adults has found that nearly half (45 per cent) have admitted they have risked their safety for a shot.

When asked what they would be prepared to do for a selfie, 39 per cent of respondents said they would stand on the edge of a cliff, 25 per cent would walk on a train track while 17 per cent would climb a building or landmark.

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Some 69 per cent said they would venture across a beach without checking tide times.

Researchers analysed news articles - from stranded holidaymakers to cliff falls - on Google from the last decade to compile a list of the UK’s most dangerous selfie hotspots. Their table shows staycationers should be wary of visiting Scotland, Northern Ireland, Somerset. Dorset, Dover and Bristol this year.

The top 25 most dangerous places for a selfie, together with the bracketed number of Instagram photos, are ...Giant’s Causeway, Northern Ireland (291307); The Storr, Isle of Skye (9.909); White Cliffs of Dover (51,049), Slieve Donard, Mourne Mountains, Northern Ireland (116,253); Ribblehead Viaduct, North Yorkshire (20,097); Arthur’s Seat, Scotland (260,073); Dark Hedges, Northern Ireland (65,053); Dunnotar Castle, Scotland (59,212); Clifton Suspension Bridge, Bristol (69,247); North Queensferry, Scotland (11,769); Cheddar Gorge, Somerset (63,816); Cuilcagh Mountain Trail, Northern Ireland (15,842); Silent Pool, Surrey (16,475); Snowdon, Wales (362,423); Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge, Northern Ireland (83,558); Loch Lomond, Scotland (424,202); Ingleton Falls, North Yorkshire (16,239); Cadair Idris, Wales (20,706); Three Cliffs Bay, Wales (24,070); Glen Nevis, Scotland (25,484); Dovestone Reservoir, Manchester (10,649); Lulworth Cove, Dorset (91,609); Hilbre Island, Merseyside (6,966); Pen Y Fan, Powys, Wales; Brecon Beacons, Wales (355,406).

Data was commissioned by www.case24.com.

(Brecon Beacons photo: Shutterstock/Lorena Tempera).