Dorset


This area is covered by the photo-location guidebook, Photographing Dorset by Mark Bauer. The book features over 60 viewpoint locations and 250 photographs. Below the map there are sample viewpoint locations from that guidebook. If you know a great photography spot in this area, that is not already covered in the book, you can share it here by clicking on this link.

Featured Viewpoints

Wimborne Minster

Just escaping the clutches of the south coast conurbation, Wimborne Minster is an attractive market town, dominated by the twin towers of the Norman Minster church. Its history dates back to the 8th century and it is recorded in the Domesday Book as a small market town. The current...

Chesil Beach

Chesil Beach (also known as Chesil Bank) stretches for 17 miles from Portland to West Bay. The beach is a shingle ridge which connects the Isle of Portland to the mainland. The stones are naturally graded, getting smaller in size the further west you head, and it is said...

Corfe Castle

Corfe Castle was built by William the Conqueror to defend the only gap in the Purbeck Hills for eleven miles. This imposing structure must have struck terror into the hearts of any attacking army. The castle finally fell during the English Civil War when a group of Parliamentarians entered...

Sturminster Newton

Sturminster Newton - the ‘capital of the Blackmore Vale’ - is a sleepy town which holds a market on Mondays. This used to have one of the largest cattle markets in England but
it closed in 1998. The larger part of the town, Sturminster, lies to the north of the...