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Alcester, Warwickshire   (Historic Market Town)

Alcester developed as a market town in Roman times. It grew out of a settlement at the meeting point of two roads and two rivers, the Arrow and the Alne...(more)
27 pictures

Oare, Somerset   (Picturesque Village)

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

Milton Abbas, Dorset   (Picturesque Village)

Milton Abbas is a superb thatched village which has the distinction of being the first planned village of its kind in England...(more)
50 pictures

Faversham, Kent   (Historic Market Town)

There is record of settlements in the area in pre-historic times, it is known that the Romans and the Anglo-Saxons both established villages...(more)
60 pictures

Great Malvern, Worcestershire

Malvern is famous for its beautiful hills that offer outstanding views across 3 counties, its famous spring water and the Morgan motor car. It also has strong associations with the famous composer Edward Elgar..(more)
88 pictures

Derby, Derbyshire

This is the premier town of the Shire, it is steeped in history with roots stretching to Roman times - the legions had a camp near the east bank of the Derwent, but the town was.....(more)
68 pictures

Reading, Berkshire

This town lies on the extremities of the Berkshire Downs and the Chiltern Hills at a point where the waters of the rivers Thames and Kennet meet making the River Thames a major river for the rest of its journey to the sea...(more)
205 pictures

Harefield, Greater London

Harefield is a village in Greater London, famous for its hospital where pioneering heart surgery techniques were developed. The church cemetery at St. Mary the Virgin contains the.....(more)
40 pictures

Princes Risborough, Buckinghamshire   (Historic Market Town)

An exquisite feature of the town is the Norman Church of St.Mary, the church shows restoration work from the 13th and 14th centuries and a modern spire built during the early part of the 20th century...(more)
5 pictures

Hathersage, Derbyshire

The town now takes advantage of its superb position, operating mostly as an attractive place for tourists...(more)
55 pictures

Stockton-on-Tees, County Durham

Old market town which grew up on the banks of the River Tees...(more)
26 pictures

Cerne Abbas, Dorset   (Picturesque Village)

Famous for its huge chalk 'rude' giant, Cerne Abbas is a lovely ancient village in Dorset...(more)
68 pictures

Adderbury, Oxfordshire

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Altrincham, Greater Manchester   (Historic Market Town)

First developed as a quiet hamlet on the edge of the sweeping Cheshire Plain, where life went quietly on...(more)
16 pictures

Gillingham, Dorset   (Historic Market Town)

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6 pictures

Cockington, Devon   (Picturesque Village)

This idyllic thatched village perfectly reflects the harmony and glory of a by-gone age, for here you can walk in ancient parkland, or take a romantic drive around Cockington in a.....(more)
96 pictures

Reigate, Surrey   (Historic Market Town)

This is a bustling part of the Surrey landscape, it is easily reached via the M25 from London and is right on the North Downs Way...(more)
19 pictures

St Margaret's at Cliffe, Kent

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74 pictures

Beaulieu, Hampshire

This lovely village is set in the lush greenery of the New Forest where a pretty village street leads to the banks of the Beaulieu River at the point at which it opens up as an estuary...(more)
147 pictures

Dorchester-on-Thames, Oxfordshire   (Picturesque Village)

This is a delightful village set beside the River Thames at a point where the historic river is joined by the lesser known River Thame. The village is renowned for its Abbey.....(more)
66 pictures