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Narrow boats on the canal at Hest Bank, Lancashire.

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Site of the Claythorpe Railway Station, 2003


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Bibury, Gloucestershire

William Morris, the 19th-century artist and poet thought Bibury to be the most beautiful village in England...

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Bildeston, Suffolk


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Binfield Heath, Oxfordshire

Binfield Heath is a village and civil parish in South Oxfordshire, England, 2 ¹⁄₂ miles SSW of Henley-on-Thames and 3 ¹⁄₂ miles northeast of Reading on a southern knoll.....

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Bisbrooke, Rutland

Bisbrooke lies amidst a landscape of gentle hills dotted with rolling farmlands, rivers, reservoirs and woodland...

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Bitterley, Shropshire

Bitterley is an ancient village that is listed in the Domesday Book of 1086 when it was known as Buterlei. The village sits beneath the western slopes of Titterstone Clee Hill,.....

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Bladon, Oxfordshire

It is an old village of enchanting stone cottages that sits comfortably amid sweeping meadows and gentle rolling hills...

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Blanchland, Northumberland

Blanchland is a small picturesque village nestled beside the river in the Derwent Valley within the North Pennines Area Of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It is surrounded by.....

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Bledington, Gloucestershire


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Bledlow, Buckinghamshire

This is one of Buckinghamshire most attractive villages. Anyone visiting the area could be forgiven for thinking they had seen it somewhere before because the village has been the setting for scenes in the T.V. drama Midsommer Murders. Take a close look at the Church of The Holy Trinity - in one episode this became St.Michael's church...

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Blewbury, Oxfordshire

Blewbury is a village in south Oxfordshire, at the foot of the Berkshire Downs section of the North Wessex Downs, and about 4 miles south of the town of Didcot. It was part of.....

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Blockley, Gloucestershire

An attractive Cotswold village...

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Bloxham, Oxfordshire


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Blue Anchor, Somerset

Blue Anchor in Somerset is a village dominated by the bay in which it is named after, and by the Hoburn Holiday Park, a quiet well kept park for holiday makers that sits just.....

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Bolam, Northumberland

This is an historic village, it took its name from a Baron de Bolam in the 13th century...

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Boot, Cumbria

Boot is one of Lakeland's precious jewels, a charming stone village surrounded by towering scenery which includes two of the regions most scenic waterfalls, the Dalegarth Force and Birker Force...

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Boscastle, Cornwall

Boscastle is favoured with the only natural harbour along a rugged rock strewn twenty mile stretch of North Cornish Coast...

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Bosham, West Sussex

Interesting little place with the picture post-card appeal of 'Sussex by the Sea' which for centuries has captivated artists from all over...

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Bossington, Somerset

The lovely village of Bossington lies on the edge of Exmoor and from Bossington Hill there are fantastic views overlooking Porlock Bay, Hurlstone Point and the sands of Minehead Bluff..

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Bourton on the Water, Gloucestershire

Bourton on the Water is a beautiful Cotswold village often referred to as ‘The Venice of the Cotswolds’ or ‘Little Venice’ as it center’s around the river Windrush, a.....

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Bray, Berkshire

Bray is a pretty place lying on a bend of the Thames a short distance from Monkey Island where there was once a fishing lodge belonging to the Dukes of Marlborough...

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