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Four Dorset sights that make a great photograph

Taking great holiday photos is just one of the many fun activities that are all part of enjoying a great holiday staying in English country cottages, and as well as taking photographs of friends, family and your cosy home away from home, you are sure to return from your trip with plenty of images of the stunning area that you will have explored.

Dorset is full of amazing photo opportunities, from impressive attractions to charming natural scenes, and inspiration for a good picture can be found almost anywhere. Here are three of our suggestions for sights in the beautiful county that are sure to have you ready to pack your camera for your future Dorset cottage holidays.

Cerne Abbas Giant
The hill figure is one of Dorset’s most recognisable features and depicts a large, naked man who is wielding a club. Standing at 180ft tall, visitors can get a good photograph of the giant from the A352 road running from Dorchester to Sherborne before visiting the National Trust site itself.

Corfe Castle
The thousand-year-old castle is one of the survivors of the English Civil War, even though it was partially demolished in 1646. The romantic ruins make for fantastic photos from all angles and when you have got up close to the castle there are equally great views of Purbeck.

Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door
These two natural features are some of the most iconic sights along Dorset’s coast and a wonderful day out can be had walking along the coastline from one to the other. The secluded and calm shoreline of Lulworth Cove provides plenty of opportunities for a landscape photograph, and Durdle Door is a simply fascinating example of coastal erosion.

Gold Hill
Many will recognise this scene from the famous 1973 Hovis bread advertisement entitled “Boy on Bike”. The cobbled street can be found in Shaftesbury and is another of Dorset’s iconic images. The cottages, some of which are thatched, and the rolling hills of the countryside have charmed the British public, who named the Hovis advertisement their favourite as a consequence.

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