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Historic Market Towns in England

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Filey, North Yorkshire

Filey is a former fishing town on the North coast of England. It first became a noted holiday resort in Victorian times when the railways opened up giving city dwellers access to the coast...

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Fordingbridge, Hampshire

Fordingbridge is a historic market town in Hampshire..

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Framlingham, Suffolk

Pleasant Suffolk market town with narrow winding streets showing beautiful colour-washed cottages beneath red-tile hung roofs - the best place to see these is in the area around Market Hill...

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Frodsham, Cheshire

In the medieval times Frodsham was an important port and borough belonging to the earls of Chester...

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Gillingham, Dorset

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Glastonbury, Somerset

This little town now enjoys world renown for its annual music festival which attracts thousands of visitors from all over the globe. None-the-less, this still remains very much a.....

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Godalming, Surrey

A feature of the town is its long narrow streets, these stretch out from the River Wey and are lined with several gracious historic properties...

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Grassington, North Yorkshire

This is Upper Wharfdale's principle village. It is a place of quiet charm with a lovely old bridge spanning the River Wharfe and cobbled lanes with pretty stone cottages descending towards the attractive village square...

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Guisborough, Cleveland

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Hawes, North Yorkshire

This is a thriving, friendly market town at the heart of Wensleydale, it shows beautiful old stone properties, quaint shops, galleries, craft workshops and cafe's arranged around winding cobbled streets...

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Helmsley, North Yorkshire

The town itself is very pretty with lots of interesting stone buildings set around a market square where visitors can find attractive craft and gift shops, as well as cafe's and no less than four former coaching inns...

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Henley on Thames, Oxfordshire

Henley held the very first regatta in 1839 and in the year 1851 Prince Albert became Patron of the Regatta, thus giving the event the pretigious title of Royal Henley Regatta...

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Hexham, Northumberland

Historic market town where for centuries the sheep and cattle farmers of Northumberland gathered for the Tuesday market beside Hexham Abbey...

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High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire

The largest town in Buckinghamshire county, and once famous for its thriving chair making industry, High Wycombe is the only town in the world that weighs its Mayors, which is a.....

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Hitchin, Hertfordshire

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Kendal, Cumbria

Sometimes referred to 'the auld grey town' because it was built mainly of grey stone, Kendal is a large Market town in the east of Cumbria...

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Keswick, Cumbria

Keswick is a pretty Market Town that nestles between the spectacular Skiddaw Mountains and the northern end of the serene Derwentwater Lake within the Lake District National Park.....

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Kington, Herefordshire

This is a small ancient market town sheltered by the Hergest Ridge which rises to a height of over 1,380 ft. The town is situated near the Welsh border, with the lovely River Arrow flowing through...

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Knaresborough, North Yorkshire

This attractive market town lies in the high reaches of Yorkshire above Harrogate. It is overlooked by the peaceful waters of the River Nidd which is spanned by a magnificent.....

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Leatherhead, Surrey

This is an ancient town, where the parish church of St.Mary and St.Nicholas has existed since Anglo-Saxon times...

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