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Aerial Tour of London

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The Best of London from the Sky

New Entertainment Pictures

Take an aerial tour of the UK capital city of London with this magnificent drone video by top contributor and pilot New Entertainment Pictures.  The video opens with a couple of epic shots over the River Thames, including an amazing view of the Tower of London and the Tower Bridge.  From there, you'll get a bird's eye view of Westminster Abbey and the nearby Parliament building.  Then it's on to Nelson's Column in Trafalgar Square, Buckingham Palace, the London "Eye", the Millennium Dome, and more! 

DVA Finalist Video of Scotland

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Aerial Scotland

haussmannvisuals

Behold this magnificent drone tour of the Scottish Highlands, compliments of Haussmannvisuals, whose video of Hong Kong was selected as a Finalist for the second annual Drone Video Awards.  Shot with a DJI Mavic Pro 2 drone, the video features epic aerial shots of Storr, Eilean Donan Castle, Glennfinan Viaduct, Neist Point and other points both on the mainland and the Isle of Skye.  If you enjoy bird's eye views of stunning cliffs, lochs, glens, moors, this video will satisfy your appetite! 

DVOW Nominee in England's Lake District

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High Crag, High Stile and Red Pike Walk

Digital-Vision

The famed Lake District of northern England is actually known as much for its highly unusual rock ridges, hiking trails, and climbing spots as it is for its lakes. In this drone video by Digital-Vision, you'll get an aerial view of the following locations within the District: High Crag, a ridge walk on High Stile Ridge; High Stile Mountain, which has a peak altitude of just over 800 meters (around 2.65k ft.); and Red Pike, which is another fell (small mountain) within the High Stile range. This video was a DVOW finalist in September, 2019.

DVOW Nominee at Bamburgh Beach and Castle

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Sunrise at Bamburgh with Claire

Jamie Dob

Bamburgh is a village off the coast of Northumberland, England. With a population of less than 500, you’re sure to find a wide open beach or two to take your horse out for a ride and watch the sunrise. That is exactly what drone pilot Jamie Dob does in this beautiful drone video of the English coastline. See the sun rise over the calm ocean waters, while the morning glow basks Bamburgh Castle (a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1952) in dazzling light. This video was a Drone Video of the Week nominee in May, 2019.

South of England: Isle of Wight

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Holiday in England - The Isle of Wight, UK - 4K Drone Film

JackShirley

Contributor Jack Shirley took a holiday on England's Isle of Wight, just east of the center of the South Coast.  The largest island off the coast of Great Britain, it is sometimes referred to simply as "The Island."  The Isle of Wight has been a popular vacation destination since the 19th century, with travelers favoring its (comparatively) warm climate and beautiful coastlines.  It also hosts many music festivals, most famously the Isle of Wight Festival in 1970, which drew up to 700,000 attendees.

The Iconic White Cliffs of Dover

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Magical White Cliffs of Dover

CP Imagined

CP Imagined created this beautiful drone video of the highly cinematic White Cliffs of Dover in southeastern England.  The chalk cliffs in County Kent are visible on clear days from the other side of the Channel in France.  They've come to symbolize the strategic benefit of being an island nation.  Their distinctive appearance has led to many major motion picture appearances, most recently as the backdrop for a scene in the 2018 epic Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald.

West Sussex: Arundel Castle

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Arundel Castle

JW Media

Arundel Castle is located in its namesake town in West Sussex, towards the eastern end of the South England coast.  It was established by one of William the Conqueror's lieutenants following his conquest of England in 1066.  It's considered one of the great Norman castles, which were crucial to maintaining control of the subjugated region.  The famous landmark was used as a filming location for the 1994 feature movie The Madness of King George, and more recently for a scene in the 2017 blockbuster Wonder Woman.

South Coast: Brighton

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BRIGHTON!! 4K

CH drone

Brighton is one of the most popular seaside resort towns on England's southern coast.  It lies in East Sussex, about an hour's drive south of London (assuming no traffic).  Its popularity as a seaside retreat dates to the 18th century.  Brighton Pier, which opened right before the turn of the 20th century, features rides and food kiosks for tourists to check out. The city is also know for its upbeat night life, shopping, art scene and festivals. CH drone shows off the colorful coastal city in this 4K aerial film. 

England's Jurassic Coast

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England from Above in 4K

BigHeadGreg

The South Coast of Great Britain contains some of the island's most remarkable natural scenery, including the Jurassic Coast which stretches from East Devon in the west to Dorset in the east.  Top contributor BigHeadGreg, created this marvelous aerial tour of the natural wonders of the coast.  His video includes bird's eye views of two of the most iconic Jurassic coast sites: Old Harry Rocks on the Isle of Purbeck and Durdle Door in Lulworth.  You'll also see the Seven Sisters chalk cliffs further east in Sussex.  

Kent and Cornwall: Anchoring the South Coast

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Drone Compilation: Kent and Cornwall

tonyrmartin

In this drone video by tonyrmartin, you'll see the two counties at opposite ends of the coastline of southern England.  County Kent lies on the eastern end.  Uniquely amongst England's counties, it has coastlines on both the English Channel and the North Sea.  It's home to some of the most iconic sights in the country, including the White Cliffs of Dover.  Cornwall is on the opposite, western end.  Cornwall is home to some of the most spectacular bits of coastline as well as cultural treasures like St. Michael's Mount.    

Spring in Oxfordshire and Gloucestershire

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English Spring: Exploring Britain

JamesTravels

With its long, dark winters, the coming of spring in England is a magical time.  In the space of just a few short weeks, the marvelous English landscapes transition from brown and grey to many shades of green.  This marvelously cinematic video by contributor JamesTravels captures this annual rite of spring from an aerial perspective.  It was shot in Oxfordshire and Gloucestershire, two counties in southern England.  Specific featured locations include Faringdon, Lechlade, Great Coxwell, and Bradbury Hill.

Cornwall: St. Michael's Mount

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Beautiful St Michael's Mount Film

osker_c_drone_photography

Michael's Mount is a small island in the southwestern corner of England, connected to the mainland of Cornwall by causeway.  The island, which is protected by the UK's National Trust, has just a few dozen residents.  Topped by a small castle and chapel, it's been occupied, albeit not continuously, since at least 2500 BC.  Contributor Osker C Drone Photography used a DJI drone to create this spectacular aerial view of this tiny island, which is sometimes compared to Mont Saint-Michel in Normandy, France.  

Highlights of SW England

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Somerset Aerial: Glastonbury Tor, Cheddar Gorge, and Stonehenge

ForAdun

Contributor ForAdun brings us this beautiful aerial tour of some of the most important sights of two counties in Southwestern England.  The video opens with a beautiful view of the 4-5,000 year old ruins of Stonehenge in County Wiltshire.  From there it moves to Cheddar Gorge in neighboring County Somerset, the site of Britain's oldest human skeleton.  The video wraps up with some epic footage of Glastonbury Tor (also in County Somerset), an iconic hill atop which sits St. Michael's Tower.

Dorset's Corfe Castle

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Corfe Castle

benpwallis

Corfe Castle is an 11th century fortification in Dorset on the English South Coast.  Built by William the Conqueror, it was one of the first castles to be built partly with stone.  It has played an important role through many episodes of British history, including the English Civil War.  Built in a gap in the Purbeck Hills, it's considered one of the greatest castles in Southwestern England.  In this amazing video, contributor Benpwalis flies a drone over this amazing Norman castle, an English cultural treasure.

Somerset: Cheddar Gorge

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Aerial Adventure // Cheddar Gorge Sunset // 4K

Joshua Paul Gardner

Joshua Paul Gardner takes us on an aerial tour of Cheddar Gorge, one of the most spectacular natural sites in the United Kingdom.  Formed by Ice Age glacial runoff, it's a limestone canyon in Somerset, not far from the Bristol Channel in Southwestern England.  It's not only the largest canyon in the United Kingdom but the discovery site of some of its oldest human remains: it was in one of the gorge's caves that Cheddar Man, the oldest intact skeleton ever found on Great Britain, was found.  

Dorset: Portland Bill and Lighthouse

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Portland Bill & Lighthouse - Short Cinematic Film

AVEA - Alta Vista Epic Aerials

Alta Vista Epic Aerials brings us this fantastic drone video of one of the most well recognized spots in Southwest England.  Portland Bill is a small island connected via sand bar to the mainland just south of Weymouth in Dorset.  At the southern end of the island is a narrow promontory, upon which sits the Portland Bill Lighthouse.  The lighthouse is one of England's most important; it protects ships moving through some of the most dangerous (as well as busy) waters on the English Channel.  

East Anglia's North Norfolk Coast

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North Norfolk Aerial Adventure, Episode 7

Joshua Paul Gardner

North Norfolk is an east-west stretch of coastline of Norfolk County in the East Anglia region of England.  It is known for fantastic wildlife, glorious beaches, seaside communities and a hinterland of rolling countryside and picturesque market towns and villages.  Contributor and drone pilot Joshua Paul Gardner, a native of East Anglia, used his DJI Phantom drone to create this spectacular aerial tour of some of the most scenic spots on one of the most beautiful coastlines in the United Kingdom.

Scaffel Pike: England's Highest Mountain

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Scafell Pike 4K DJI Mavic 2 Pro

hamza_mujtaba

Top contributor Hamza_Mujtaba used a DJI Mavic Pro 2 drone to record a hike to England's tallest mountain.  Scaffel Pike is situated in the Lake District National Park in County Cumbria, in the North West region of England.  The mountaintop has an elevation of just under 1k meters (just over 3.2k ft.).  It's part of the Three Peaks Challenge, where climbers tackle the highest mountains in England, Wales, and Scotland within a single 24 hour period (with motorized transport between the peaks).  

England's Magical Lake District

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The Lake District Nation Park, UK.

agrippa907th

The Lake District is an area of lakes and rolling mountains in the northwest section of England, in County Cumbria.  It is one of the most popular tourist areas of North England, and it's a designated UNESCO Natural Heritage site.  Using a DJI Mavic Pro drone, contributor Agrippa907th created this amazing aerial video of this national treasure, which helped to inspire some of England's most famous poets and novelists, and more recently was the filming location for a Star Wars series movie.

West Midlands: Moreton Corbet Castle

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DJI Mavic Pro over Moreton Castle

AS Aerial Cinematics

Moreton Castle is a ruined castle in the UK's West Midlands region.  It's near the small town of Moreton Corbet, which is in the county of Shropshire.  Built in the late 11th century, the castle was used to project Norman power, and was an important in the various dynastic struggles which took place during the formation of early modern England.  Content creator AS Aerial Cinema used a DJI Mavic Pro drone to create this magnificent aerial view of the castle ruins, which are protected as a heritage site under UK law.

West Midlands: Symands Yat Rock

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Dawn at the Rock

momofoto

Momofoto used a DJI Mavic Pro drone to create this outstanding aerial video of the Symands Yat Rock overlooking the Wye River Gorge in Herefordshire County in the West Midlands region of England.   In addition to the well-known rock formation, the area is known for its spectacular scenery including a significant raptor population.  The area is home to human artifacts that date to 12,000 years ago, and is just a short distance northwest of the rolling hills of the Cotswalds, one of the most popular spots in central England.

Newcastle-upon-Tyne: City of NE England

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England's Northeastern Coast

newcastlemale

This epic drone video by top contributor and pilot Newcastlemale will give you spectacular view of northeastern England. It was filmed around the city of Newcastle upon Tyne, the largest city in the region, which was one of the most important cities of the Industrial Revolution.  Originally part of Northumberland, it became the core of a new county called Tyne and Wear in 1974.  The video includes spectacular views of the city and the surrounding area, including the iconic St. Mary's Lighthouse.

Guy Fawkes Night in Yorkshire

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Remember Remember The Fifth Of November

Joshua Paul Gardner

Contributor Joshua Paul Gardner put together this amazing compilation of drone video footage of fireworks displays across England's County Norfolk.  The fireworks are integral to the Guy Fawkes Night celebration which occurs on November 5th each year.  The holiday commemorates the arrest of Guy Fawkes in 1605 in connection with the Gunpowder Plot, a foiled attempt to blow up the House of Lords with explosives.  The drone filming was undertaken in collaboration with the event organizers.

Aerial Tour of Yorkshire

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Yorkshire from Above: Part I

hamza_mujtaba

Northern England's Yorkshire County is the largest in the United Kingdom in terms of its land area, taking up much of the northeastern part of England.  Yorkshire figured prominently in the War of the Roses during the late Middle Ages and was an important center of the Industrial Revolution.  In this drone video, Hamza Mujtaba uses a DJI Mavic Pro drone to take us on an aerial tour of his native Yorkshire, giving us drone's eye views of Whitby Abbey, the scenic former fishing town of Staithes, and the Cow and Calf Rocks.

Aerial Tour of Manchester

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Manchester Drone Footage SUBURBS and CITY Skyline Deansgate Square

admr1985

Here's a great aerial tour of Manchester, England, compliments of admr1985.  The video features footage of the central business district, including the new Deansgate Square development on the south side of the city core.  You'll also get some nice aerial views of the city's sprawling suburbs, which help make this the UK's second-largest urban area.  Considered the cradle of the Industrial Revolution, Manchester has fully recovered from the 1996 IRA bomb which devastated a large portion of downtown.

Aerial Tour of Scotland

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Spectacular Scotland - 4K Drone Video

LukeMaximoBell

This magnificent video by top contributor LukeMaximoBell will take you over some of the most beautiful and well-known sights of Scotland.  Featured locations include (in order of appearance): Eilean Donan Castle, Dunnottar Castle, Collieston, Pennan, Wick, Loch Ness, Urquhart Castle, Duncansby Head, the Isle of Skye, the Old Man of Storr, Kilt Falls, Neist Point Lighthouse, Glenfinnan Viaduct, Edinburgh, and the Firth of Forth Bridge.  The video was a Drone Video of the Week Finalist in December, 2018. 

Edinburgh: Scottish Capital

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Droneland 2018 - Edinburgh

Droneland

The jewel in Scotland’s crown is most certainly its capital city of Edinburgh. Edinburgh was the largest city in the Kingdom of Scotland for centuries, although its population is now exceeded by that of the younger city Glasgow.  In this marvelous aerial video by Droneland, the medieval and neoclassical buildings of Edinburgh nestle cozily into its hilly landscape.  Let your eyes feast on the amazing aerial views of this treasured city on the Firth of Forth, without doubt the epicenter of Scottish culture.

Scotland's North Coast 500

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Scotland's Highlands Aerial 4K - North Coast 500

JoeriSmits

See the famous North Coast 500 of Scotland by drone in this 4K film by pilot JoeriSmits. The 516-mile scenic route goes around the north coast of this northern region of the United Kingdom, looping around to begin and end at Inverness Castle. The route was created in 2015 to link many of the popular locations in the Scottish Highlands . This piece features some of the rolling hills, rocky coastline, and historic train tracks that make the area so famous. This video was a Drone Video of the Week finalist in November, 2019.

Droning the Scottish Highlands

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Discovering the Scottish Highlands | Ben Mars

Ben Mars

The Scottish Highlands, which cover the northern and western portions of the region, offer some of the most spectacular scenery in the United Kingdom.  In this video, contributor and pilot Ben Mars uses his DJI Phantom 4 Professional drone to give us an unforgettable picture of this land, including shots of the mountainous Isle of Skye and the area around the village of Dornie in Ross-shire.  This video was picked as a finalist in for the AirVuz Drone Video of the Week Contest in the Spring of 2018.

Isle of Skye and Highlands

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Scottish Highlands

Flying Horizons

Talented pilot Flying Horizons gives us a 4K aerial tour of both Scotland's Isle of Skye and the mainland Scottish Highlands via his DJI Mavic 2 Pro in this film, which was picked as a DVOW Finalist in April, 2019.  It includes epic views of the Isle of Skye and its medieval castles, picturesque fishing villages, and rugged landscapes. The video also features footage of the Highlands on the nearby mainland, a mountainous region that is centered around Loch Ness, home to the mythical water monster “Nessie.” 

Scotland DVOW Finalist

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Splendid Scotland | Drone 4K

davidaguilar

The historic region of the Scottish Highlands are seen from a bird's eye perspective in this dramatic drone video by Drone Video Awards' winning pilot davidaguilar. He’s taken his DJI Mavic Air through this legendary area dominated by ancient mountain ranges, medieval castles, lochs, and glens. This cinematic, 4K piece features those incredible mountains, rivers, and lakes, as well as the magnificent looking rocks that dominate the Isle of Skye and the majestic castles of Glencoe. This video won DVOW in August, 2019.

Captioned Tour of Wales

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A Trip Trough Wales in 4K | Drone Shots | DJI Phantom 4

Promotion Films

Content creator Promotion Films created this marvelous captioned drone video tour of Wales, the culturally distinct region of western Great Britain.  Here are the locations featured in the video: Ffestiniogg, Gwynedd; Abereiddy Beach, Pembrokeshire; Harlech Castle, Gwynedd; Porteirrionn, Gwynedd; Aberystwyth, Ceredigion; Saint Davids, Pembrokeshire; Abermawr Beach, Pembrokeshire; Cardiff, South Glamorgan.  It also includes footage of Bristol and Southampton in Southwest England.  

Wales: Snowdonia National Park

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Snowdonia

SamMace

Snowdonia National Park in northwestern Wales is known for some of the best hiking trails in the United Kingdom if not the world.  The park, which is the third National Park in the UK, was established in the 1950's.  It's one of the larger tourist attractions in the UK, and its popularity continues to be boosted as it's used for more movie filming locations.  In this video, contributor SamMace used a DJI Mavic Pro drone to aerially film some park travelers enjoying Snowdonia's many hiking trails. 

South Stack Lighthouse, Wales

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South Stack Lighthouse, Anglesey

Joshua Paul Gardner

The South Stack Lighthouse is built on the summit of a small island off the north-west coast of Holy Island, Anglesey, Wales. It was constructed in 1809 to warn ships of the dangerous rocks below.  The lighthouse is located on a small island reached via a descent of 400 steps down the steep mainland cliffs. This video is part of Joshua Paul Gardner's series of drone videos on the iconic landmark, one of the most well known lighthouses in the world and protected under UK conservation statutes.

North Wales: Conwy Castle

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Conwy Castle // Little Escape // Episode 5 // North Wales // Drone 4K

Joshua Paul Gardner

Conwy Castle is one of the most famous fortresses in Wales.  It's situated in a town of the same name, on the north coast in the North Wales region. It was built by King Edward I of England during his conquest of Wales, between 1283 and 1289. The castle was constructed as part of a wider project to create the walled town of Conwy.  Contributor Joshua Paul Gardner used a DJI Mavic Pro drone and a GoPro ground camera to create this video showing this important medieval landmark from a bird's eye view.

Elan Valley, Wales

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Wales 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 Elan Valley - 4k Drone Film

Nathan Jermy

The Elan Valley lies in the Powys region of Wales, which runs along the border with England to the east.  It is an area of well recognized natural beauty, and is sometimes referred to as the "Welsh Lake District" by comparison to the Lake District of northern England.  Contributor and pilot Nathan Jermy used a drone to capture the spectacular beauty of this area, which is home to numerous lakes and reservoirs.  Much of the valley is recognized and protected under United Kingdom conservation law.

Pro Demo Reel of Northern Ireland

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Soarscape - Aerial Showreel

soarscape

Soarscape is one of the top commercial drone piloting firms in Northern Ireland, and their work covers the span of the six counties which make up this region of the UK.  Their video includes aerial views of some of the most amazing sites in Northern Ireland, which is sometimes called Ulster (although Ulster also includes County Donegal of the Irish Republic).   You will be treated to bird's eye views of the majestic cliffs, ancient baronial estates, historical fishing villages, and shimmering castles.  

Mourne Mountains of Northern Ireland

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The Mourne Mountains

imaginelight

The Mourne Mountains sit in County Down in the Northern Ireland region of the United Kingdom. They include Slieve Donard, the highest mountain in Ulster.  Contributor Imagine Light used a DJI Mavic Air and a DJI Inspire 2 drone to create this amazing bird's eye view of these magnificent peaks.  The Mournes feature as a filming location for HBO's Game of Thrones series, including two episodes of season one and another in season three. This video is a nominee in the second annual Drone Video Awards for the GoT category.

England, Scotland, and Wales

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Visit UK - Wales, Scotland, England - Drone footage

alexukexplorer

AlexUKexplorer created this amazing drone tour of the three regions of the island of Great Britain: England, Wales, and Scotland.  Scotland, the northernmost region, is probably the most distinctive, as it never came under Roman control and wasn't formally united with England until the early 18th century.  Wales, in the west, came under Roman control but was generally unaffected by the Anglo-Saxon and later Norman invasions of England.  It came under English control in the late 13th century.

England and Wales

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England & Wales by drone // Shot in 2.7k // DJI Phantom 3 standard

chris short

Contributor and drone pilot Chris Short created this beautiful four minute aerial tour of England and Wales, two of the core regions of the United Kingdom.  Shot with a DJI Phantom 3 drone, the video features footage of some of the top spots on the island of Great Britain.  Here is a partial list of the locations featured:  High brooms, Tunbridge Wells in Kent, Mt Tryfan in Snowdonia National Park in Wales, Beachy Head in West Sussex, Breacon Beacons National Park in Wales, Hastings Cliff and Bodiam Castle in East Sussex, and more.  

The Three Peak Challenge

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The Three Peak Challenge in Three Days

Piers Cunliffe

Piers Cunliffe brought his DJI Mavic Pro drone to record his conquering of the Three Peak Challenge - scaling the highest mountains in each of England, Wales, and Scotland.  First conquered was Ben Nevis in the Scottish Highlands, which is also the highest mountain in the UK at just over 1.3k meters (about 4.4k ft.).  Then it was on to Mt. Scaffel in the Lakes District of Northern England, and thence to the top of Mt. Snowdon in Wales.   The "challenge" for the viewer is to decide which is the most spectacular! 

UK Compilation Video

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Aerial Tour of the United Kingdom 🇬🇧

AirVūz Social

As of late 2018, AirVuz has well over 1,000 drone videos from across the United Kingdom. This video compilation captures some of the best footage from England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. The video contains aerial footage from London, the Jurassic Coast, the Peak District National Park, the North Norfolk Coast, the Scottish Highlands, Yorkshire, the Midlands, various sub-regions of Wales, and parts of Northern Ireland. Prepare to be astounded by these amazing bird's eye views of the British Isles!

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