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Newton-in-the-Isle, Cambridgeshire

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Newtown Linford, Leicestershire

This picturesque village is situated in the Charnwood Forest area of Leicestershire...

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Niton, Isle of Wight

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North Bovey, Devon

North Bovey is a picturesque village in Dartmoor. It boasts a shaded village green, 18th century thatched cottages, a thatched pub dating from the 13th century, and a wonderful.....

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North Cerney, Gloucestershire

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North Nibley, Gloucestershire

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Oare, Somerset

Thus, it was unsurprising to learn that this was the setting for R.D.Blackmore's famous novel, Lorna Doone...

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Old Warden, Bedfordshire

Old Warden is a sleepy Bedfordshire village with pretty honey-coloured thatched cottages and a wealth of other interesting buildings...

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Osmington, Dorset

The pretty village of Osmington is situated along the Jurassic coast just 4 miles North-East of the historic resort of Weymouth. It has narrow streets and pretty thatched.....

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Padstow, Cornwall

Padstow has become a phenomenon of the latter half of the 20th-century when Chef, Rick Stein, together with his endearing little dog, Chalky first burst upon our T.V. screens following the opening of his famous "Seafood Restaurant" which has since become a Mecca for fish and seafood lovers from all over the country and Europe...

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Paxford, Gloucestershire

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Polkerris, Cornwall

Polkerris in St.Austell's Bay has a lovely sandy beach backed by a cluster of cottages built haphazardly along a narrow village street leading towards the wooded hills and cliffs which give shelter to this enchanting little cove...

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Polperro, Cornwall

Jagged rocks rise as if to guard the entrance to the picturesque harbour of this enchanting fishing village which has for decades been a magnet for tourists and a mecca for artists from all over England...

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Polruan, Cornwall

A holiday resort of considerable merit and charm...

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Porlock Weir, Somerset

The fickle seas of the Middle Ages caused neighbouring Porlock's harbour to dry up giving Porlock Weir the opportunity to open up as a small port. These day's Porlock Weir is.....

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Port Isaac, Cornwall

Port Isaac offers visitors many rich experiences from strolls around its ancient streets and narrow alleys criss-crossing the hillside, to simply standing on the top of a cliff watching the foaming waves of the changing tide...

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Porthleven, Cornwall

Porthleven has two picturesque harbours - the inner harbour is lined with dazzling white cottages, with the walls of the outer harbour giving shelter from the often tumultuous seas...

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Portloe, Cornwall

"One of the least spoiled and most impressive of Cornish fishing villages" - Sir John Betjeman (famous poet 1906-1984)..

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Reeth, North Yorkshire

An area of startling clarity, populated with beautiful old stone buildings, Reeth is a famous centre from which to tour the beautiful Yorkshire Dales...

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Ribchester, Lancashire

A picturesque village in the Ribble Valley..

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