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Olney, Buckinghamshire   (Historic Market Town)

Amongst other things the small town of Olney in Buckinghamshire is famous for its hymns - Amazing Grace was one of the so-called Olney Hymns written by the rector John Newton, and William Cowper, the poet...(more)
62 pictures

Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire

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)
36 pictures

Nettlebed, Oxfordshire   (Picturesque Village)

Nettlebed is a lovely English village in the heart of rural Oxfordshire...(more)
7 pictures

Thaxted, Essex

The village of Thaxted is stunningly beautiful with many reminders that it was once and perhaps always has been an extremely prosperous place...(more)
45 pictures

Chawton, Hampshire

In Chawton is the unassuming 18th-century cottage where Jane Austen once lived...(more)
33 pictures

Burpham, West Sussex

2 pictures

Witchampton, Dorset   (Picturesque Village)

18 pictures

Dursley, Gloucestershire   (Historic Market Town)

Dursley is an ancient place, set in lush greenery to the edge of the Cotswolds in the midst of the beautiful Vale of Berkley, close to the River Severn...(more)
9 pictures

Bridgwater, Somerset   (Historic Market Town)

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...(more)
35 pictures

Staindrop, County Durham

It is reputed that King Canute, Viking King of England, Denmark and Norway, and self appointed Emporer of the North, may have ruled his 'Kingdom' from a Mansion and Estate in the.....(more)
19 pictures

Cartmel, Cumbria   (Picturesque Village)

Cartmel's village square is surrounded by old shops, pubs and a 14th century gatehouse owned by the National Trust...(more)
20 pictures

Kingsbury, Warwickshire

Kingsbury lies in a quiet corner of Warwickshire, it is most notable for its water-park which offers an oasis of calm for visitors escaping the hurried life of Birmingham and other nearby cities and large towns...(more)
229 pictures

Marlow, Buckinghamshire   (Historic Market Town)

Marlow developed into a thriving town from a small community situated at the side of the River Thames...(more)
103 pictures

Mansfield, Nottinghamshire

During the war, both Mansfield and the surrounding region provided sanctuary for Midlander's fleeing the destruction of Hitler's bombs...(more)
69 pictures

Coggeshall, Essex

Standing in a town full of elaborate historic properties, the simple charm of Coggeshall water mill, reflected in the waters of the Blackwell River, captivates perfectly the image of an Essex of long ago, immortalised forever in paintings by Constable and Gainsborough...(more)
9 pictures

Buxton, Derbyshire

This barely spoilt town offers an exciting opportunity to enjoy a town crammed with beautiful buildings whilst exploring the high upland regions of England's glorious Peak District National Park...(more)
74 pictures

Sennen Cove, Cornwall

Sennen Cove lies at the foot of steeply rising slopes to which old whitewashed cottages cling haphazardly around the hillside...(more)
30 pictures

Corfe Castle, Dorset   (Picturesque Village)

Below the castle, the village of Corfe shows picturesque stone houses of the 17th-century...(more)
175 pictures

Newark-on-Trent, Nottinghamshire   (Historic Market Town)

As it's name implies, this town enjoys a fine position on the River Trent. The great castle where King John died in 1216 lies in ruins on the banks of the river...(more)
91 pictures

Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire   (Historic Market Town)

On arrival in Beaconsfield you are immediately struck by the spaciousness of its wide streets and the wonderful show of Victorian buildings and houses in the main street...(more)
18 pictures