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Bay at New Polzeath in early evening. Walk left on Beach for just yards to Polzeath.

New Polzeath

in the county of Cornwall

Newquay Harbour tide out


a Seaside Town in the county of Cornwall

The garden on the way to the pottery.

Hugh Town

in the county of Isles of Scilly

Pictures of Alcester

About Alcester

Alcester developed as a market town in Roman times. It grew out of a settlement at the meeting point of two roads and two rivers, the Arrow and the Alne.

Today, the town, surrounded by luxuriant rolling countryside with thatched cottages and old farmhouses, offers visitors a pleasant experience browsing along a High Street full of antiquity, with black and white timber-frame Tudor houses standing alongside handsome Georgian red brick. Alcester's picturesque town hall was built in 1618 and its church, dedicated to St.Nicholas is from the 14th century, both are well worth a visit.

The Heritage Centre fully explores Alcester's Roman history and visitors can see exhibitions depicting everyday life in and around Roman Alcester.

A short distance from the town two of Warwickshire's premier stately homes can be found - Ragley Hall and Coughton Court, both share a fascinating history, and are set in beautiful landscaped grounds, parkland and woodland. Another delightful Alcester attraction is Kinwarton Dovecote, a charming circular building dating from the 14th century which still houses doves.

Alcester lies at the heart of several pleasurable villages all within easy reach, these include; Arrow, Aston Cantlow, Bidford, Binton and Coughton.

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Remains of the village cross, Henley-in-Arden. 24 July 04

Henley in Arden (8 Pictures) a Historic Market Town in the county of Warwickshire

(6.4 miles, 10.2 km, direction NE of Alcester)

Hidden deep amonst the leafy lanes of Warwickshire, close to what little remains of the ancient Forest of Arden, lies the pleasant Market town of Henley-in-Arden...


Stratford-upon-Avon (382 Pictures) a Historic Market Town in the county of Warwickshire

(6.9 miles, 11.0 km, direction E of Alcester)

Stratford Upon Avon is a beautiful historic market town in the County of Warwickshire. Famous as the birthplace of the legendry playwright William Shakespeare..

Village green with floral clock

Evesham (107 Pictures) in the county of Worcestershire

(9.2 miles, 14.7 km, direction S of Alcester)

Particularly beautiful in the early spring when it is a mass of blossom, Evesham stands proudly on the river Avon right at the heart of a famous fruit and vegetable region known.....

Landscape near Ilmington, Warwickshire

Ilmington (1 Pictures) a Picturesque Village in the county of Warwickshire

(11.4 miles, 18.4 km, direction SE of Alcester)

Ilmington is a sprawling village, and mostly has all the Cotswold hallmarks...

This year's Wisteria-bloom in Chipping Campden

Chipping Campden (137 Pictures) a Historic Market Town in the county of Gloucestershire

(11.8 miles, 18.9 km, direction S of Alcester)

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

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Anne Hathaway's cottage

Anne Hathaway's Cottage (61 Pictures)

(5.7 miles, 9.2 km, direction E)

This is the most charming of all the Birthplace Trust's properties, not only is it tinged with romance as the place where William.....

Stratford-Upon-Avon, England.  Shakespeare's childhood home

Shakespeare's Birthplace (25 Pictures)

(6.1 miles, 9.8 km, direction E)

At the heart of busy Stratford-upon-Avon lies one of the most visited places in Europe; the magnificent half-timbered building of.....

Middle Littleton Tithe Barn, Evesham

Middle Littleton Tithe Barn (1 Pictures)

(6.5 miles, 10.5 km, direction S)

13th-century tithe barn, one of the largest and finest in the country...

Nash`s House & New Place, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire

Nash's House & New Place (11 Pictures)

(7.0 miles, 11.3 km, direction E)


Hall's Croft, Stratford-upon-Avon - Jacobean home of Shakespeare's daughter

Hall's Croft (20 Pictures)

(7.1 miles, 11.4 km, direction E)


Harvard House, Stratford-upon-Avon

Harvard House (8 Pictures)

(7.2 miles, 11.5 km, direction E)


The Fleece Inn, Near Evesham

The Fleece Inn (1 Pictures)

(8.5 miles, 13.7 km, direction S)

An unspoilt English pub which originally sheltered a farmer and his stock under the same roof...

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