Landmark of the Year 2015/16

BBC Countryfile Magazine Awards 2015/16: our Landmark of the Year shortlist.

14th December 2015
©Guy Edwardes

Our Landmark of the Year shortlist, nominated by landscape photographer Guy Edwardes

DURDLE DOOR DORSET

A world-famous geological wonder and one of the UK’s most impressive coastal features, this spectacular limestone rock arch forms part of the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site and is undoubtedly the most recognisable natural landmark on the south coast of England.

BAMBURGH CASTLE NORTHUMBERLAND

 

As one of the largest inhabited castles in the UK, Bamburgh is a true landmark that can been seen from a long stretch of the Northumberland coast. Situated alongside a beautiful sandy beach amongst the dunes of this windswept coastline, the castle is a real icon of the English landscape.

THE OLD MAN OF STORR ISLE OF SKYE

The striking rock pinnacle of The Old Man of Storr stands on the site of an ancient landslide in the rugged and wild landscape of the Trotternish Peninsula on the Isle of Skye. It’s the most famous landmark on the island - and indeed one of the most famous in the whole of Scotland. 

GLASTONBURY TOR SOMERSET

The iconic outline of Glastonbury Tor and the 14th-century St Michael’s Tower dominate the skyline throughout much of the Somerset Levels. Steeped in mythology, the Tor is reputed to be the Avalon of Arthurian legend, and on a misty dawn it would be hard to disagree.

SEVEN SISTERS EAST SUSSEX

This spectacular series of gleaming white cliffs formed where the South Downs meet the English Channel in East Sussex. The cliffs are often used as stand-in for the White Cliffs of Dover in TV and film as they are not only more impressive but, these days, much more white.

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