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Aldeburgh, Suffolk   (Seaside Town)

Aldeburgh is a seaside retreat with boundless charm. The history of the resort quite possibly reaches back to Saxon times, certainly during the Middle Ages it was a prosperous port and later it became known as a fishing centre...(more)
112 pictures

Milton Abbas, Dorset   (Picturesque Village)

Milton Abbas is a superb thatched village which has the distinction of being the first planned village of its kind in England...(more)
50 pictures

Derby, Derbyshire

This is the premier town of the Shire, it is steeped in history with roots stretching to Roman times - the legions had a camp near the east bank of the Derwent, but the town was.....(more)
68 pictures

Duddington, Northamptonshire   (Picturesque Village)

This is a gem of a village that is all gracious houses and cottages of stone, roofed with stone slates, that are spaciously interspersed around enchanting country lanes backed by mile after mile of glorious rich pasture and meadowland...(more)
29 pictures

Eardisland, Herefordshire

Voted as 'the prettiest village in the Midlands' by a TV poll, Eardisland is well worth a visit. It is favoured as being one of a trio of Black and White villages along the valley of the River Arrow...(more)
31 pictures

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)
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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

Stamford, Lincolnshire   (Historic Market Town)

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...(more)
246 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)
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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

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

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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15 pictures

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

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