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Historic Market Towns in England

Exploring the best Historic Market Towns to visit in England, with Pictures and history, historical facts, articles and more.

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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Warwick, Warwickshire

Warwick offers its visitors the chance to explore England's fascinating history with fine medieval buildings and a truly magnificent castle...

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Wellington, Somerset

This is the small town from which Arthur Wellesley, later to become Duke of Wellington, took his name...

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Whitby, North Yorkshire

This historic small fishing town is part of the Heritage Coast of North East England. It is a place of historical interest and was the home of the most famous 18th century explorer and voyager; Captain James Cook. Whitby also has one of the finest examples of Anglo Saxon churches in England...

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Whittlesey, Cambridgeshire

Whittlesey is an old area of Cambridge, it is mentioned in the Doomsday Book of 1086...

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Wimborne Minster, Dorset

Wimborne Minster is a magnificent Georgian town in the valley of the delightful River Stour...

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Winchcombe, Gloucestershire

To experience the quintessentially English town of Winchcome, is to part-take of a miscellany of pure delights...

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Winchelsea, East Sussex

This is a pretty, busy little town tucked along a ridge overlooking Pett Level...

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Winslow, Buckinghamshire

The town lies in an outstanding position amid attractive agricultural countryside in the Vale of Aylesbury...

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Wisbech, Cambridgeshire

Wisbech stands on the River Nene, almost 12 miles from the sea, at one time it was closer but changing river patterns over the passing years have altered its position in relation.....

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