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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

Northampton, Northamptonshire   (Historic Market Town)

The landscape of Northampton is dotted with reminders of its illustrious history. Despite the great fire of 1675 when much of Northampton was destroyed, it was rebuilt in such a.....(more)
158 pictures

Carlisle, Cumbria

For over 1700 years this town occupied an important position on the Scottish-English border, few town's have experienced such turbulent times, but strangely Carlisle has little.....(more)
26 pictures

Moreton in Marsh, Gloucestershire   (Historic Market Town)

The delightful market town of Moreton has welcomed visitors for many centuries...(more)
19 pictures

Eardisland, Herefordshire

Voted as 'the prettiest village in the Midlands' by a TV poll, Eardisland is well worth a visit. It is favoured as being one of a trio of Black and White villages along the valley of the River Arrow...(more)
29 pictures

Acle, Norfolk   (Historic Market Town)

Acle, meaning “clearing in an oak forest” is a small but attractive market town situated near the River Bure, in the Norfolk Broads. It sits midway between the historic city.....(more)
13 pictures

Newquay, Cornwall

What a rare blessing Newquay has in its mile upon mile of sheltered, golden beaches that offer a safe haven for sun-worshippers and surfers alike...(more)
150 pictures

Harrogate, North Yorkshire

One of the chief town's in Yorkshire's old West Riding, Harrogate acheived early fame as a Spa resort...(more)
156 pictures

Aldeburgh, Suffolk

Aldeburgh is a seaside retreat with boundless charm. The history of the resort quite possibly reaches back to Saxon times, certainly during the Middle Ages it was a prosperous port and later it became known as a fishing centre...(more)
97 pictures

Gainsborough, Lincolnshire

The lovely market town of Gainsborough flourishes along a sweep of the River Trent which opens up pleasant riverside walks revealing much of the areas flora and fauna as well as interesting pieces of modern sculpture...(more)
167 pictures

Penzance, Cornwall

A jolly town with a year round holiday atmosphere, where everyone is made to feel welcome...(more)
81 pictures

Colchester, Essex   (Historic Market Town)

Interestingly, this is England's oldest-recorded town. It has stood on the banks of the River Colne amid fine Essex countryside throughout some of history's most tempestuous times...(more)
157 pictures

Peterborough, Cambridgeshire   (Historic City)

The magic of Peterborough lies in the richness of its beautiful Cathedral. It is a glorious historical treasure house, it is unique and quite beyond compare...(more)
139 pictures

Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire   (Historic Market Town)

Chipping Norton lies in the midst of beautiful cotswold countryside and is surrounded by other villages that radiate the glory of traditional honey-coloured cotswold stone Manor Houses and magnificent Churches...(more)
31 pictures

Thame, Oxfordshire   (Historic Market Town)

Thame is an ancient market town whose charter was granted by Wulfhere, King of Mercia. It was later mentioned in the Doomsday Book of 1087 and has a parish church built during.....(more)
35 pictures

Pontefract, West Yorkshire   (Historic Market Town)

Pontefract has a ruined castle which has seen many tragedies, Richard II was murdered there in 1400, and later it was the scene of bitter, bloody battles between Roundheads and Royalists...(more)
179 pictures

St Pancras, Greater London

The name of the area is taken from the boy martyred in AD 304. Pancras was the orphaned Christian son of a Phrygian nobleman who was brought up at the court of the Emperor in Rome...(more)
44 pictures

Thirsk, North Yorkshire   (Historic Market Town)

A small market town in North Yorkshire, famous for its 15th century church, racecourse, Thomas Lord, and from being the place Darrowby was based on, which is the town featured in.....(more)
15 pictures

Ipswich, Suffolk

This is a town that can trace its history back to the Stone-Age, it has been a successive settlement throughout the ages and has been populated by settlers from the Iron-Age,.....(more)
100 pictures