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Nettlebed, Oxfordshire   (Picturesque Village)

Nettlebed is a lovely English village in the heart of rural Oxfordshire...(more)
7 pictures

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)
182 pictures

Almondbury, West Yorkshire

Almondbury is one of the oldest and prettiest of the villages dominating the edge of the Pennine moors...(more)
6 pictures

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

Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire

This beautiful old town grew up close to the River Hebden at the point where a stone bridge was built as part of a pack-horse route in the 16th century...(more)
36 pictures

Staindrop, County Durham

It is reputed that King Canute, Viking King of England, Denmark and Norway, and self appointed Emporer of the North, may have ruled his 'Kingdom' from a Mansion and Estate in the.....(more)
19 pictures

Cartmel, Cumbria   (Picturesque Village)

Cartmel's village square is surrounded by old shops, pubs and a 14th century gatehouse owned by the National Trust...(more)
20 pictures

Kingsbury, Warwickshire

Kingsbury lies in a quiet corner of Warwickshire, it is most notable for its water-park which offers an oasis of calm for visitors escaping the hurried life of Birmingham and other nearby cities and large towns...(more)
229 pictures

Marlow, Buckinghamshire   (Historic Market Town)

Marlow developed into a thriving town from a small community situated at the side of the River Thames...(more)
103 pictures

Mansfield, Nottinghamshire

During the war, both Mansfield and the surrounding region provided sanctuary for Midlander's fleeing the destruction of Hitler's bombs...(more)
69 pictures

Coggeshall, Essex

Standing in a town full of elaborate historic properties, the simple charm of Coggeshall water mill, reflected in the waters of the Blackwell River, captivates perfectly the image of an Essex of long ago, immortalised forever in paintings by Constable and Gainsborough...(more)
9 pictures

Buxton, Derbyshire

This barely spoilt town offers an exciting opportunity to enjoy a town crammed with beautiful buildings whilst exploring the high upland regions of England's glorious Peak District National Park...(more)
75 pictures

Burpham, West Sussex

2 pictures

Witchampton, Dorset   (Picturesque Village)

18 pictures

Dursley, Gloucestershire   (Historic Market Town)

Dursley is an ancient place, set in lush greenery to the edge of the Cotswolds in the midst of the beautiful Vale of Berkley, close to the River Severn...(more)
9 pictures

Bridgwater, Somerset   (Historic Market Town)

Bridgwater emerged from a village of the Middle Ages to become a prosperous river-port. Later, it became known as the place where Monmouth proclaimed himself King...(more)
35 pictures

Dalwood, Devon   (Picturesque Village)

Charming village in the Devonshire countryside with a wonderful old thatched pub serving excellent food and a fantastic church. Well worth a look..(more)
30 pictures

Hambleden, Buckinghamshire   (Picturesque Village)

Hambleden is an attractive village set in the valley of the Chilterns, close to the River Thames. It has a "Picture-Postcard" image with pretty flint and stone cottages spread out around the church...(more)
29 pictures

Rotherham, South Yorkshire

This town was formerly a Saxon market town which remained largely unaltered until the Industrial Revolution...(more)
101 pictures