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North Cerney, Gloucestershire

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North Nibley, Gloucestershire

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Oare, Somerset

Thus, it was unsurprising to learn that this was the setting for R.D.Blackmore's famous novel, Lorna Doone...

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Old Warden, Bedfordshire

Old Warden is a sleepy Bedfordshire village with pretty honey-coloured thatched cottages and a wealth of other interesting buildings...

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Osmington, Dorset

The pretty village of Osmington is situated along the Jurassic coast just 4 miles North-East of the historic resort of Weymouth. It has narrow streets and pretty thatched.....

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Padstow, Cornwall

Padstow has become a phenomenon of the latter half of the 20th-century when Chef, Rick Stein, together with his endearing little dog, Chalky first burst upon our T.V. screens following the opening of his famous "Seafood Restaurant" which has since become a Mecca for fish and seafood lovers from all over the country and Europe...

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Paxford, Gloucestershire

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Polkerris, Cornwall

Polkerris in St.Austell's Bay has a lovely sandy beach backed by a cluster of cottages built haphazardly along a narrow village street leading towards the wooded hills and cliffs which give shelter to this enchanting little cove...

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Polperro, Cornwall

Jagged rocks rise as if to guard the entrance to the picturesque harbour of this enchanting fishing village which has for decades been a magnet for tourists and a mecca for artists from all over England...

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Polruan, Cornwall

A holiday resort of considerable merit and charm...

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Porlock Weir, Somerset

The fickle seas of the Middle Ages caused neighbouring Porlock's harbour to dry up giving Porlock Weir the opportunity to open up as a small port. These day's Porlock Weir is.....

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Port Isaac, Cornwall

Port Isaac offers visitors many rich experiences from strolls around its ancient streets and narrow alleys criss-crossing the hillside, to simply standing on the top of a cliff watching the foaming waves of the changing tide...

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Porthleven, Cornwall

Porthleven has two picturesque harbours - the inner harbour is lined with dazzling white cottages, with the walls of the outer harbour giving shelter from the often tumultuous seas...

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Portloe, Cornwall

"One of the least spoiled and most impressive of Cornish fishing villages" - Sir John Betjeman (famous poet 1906-1984)..

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Reeth, North Yorkshire

An area of startling clarity, populated with beautiful old stone buildings, Reeth is a famous centre from which to tour the beautiful Yorkshire Dales...

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Ribchester, Lancashire

A picturesque village in the Ribble Valley..

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Robin Hood's Bay, North Yorkshire

The talk in the local pub is all of Robin Hood, did he pass through this bay whilst journeying to Whitby, or did he not?..

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Scotton, North Yorkshire

Home to the infamous Guy Fawkes whos residence still stands at the end of the village. On bonfire night or 'Guy Fawkes' night, unlike other areas of England where an effigy of Guy.....

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Seatoller, Cumbria

Seatoller, set in one of the most beautiful and exciting landscapes to be found in the lakes, gains its prosperity as a centre for climbers and walkers...

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Selworthy Green, Somerset

Selworthy Green is the start of a picturesque walk through steep woodlands to the gorse-gold and heather clad summit of Selworthy Beacon from which there are magnificent views over the undulating countryside...

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