England's Most Photogenic Views

We are incredibly fortunate to live in a country with such beautiful, diverse landscapes.

From rolling hills to colourful cities and iconic landmarks, it’s easy to see why so many places in England are considered a photographer’s paradise. 

In this blog, we take a look at some of the most picturesque views and beauty spots around the country that are must-visits for any photo enthusiasts.

Tower Bridge, London

You’re spoilt for choice when it comes to photogenic views in London, but Tower Bridge must be one of the most iconic.  

The towers on this suspension bridge stand at 65 metres high, and the bridge itself spans 240 metres in length. The walkways on the bridge are usually open 24/7, so you can choose to capture the hustle and bustle of the bridge by day or wait for a more illuminated and atmospheric night shot.

To take a photo of the bridge in all its glory, head to the south bank to get the city skyline in the background, or make your way to the north bank to get the Girl with a Dolphin fountain at the forefront of your photo.

England's Most Photogenic Views, Tower Bridge

The White Cliffs of Dover, Kent

Arguably one of the most symbolic views in England. 

The White Cliffs of Dover became world-famous after Dame Vera Lynn’s emotional song, highlighting the cliffs’ cultural and historical importance. Today, the Cliffs of Dover remain one of the most photographed views in England.

Camera enthusiasts love trying to capture the contrast of the striking white chalk cliffs against the beautiful blue of the English Channel and the green grassy verges on the clifftop.

If you’re up for the challenge, walk along the footpath to photograph the breath-taking vertical drop, which is over 100 metres high in some places. You could even try snapping the local wildlife, such as the majestic Peregrine Falcon. 

England's Most Photogenic Views, Dover

Wallingford, Oxfordshire

When you want that quintessential riverside view, you can’t do much better than Wallingford. The town boasts lots of picturesque spots along its streets and squares, but standing across the river looking back at the town, with Wallingford Bridge and the church rising behind, is truly a special view.

In every season this perfect scene gives you something different, from the lush green of the trees in summer to the icy tranquillity of the river in winter. 

Wallingford is also home to Highcroft, a Berkeley Group development that beautifully captures the traditional feel of the town.

England's Most Photogenic Views, Wallingford

London Eye

We couldn’t list the most incredible views in England without mentioning the London Eye.

At 135 metres in height, it is the world’s largest cantilevered observation wheel, giving you an unbeatable bird’s eye view of the capital. Get a 360º snapshot of iconic London landmarks, including the Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey, Big Ben, Buckingham Palace, St Paul’s Cathedral, and The Shard.

Or, for an equally extraordinary photo, snap a picture of the London Eye itself. At night, the wheel gets lit up in bright colours that look remarkable when reflected into the shimmering Thames below. 

England's Most Photogenic Views, London Eye

Stonehenge, Wiltshire

A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Stonehenge is arguably one of the most important prehistoric monuments in the world.

Built in stages approximately 5,000 years ago, Stonehenge contains monuments of the early Neolithic, late Neolithic, and early Bronze Age, and continues to be a place of archaeological, religious, and cultural significance for many.

Photographers with an eye for detail will love trying to capture the texture of the large sarsen sandstones that make up the large vertical stones and the bluestones that make up the smaller stones within the centre. 

England's Most Photogenic Views, Stonehenge

Ribblehead Viaduct, North Yorkshire

Another remarkably photogenic structure, Grade II listed Ribblehead Viaduct is a feat of Victorian engineering. 

The viaduct stands at 32 metres high and stretches 400 metres across Ribble Valley, forming part of the Settle to Carlisle railway. The impressive 24 stone arches span a whopping 14 metres each, giving the viaduct a dramatically imposing feel.

You can choose to photograph the viaduct from the ground or walk a little closer up the hill to capture the scale of this epic structure. If you plan ahead, you could even time it, so you get a snap of the steam train as it chugs on by. 

England's Most Photogenic Views, Ribblehead

Leith Hill Tower, Surrey

Climb the 74 steps to the top of the tower to stand at the second highest point in England and take in the spectacular views across South-East England.

Choose a panoramic composition for a photo that truly captures the beautiful landscape, with its rolling hills and sweeping countryside. During the summer, your lens will be filled with lush greenery, while an autumn trip will offer vibrant oranges and reds from the changing leaves. 

Head down the steps to take a shot of Leith Hill Tower from the ground at sunset as the fading light bathes the tower in a golden hue. 

England's Most Photogenic Views, Leith Tower Hill

Brighton Palace Pier

If getting snap-happy by the seaside is your idea of photo heaven, Brighton Palace Pier is a must-visit.

The Grade II listed structure is a firm favourite amongst tourists and locals year after year, and it’s easy to see why when you experience its quintessential seaside vibe. 

Head under the boardwalk to capture the 525-metre-long pier during the day for a more dramatic perspective, stroll along the pier at night to take a snap under the illuminated Brighton Palace Pier sign, or capture the lights as they reflect in the glistening sea below. 

England's Most Photogenic Views, Brighton

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