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Malmesbury, Wiltshire   (Historic Market Town)

The town stakes its claim to be the oldest borough in England on the fact that it was granted a charter in the year 924 by King Edward..(more)
48 pictures

Knaresborough, North Yorkshire   (Historic Market Town)

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.....(more)
119 pictures

Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire   (Historic Market Town)

Aylesbury is the county town of Buckinghamshire, taking over the mantle from the town of Buckingham during the 16th century. Aylesbury is a very busy vibrant town, situated at.....(more)
16 pictures

Bowness on Windermere, Cumbria

This is the principal resort on Lake Windermere, it is a town crammed with quaint narrow streets jammed full of summer tourists which sprawls along the shores of the lake somewhere between Waterhead and Lakeside...(more)
196 pictures

Truro, Cornwall   (Historic Market Town)

Truro, today is Cornwall's unofficial capital and adminstrative centre but in the Middle Ages Truro was one of the towns which controlled Cornwall's flourishing tin mining industry...(more)
41 pictures

Maidstone, Kent

Interestingly, there was a time when the most important factor about Maidstone was its 5 watermills....(more)
162 pictures

Beverley, East Riding of Yorkshire   (Historic Market Town)

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......(more)
148 pictures

Halifax, West Yorkshire

Halifax is an industrial city close to the famous Pennines and the route of the Pennine Way in what is known as Yorkshire's "Bronte" country...(more)
67 pictures

Burton Bradstock, Dorset   (Picturesque Village)

This in one of the most enchanting villages to be found along the sweeping Dorset coast. It has gorgeous little lanes where there are eye catching thatched cottages with walls.....(more)
56 pictures

Cheltenham, Gloucestershire

Cheltenham, the very mention of this grand old town conjurs up not only images of gracious georgian houses but also of superb thoroughbred horses thundering round the town's.....(more)
146 pictures

Bosham, West Sussex

Interesting little place with the picture post-card appeal of 'Sussex by the Sea' which for centuries has captivated artists from all over...(more)
96 pictures

Settle, North Yorkshire   (Historic Market Town)

A wonderful market town in the Yorkshire Dales. Settle is the starting point for the famous Settle to Carlisle Railway; one of Britain's most spectacular and scenic railways which.....(more)
32 pictures

Hay-on-Wye, Powys

Hay-on-Wye, as its name implies is picturesquely situated on the River Wye at a point where Herefordshire meets with the border of Wales..(more)
63 pictures

Minster Lovell, Oxfordshire   (Picturesque Village)

Minster Lovell, in its beautiful dream-like setting against the gently rising Cotswold landscape, has a history stretching back to Saxon times...(more)
19 pictures

Westminster, Greater London

Of all the jewels in the City of Westminster, none shines more brightly than Westminster Abbey, stunning setting for the coronation of almost every English monarch since William the Conqueror was crowned there in 1066...(more)
131 pictures

Mousehole, Cornwall   (Picturesque Village)

This delightful coastal village, with its wealth of history, lovely old harbour and beautiful headland walks, makes an interesting base for exploring the superb scenery of Mount's Bay and Land's End...(more)
48 pictures

Shillingstone, Dorset

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Birmingham, West Midlands   (Historic City)

Birmingham, Britain's second city, known as the city of a thousand trades, has long been recognised as one of the World's most important manufacturing and commercial centres...(more)
229 pictures

Dorchester, Dorset   (Historic Market Town)

Dorchester is the county town of Dorset and is the heart of Thomas Hardy's Wessex. On the outskirts of the town you will find Hardy’s birthplace and family home in Higher.....(more)
86 pictures

Appledore, Devon   (Picturesque Village)

Appledore is as enchanting as its name. It is a pretty place that shows a host of colourful fishermens cottages in the narrow streets beyond the quay..(more)
49 pictures