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Bisbrooke, Rutland

Bisbrooke lies amidst a landscape of gentle hills dotted with rolling farmlands, rivers, reservoirs and woodland...

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Bladon, Oxfordshire

It is an old village of enchanting stone cottages that sits comfortably amid sweeping meadows and gentle rolling hills...

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Bledington, Gloucestershire

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Bledlow, Buckinghamshire

This is one of Buckinghamshire most attractive villages. Anyone visiting the area could be forgiven for thinking they had seen it somewhere before because the village has been the setting for scenes in the T.V. drama Midsommer Murders. Take a close look at the Church of The Holy Trinity - in one episode this became St.Michael's church...

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Boscastle, Cornwall

Boscastle is favoured with the only natural harbour along a rugged rock strewn twenty mile stretch of North Cornish Coast...

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Bourton on the Water, Gloucestershire

'The Venice of the Cotswolds'. Bourton is a favourite amongst tourists and is a beautiful place to visit all year round...

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Bray, Berkshire

Bray is a pretty place lying on a bend of the Thames a short distance from Monkey Island where there was once a fishing lodge belonging to the Dukes of Marlborough...

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Briantspuddle, Dorset

This remarkable village owes much to the agricultural experiment carried out by Sir Ernest Debenham during the years between the two World Wars...

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Broad Campden, Gloucestershire

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Broadway, Worcestershire

The village of Broadway in the Cotswolds richly deserves the prestige of being the "show village of England"..

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Burnham Market, Norfolk

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Burton Bradstock, Dorset

This in one of the most enchanting villages to be found along the sweeping Dorset coast. It has gorgeous little lanes where there are eye catching thatched cottages with walls.....

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Bythorn, Cambridgeshire

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Cadgwith, Cornwall

Cadgwith, is in a truly beautiful area, it lies next to Ruan Minor and close to the overwhelming magnificence of Lizard Point...

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Caldbeck, Cumbria

An old brewery stands beside the Caldbeck - a tribute to the cold clear waters which gave the village its name. Caldbeck, which means 'cold stream' in Old Norse, grew up where.....

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Cartmel, Cumbria

Cartmel's village square is surrounded by old shops, pubs and a 14th century gatehouse owned by the National Trust...

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Castle Bolton, North Yorkshire

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Castle Combe, Wiltshire

As recently as 2001 it was awarded the title of 'Most Picturesque Village' by British Heritage Magazine's 2001 Traveller's Choice Awards...

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Castle Hedingham, Essex

Set in enchanting border countryside where the fine old counties of Suffolk and Essex meet, lies the delightful village of Castle Hedingham which has pleasant buildings and an historic castle to explore...

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Cawsand, Cornwall

A picturesque ex-smuggling village in Cornwall..

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