Online service offers guidance on where drones can be flown in the UK
    Drones are allowed at the Eden Project, Cardiff Castle and Blenheim Palace
    But Hyde Park, Stonehenge and Primrose Hill in London are out of bounds

 

Visitors to the UK keen to photograph some of the top tourism hot spots from above can now consult a handy new website which reveals where it is legal, and illegal, to fly drones.

Ticket-selling firm AttractionTix created the online service to offer guidance about whether unmanned aircraft can be flown at more than 100 popular tourist locations in the UK and across the world.

Drones are allowed at around a third of the places listed by CanIFlyMyDrone.com, such as the Eden Project, Cardiff Castle and Blenheim Palace.
 

 

In London drone users are allowed to capture images around Hampstead Heath, but not two miles away at Primrose Hill.

The latter is a Royal Park, where all drones are banned because of fears over their impact on wildlife.
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In October a man was reportedly fined £1,225 for flying a drone over Hyde Park, which is a controlled air space.

Other popular UK attractions where unmanned aircraft are prohibited include Stonehenge, Westminster Abbey and Alton Towers.
The website will come in useful for tourists visiting Stonehenge -  as flying a drone over the historical site in Wiltshire is prohibited
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The website will come in useful for tourists visiting Stonehenge -  as flying a drone over the historical site in Wiltshire is prohibited
Hyde Park in London is another area out of bounds for unmanned aircraft as it is in controlled air space
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Hyde Park in London is another area out of bounds for unmanned aircraft as it is in controlled air space
CAN I FLY MY DRONE OVER...

 

Simon Applebaum, managing director at AttractionTix, said: 'Many hobbyists and attractions across the world have used drones to capture truly stunning imagery and video, but wrongly interpreting the many guidelines and regulations can result in serious safety violations.

'The large majority of pilots are well intentioned, so we made  to give greater clarity and education around some of the world's biggest attractions.'

UK-based drone users are advised to consult Civil Aviation Authority regulations and obtain permission from landowners before flying their devices.

Operators must be able to see the craft at all times and must not fly above 400ft.

Drones fitted with cameras must not be flown within 164ft of people, vehicles or buildings, or over congested areas or large gatherings such as concerts and sports events.