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Alton Tower - Taken By David Thomas Sept 2001


in the county of Staffordshire

Historic Market Towns in England

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St Ives, Cambridgeshire

This attractive market town has one of the most highly picturesque river bridges in the country. The bridge dates to the 15th century and is famous for the chapel in its centre bay, it is one of only four medieval bridge chapel's surviving in England...

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Stafford, Staffordshire

Set in a landscape of contrasts with constantly changing scenery from the Royal hunting forests of Cannock Chase to the breweries of Burton, it is pleasurable to come across the.....

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Stamford, Lincolnshire

Of the 17 churches, only 6 now remain in Stamford, which is without doubt, one of the finest medieval towns in the British Isles, if not in Europe...

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Stokesley, North Yorkshire


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Stony Stratford, Buckinghamshire

The pretty market town of Stony Stratford is an ancient town built around the Roman road 'Watling Street' which runs through the middle of the town. It is well worth a visit with.....

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Stow on the Wold, Gloucestershire

"Stow on the Wold, where the wind blows cold"..

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Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire

Stratford Upon Avon is a beautiful historic market town in the County of Warwickshire. Famous as the birthplace of the legendry playwright William Shakespeare..

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Sturminster Newton, Dorset

A small attractive Market Town in Dorset...

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Sudbury, Suffolk

Sudbury is an ancient market town full of evocative memories. It was the birthplace of Gainsborough one of England's greatest painters...

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Tamworth, Staffordshire

In the 8th century the Saxon Kingdom of Mercia was ruled from Tamworth. Later in AD 913, a fortress was built here by the daughter of King Alfred...

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Taunton, Somerset

There is little doubt that this town is best known for the production of Cider (which is reputed to be Prince Williams' favourite drink) but this golden beverage should not be.....

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Tavistock, Devon

Tavistock is located in Devon, on the edge of Dartmoor National Park. It has a rich history, a charming market, and is known for its scenic surroundings...

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Teignmouth, Devon

Teignmouth is a lively seaside town with a busy working harbour that is an endless source of fascination and pleasure...

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Tetbury, Gloucestershire

Tetbury is a market town in the Cotswolds known for its historic woolen mills, charming independent shops, and the iconic Chipping Steps. It has a quintessentially English atmosphere...

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Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire

Tewkesbury in Gloucestershire is an historic market town, situated near the Cotswolds, it has a beautiful Abbey over 500yrs old and lots of historic buildings and ancient alley ways to explore...

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Thame, Oxfordshire

Thame is an ancient market town whose charter was granted by Wulfhere, King of Mercia. It was later mentioned in the Doomsday Book of 1087 and has a parish church built during.....

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Thirsk, North Yorkshire

A charming market town in North Yorkshire, Thirsk is famous for being the home of James Herriot, the author of "All Creatures Great and Small."..

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Tonbridge, Kent

Fine streets show a rich variety of architecture including typical Wealden tile-hung properties, and handsome Georgian and Victorian buildings dominating the river scene...

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Trowbridge, Wiltshire

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...

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Truro, Cornwall

Truro, today is Cornwall's unofficial capital and adminstrative centre but in the Middle Ages Truro was one of the towns which controlled Cornwall's flourishing tin mining industry...

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