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Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk

Bury St.Edmunds is laid out in accordance with the old medieval formula of a square for god and a square for man...

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Buxton, Derbyshire

This barely spoilt town offers an exciting opportunity to enjoy a town crammed with beautiful buildings whilst exploring the high upland regions of England's glorious Peak District National Park...

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Chagford, Devon

With haunting scenery, quaint cottages, pretty streets and alleyways Chagford has something for everyone...

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Chard, Somerset

Chard is a small market town in somerset..

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Cheadle, Staffordshire

Cheadle has several fine black and white half timbered buildings in the town that date from the 16th-century..

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Chesham, Buckinghamshire

Located in the picturesque Chess Valley along the Chiltern hills and surrounded by famland, Chesham is one of Buckinghamshire's most attractive towns...

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Chesterfield, Derbyshire

Chesterfield is an attractive town close to the dramatic peaks of the Peak District National Park. It is well known for its strange landmark, the crooked spire of its parish.....

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Chippenham, Wiltshire

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.....

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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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Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire

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...

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Chipping Sodbury, Gloucestershire

Chipping Sodbury is an historic market town in the county of Gloucestershire, in south-west England. It was founded in the 12th century by William Crassus...

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Chudleigh, Devon

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Church Stretton, Shropshire

Church Stretton is an historic market town in the South Shropshire hills, and the only town in the Shropshire hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty - one of Britain's fiinest.....

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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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Clitheroe, Lancashire

Enter the town of Clitheroe and one glimpse of the ruined castle rising above the town, reminds you that this is an ancient place with a long and illustrious history...

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Cockermouth, Cumbria

Cockermouth is ideally placed to be used as a centre for touring the Lake District National Park. It has a High Street seemingly unaltered, and is ringed by some of the finest scenery in England...

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Colchester, Essex

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...

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Congleton, Cheshire

This lively market town stands on a bend of the River Dane, it quite possibly takes its name from the Celtic word "congle" which in English means "a bend"...

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Corsham, Wiltshire

Corsham is an historic market town on the edge of the Cotswolds and is surounded by beautiful countryside. This beautiful Wiltshire town has a number of historic buildings which.....

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Cranbrook, Kent

Cranbrook is an old rural town of numerous streets and alleys, all still true to their medieval layout...

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