There’s no point in owning a camera if you’re not going to use it to take some great pictures, and the UK has an abundance of places that look amazing on camera. But there are that many of them, how do you know which ones to visit?
1. Anglican Cathedral, Liverpool
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One of two cathedrals in Liverpool, the Anglican Cathedral is one you can see very clearly via most routes into the city. The hundred or so year old building is a prime example of gothic architecture and makes for some amazing photos, especially when it’s in the sun.
2. The Houses of Parliament, Westminster
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One of London’s many architectural icons, the Houses of Parliament is, of course, home to the UK government. It’s one of the most obvious sights in London to take a photo, and while it might seem clichéd it’s not something you should miss out on.
3. Beetham Tower, Manchester
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It may look an awful lot like the citadel from Half Life 2, but Manchester’s tallest building is actually a mix of residential flats and a Hilton hotel. Whether you’re planning on taking a picture of the tower itself, or a photo of the view from near the top, it’s definitely a photo any photographer should have
4. Iron Bridge, Telford
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The first arch bridge to be created with cast iron, this one is not just a nice piece of architecture it is also a piece of British history.
5. Christ Church College, Oxford
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There are plenty of amazing places in Oxford that would look great on camera but Christ Church College is one of the most iconic, even if you don’t realise it. Why? Well it’s the location used for filming many scenes in the Harry Potter film series. Visiting and photographing Christ Church College is probably the closest thing you’ll ever get to visiting Hogwarts itself.
6. Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh
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Housed on a former volcano in the heart of the Scottish capital, Edinburgh Castle is definitely one of the more unique examples of medieval architecture around. Plus the mix of the historic castle with a modern city is definitely a spectacle to behold.
7. Blackpool Tower, Blackpool
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It may seem like a discount version of the Eiffel Tower, but Blackpool Tower is still an iconic landmark in the country — and the closest thing we have to Paris’s famous structure. Blackpool may not have the same reputation as a hub of culture and class but that doesn’t mean its a bad place and it shouldn’t really be ignored.
8. Stonehenge, Wiltshire
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Is it a spaceship landing pad, a religious site , or a giant musical instrument? Some people are torn, others are not. In any case it’s a marvel that this piece of prehistoric Britain has survived for as long as it has,and this should definitely be a spectacle to capture on camera.
9. White Cliffs of Dover, Dover
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Clearly one of the UK’s most well known landmarks, the White Cliffs are the sight that everyone sees sailing to and from mainland Europe. It’ll take a bit of effort to get the perfect shot with the whole series of cliffs in view, but it’s well worth it if you can get a great picture to call your own.
10. The Eden Project, Cornwall
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The Eden Project puts your garden greenhouse to shame, with the enormous biodomes that house fauna from all corners of the globe. This is a marvel of scientific endeavour and architecture working in tandem, the amazing view is a must for any photographer.
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By Tom Pritchard | August 14th, 2014