Edinburgh; Capital of Scotland & Home to the world-famous Fringe Festival!

Despite having a relatively small population of 400’000, this beautiful wee city packs a cultural punch with a diverse and rich history as well as vibrant nightlife and events! In fact, Edinburgh plays host to over 1’000’000 tourists a week during the fringe (pre-covid) and brings in around 1 BILLION POUNDS TO THE CITY! Whether you are looking to spend a penny or are on a student budget, there is plenty to see and do for travellers of all kinds!

Don’t believe us? Why not see for yourself?!


Warsaw is the centre of Europe and known as indestructible. Surviving multiple occupations, soviet control, and the warsaw uprising, it’s a city that has always rebuilt. It has been responsible for some amazing contributions to the world; musically such as Chopin, for Film with the invention of the first movie projector and even medicine with world-famous french-pole Marie Curie. Despite its fractious and turbulent past, it has a bright and exciting future which means it should be 100% on your next travel plans!..not to mention it looks great in a photo 😉!

Visit Warsaw and see why it’s the city that “Contemnit procellas”; (“It defies the storms”).


Despite being Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is often overlooked by tourists in favour of the capital city. However, in doing so, people are really missing out!


Home to over 600’000 people and 5 universities, the City of Glasgow has a complex history and even played a huge part in the industrial revolution. Everything from steam boats to cash machines and even the television we can be thankful to Glasgow for! It also helps that while areas may have a rougher exterior, Glasgow is actually a beautiful and an extremely friendly city. The locals pride themselves on being always happy to lend a hand, leading to the city’s adopted moniker “PEOPLE MAKE GLASGOW”!


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The Best Instagram spots in Athens

#1 Parthenon

It would be silly not to start with this one. At 512 feet tall, the Parthenon is one of the oldest sights in the world. It is actually located on a rocky outcrop above the city of Athens.

It’s a very popular tourist spot, aim to get their early to avoid crowds so you can get a clear picture of just you and the beautiful architecture. This also made our list of why you should visit Athens!

#2 Temple of Olympian Zeus

The Temple of Olympian Zeus is a former colossal temple at the centre of the Greek capital Athens. Again you want to get there in the early hours to get a shot with just you in it. Also, aim to get the whole temple in your picture

#3 Dromeas “Running Man” Sculpture

This sculpture creative depicts an illustration of a runner. It stands at 30 feet tall and is located on a busy Vasilissis Sofias Avenue.

If you’re planning to get a picture of this amazing sculpture, make sure to stand further back to capture the whole sculpture in your image.

#4 Monastiraki

This is one of the prettiest squares in Athens but also one of the busiest. Expect to see a lot of tourists in the area throughout the day. This makes it challenging to get a good picture. So aim to get to a high point, that way you can get a birds-eye view of the whole square

#5 Panathenaic Stadium

The Panathenaic Stadium was built for the first modern edition of the Olympics. This marble stadium is an impressive sight and there are two options for pictures here. You can either pose like a champ on the podiums and tell all your friends that you won the 100m sprint or you could climb to the top of the stairs and get a picture of the whole thing. Why not both!

#6 Lake Vouliagmeni

Lake Vouliagmeni is just 15 miles outside Athens and was formed a very long time ago when a huge underwater spring let loose. The waters have therapeutic value due to the high concentration in salts and minerals. The lake can reach temperatures around 78 degrees (even higher in summer). Combined with the therapeutic values means that a swim can be both relaxing and healthy!

For a great picture aim to get the whole lake in your shot. So you might have to take the picture before you actually arrive there.

#7 Pentelikon Waterfall

This is something that many people don’t know about. The Pentelikon Waterfall, also known as the Penteli Waterfall, is actually outside of Athens but is a must-see when you’re there. This beautiful water shows the beauty of nature and is a spot that will give you a good Instagram shot. We advise getting the waterfall in the picture and going on a good sunny day to make sure your photo is bright as can be!

#8 Olympic Athletic Center of Athens

If you use the green metro line from Monastiraki to the Irini station and get off at the Olympic Athletic Center of Athens you will arrive at another Instagram spot. This is actually where the 2004 Olympic Games were held and is also where you can get a great picture. Many tourists get pictures of the open-air arcade called the Agora and it is easy to see why. Aim to get their early to avoid big crowds!

The top Instagram spots in Glasgow

Then Safestay is here to help! We have made a guide of the best Instagram spots in Glasgow, so you can be reassured that the likes will come raking in and you will have some memorable photos of your journey to Scotland.


We’ve just landed in this wonderful city so be sure to check out our hotel, Safestay Glasgow!


#1 Glasgow Cathedral

Location: Castle St, Glasgow G4 0QZ
Hours: Mon-Sat: 9:30 – 17:30 / Sun: 13:00 – 17:00

As the oldest Cathedral on mainland Scotland, you can elevate your Insta with a great photo, as well as elevating your history knowledge! If you want the best photo, visit Cathedral square where the walkway allows for a great dramatic long-distance shot.


#2 Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum

Location: Argyle St, Glasgow G3 8AG
Hours: Everday 10am – 5pm

One of Europe’s greatest Art Galleries and what’s even better is that it’s free! Whether you fancy a snapshot of you walking up the museum’s grand marble staircase or a full-length photo outside the orange brick art gallery – either way, you will be prepped to level up your Insta likes.


#3 Pollok House and Country Park

Location: 2060 Pollokshaws Rd, Glasgow G43 1AT
Hours: Open 24 hours

Pollock house is the ancestral home to the Sterling-Maxwell family – which is now owned by The National Trust for Scotland – so you bet its fancy! If you want your socials to have a ‘royal’ theme or you just want to feel fancy for the day and get a picture up the huge stairs or in the garden’s maze then this is the place to go.


#4 Glasgow Botanic Gardens

Location: 730 Great Western Rd, Glasgow G12 0UE
Hours: Glasshouse every day: 10:00 – 18:00

If you want to feel like you’re in the tropics without the heavy price tag, pop down to Glasgow’s Botanic Gardens to get a great ‘jungle’ photo. During Spring and Summer, you can laze around in the gardens and get a snap with all the blooming flowers.


#5 The Lighthouse

Location: 11 Mitchell Ln, Glasgow G1 3NU
Hours: Hours: Mon-Sat: 10:30 – 17:00 / Sun: 12:00 – 17:00

As Scotland’s national centre for design and architecture, you can already expect that the inside is going to have some cool photo opportunities. The Lighthouse’s spiral staircase is a perfect backdrop for a photo or a stand-alone shot of some amazing architecture!


#6 River Clyde

As the eighth-longest river in the UK, you are bound to get a good scenic photo of the River Clyde. Capture that perfect couple goals photo of you and your significant other holding hands across the River Clyde bridge.


The Best Instagram Spots in London

While it might not be famous for its great weather, London certainly is famous for its Instagram spots. Almost every corner you turn there is something worth taking a photo of!

Now London is a huge city and it can be pretty difficult to decide which places to priorities. Luckily for you, we have created a list of the Best Instagram Spots in London

The Most Instagrammable Spots in Pisa

Pisa is a beautiful city and in the modern day whenever you visit any new city you have to get it straight to the ‘gram.

We’ve compiled a list of the Most Instagrammable Spots in Pisa.

We talk about how to best get your picture to set your pictures apart from the rest!

Just before we start

Check out our the top 15 things to do in Pisa!



The Most Instagrammable Spots in Brussels

If you’ve never visited Brussels then you must add it to your bucket list. It’s clear to see why it is called the Capital of Europe.

With the modern-day being focused on social media it’s important to keep your Instagram up to date with awesome pictures and there is no better place to do that than in Brussels.

There are so many wonderful Instagrammable spots in Brussels where you can get great pictures and that is why we have decided to show you the Most Instagrammable Spots in Brussels.


Just before we start

Here’s a travel tip:
Be sure to get a Brussels Card for your visit to Brussels, it will give you:

  1. Free entrance to 39 museums and attractions around Brussels!
  2. Free use of the public transport system
  3. Discounts at many other attractions, shops, restaurants, bars and nightclubs

We’ve also got posts on the Best Instagram Spots in Prague, Lisbon & Edinburgh. Be sure to check them out!

Right let’s begin

Top 9 Instagram spots in Edinburgh

Edinburgh is one of those cities that keeps its old heritage and uses it to its full potential. There are only a few places where you’ll be able to find so much historical charm and luckily Edinburgh is one of them! This historic charm has led itself to have many popular Instagram spots such as Arthur’s seat, Edinburgh’s Castle and Dean Village to name a few. That is why today we have written the top 9 Instagram spots in Edinburgh.

Want more? Be sure to check out our ultimate local Edinburgh travel guide to discover all the best things to eat, drink and see! We also have a few extra Instagram spots in there!

9 of the BEST Instagrammable spots in Lisbon!

A big part of travelling is getting those perfect Instagram shots and I think we can all agree Lisbon is probably one of the best, if not the best, places to get amazing Instagram pictures! We’ve decided to round up our favourite and compile them in a list so you know where to go! Scroll down below to find 9 of the BEST Instagrammable spots in Lisbon!

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