Pictures of England

- EXPLORING THE MOST PICTURESQUE & HISTORIC PLACES IN ENGLAND
- CREATE YOUR OWN PICTURES OF ENGLAND GALLERY
- DISCOVER HISTORY, FACTS, & MORE..

Search:


Historic Towns & Picturesque Villages

Beaulieu, Hampshire

Beaulieu

in the county of Hampshire

England Articles

Recommended Towns & Villages near Chard

Axminster, Devon

Axminster (43 Pictures)

a Historic Market Town in the county of Devon (6.0 miles, 9.7 km, direction S)

Famous for its carpets often likened to Turkish, Axminster was one of the first West Saxon settlements formed along the River Axe in Devon...

A picture of Dalwood

Dalwood (30 Pictures)

a Picturesque Village in the county of Devon (6.5 miles, 10.4 km, direction SW)

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

A panoramic view of Pilsdon Pen.

Pilsdon (8 Pictures)

in the county of Dorset (7.8 miles, 12.6 km, direction SE)

..

Charmouth, Dorset

Charmouth (102 Pictures)

a Seaside Town in the county of Dorset (9.3 miles, 15.0 km, direction S)

This pretty resort grew up in a gap of cliffs overlooking picturesque Lyme Bay. In the days prior to the motor car it was a fashionable coaching stop. One illustrious visitor of.....

Lyme Regis, Dorset

Lyme Regis (276 Pictures)

a Seaside Town in the county of Dorset (9.9 miles, 16.0 km, direction S)

Almost the first thing you notice about this pleasant seaside resort, is the spaciousness of the town. The second, and nothing can prepare you for this, is the sheer scale of Lyme Bay with its splendid views towards the rugged sandstone cliffs west of Eype Mouth...

St Andrew's Church, Colyton, Devon

Colyton (21 Pictures)

in the county of Devon (10.0 miles, 16.0 km, direction SW)

The town of Colyton, in Devon, first appeared as an ancient village around 700 AD and appeared inthe Doomsday Book as 'Culitone'. It was once described as "the most rebellious.....

Netherbury

Netherbury (6 Pictures)

in the county of Dorset (10.4 miles, 16.7 km, direction SE)

..

Seaton

Axmouth (16 Pictures)

a Picturesque Village in the county of Devon (11.1 miles, 17.9 km, direction S)

This quiet resort of colourwashed cottages sitting at the edge of the River Axe was once an important south Devon port...

Market cross, Martock, Somerset. Erected in 1741

Martock (22 Pictures)

a Picturesque Village in the county of Somerset (11.2 miles, 18.0 km, direction NE)

The interior of Martock's Ham-stone church is perhaps the grandest in all Somerset, the startling effect of the golden stone against the most lavishly decorated of the county's great tie-beam roofs is simply overwhelming...

Seatown near West Bay

Seatown (31 Pictures)

a Seaside Town in the county of Dorset (11.9 miles, 19.1 km, direction SE)

Seatown is a small Hamlet along Dorset's famous Jurassic Coast and is popular with fossil hunters. It has a clean and quiet shingle beach (no dogs allowed) and is a good location.....

High Tide

Seaton (311 Pictures)

a Seaside Town in the county of Devon (12.2 miles, 19.6 km, direction SW)

The town is mostly Victorian and Edwardian in character, you only have to cast your eyes above today's modern shop fronts to see handsome overhanging bay windows which belong firmly to another era...

St. Marys Church

Bridport (32 Pictures)

a Historic Market Town in the county of Dorset (12.9 miles, 20.7 km, direction SE)

Bridport can be classed as having everything to please the holiday maker, it has a strong nautical atmosphere born of its long association with the sea, and its history as a flourishing rope making town during the great age of sailing ships...

Langport in Somerset. All Saints church on the hill overlooking the town

Langport (7 Pictures)

in the county of Somerset (13.2 miles, 21.2 km, direction NE)

This old town cradled at the heart of the Somerset Levels, sits bounded by the soft rolling Somerset countryside...

Broadhembury Village, Devon

Broadhembury (7 Pictures)

a Picturesque Village in the county of Devon (13.9 miles, 22.3 km, direction W)

Broadhembury is an idyllic village which is an oasis of calm and beauty lying at the edge of the Blackdown Hills...

Crystal waters

West Bay (146 Pictures)

a Seaside Town in the county of Dorset (14.1 miles, 22.7 km, direction SE)

West Bay nestles at the western end of spectacular Chesil Beach whose billions of pebbles have been a constant source of fascination for centuries...

Burton Bradstock

Burton Bradstock (56 Pictures)

a Picturesque Village in the county of Dorset (15.4 miles, 24.8 km, direction SE)

This in one of the most enchanting villages to be found along the sweeping Dorset coast. It has gorgeous little lanes where there are eye catching thatched cottages with walls.....

Thatched cottage

Melbury Osmond (3 Pictures)

a Picturesque Village in the county of Dorset (15.7 miles, 25.3 km, direction E)

A long, winding lane, flanked by grassy banks covered in fern and wild flowers, leads to the picture postcard village of Melbury Osmond..

Bridgwater

Bridgwater (38 Pictures)

a Historic Market Town in the county of Somerset (18.1 miles, 29.1 km, direction N)

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...

The Sydling Valley, Dorset

Sydling St Nicholas (22 Pictures)

a Picturesque Village in the county of Dorset (20.0 miles, 32.2 km, direction E)

This is a particularly scenic village lying deep in a chalk-stream valley between open downs. Every approach to it is beautiful, whether crossing the hills from Cerne Abbas or Maiden Newton, or coming up the waters of the River Cerne between meadows flooded with spring lambs and ponies...

Exterior of Sherbourne Abbey

Sherborne (111 Pictures)

a Historic Market Town in the county of Dorset (20.3 miles, 32.7 km, direction E)

The softly glowing Ham stone of which most of the town properties are built, lends warmth and atmosphere to what is already a unique and attractive place...

Recommended attractions near Chard

Amur leopard

The Wildlife Park at Cricket St. Thomas (2 Pictures)

(3.0 miles, 4.8 km, direction E)

..

Forde Abbey, nr Chard, Somerset. A former Cistercian foundation. Photo taken September 1991.

Forde Abbey (12 Pictures)

(3.0 miles, 4.8 km, direction SE)

..

Loughwood Meeting House, Dalwood, Near Axminster, Devon. Owned by the National Trust

Loughwood Meeting House (13 Pictures)

(7.0 miles, 11.2 km, direction SW)

17th-century thatched Baptist meeting house, constructed approx 1653...

Barrington Court, Somerset

Barrington Court (49 Pictures)

(7.8 miles, 12.6 km, direction NE)

Barrington Court is an attractive 16th-century house built in the engaging "E" shaped style of the period in mellow Ham Hill.....

A view of the Marine Aquarium on the old Cobb with Lyme regis, Dorset, in the background.

Lyme Regis Marine Aquarium (1 Pictures)

(9.8 miles, 15.8 km, direction S)

Where better to see and learn about the creatures of the deep than in an aquarium suite set tantalizingly beside the sea. Well,.....

Lyme Regis Museum, Lyme Regis, Dorset

Lyme Regis Museum (2 Pictures)

(10.0 miles, 16.0 km, direction S)

..

Snowdrops at Otterhead. The Blackdown hills in the county of Somerset, England

The Blackdown Hills (21 Pictures)

(10.3 miles, 16.5 km, direction NW)

Fascinating scenic area where you can enjoy an extraordinary variety of scenery ranging from tiny coppices to vast woodlands, all.....

Taunton Castle, Taunton, Somerset

Taunton Castle (1 Pictures)

(12.2 miles, 19.6 km, direction NW)

The turbulent past of historic Taunton Castle, is masked by its transformation into a luxurious comfortable hotel with an award.....

Montacute House

Montacute House (68 Pictures)

(12.4 miles, 19.9 km, direction NE)

This is one of the most glittering of all the great Elizabethan mansions in England. It is built of glowing honey-coloured Ham.....

Blackberry Camp. - Iron age settlement near - Beer. Devon

Blackbury Camp (18 Pictures)

(12.9 miles, 20.7 km, direction SW)

Blackbury Camp is an Iron Age hill fort situated in Southleigh, Devon, England. The hillfort was built during the 4th century and.....

Pecorama gardens

Pecorama (20 Pictures)

(13.3 miles, 21.3 km, direction SW)

Pecorama offers a real treat for everyone visiting Beer, a pretty coastal resort which was once the haunt of Smugglers. This.....

Field with Black Down Hills, Devon

Black Down Hills (8 Pictures)

(13.5 miles, 21.8 km, direction W)

..

Lytes Cary Manor, June 2009

Lytes Cary Manor (42 Pictures)

(17.2 miles, 27.7 km, direction NE)

Intimate manor house with Arts & Crafts-style garden. Tudor great hall and 14th-century chapel, this was home to medieval.....

Fleet Air Arm Museum, Somerset

Fleet Air Arm Museum (3 Pictures)

(17.6 miles, 28.4 km, direction NE)

The Fleet Air Arm Museum houses Europe's largest Naval aviation collection. Go on-board Concorde and be transported by a.....

Sherborne Abbey at night

Sherborne Abbey (7 Pictures)

(20.6 miles, 33.1 km, direction E)

Without doubt this magnificent Abbey built centuries ago of creamy Ham stone ranks amongst the finest Abbey churches anywhere in.....

Sherborne Old Castle

Sherborne Castle (80 Pictures)

(20.7 miles, 33.4 km, direction E)

Many fascinating tales remain from the time when Sherborne Castle was lived in by Sir Walter Raleigh, a favourite of Elizabeth I......

The Nine Stones, Stone Circle in Winterbourne Abbas, Dorset

The Nine Stones (1 Pictures)

(21.1 miles, 33.9 km, direction SE)

..

A picture of Abbotsbury Swannery

Abbotsbury Swannery (50 Pictures)

(21.3 miles, 34.3 km, direction SE)

Set in one of the most beautiful unspoilt regions of England, Abbotsbury Swannery is home to sometimes up to 1000 beautiful.....

Cerne Giant in Cerne Abbas, Dorset.

Cerne Abbas Giant (2 Pictures)

(21.8 miles, 35.1 km, direction E)

This magnificent figure cut into the turf of a chalk hillside is best viewed from the north of the village. He is known as "The.....

Glastonbury Abbey, Fall 2006

Glastonbury Abbey (95 Pictures)

(21.9 miles, 35.3 km, direction NE)

This is believed to be the site of the oldest Christian Church in the world, for centuries it has been the focus of Christian.....


All attractions in Chard
All attractions in Somerset