New research has revealed which of Greater Manchester’s public parks are the most  ‘Instagrammable’ places to visit this Easter bank holiday – and they are completely free of charge.

Dunham Massey Hall topped charts – racking up an impressive 65,957 hashtags.

An historic house, beautiful gardens and an ancient deer park, are likely to have contributed to the park’s success.

While a paid ticket is required for the full experience, a public right of way through the deer park means you can take in some of it for free. 

Loan application website conducted research into the most Insta-worthy free parks by collating Instagram hashtag data and ranking the findings.

The free parks were ranked from one to ten, with one having the highest number of Instagram hashtags and therefore crowned as the  ‘most instagrammable’ to visit.

The findings were as follows:

  1.  Dunham Massey Hall, 65,957 hashtags.
  2.  Fairy Glen, 48,392 hashtags.
  3.  Hollingworth Lake, 21,022 hashtags.
  4.  Dovestone Reservoir, 19,013 hashtags.
  5.  Sale Water Park, 10,999 hashtags.
  6.  Fletcher Moss Botanical Gardens, 8,664 hashtags.
  7.  Reddish Vale Country Park, 6,337 hashtags.
  8.  Healey Dell Nature Reserve, 3,412 hashtags.
  9.  Burrs Country Park, 3,142 hashtags.
  10.  Haigh Woodland Park, 2,969 hashtags.


Also topping the charts for Greater Manchester was Fairy Glen, Wigan, which features waterfalls and woodlands, ranked in second place with 48,000 hashtags.

Hollingworth Lake came in third place with over 21,000 hashtags; a popular Rochdale reservoir turned adventure park where you can do a whole host of activities, from windsurfing to archery.

Loan site CashLady also analysed the most instagrammable parks across the country, with Hyde Park, London coming in at first place with 2.3 million hashtags, followed by Regent’s Park, London with 448,000 hashtags and then taking the bronze medal was nearby Peak District national park with a huge 412,000.

Commenting on the findings,’s Personal Finance Expert Dan Whittaker said:

“With a four day week ahead of us, and some warm and sunny weather predicted, it may feel hard to resist the temptation to splash the cash this Easter weekend. However, some of the most beautiful spots to visit around the UK are completely free of charge.”

“Why not check out these Insta-worthy spots with the family this weekend?. Take a picnic and use public transport where possible - you’ll save some cash and may get a greater sense of adventure!”