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Looe, Cornwall   (Picturesque Village)

In far off medieval times both East and West Looe were granted a charter and each retained its own identity for several centuries...(more)
218 pictures

Edensor, Derbyshire

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Heptonstall, West Yorkshire

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Ashby de la Zouch, Leicestershire

This town takes its name from the La Souche family, lords of the manor from about 1160. The Norman prefix distinguishes Ashby from other towns of similar name...(more)
40 pictures

Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne & Wear   (Historic City)

This important City was known as Pons Aelii in Roman times; the Romans built the first bridge over the River Tyne, it was guarded by a Roman fort which was replaced by a castle.....(more)
284 pictures

Tunbridge Wells, Kent

Also known as Royal Tunbridge Wells and only a short distance from London, this popular spa town gained a reputation as the place to see and be seen during Georgian Times frequented by royalty and fashionable members of aristocracy. It also happens to be surrounded by some of the most beautiful countryside in England. ..(more)
63 pictures

Greenstead, Essex

Greenstead Church is said to be the oldest wooden building in the world. Well worth a visit....(more)
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Reeth, North Yorkshire   (Picturesque Village)

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

Bisley, Gloucestershire   (Cotswold Village)

The village of Bisley is all charm. It has an excellent collection of very fine buildings as well as some interesting local folklore...(more)
34 pictures

St Agnes, Cornwall

Once one of the centers of the cornish tin mining industry, St Agnes is steeped in mining history, with many old engine houses to be seen around the area. The tin from St Agnes is.....(more)
65 pictures

Sandwich, Kent

The town had prospered from its natural harbour for centuries, and by the 13th-century Sandwich had become a major port...(more)
37 pictures

Barrowden, Rutland   (Picturesque Village)

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Louth, Lincolnshire   (Historic Market Town)

Louth is a lively and interesting market town whose cattle have now been replaced with other industries and the good townspeople who for centuries were engaged in agriculture, are these days employed in business and commerce...(more)
87 pictures

Newton Abbot, Devon   (Historic Market Town)

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40 pictures

Nettlebed, Oxfordshire   (Picturesque Village)

Nettlebed is a lovely English village in the heart of rural Oxfordshire...(more)
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Thaxted, Essex

The village of Thaxted is stunningly beautiful with many reminders that it was once and perhaps always has been an extremely prosperous place...(more)
45 pictures

Padstow, Cornwall   (Picturesque Village)

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...(more)
181 pictures

Almondbury, West Yorkshire

Almondbury is one of the oldest and prettiest of the villages dominating the edge of the Pennine moors...(more)
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Olney, Buckinghamshire   (Historic Market Town)

Amongst other things the small town of Olney in Buckinghamshire is famous for its hymns - Amazing Grace was one of the so-called Olney Hymns written by the rector John Newton, and William Cowper, the poet...(more)
62 pictures

Framlingham, Suffolk   (Historic Market Town)

Pleasant Suffolk market town with narrow winding streets showing beautiful colour-washed cottages beneath red-tile hung roofs - the best place to see these is in the area around Market Hill...(more)
65 pictures