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Farnham, Surrey   (Historic Market Town)

It was King Caedwalla of Wessex who, in 688 bestowed the Manor of Farnham on the Bishop's of Winchester...(more)
35 pictures

Chelsea, Greater London

Chelsea is a district in London which in recent times gained fame as the 'home' of the 'swinging sixties' . The swinging sixties was defined on the Kings Road, which runs the length of the area and both the Beatles and the Rolling Stones lived here at one time...(more)
170 pictures

Skipton, North Yorkshire   (Historic Market Town)

Long considered "The Gateway to the Dales" which lye to the north, moors extend southwards, and the tranquil countryside of the Ribble Valley is to the west...(more)
164 pictures

Southampton, Hampshire

Southampton has many lovely gardens right in the city centre with picnic tables, flower beds and shady walks. In the spring the rhododendrons are a lovely sight...(more)
183 pictures

Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire   (Historic Market Town)

Chipping Norton lies in the midst of beautiful cotswold countryside and is surrounded by other villages that radiate the glory of traditional honey-coloured cotswold stone Manor Houses and magnificent Churches...(more)
31 pictures

Weston-on-the-Green, Oxfordshire   (Picturesque Village)

A very pretty village with thatched cottages, a lovely 18th century church, and a pub where the famous playwright/poet Ben Jonson stopped on his way to visit shakespeare in.....(more)
54 pictures

Thirsk, North Yorkshire   (Historic Market Town)

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.....(more)
16 pictures

Minehead, Somerset   (Seaside Town)

Minehead is a quintessential English seaside resort on the beautiful Somerset coast whose mild climate has been a magnet for visitors since Victorian times. At the end of Quay.....(more)
148 pictures

Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk   (Historic Market Town)

Bury St.Edmunds is laid out in accordance with the old medieval formula of a square for god and a square for man...(more)
93 pictures

Great Yarmouth, Norfolk   (Seaside Town)

This is one of Norfolk's premier holiday resorts. Its main attraction is its miles of lovely golden sands backed by dunes and a broad seafront walk amongst pretty flower beds...(more)
474 pictures

Congleton, Cheshire   (Historic Market Town)

This lively market town stands on a bend of the River Dane, it quite possibly takes its name from the Celtic word "congle" which in English means "a bend"...(more)
54 pictures

Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire   (Historic Market Town)

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...(more)
43 pictures

Wymondham, Norfolk   (Historic Market Town)

Narrow, medieval streets full of enchanting properties built following the Great Fire of 1615, mingle with the few building which fortunately escaped being raised to the ground...(more)
25 pictures

Aylsham, Norfolk   (Historic Market Town)

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Mevagissey, Cornwall   (Picturesque Village)

One of a ribbon of picturesque fishing villages dotting the fabled Cornish coastline. Mevagissey has ancient buildings flanking steep and extremely narrow streets which during.....(more)
244 pictures

Hathersage, Derbyshire   (Picturesque Village)

The town now takes advantage of its superb position, operating mostly as an attractive place for tourists...(more)
59 pictures

Alnmouth, Northumberland   (Picturesque Village)

Alnmouth lies on a coastline famed for its outstanding natural beauty, thus one of its greatest pleasures is found in wandering the coastal paths enjoying uninterrupted sea and coastal views...(more)
11 pictures

Diss, Norfolk   (Historic Market Town)

Diss is a beautiful old market town built around the edge of a six acre lake...(more)
24 pictures

Chipping, Lancashire   (Picturesque Village)

Winner of Britain in Bloom in 2009, and RHS Tourism and Gold achievement awards, Chipping is a charming village located above a fast flowing stream at the edge of the Bowland forest. Its character can be seen in its ancient cobbled streets and lovely 17th century properties...(more)
75 pictures

St Albans, Hertfordshire

One of the most pleasant parts of St.Albans is quaint Fishpond Street. The street derives it's name from a fishpond which lay nearby in medieval times where the monks used to fish...(more)
54 pictures