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Aylsham market place © visitnorthnorfolk.com
Aylsham market place © visitnorthnorfolk.com

Aylsham in Norfolk is a traditional market town with two markets a week, a monthly farmers’ market and a busy town centre.

At the northern terminus of the Bure Valley Railway, Aylsham sits beside the river Bure, one of the busiest rivers in the Norfolk broads. Nestling in the Bure meadows is the National Trusts’ Bickling Estate, the birth place of Anne Boleyn. The Gallery Library in the Jacobean mansion contains the National Trusts’ most precious collection […]

Williton a delight for rail enthusiasts

Williton is a small town on the West Somerset Coast Path – 25 miles coastal with splendid views, geology and archaeology. Visitors can join the Coast Path at Williton just by the train station, or walk along the path towards the town. You can download a guide to the West Somerset Coast Path here. A […]

The historic High Street with half-timbered buildings © East Grinstead Town Promotions
High Street © East Grinstead Town Promotions

The beautiful medieval market town of East Grinstead has a magnificent historic High Street full of Medieval and Tudor timber-framed buildings

The beautiful medieval market town of East Grinstead is in reach of Gatwick Airport, London, Ashdown Forest and the South Coast. It is therefore an ideal base from which to explore the South East. The Bluebell Railway runs steam trains from East Grinstead to Sheffield Park Station. And, the return journey covers 20 miles of […]

WSR train and Dunster Castle ©Julia Aimes Green Photography
West Somerset Railway Train with Dunster Castle and village in the background. ©Julia Aimes Green Photogra

Step back in time to the village of Dunster in Somerset

Dunster, in Somerset, is a quaint old medieval English village in a country setting. As the best-preserved medieval village in England it punches well above its weight for interesting heritage features. There’s an ancient castle, a watermill, the stunning Old Yarn Market built in 1609, and a C16th tithe barn. The ancient eight-gabled Yarn Market […]

Welcome to Wetherby © Wetherby Town Council

Wetherby in West Yorkshire – mid way between Edinburgh and London

Welcome to Wetherby © Wetherby Town Council Wetherby in West Yorkshire stands half way between Edinburgh and London and was on the Great North Road. In the past it was an important staging post. In 1837 the Angel Inn, now on the High Street, served two coaches daily. There was, briefly, a castle here. In […]

The magic of Haworth, West Yorkshire

Steam train arriving at Haworth © John Huxley With its cobbled Main Street, Haworth in West Yorkshire is famous the world over for the Bronte family who lived at the Parsonage. The Bronte sisters, Anne (1820 – 49), Charlotte (1816 -55) and Emily (1818 – 48), lived here, as the daughters of the curate. Their […]

Hastings home of the largest beach-launched fishing fleet in Europe

Hastings in East Sussex is one of the medieval Cinque Ports. It has the largest beach-launched fishing fleet in Europe. We call the beach here the Stade which is a Saxon term meaning landing place. The town is most famous for 1066 – the Castle was built by William the Conqueror. Its ruins are at […]

Clacton-On-Sea

As a coastal resort Clacton-on-Sea is relatively new, and it was primarily the vision of one man – Peter Bruff – that led to its development. Before the mid-19th century the spot was marked by just a beach, known locally as Clacton Beach – after the village of Great Clacton a mile or so inland […]