The University of Cambridge has been ranked as one of the top most Instagrammable universities across the UK. King’s College, Trinity College and the Bridge of Sighs are just some of the Insta-worthy spots Cambridge University has the pleasure of holding.
From historic buildings that make you feel like you’re at Hogwarts, beautifully designed architecture and lush grass that compliments the grounds – it’s safe to say we can quite easily understand why the University of Cambridge has been ranked as the second most Instagrammable UK university. Instagram has proceeded to dominate social media since it was launched almost 12 years ago, making it one of the most popular platforms to post your weekend pics.
According to recent data in March 2022, Instagram has one billion monthly users worldwide with around 34 million users in the UK. In the first quarter of 2022 Instagram was the most downloaded app with those aged 18-24 predominantly using the app, taking the crown from the ever-growing TikTok app.
With the element of hashtagging your location, not only can you share with friends where you’ve visited but it also allows engagement to be measured, the higher the number of hashtags, the higher the audience reach Erudera.com explains. From this, the team at Erudera.com has revealed the top UK ‘ Instaversities’ based on the average of Instagram hashtags posts compared to the number of University students.
The universities were ranked from the highest number of hashtags per student to the lowest. While the University of Cambridge comes in second, behind the University of Oxford (we can’t believe it either) it’s great to see the popularity and love for the Cambridge university grounds we have the pleasure of admiring in our city.
Here’s the rankings for the top UK universities:
- University of Oxford
- University of Cambridge
- The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)
- King’s College London
- Imperial College London
- The University of Manchester
- The University of Warwick
- UCL – University College London
- The University of Edinburgh
- University of Glasgow
To celebrate the second-place ranking we’ve put together just some of our favourite ‘Instagrammable’ spots surrounding the University of Cambridge.
Kings College Chapel
Kings College Chapel has become an icon to the city and a frequent building visited by tourists each year for an insta worthy post or to capture a selfie. With a history dating all the way back to 1441 when work began on the incredible building, it makes it the oldest surviving part of King’s College.
The Chapel is an active house of worship, and home of the King’s College Choir. It’s a commonly used symbol of the city of Cambridge which can often be spotted on postcards and on a vast number of Instagram posts.
Cambridge University Botanic Gardens
It’s safe to say Cambridge is blessed for having such a wonderful area of green spaces and beautiful gardens, but the Botanic Gardens top them all. The gardens found on Brookside are just a short walk from Parker’s Piece.
Covering 16 hectares, the garden opened in 1846 and was created by John Stevens Henslow – teacher and mentor to Charles Darwin. You’re sure to capture lots of wildlife and photos perfect for the gram as you stroll through the stunning greenery and bright flowers.