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Mitre Inn, Hampton Court Bridge, East Molesey

East Molesey

in the county of Surrey

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Pictures of Chippenham

a Historic Market Town in the county of Wiltshire
The River Avon through Monkton Park, Chippenham

About Chippenham

Chippenham is a large historic market town in northwest Wiltshire, England, that was established on a crossing of the River Avon. It is believed that some form of settlement has existed there since before Roman times.

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Village Shop, Lacock, Wiltshire

Lacock (150 Pictures) a Picturesque Village in the county of Wiltshire

(3.2 miles, 5.1 km, direction S of Chippenham)

Gatherings of graceful medieval houses line the streets of Lacock..

Mares & Foals, Castle Combe, Wiltshire 2008

Castle Combe (203 Pictures) a Picturesque Village in the county of Wiltshire

(5.3 miles, 8.6 km, direction NW of Chippenham)

Often cited as 'the most picturesque village in all of England', this award-winning place is one of the jewels in England's crown and one of the highlights of any visit to.....

Inside Malmesbury Abbey

Malmesbury (143 Pictures) a Historic Market Town in the county of Wiltshire

(8.9 miles, 14.3 km, direction N of Chippenham)

The town stakes its claim to be the oldest borough in England on the fact that it was granted a charter in the year 924 by King Edward..

Trowbridge Town Hall, Wiltshire

Trowbridge (148 Pictures) a Historic Market Town in the county of Wiltshire

(10.4 miles, 16.7 km, direction SW of Chippenham)

Trowbridge is a historic town crammed with attractive stone buildings. It originated as a settlement along the Biss and flourished from the wool and weaving trades and from these periods there remain many magnificent merchant houses...

The Red Fox, in Avebury

Avebury (171 Pictures) a Picturesque Village in the county of Wiltshire

(11.5 miles, 18.6 km, direction E of Chippenham)

The village of Avebury is world famous for its spectacular stone circle, which some consider more spectacular than Stonehenge. The pretty village also has a 15th century church,.....

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Cistery at Lacock Abbey

Lacock Abbey (97 Pictures)

(3.0 miles, 4.8 km, direction S)

Lacock is one of the most beautiful villages in England, with houses dating from the 15th-century to the 18th-century. At the.....

The public walkway alongside the golf course at Bowood Estate, Nr. Chippenham, Wiltshire

Bowood House & Gardens (12 Pictures)

(3.9 miles, 6.3 km, direction SE)

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Malmesbury Abbey

Malmesbury Abbey (11 Pictures)

(8.7 miles, 14.0 km, direction N)

Malmesbury Abbey is built on the site of a former Saxon monastery of AD700, by the 12th-century it was an important Benedictine.....

Abbey House Gardens

Abbey House Gardens (26 Pictures)

(8.8 miles, 14.1 km, direction N)

William Stumpe, the wealthy merchant responsible for giving Malmesbury Abbey back to the town following the Dissolution was also.....

Entrance to Avebury Manor, Wiltshire

Avebury Manor & Garden (12 Pictures)

(11.2 miles, 17.9 km, direction E)

Avebury Manor is a 16th century manor house built on the site of an old monastery. The rich interior of the house shows original.....

Westonbirt Arboretum. Winter Jan 2005

Westonbirt Arboretum (82 Pictures)

(11.2 miles, 18.0 km, direction N)

A magnificent arboretum which is a joy to visit at any time of year. It is run by the Forestry Commission and has a dazzling.....

Dyrham Park,  National Trust owned house in Between Bristol and Chippenham

Dyrham Park (8 Pictures)

(11.2 miles, 18.0 km, direction W)

This engaging house sits serenely in a beautiful wooded Gloucestershire valley, surrounded by an old deer park. It is built of.....


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