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Historic Market Towns in England

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Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire

An historic market town famous for its Pork packed pies and Stilton cheeses, both are savoured all over Britain and in many other countries...

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Minchinhampton, Gloucestershire

Uniquely, Minchinhampton is reached only by a narrow winding road that climbs upwards and travels across remote and windswept common land..

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Moreton in Marsh, Gloucestershire

The delightful market town of Moreton has welcomed visitors for many centuries...

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Nailsworth, Gloucestershire

Nailsworth is a handsome town that has a history stretching back to beyond Roman times...

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Nantwich, Cheshire

Today, Nantwich is a busy bustling place of business and commerce that still manages to retain its unique 'Elizabethan' flavour...

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Newark-on-Trent, Nottinghamshire

As it's name implies, this town enjoys a fine position on the River Trent. The great castle where King John died in 1216 lies in ruins on the banks of the river...

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Newbury, Berkshire

Newbury is a lovely town, it is rich in 17th century buildings with the Tudor granary building being of immense attraction...

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Newmarket, Suffolk

You can hardly drive through this handsome town without seeing some reminder that the history of the town..

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Newport Pagnell, Buckinghamshire

Visitors here can find plenty to interest them, the town has the worlds oldest iron-bridge still in use for motorised traffic...

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Northampton, Northamptonshire

The landscape of Northampton is dotted with reminders of its illustrious history. Despite the great fire of 1675 when much of Northampton was destroyed, it was rebuilt in such a.....

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Northleach, Gloucestershire

The town is utterly beguiling, it has many beautiful old timber frame cottages and some handsome houses of mellow cotswold stone...

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Olney, Buckinghamshire

Amongst other things the small town of Olney in Buckinghamshire is famous for its hymns - Amazing Grace was one of the so-called Olney Hymns written by the rector John Newton, and William Cowper, the poet...

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Painswick, Gloucestershire

The streets of Painswick are narrow and crammed with fine examples of glowing honey coloured stone buildings from all periods..

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Pateley Bridge, North Yorkshire

An attractive market town on the river Nidd, set within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Twice winner of 'Britain in Bloom' and home to the oldest sweet shop in Britain......

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Pickering, North Yorkshire

The enduring popularity of the East Coast of North Yorkshire owes much to the excellent long sandy beaches, while the lure of the wild moorland and its communities never fades...

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Pontefract, West Yorkshire

Pontefract has a ruined castle which has seen many tragedies, Richard II was murdered there in 1400, and later it was the scene of bitter, bloody battles between Roundheads and Royalists...

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Princes Risborough, Buckinghamshire

An exquisite feature of the town is the Norman Church of St.Mary, the church shows restoration work from the 13th and 14th centuries and a modern spire built during the early part of the 20th century...

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