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Historic Market Towns in England

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Bedale, North Yorkshire

A market town in North Yorkshire, granted its Market Charter in 1251 by Henry III...

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Bedford, Bedfordshire

Bedford is the historic County town of Bedfordshire with a beautiful riverside setting on the great River Ouse. John Bunyan, author of Pilgrim's has strong associations with this town...

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Beverley, East Riding of Yorkshire

This is a town best known for its impressive Minster church which is without doubt one of the most splendid in Europe. It is mostly Early English in style and was begun in 1220......

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Bewdley, Worcestershire

The graceful arches of the bridge designed by Thomas Telford (1757-1854) are a dominant feature of this lovely old town which nestles on the banks of the River Severn...

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Bishop Auckland, County Durham

This was the busy social and commercial centre of the south-west Durham coalfield, but the town is actually much older than the Industrial Revolution, although that historic.....

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Blandford Forum, Dorset

Utterly delightful, a town of matchless elegance, of quintessentially English beauty, are but a few of the attributes to the fine Market town on the River Stour...

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Boroughbridge, North Yorkshire

Boroughbridge is a pretty market town in North Yorkshire. The town has some interesting history, including the neothlithic ‘Devils Arrows’ standing stones and the site of the.....

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Bovey Tracey, Devon

The pretty town of Bovey Tracey borders with the beautiful landscape of Dartmoor...

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Bridgwater, Somerset

Bridgwater emerged from a village of the Middle Ages to become a prosperous river-port. Later, it became known as the place where Monmouth proclaimed himself King...

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Buckingham, Buckinghamshire

Said to have been founded by 'Bucca' leader of the first Anglo Saxon settlers during the 7th century AD, and declared the county town of Buckinghamshire during the year 888 by.....

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Bungay, Suffolk

Bungay is an attractive historic market town in Suffolk and is situated on the river Waveney in the Norfolk Broads National Park. The town has several historic attractions.....

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Burford, Oxfordshire

Welcome to Burford - an historical market town in the Oxfordshire part of the Cotswolds. With a character all of its own, and a church that is considered to be one of the top 20.....

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Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk

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

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Chagford, Devon

With haunting scenery, quaint cottages, pretty streets and alleyways Chagford has something for everyone...

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Cheadle, Staffordshire

Cheadle has several fine black and white half timbered buildings in the town that date from the 16th-century..

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Chesham, Buckinghamshire

Located in the picturesque Chess Valley along the Chiltern hills and surrounded by famland, Chesham is one of Buckinghamshire's most attractive towns...

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Chesterfield, Derbyshire

Chesterfield is an attractive town close to the dramatic peaks of the Peak District National Park. It is well known for its strange landmark, the crooked spire of its parish.....

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Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire

Immediately appealing, this is certainly one of the most picturesque small towns in the northern reaches of the Cotswolds..

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Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire

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...

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Chudleigh, Devon

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