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Dorset views voted among UK's best

11 April 2017

Dorset has its fair share of spectacular views and now Durdle Door and Bournemouth's Pier and Beach have been named as two of the UK's top 20 views in a study conducted by Samsung, placed 15th and 19th respectively.

The county certainly offers rich pickings for photographers, as this image of Durdle Door from Dorset photographer Chris Jones demonstrates. See more in our Dorset photo gallery.

View of Durdle Door in Dorset

Here's the full list, please comment below and let us know your favourite Dorset views.

Top 20 UK Views

(According to Samsung study of over 2,500 participants)

  1. Snowdonia – view of Llyn Llydaw from Mount Snowdon summit
  2. Scottish Highlands – view of Three Sisters mountains, Glencoe Valley
  3. Stonehenge, Wiltshire 
  4. St Ives Bay, Cornwall 
  5. Cheddar Gorge, Somerset 
  6. Loch Ness – view from Dores
  7. Buttermere, Lake District 
  8. Parliament and Big Ben - view from Westminster Bridge, London 
  9. Giant’s Causeway, County Antrim, Northern Ireland 
  10. Loch Lomond – view from Conic Hill, Dunbartonshire 
  11. Ben Nevis
  12. Edinburgh from Arthur’s Seat 
  13. Peak District – view from Stanage Edge, Derbyshire 
  14. Brecon Beacons – view from the summit 
  15. Durdle Door, Dorset 
  16. Spires of Oxford 
  17. Bamburgh Castle – view from the coast 
  18. Seven Sisters, Sussex 
  19. Bournemouth pier and beach 
  20. Kings College – view from the River Cam, Cambridge


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