A picturesque north Essex village has been named as one of the most 'Instagrammable' in Britain, according to new research.

Property website Bankrate has compiled a list of the prettiest places in the country.

It used image-sharing site Instagram and assessed the number of hashtags 100 villages dotted around the UK had been mentioned in.

Once this data was compiled it created a top 20 ranking of the most hashtagged villages in Britain.

Dedham, in the heart of Constable Country, was named in the 11th place with 57,078 hits.

It came above the likes of Lynmouth in Devon, Warkworth in Northumberland and Leavenheath in neighbouring Suffolk.


  • Dedham Mill looks over the River Stour

Dedham is world famous for its connection to artist John Constable, whose paintings immortalised the surrounding scenery and nearby Flatford Mill.

It is one of the most popular tourist areas in the Colchester borough and attracts thousands of visitors every years.


  • Alan Morgan took this picture showing social distancing being observed in Dedham

If you are planning a trip there's plenty to do, with boat trips on the River Stour on offer, award-winning pub The Sun Inn as well as the Marlborough Head and a number of gift shops and cafes.


  • Catherine Withers took this photo at Dedham Vale Vineyard

Here is the full list:

1. Clovelly, North Devon - 134,355 hashtags

2. Portmeirion, Wales - 114,323 hashtags

3. Castle Combe, Wiltshire - 99,641 hashtags

4. Castleton, Derbyshire - 91,848 hashtags

5. Grasmere, Cumbria - 87,367 hashtags

6. Bourton-on-the-Water, Gloucestershire - 71,873 hashtags

7. Robin Hood's Bay, North Yorkshire - 65,477 hashtags

8. Bamburgh, Northumberland - 64,682 hashtags

9. Bibury, Gloucestershire - 63,835 hashtags

10. Corfe Castle, Dorset - 62,995 hashtags

11. Dedham, Essex - 57,078 hashtags

12. Lymm, Cheshire - 54,348 hashtags

13. Polperro, Cornwall - 50,906 hashtags

14. Mousehole, Cornwall - 47,784 hashtags

15. Lavenham, Suffolk - 44,396 hashtags

16. Lacock, Wiltshire - 42,317 hashtags

17. Warkworth, Northumberland - 37,123 hashtags

18. Staithes, North Yorkshire - 36,055 hashtags

19. Lynmouth, Devon - 30,392 hashtags

20. Shanklin, Isle of Wight - 29,478 hashtags

To view the full study or find out more about the research click here.