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Scotton, North Yorkshire

Home to the infamous Guy Fawkes whos residence still stands at the end of the village. On bonfire night or 'Guy Fawkes' night, unlike other areas of England where an effigy of Guy.....

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Seatoller, Cumbria

Seatoller, set in one of the most beautiful and exciting landscapes to be found in the lakes, gains its prosperity as a centre for climbers and walkers...

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Selworthy Green, Somerset

Selworthy Green is the start of a picturesque walk through steep woodlands to the gorse-gold and heather clad summit of Selworthy Beacon from which there are magnificent views over the undulating countryside...

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Sheffield Park, East Sussex

A large estate in East Sussex created by Lord Sheffield in 1769 who employed Capability Brown to design the estate gardens. In 1876 the Lewes and East Grinstead Railway was formed.....

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Shepperton, Surrey

The charming village of Shepperton was once the haunt of legendary highwayman Dick Turpin who is said to have visited the village's 400 year hostelry - the atmospheric Anchor Hotel overlooking Church Square...

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Shere, Surrey

This lovely tranquil village on the picturesque Tillingbourne, nestles beneath the rolling countryside of the North Downs...

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Shipton-under-Wychwood, Oxfordshire

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Shroton, Dorset

Interestingly, this enchanting village was the scene of warfare as General Wolfe trained his troops before his assult on Quebec in the mid 18th-century...

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Silsoe, Bedfordshire

Silsoe is mostly noted for Wrest Park, a mansion in French Chateaux style which was the home of the de Grey family...

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Somerleyton, Suffolk

Found nestling in a corner of the north-east Suffolk countryside is the charming, tranquil village of Somerleyton...

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Sonning on Thames, Berkshire

"the most fairy-like little nook on the whole river". - Jerome K. Jerome..

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Stainforth, North Yorkshire

A small picturesque village in the Yorkshire Dales, near to the wonderful market town of Settle (famous for its scenic railway)...

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Standlake, Oxfordshire

The village of Standlake is situated 5 miles south of the market town of Witney, and 10 miles to the south-west of Oxford. The village is situated along the river Windrush which.....

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Stanton Harcourt, Oxfordshire

Oxfordshire village lying between the River Thames and the River Windrush...

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Stoke Bruerne, Northamptonshire

Lying just south of Northampton this beautiful canal village offers a wealth of interest to any boating enthusiast or any country lover...

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Sturminster Marshall, Dorset

Sturminster Marshall is famous for its beautiful White Corn Mill and for the magnificent eight arched bridge spanning the River Stour...

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Thompson, Norfolk

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Thornley with Wheatley, Lancashire

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Thornton-le-Dale, North Yorkshire

Thornton-le-Dale is a lovely village lying at the foot of the North Yorkshire Moors...

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Thwaite, North Yorkshire

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