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Historic Market Towns in England

Exploring the best Historic Market Towns to visit in England, with Pictures and history, historical facts, articles and more.

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Truro, Cornwall

Truro, today is Cornwall's unofficial capital and adminstrative centre but in the Middle Ages Truro was one of the towns which controlled Cornwall's flourishing tin mining industry...

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Ulverston, Cumbria

Old town and port with cobbled streets and a pretty market square. It is surrounded by the Furness fells, Coniston Water, Lake Windemere, and the spectacular Cumbrian Mountains. .....

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Warwick, Warwickshire

Warwick offers its visitors the chance to explore England's fascinating history with fine medieval buildings and a truly magnificent castle...

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Whitby, North Yorkshire

This historic small fishing town is part of the Heritage Coast of North East England. It is a place of historical interest and was the home of the most famous 18th century explorer and voyager; Captain James Cook. Whitby also has one of the finest examples of Anglo Saxon churches in England...

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Whittlesey, Cambridgeshire

Whittlesey is an old area of Cambridge, it is mentioned in the Doomsday Book of 1086...

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Wickham Market, Suffolk

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Wimborne Minster, Dorset

Wimborne Minster is a magnificent Georgian town in the valley of the delightful River Stour...

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Winchcombe, Gloucestershire

To experience the quintessentially English town of Winchcome, is to part-take of a miscellany of pure delights...

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Winchelsea, East Sussex

This is a pretty, busy little town tucked along a ridge overlooking Pett Level...

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Winslow, Buckinghamshire

The town lies in an outstanding position amid attractive agricultural countryside in the Vale of Aylesbury...

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Wisbech, Cambridgeshire

Wisbech stands on the River Nene, almost 12 miles from the sea, at one time it was closer but changing river patterns over the passing years have altered its position in relation.....

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Witney, Oxfordshire

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Woking, Surrey

In the 17th-century the old part of Woking was a thriving market town with a lively population...

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Woodstock, Oxfordshire

Woodstock will be forever inextricably linked with the great Palace of Blenheim and as birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill, one of the greatest Englishmen ever...

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Wymondham, Norfolk

Narrow, medieval streets full of enchanting properties built following the Great Fire of 1615, mingle with the few building which fortunately escaped being raised to the ground...

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