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Peterborough, Cambridgeshire   (Historic City)

The magic of Peterborough lies in the richness of its beautiful Cathedral. It is a glorious historical treasure house, it is unique and quite beyond compare...(more)
138 pictures

Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire   (Historic Market Town)

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...(more)
31 pictures

Pontefract, West Yorkshire   (Historic Market Town)

Pontefract has a ruined castle which has seen many tragedies, Richard II was murdered there in 1400, and later it was the scene of bitter, bloody battles between Roundheads and Royalists...(more)
179 pictures

St Pancras, Greater London

The name of the area is taken from the boy martyred in AD 304. Pancras was the orphaned Christian son of a Phrygian nobleman who was brought up at the court of the Emperor in Rome...(more)
44 pictures

Thirsk, North Yorkshire   (Historic Market Town)

A small market town in North Yorkshire, famous for its 15th century church, racecourse, Thomas Lord, and from being the place Darrowby was based on, which is the town featured in.....(more)
15 pictures

Ipswich, Suffolk

This is a town that can trace its history back to the Stone-Age, it has been a successive settlement throughout the ages and has been populated by settlers from the Iron-Age,.....(more)
103 pictures

Alcester, Warwickshire   (Historic Market Town)

Alcester developed as a market town in Roman times. It grew out of a settlement at the meeting point of two roads and two rivers, the Arrow and the Alne...(more)
27 pictures

Faversham, Kent   (Historic Market Town)

There is record of settlements in the area in pre-historic times, it is known that the Romans and the Anglo-Saxons both established villages...(more)
60 pictures

Oare, Somerset   (Picturesque Village)

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

Milton Abbas, Dorset   (Picturesque Village)

Milton Abbas is a superb thatched village which has the distinction of being the first planned village of its kind in England...(more)
50 pictures

Middlesbrough, North Yorkshire

When today you look at the thriving metropolis of Middlesbrough it seems impossible to believe that less than two hundred years ago it was a tiny fishing village with a minute community, but it was...(more)
59 pictures

Tintagel, Cornwall

Legendry seat of King Arthur, graced with spectacular cliff scenery and the ruins of a castle built for the Earl of Cornwall in 1145, and of a Celtic Monastery. King Arthur's.....(more)
184 pictures

Portloe, Cornwall   (Picturesque Village)

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

Chilham, Kent

Chilham is a place of extraordinary serenity, it is both picturesque and pleasant, a lovely place to spend a perfectly peaceful day or a quiet, romantic weekend...(more)
30 pictures

Alnmouth, Northumberland   (Picturesque Village)

Alnmouth lies on a coastline famed for its outstanding natural beauty, thus one of its greatest pleasures is found in wandering the coastal paths enjoying uninterrupted sea and coastal views...(more)
7 pictures

Farnham, Surrey   (Historic Market Town)

It was King Caedwalla of Wessex who, in 688 bestowed the Manor of Farnham on the Bishop's of Winchester...(more)
32 pictures

Weston-on-the-Green, Oxfordshire   (Picturesque Village)

A very pretty village with thatched cottages, a lovely 18th century church, and a pub where the famous playwright/poet Ben Jonson stopped on his way to visit shakespeare in.....(more)
50 pictures

Whittlesey, Cambridgeshire   (Historic Market Town)

Whittlesey is an old area of Cambridge, it is mentioned in the Doomsday Book of 1086...(more)
17 pictures

Mevagissey, Cornwall   (Picturesque Village)

One of a ribbon of picturesque fishing villages dotting the fabled Cornish coastline. Mevagissey has ancient buildings flanking steep and extremely narrow streets which during.....(more)
240 pictures

Chipping, Lancashire   (Picturesque Village)

Winner of Britain in Bloom in 2009, and RHS Tourism and Gold achievement awards, Chipping is a charming village located above a fast flowing stream at the edge of the Bowland forest. Its character can be seen in its ancient cobbled streets and lovely 17th century properties...(more)
75 pictures