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Eastbourne is a vibrant town with majestic buildings. Its breathtaking carpet flower bedding on the seafront is testimony to the value that the town places on its visitors.

Eastbourne was a large coastal community that lived on fishing and farming. In 1232 it was granted a market charter, but it remained a village. The town became more popular in the C18th as a health resort and the King’s family stayed here. However, transport was difficult on poor roads and travel was expensive. Once […]

People shopping on Rochester High Street © Visit Kent
Shopping in Rochester © Visit Kent

Rochester in Kent, is a historic town on the route between London and Dover, and home to one of England’s greatest novelists.

Rochester is a very old city, within the walls of a Roman town where Watling Street crosses the river Medway. Later Anglo Saxons built Rochester Bridge which has ten timber spans across the Medway; a great achievement. Named landowners were responsible for the upkeep of piers or spans. Rochester Castle The first castle dates from […]

Foot suspension bridge and river Ness, Inverness, Highland, Scotland. ©VisitBritain / Britain on View
Foot suspension bridge and river Ness, Inverness, Highland, Scotland. ©VisitBritain / Britain on View

Inverness in the Highlands of Scotland has the heart of a city and the character of a town with a host of historic buildings.

Inverness is full of surprises; I think it has the heart of a city with a town’s character. There are always events to participate in, shows and live music to go to. There are plenty of activities such as trampoline, ice skating, wall climbing, water flumes, golf, and cinema in the city. And, there’s an […]

Old Town High Street © Stevenage Borough Council
Old Town High Street © Stevenage Borough Council

Stevenage in Hertfordshire is a study in urban planning and design, and has several notable features and public art installations

Stevenage in Hertfordshire was once a quiet country town, but in 1946 it became Britain’s first New Town. These provided quality housing and community facilities in response to the post-war housing shortage. The new town of Stevenage was six self-contained residential areas arranged around the original town. Now called Stevenage Old Town, this original part […]

Witney buttercross and town hall © The Cotswolds
Witney buttercross and town hall © The Cotswold

Witney a beautiful ancient market town in the Oxfordshire Cotswolds.

Witney is situated 12 miles west of Oxford and was once an important river crossing on the River Windrush.  The place-name Witney is first attested in a Saxon charter of 969 as Wyttannige; it appears as Witenie in the Domesday Book of 1086. The name means Witta’s island. A charming and bustling market town, there’s […]

The traditional market house in Ross on Wye
The traditional market house in Ross-on-Wye

Ross-on-Wye in Herefordshire a market town in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

Ross-on-Wye is a market town in Herefordshire overlooking the Wye and inside the Wye Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Midway between Hereford and Gloucester; it is the Gateway to the Wye Valley. At the centre is the historic Market House; a listed Ancient Monument. It houses an art and craft gallery and one of […]

View of the harbour at Fowey © Paul Watts and Visit Cornwall
Fowey © Paul Watts and Visit Cornwall.

The beautiful harbour town of Fowey sits in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, looking out to the Atlantic Ocean

Fowey is pronounced Foy; it rhymes with ahoy and buoy. This area is part of the country’s early naval history. St Catherine’s Point is a rocky headland at the entrance to the River Fowey estuary. It’s also a popular heritage site on the South West Coastal Path. Due to its strategic position, the site has […]

Bradford on Avon © www.visitwiltshire.co.uk
Bradford on  Avon © www.visitwiltshire.co.uk

Beautiful Bradford on Avon… the perfect setting

History of Bradford on Avon On the edge of the Cotswolds and a stones throw from Bath, Bradford on Avon in Wiltshire makes the perfect base for visitors to the area. It’s an architectural treasure chest with buildings from centuries past. Many buildings are made from local Bath stone. Visitors can discover dwellings from tiny […]

De La Warr Pavilion Bexhill © Alan Stanton
De La Warr Pavilion Bexhill © Alan Stanton

Bexhill in Sussex, home of the iconic De La Warr Pavilion

Bexhill-on-Sea grew up around the railway, which first came to the area in 1846. In medieval times Bexhill was a manor owned by the church. After the reformation, Elizabeth I owned it and granted it to Thomas Sackville, Earl of Dorset in the C17th. Bexhill in Napoleonic times During the Napoleonic Wars, Martello towers were […]

Buttercross © Visit Wiltshire
Buttercross © Visit Wiltshire

The beautiful market town of Malmesbury in the southern Cotswolds in the county of Wiltshire

Malmesbury in Wiltshire…a town buzzing with vibrancy and charm, there is so much to discover! History of Malmesbury Malmesbury is full of history stretching back centuries. It’s a town with a story to tell. In 2012 a metal detectorist found The Malmesbury Coin Hoard in a field in Milbourne, Malmesbury. This is a rare collection […]