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Painswick, Gloucestershire   (Historic Market Town)

The streets of Painswick are narrow and crammed with fine examples of glowing honey coloured stone buildings from all periods..(more)
30 pictures

Tutbury, Staffordshire

This picturesque little town in the Dove Valley is dominated by the ruins of the medieval castle...(more)
50 pictures

Fairford, Gloucestershire   (Historic Market Town)

Fairford was granted a market charter in the year 1135 but it is believed that village has its origins way back in the Bronze Age. Its beautiful church is world famous for having the most complete set of Medieval stained glass windows of any parish church in the United Kingdom..(more)
49 pictures

Filey, North Yorkshire   (Historic Market Town)

Filey is a former fishing town on the North coast of England. It first became a noted holiday resort in Victorian times when the railways opened up giving city dwellers access to the coast...(more)
219 pictures

Thorpeness, Suffolk

Thorpeness's quaint village sign gives the visitor some hint of the surprises to come, it depicts the House in the Clouds and Windmill, for which the village is most noted...(more)
25 pictures

Tenterden, Kent

The town is located on slightly rising ground looking out over the vast agricultural landscape of the Rother Levels, which sweep down to the Romney Marshes and finally, the sea...(more)
44 pictures

Lower Swell, Gloucestershire

The picturesque hamlet of Lower Swell lies amongst some of England's finest natural countryside...(more)
9 pictures

Ely, Cambridgeshire   (Historic City)

The early life of Ely began with a monastry and town situated on an island in the midst of a vast expanse of marshland in the middle of the Fens...(more)
140 pictures

Hornsea, East Riding of Yorkshire

Hornsea, is an old village and hidden behind the narrow streets that are crowded with old cottages, is the beautiful freshwater lake called Hornsea Mere...(more)
47 pictures

Chesterfield, Derbyshire   (Historic Market Town)

Chesterfield is an attractive town close to the dramatic peaks of the Peak District National Park. It is well known for its strange landmark, the crooked spire of its parish.....(more)
74 pictures

Stevenage, Hertfordshire

Its history began in Roman times when it grew as a small town beside the Great North Road and its heritage from those times is evidenced by the Six Hills, a 2,000 year old Roman burial site...(more)
29 pictures

Broad Campden, Gloucestershire   (Picturesque Village)

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Piccadilly, Greater London

One of the Capital's most noted places, Piccadilly sweeps uphill with handsome houses on one side and Green Park on the other...(more)
18 pictures

Keighley, West Yorkshire

This is an industrial town in West Yorkshire. It lies in a fold between the fine countryside of Airdale and Keighley Moors...(more)
47 pictures

Danbury, Essex

Picturesque English village of great charm. Surrounded almost entirely by open countryside Danbury has immense appeal for the tourist...(more)
6 pictures

Bishop Auckland, County Durham   (Historic Market Town)

This was the busy social and commercial centre of the south-west Durham coalfield, but the town is actually much older than the Industrial Revolution, although that historic.....(more)
124 pictures

Bodmin, Cornwall

Historically fascinating and naturally beautiful, this area of North Cornwall has so much to offer. Equidistant from both the north and south coasts, Bodmin is an excellent base.....(more)
122 pictures

Lichfield, Staffordshire   (Historic Market Town)

The Lichfield Markets have been held on the historic Market Square since King Stephen granted the first charter for a market in 1153. In the past martyrs were burnt at the.....(more)
195 pictures

Stamford, Lincolnshire   (Historic Market Town)

Of the 17 churches, only 6 now remain in Stamford, which is without doubt, one of the finest medieval towns in the British Isles, if not in Europe...(more)
243 pictures

Market Drayton, Shropshire   (Historic Market Town)

Market Drayton is famous as the home of Gingerbread, and as the birthplace of Robert Clive - Clive of India, he was educated at the Grammar School, founded in 1558, and his desk bearing his carved initials is still preserved...(more)
7 pictures