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Margate in the evening light. Kent. April 2006

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Historic Market Towns in England

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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

This pleasant market town plays host to what is possibly Devon's most entertaining annual fair, the Goose Fair, normally celebrated in the second week of October. Interest in.....

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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

A rather charming Cotswold town which has the good fortune to stand on the winding river Avon. Tetbury has a lovely old church which is thought to have been rebuilt around.....

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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 small market town in North Yorkshire, famous for its 15th century church, racecourse, Thomas Lord, and from being the place Darrowby was based on, which is the town featured in.....

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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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Ulverston, Cumbria

Old town and port with cobbled streets and a pretty market square. It is surrounded by the Furness fells, Coniston Water, Lake Windemere, and the spectacular Cumbrian Mountains. .....

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Wallingford, Oxfordshire

Wallingford is a market town and riverside resort, it was originally built as a walled town at a strategic crossing of the River Thames by William the Conqueror. In fact, the.....

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Wantage, Oxfordshire

Wantage is a small historic market town in Oxfordshire, famous for being the birthplace of King Alfred the Great, who was born there during the 9th century, though the site of the.....

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