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5 Small Towns In England That Will Greatly Attract You

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England is a country that is part of the United Kingdom. It shares land borders with Wales to its west and Scotland to its north.

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The Irish Sea lies northwest of England and the Celtic Sea to the southwest. England is separated from continental Europe by the North Sea to the east and the English Channel to the south.

Let’s take a look at some of the most fascinating in this beautiful country.

1. Bibury 

Bibury is a village and civil parish in Gloucestershire, England. It is on the River Coln, a Thames tributary that rises in the same District. The village center is 6.5 miles northeast of Cirencester.  Bibury is famous for its honey-coloured stone cottages situated in the Cotswold countryside. 

The town has been a perfect example of a picturesque English village for hundreds of years.  It’s also a popular filming location, with high-grossing films like Bridget Jones’ Diary and  Stardust being filmed here. 

2. Hawkshead 

Hawkshead is a village and civil parish in Cumbria, England, which attracts tourists to the  South Lakeland area. The parish includes the hamlets of Hawkshead Hill, 1.2 miles to the northwest, and Outgate, a similar distance north. Hawkshead contains one primary school but no secondary school and four public houses.

The town is a truly historic and wonderfully picturesque village characterized by clusters of whitewashed houses, archways and alleyways, courtyards, and squares. The higgledy-piggledy cobbled streets lead you to village shops, bakeries, cafes, and boutiques. 

3. Lavenham 

Lavenham is a village, civil parish, and electoral ward in the Babergh district, in the county of  Suffolk, England. It is noted for its Guildhall, Little Hall, 15th-century church, half-timbered medieval cottages, and circular walks. In the medieval period, it was among the twenty wealthiest settlements in England. 

4. Castle Combe 

Castle Combe is a village and civil parish within the Cotswolds Area of Natural Beauty in  Wiltshire, England. The village lies about 5 miles northwest of the town of Chippenham. There was a castle in the area, built in the 1100s but it was demolished centuries ago. In recent years major Hollywood films have been shot here and these movies include Stardust, The Wolfman,  and War Horse. 

5. Shaftesbury 

Shaftesbury is a town and civil parish in Dorset, England. It is situated on the A30 road, 20  miles west of Salisbury, near the border with Wiltshire. It is the only significant hilltop settlement in Dorset, being built about 215 meters above sea level on a greensand hill on the edge of Cranborne Chase. There are many attractive and interesting buildings in Shaftesbury including the Old School House on Abbey Walk. The town is a little off the main tourist route but well worth a visit.

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