After thinking about my favourite places to visit in the USA, I got into thinking about all the quaint English towns that are so wonderfully charming and beautiful… How could I not share some of the very best that England has to offer. I have some real favourites that I love to travel to again and again, usually because they are so picturesque, peaceful and idyllic. These towns are perfect for day trips and a great opportunity to explore some of the rich, historical heritage that “Olde England” has to offer. These are just a small snap-shot of my most favourite towns and I’m sure you will have many more that you can recommend to us! 🙂 So, here is my list of my most Merry Olde English Towns that make me swoon!

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1) Knaresborough: A perfect town to explore the rich industrial heritage that gave prosper to this area.

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2) Truro: A Cornish Delight, nestled on the coast, with beautiful views out onto the English Channel 

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3) Stratford Upon Avon: The birthplace of Shakespeare!

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4) Bath: Take a visit  to the world famous Roman Baths that are still present in the city centre, which is filled with Roman architecture.  

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5) Castle Combe: Truly a postcard English town. Nestled in the Rolling hills! 

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6) Cambridge: It’s not just the studious that love Cambridge (so does Yaya)! This is where he studied and it is a truly great place to live and experience when you are in the UK

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7) Bibury: Quaint Architecture that is shaped by its rural heritage and agricultural past.

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8) Durham: A northern delight that is beautifully preserved about 2 hours drive south of the Scottish Border

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9) Canterbury: Best known for its Cathedral, this is a perfect place to wander and stroll through the many side streets and cobbled roads that line the city.

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10) York: Yorkshire heritage at its best! Visit the City walls for a great view across York

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11) Cerne Abbas: Yes, the man (Cerne Abbas Giant) below is real… and he is very unique… he is also very old… Almost 400 years to be precise. Merry Olde Towns That You Must Visit In England (32)Merry Olde Towns That You Must Visit In England (7)

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12) Lacock: A town famous for its quaint charm… oh yes, also the place where lots of Harry Potter was filmed! 

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13) Warwick: Just a 90 minute drive from Central London, Warwick is a true historical delight, with a castle that is immense in its size and scale!  

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14) And Of-course… London Town, which you can read more about here! 😉



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