Dartmoor: Discover This Gorgeous English National Park

Dartmoor

Dartmoor in Devon is an area of bleak but gorgeous moor that has inspired artists, and the odd movie director, for centuries… You know you’re onto a good thing when an A-list movie director waxes lyrical about a place. Steven Spielberg was very taken with Dartmoor when he came to film War Horse. The landscape …

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20 Essex Villages You Shouldn’t Miss

essex villages: Wendens Ambo

Essex is one of the UK’s largest counties, and across it, you’ll find a diversity of landscapes, from the rural north to the more built up south. Here are 20 Essex villages you should not miss. If you’re interested in looking for accommodation in any of these Essex villages, then visit our partner >>> holidaycottages.co.uk …

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20 Gorgeous Suffolk Villages: Quintessential England

suffolk villages

The best, most gorgeous, Suffolk villages seem like they’ve been plucked right out of a postcard. Complete with pretty thatched-roof cottages, winding cobblestone streets and cosy village pubs perfect for Sunday roast. Surrounded by idyllic countryside, meadows with flowing rivers and medieval houses that have set the scene for Harry Potter movies, the historic East …

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The Best & Prettiest Villages In Surrey, England

The Best & Prettiest Villages In Surrey, England 1

Surrey has the reputation for being on the London ‘stockbroker’ commuter belt and therefore not a great place to visit. However, even they do I’m sure contain many stockbrokers, the following villages are just as pretty and interesting as neighbouring Hampshire or Sussex… 1. Shere Shere is a village in the Guildford district of Surrey, England 4.8 miles (7.7 km) …

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Bristol: Discover This Gateway To The West Country

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Top 10 Places To See In Bristol, England The largest city in South West England is famous for balloons, bridges, bikes, boats, Banksy, and Brunel. The name of the place is derived from the old English word “Brycgstow”, which means “the place at the bridge.” Even before it became the leading commercial harbour of the …

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Canterbury Cathedral: Piety, Murder & Beauty

Canterbury Cathedral: Piety, Murder & Beauty 2

Canterbury Cathedral has a menacing beauty. The seat of the Archbishop of Canterbury, the spiritual head of the Church of England and global Anglican Communion – there are few more holy places in England than Canterbury Cathedral. Canterbury isn’t just one of the oldest or best-known of England’s fine fleet of Cathedrals, it’s also the …

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Gallery: Cornish Fishing Villages

A Cornish Village

Cornish fishing villages dot the coast of Cornwall, in the far south west of England. The county is famous for its smugglers, wild seas and pretty little villages that have grown up around the coves and inlets of this rugged coast.

Discover The 20 Prettiest Devon Villages

Discover The 20 Prettiest Devon Villages 3

We’ve featured Devon in South West England several times before, but thought we’d concentrate on one of the reasons for the county’s popularity with visitors: its many lovely villages.