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Frodsham, Cheshire

In the medieval times Frodsham was an important port and borough belonging to the earls of Chester...

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Gillingham, Dorset

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Glastonbury, Somerset

This little town now enjoys world renown for its annual music festival which attracts thousands of visitors from all over the globe. None-the-less, this still remains very much a.....

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Godalming, Surrey

A feature of the town is its long narrow streets, these stretch out from the River Wey and are lined with several gracious historic properties...

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Grantham, Lincolnshire

This delightful town, set on the River Witham in a spacious agricultural region is noted for many historic factors but more latterly as the birthplace of Britains first woman Primne Minister - Margaret Thatcher was born here in 1925 and she became Prime Minister in 1979...

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Grassington, North Yorkshire

This is Upper Wharfdale's principle village. It is a place of quiet charm with a lovely old bridge spanning the River Wharfe and cobbled lanes with pretty stone cottages descending towards the attractive village square...

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Great Dunmow, Essex

Great Dunmow in Essex is a pretty market town, also known as a 'Flitch' town, due to the unique flitch trials that are held there every four years during a leap year. The name.....

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Guisborough, North Yorkshire

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Hawes, North Yorkshire

This is a thriving, friendly market town at the heart of Wensleydale, it shows beautiful old stone properties, quaint shops, galleries, craft workshops and cafe's arranged around winding cobbled streets...

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Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire

This beautiful old town grew up close to the River Hebden at the point where a stone bridge was built as part of a pack-horse route in the 16th century...

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Helmsley, North Yorkshire

The town itself is very pretty with lots of interesting stone buildings set around a market square where visitors can find attractive craft and gift shops, as well as cafe's and no less than four former coaching inns...

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Helston, Cornwall

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Henley in Arden, Warwickshire

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...

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Henley on Thames, Oxfordshire

Henley held the very first regatta in 1839 and in the year 1851 Prince Albert became Patron of the Regatta, thus giving the event the pretigious title of Royal Henley Regatta...

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Hexham, Northumberland

Historic market town where for centuries the sheep and cattle farmers of Northumberland gathered for the Tuesday market beside Hexham Abbey...

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High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire

The largest town in Buckinghamshire county, and once famous for its thriving chair making industry, High Wycombe is the only town in the world that weighs its Mayors, which is a.....

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Hitchin, Hertfordshire

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Holt, Norfolk

Holt, is a very attractive Georgian town in Norfolk, which after a great fire in 1708 which destroyed much of the town, was almost completely rebuilt with Georgian architecture.....

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Kendal, Cumbria

Sometimes referred to 'the auld grey town' because it was built mainly of grey stone, Kendal is a large Market town in the east of Cumbria...

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Keswick, Cumbria

Keswick is a pretty Market Town that nestles between the spectacular Skiddaw Mountains and the northern end of the serene Derwentwater Lake within the Lake District National Park.....

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