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Historic Market Towns in Gloucestershire

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Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire

Immediately appealing, this is certainly one of the most picturesque small towns in the northern reaches of the Cotswolds..

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Cirencester, Gloucestershire

Originally known in Roman times as Corinium Dobunorum, the town of Cirencester in those far off day's was the second largest town in England...

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Dursley, Gloucestershire

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...

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Fairford, Gloucestershire

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..

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Lechlade, Gloucestershire

This pleasant little market town, set beside the upper reaches of the Thames, is dominated by the elegant spire of the beautiful parish church of St.Lawrence..

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Minchinhampton, Gloucestershire

Uniquely, Minchinhampton is reached only by a narrow winding road that climbs upwards and travels across remote and windswept common land..

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Moreton in Marsh, Gloucestershire

The delightful market town of Moreton has welcomed visitors for many centuries...

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Nailsworth, Gloucestershire

Nailsworth is a handsome town that has a history stretching back to beyond Roman times...

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Northleach, Gloucestershire

The town is utterly beguiling, it has many beautiful old timber frame cottages and some handsome houses of mellow cotswold stone...

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Painswick, Gloucestershire

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

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Stow on the Wold, Gloucestershire

"Stow on the Wold, where the wind blows cold"..

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Tetbury, Gloucestershire

A rather charming Cotswold town which has the good fortune to stand on the winding river Avon. Tetbury has a lovely old church which is thought to have been rebuilt around.....

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Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire

Tewkesbury in Gloucestershire is an historic market town, situated near the Cotswolds, it has a beautiful Abbey over 500yrs old and lots of historic buildings and alley ways...

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Winchcombe, Gloucestershire

To experience the quintessentially English town of Winchcome, is to part-take of a miscellany of pure delights...

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