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Abbess Roding
Abinger is a parish in the Mole Valley that includes the villages of Abinger Hammer, Sutton Abinger and Abinger Common.
Addlestone is a small town where the thousand year old crouch Oak once marked the boundary of Windsor forest and there is a legend that Queen Elizabeth I stopped to picnic beside it.
Aldermaston is a quiet village in Berkshire, best known as the site of protests by the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND).
Known as the Home of the British Army, the town of Aldershot in Hampshire is in a pleasant urban location, 37 miles southwest of London.
Alfriston lies in the Cuckmere Valley and is the epitome of an English Village. There are a variety of shops in the village including an authentic Village Shop, several good coffee shops and various pubs.
Alton is a charming old town Hampshire, famous for its college and its connections with the murdered 8-year-old girl called Fanny Adams.
Alton Barnes
set in an area of Wiltshire that's steeped in tradition and mysticism, Alton Barnes has become something of a centre for crop circle spotting in recent years.
Alton Priors
Amberley is on the South Downs Way and can be reached by train. It has Sussex thatch cottages, a church and majestic castle ruins overlooking the Wild Brooks nature reserve.
Andover in Hampshire is situated on the River Anton, 13 miles northwest of Winchester it has just over 52,000 residents.
The village of Ardingly, pronounced Arding-lye, is on the eastern edge of West Sussex. It is 33 miles south of London and 14 miles from the south coast resort of Brighton.
Arundel is a small hilltop town with a skyline dominated by the Castle. High on a hill, at the head of the Arun gap, stands Arundel Castle, surrounded by magnificent grounds.
Ascot is the small Berkshire village close to the world-famous Ascot Racecourse, in the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead.
Ashford is a busy market town which still has many medieval houses for you to admire. It is a convenient central point to tour from, to visit the numerous attractive villages.
Ashington is situated in the Horsham District within West Sussex. The parish is approximately 10 miles from Horsham, 4 miles from Storrington and 9 miles from Pulborough.
Ashwell is an absolute gem well worth exploring. The nearby Icknield Way leads you into the beautiful surrounding countryside and is very popular with local walkers.
Ayot St. Lawrence
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Ayot St. Peter
Banstead is close to London but protected by extensive Green belt, so Banstead has managed to retain its rustic village charm.
Barcombe Mills Station
BR made extensive use of the route through Barcombe Mills Station for diversions from the Brighton line right up until closure, with the winter of 1968-69 being particularly busy.
Basildon is a large town in Essex with approximately 170,000 residents. It is situated 25 miles east of London.
Basingstoke is a progressive modern-day town in north east Hampshire, 48 miles south west of London.
Battle is a small town in East Sussex, which grew up on the site of the Battle of Hastings in 1066.
The market town of Beaminster makes a charming place to shop, browse and sample local fare. Three times devastated by fire, this prosperous little town once thrived from wool cloth and sailcloth, sackcloth and shoe-thread, rope and twine.
The village of Beckhamtpton lies just off the roundabout where the A4 meets the A361. You would be forgiven, should you miss it, buried as it is behind a wall of trees.
The village of Bedhampton is now a conservation area, with country lanes and winding streams. Still standing is the Norman church of St. Thomas the Apostle and also the Old Mill House where John Keats once stayed.
Belchamp St. Paul
Bere Regis
Where in Britain might you stumble across an authentic Canadian-carved totem pole? Or find the hub of the chilli-growing industry? The answer is Berkhamsted in Hertfordshire, 30 miles north of central London.
Bishop's Stortford
The market town of Bishops Stortford is in a rural area of Hertfordshire, close to the county boundary with Essex and 27 miles north of central London.
Bishop's Waltham
Bishops Cannings
Black Notley
The small town of Blackwater is in north east of Hampshire near the border with both Surrey and Berkshire.
Blandford Forum
Blindley Heath
Bognor Regis
Bognor Regis is 70 miles southwest of London on England's pretty south coast. It proudly boasts the most sunshine in England, making it ideal for family holidays and weekend breaks by the sea.
Borough Green
Borough Green is a quiet village in Kent. Around the chapel in the centre of the village are a number of varied shops, eating places, banks and not far away the railway station with regular direct access to London.
King Harold sailed from Bosham to visit Duke William, before the Norman invasion of 1066.
Internationally renowned for being one of Europe's most fashionable resorts, Bournemouth attracts millions of visitors of all ages and nationalities each year
Bovington Camp
Bovington Camp is an active army base Dorset, situated between the towns of historic Dorchester and Poole.
Box Hill
Box Hill overlooks the Mole Gap where the River Mole breaks through the line of the North Downs, and gives its name to a scattered village high on the Downs. It is the scene of the famous picnic in Jane Austen's "Emma".
The pleasant town of Bracknell in Berkshire is 33 miles west of London.
Bradford-on-Avon is an unspoilt market town in west Wiltshire, close to the border with Somerset and eight miles southeast of Bath.
Bradwell on Sea
Bradwell-on-Sea is a small Essex village on the Dengie peninsula, near where the River Blackwater meets the North Sea.
Braintree is a bustling town in Essex, about 10 miles north east of Chelmsford and 40 miles from London.
The pretty village of Bramber regularly wins the 'South East in Bloom' competition. It features the 15th century St. Mary's House and the ruins of Bramber Castle.
Brentwood is a pleasant bustling town in south west Essex, 20 miles north east of London and just outside the M25.
Bricket Wood
Bridport was once the focus for the rope and networking industry in the 13th century, hence the long, narrow rope-walks used originally for twisting and drying the cord and twine made in Bridport.
Brighton and Hove
The city of Brighton and Hove is a popular seaside resort in Sussex, best known for its pier, shops, beach and Royal Pavilion.
Broad Town
Broadstairs has an old world charm all of its own. There are winding streets, and fishermen's cottages cluster round the harbour. Viking bay is the town's main beach, but there are six other bays for you to enjoy.
The small town of Brockenhurst is four miles south of Lyndhurst in the centre of the New Forest, Hampshire.
Few people had heard of the small village of Bucklebury in Berkshire until April 2011, when suddenly the news was full of one family from the village - the Middletons.
Burpham is a village situated roughly 2 miles north of Arundel and nestled between the banks of the River Arun and the hills of the South Downs.
Burton Bradstock
Byfleet is a village five miles north east of Woking in Surrey. It is conveniently situated close to the M25, between the River Wey and the River Mole.
Encompassing 325 acres, Caldecote is one of the smallest villages in Hertfordshire. It is a narrow strip of land, which is bounded on the north by Hinxworth, on the south by Newnham, on the east by Ashwell, and on the west by Bedfordshire.
The moderately-sized town of Camberley is in the extreme west of Surrey, about 31 miles southwest of London, between the M3 and M4 motorways.
This beautiful city with cobbled lanes and streets, is the seat of the Anglican Communion and Kent's premier tourist destination.
Castle Combe
Once named the prettiest village in England, Castle Combe is a small and charming village in Wiltshire, six miles north west of Chippenham.
Cerne Abbas
Famed for the Cerne Giant - a striking, mysterious, 180-foot high figure cut into the chalk downs overlooking the village, Cerne Abbas is popular for its picturesque streets, 15th century houses and Abbey ruins.
Charmouth with its sandy beach, is world famous for the fossils formed within Jurassic rocks 200 million years ago, and now being revealed as the cliffs erode in massive landslips.
Chatham is a large town to the south west of Gillingham in Kent. It is on the banks of the River Medway and is rich in naval dockyard history.
Chelmsford is at the heart of social and economic life of Essex - and has been for 800 years. To this day Chelmsford is a thriving community and maintains its position as a premier commercial, retail and leisure location.
Chertsey is situated midway between Egham and Weybridge, the town has a long and distinguished history and was once the site of a Benedictine Abbey, first established in AD666.
Cheshunt is in south east Hertfordshire and is a largely modern town which has grown up around a delightful historic centre.
A peaceful spot at the end of a quiet country lane, Chevening is essentially a great mansion and its estate, with a church and a small group of cottages.
Chichester is the County town of West Sussex and one of the UK's finest smaller Cathedral cities. Its plan and walls date from the Roman occupation and it has splendid examples of late 18th and early 19th century architecture.
Chiddingstone is a beautiful Kentish village with a perfect row of Tudor houses. Their half-timbered gables, mullions and casement windows, picturesque red-tiled roofs and projecting upper storeys have provided a setting for many films.
Chilton Foliat
Chilton Foliat is an ancient settlement, going back to Saxon times, and beyond. The village is situated by the River Kennet, some 3 km north west of Hungerford.
Chippenham is an attractive market town that is an ideal base for exploring Wiltshire
Occasionally known as the
Historic Christchurch nestles between the River Avon and Stour at their confluence and enjoys unparalleled harbour views, walks and wildlife. Close to lively Bournemouth and the tranquillity of the New Forest and rural Dorset…
The seaside town of Clacton-on -Sea was once upon a time a buzzing holiday hotspot on the East Anglian Essex coast.
Cliffe Pypard
Cliftonville is a suburb of East Margate in Kent. Its long sandy beach at the foot of the cliffs has been a popular holiday destination since Victorians first took to sea bathing.
The historic town of Colchester is located in Essex, 23 miles northeast of Chelmsford and 61 miles from London.
Colney Heath
Colney Heath is recognised as environmentally important for the heath is a wetland habitat and home to many shrubland and aquatic animals.
Coombe Bissett
Coombe Bissett is a village and Civil Parish in the English county of Wiltshire. It is a village in the River Ebble valley. Coombe Bissett has a pub "The Fox & Goose", and a church "St Michael and All Angels"
Copford is largely an agricultural village situated 5 miles to the west of Colchester. It is easily accessible thanks to its close proximity to the A12, being just 1/2 a mile form the A120/Stanstead turn-off.
Corfe Castle
One of the oldest castles in England, Corfe Castle still stands as a ruin, but is also one of the most well-known sights in Dorset. The castle has a lot of history, and is an excellent place to learn about itself and other castles
Cowes is a historic seaport on the north side of the Isle of Wight. It is nicknamed The Yachting Capital of the World as it hosts the famous Cowes Regatta and many other sailing events.
Cranbrook is a small unspoilt town, which has retained its medieval feel, through the layout of streets and alleys. Buildings date from 15th to the 19th century.
With Gatwick Airport on its doorstep and an express rail link to London, Crawley is one of South East England's premier shopping centres. The County Mall, provides parking for 1800 vehicles, provides the ultimate in shopping convenience.
Crockham Hill
Crockham Hill is a small village which can be found on the way from Oxted to Edenbridge.
Dartford is an important town in Kent, about 16 miles east of London.
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Deal is eight miles north east of Dover on the coast of Kent. Once the busiest port in England, its quaint streets are lined with history.
Dedham is an idyllic Old English country village in Essex, on the border with neighbouring Suffolk.
The historic Wiltshire town of Devizes is situated 11 miles east of Trowbridge. It is surrounded by stunning countryside and pretty villages.
The county town of Dorchester has much to offer the visitor, with its bustling shopping precincts, elegant 18th century houses and vital cultural life.
Dorking is a town of special charm and character, it is particularly well known for its thriving antiques trade in West Street where more than 20 shops represent over 100 dealers.
Dover, the closest town in Kent to the continent, is the gateway to England. Now the world's busiest ferry port, it is famed for its range of defences and military architecture.
The small village of Dymchurch is on the edge of the Romney Marshes in south east Kent. Located five miles south west of a Hythe, it is the epitome of a traditional seaside town for family holidays.
Situated in rural West Sussex, close to the historic city of Chichester and just a few minutes from the sea, the village of Earnley is certainly one of the more calm and quiet villages of West Sussex.
Eartham is a quiet Sussex village with a fine pub and an interesting little church. The chancel arch of the church is Norman, and has two figures carved on its inside faces, on one side a hare and on the other a bearded man.
East Dean
The delightful village and parish of East Dean is on the outskirts of Chichester, tucked away between the West Sussex villages of Singleton and Upwaltham.
East Farleigh
East Farleigh is a wide spread, but small village, with a lively and close knit community.
East Grinstead
East Grinstead, on the edge of Ashdown Forest at the very east of the county and only 30 miles from London, has a High Street with the longest continuous run of 14th century timber-framed buildings in England.
East Marden
East Molesey
East Preston
East Stoke
East Wittering
Head southwards from the beautiful West Sussex Cathedral City of Chichester and signposts indicate The Witterings.
Eastbourne is a large town of just under 100,000 residents on the East Sussex coast between Brighton and Hastings.
Eastchurch on the Isle of Sheppey was itself once the home of the early pioneers of aviation. Lord Brabazon of Tara, holder of Pilot's Licence No.1, and the late Sir Winston Churchill were both taught to fly at the old Eastchurch aerodrome.
The leafy town of Eastleigh lies between Southampton and Winchester on the River Itchen in Hampshire.
Egham - A busy coaching town in the 18th and 19th centuries, the town is now by-passed by heavy traffic and this, together with the recently pedestrianised town centre, makes it a favourite shopping place.
Emsworth is a picturesque little fishing village with narrow streets, Georgian houses, high walled gardens and swans on the mill pond. Emsworth was the home of PG Wodehouse.
Enborne is in West Berkshire, England. It is more of an area rather than a Village with about 200 houses and 500 parishioners. It takes its name from the river Enborne that runs along the south edge of the Parish.
Epping Green
Epping Green is a small village situated on the B181 between Epping and Harlow The village is in the parish of Epping Upland which stretches from the Wake Arms near Upshire to the outskirts of Harlow.
Esher is a delightful suburban village in Surrey, best known as frequently topping the list as the most expensive place to live in the UK. It is located 14 miles south west of London.
Eynsford is a pretty Kentish village in the lovely Darenth valley. Its ancient ford and a hump-backed mediaeval bridge across the river are still in use.
The moderately sized town of Fareham lies between Southampton and Portsmouth in south east Hampshire.
Farnborough in Hampshire is best known for its air show. The town is situated about 34 miles southwest of London, close to the M3.
Farnham stands on the River Wey, with unspoiled river meadows running through it, an architectural jewel with several outstanding art galleries.
As you walk from the top of the fielded hill into the beginning of Farnham you will find your self walking amongst delightful assorted cottages.
Faversham is a picturesque medieval market town. Many of the buildings, which were built in the 18th century, have been restored and are on view today.
Felpham, pronounced Felf-fm by locals, is a small coastal village of around 10,000 people in West Sussex. It is a village in its own right, but is adjoining the larger town of Bognor Regis.
Set in almost the heart of Salisbury Plain, Figheldean is a quiet tranquil place that offers peace and quiet and unrivalled views of the surrounding plain.
Described as picture-postcard pretty, Finchfield is an idyllic Essex village complete with village pond, redbrick cottages and a white 18th century windmill.

Fleet is a dramatically growing town in the borough of Hart. It's held to be one of the best place in the country to live for quality of life, amenities and services.
Folkestone has recently become famous as the town adjacent to the Channel Tunnel entrance, it is one of England's most elegant Edwardian resorts.
Folkestone Harbour
The historic Town of Fordwich lies on the Great Stour river, about two miles east of Canterbury. Its history traces from Roman times.
Fortuneswell is a village on the northern side of the Isle of Portland. Its streets wind their way up steep hills which rise from sea level near Chesil Beach to a height of 500 feet at the top of the isle.
Frimley is tucked away in the west of Surrey, 31 miles south west of London and close to the Hampshire border.
Frinton-on-Sea is a seaside town, fifteen miles from the historic town of Colchester on the Essex Coast.
Frome St. Quintin
Furneux Pelham
Gillingham is situated in Kent, 35 miles southeast of London. It was first referred to in the 10th century as Gyllingeham
Godalming is a charming town of timbered buildings and cobbled streets, the first town in the country to have electric street lighting.
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Goring-by-Sea is a small neighbourhood in the West Sussex Borough of Worthing. It has around 7.800 residents, a good number of whom have chosen to retire to this attractive community.
The town of Gosport is on the south coast of Hampshire bordering Portsmouth Harbour.
Gravesend is on the south bank of the River Thames in Kent, facing Tilbury across the estuary.
Grays, situated on the North bank of the Thames, 4 miles East of the M25 and Dartford, is only about 25 miles from London. The 2,872 metre QEII Bridge, also some 4 miles away, is the longest cable stayed bridge in Europe.
Great Amwell
Great Baddow
Great Bardfield
Great Bardfield is a small village near finchingfield.It has its own museum in the centre and Bardfield cage, which was used for the punishment of unsavoury characters. It has a beautiful church and a fine collection of houses.
Great Bentley
Great Bently is a large village eight miles from Colchester and five miles from Clacton and the Essex Coast.
Great Clacton
Great Clacton is a mile from Clacton-on-Sea town centre and seafront. It was originally a distinct village in its own right from the resort of Clacton-on-Sea; however it now merges into one large development.
Great Holland
Great Holland is a quiet, pleasant village situated between Frinton and Clacton with the sea visible in the distance. The offshore wind farm at Gunfleet Sands sandbank is now clearly visible and is due to begin operating in August 2009.
Great Wymondley
Great Wymondley is a village between Hitchin and Stevenage. The village, formerly known as Much Wymondley, is a conservation area with a number of listed buildings
Guildford - Surrey's county town - has all the richness and amenities of a city and yet remains compact enough to explore and enjoy with ease.
The very name Hamble-le-Rice conjures up images of a peaceful backwater village in an idyllic beauty spot, and that is exactly what it is.
Hampstead Norris
The village of Hamstreet is situated where the Kentish Wealden hills meet the flatlands of Romney Marsh and there are plenty of traditional Kentish weather-board buildings in the village centre.
Hanging Langford
In the village of Hardham you will find the tiny 11th century St. Botolph's Church. St. Botolph's contains one of the UK's earliest and most complete schemes of mediaeval wall paintings.
The Essex town of Harlow is one of number of "new" towns constructed largely in the 1950's/60's. It was designed to be one of a number of satellite towns which were built to facilitate the overspill population from London.
Harpenden is a busy commuter town, and retains its charm with a tree-lined High Street and many 17th and 18th century buildings. The town centre offers several small interesting shops, excellent pubs and restaurants.
Hartley Wintney
Situated in the county of Hampshire, Hartley Wintney is a large village on the River Hart. It is located between Basingstoke and Camberley.
Hastings is located on the south coast of England in East Sussex, overlooking the English Channel. Despite having no natural harbour, it developed a large fishing fleet.
Hatfield is a town of Saxon origin, situated 22 miles north of London in central Hertfordshire. The town had a close relationship with the aviation industry throughout the 20th-century.
Once a leading leather, glove and parchment-making centre, Havant evolved around an ancient network of springs and an old Roman crossroads which linked Arundel to Winchester and Hayling Island to Rowlands Castle.
Hayling Island
Hemel Hempstead
Hemel Hempstead is in Hertfordshire, eight miles west of St Albans and close to both the M1 and M25 motorways.
Henley is a small hamlet with 16 houses in the middle of the 15,000 acre Cowdray Estate. Henley is well known for its idyllic setting on the side of a north-eastward facing sandstone hill...
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Herne Bay
Herne Bay is a sizeable seaside resort on the Thames Estuary in Kent. It lies seven miles north of historic Canterbury.
Hertford is the county town of Hertfordshire and despite its country town atmosphere, it is just 19 miles north of London.
High Halstow
This ancient village is set on the highest point of the Hoo Peninsula and has a wide variety of scenery within its boundaries.
Lying four miles to the east of Christchurch, Highcliffe is just over a century old and during recent years has developed into a thriving and attractive area with beautiful, clean beaches, an excellent range of accommodation and good parking facilities.
Hitchin first known of in the 8th century but grew as a market town during the 15th century, then expanded rapidly when the railway came and presently has a population of approx 35,000. Hitchin is surrounded by open farmland
Horley is a traditional market town blending the old with the new, offering good convenience shopping to a large residential area.
Horndon on the Hill
Horndon-on-the-Hill is listed in the Doomsday Book as Horninduna. This name appears on a Saxon coin of Edward the Confessor (1042-1066AD) and suggests that Horninduna was once the site of a Royal Anglo-Saxon mint.
Rich in history, Horsham District in the north east of the county, is a showcase of rural England, an inspiration for poets, artists and film makers alike.
Horsted Keynes
Horton Kirby
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Hurst Green
Hythe is a member of the Cinque Port federation, Hythe today is a pleasant seaside town. Once a thriving port, the old town, separated from the sea as a result of silting, it now lies 1.5 km inland.
Icklesham is a small village on the main A259 between Hastings and Rye. In earlier times it dominated the river brede in the valley to the north and is believed to have been a prime target to the Normans in 1066 when they landed.
Ide Hill
Ide Hill is one of the highest villages in Kent, perching on the top of the Greensand ridge at 800 feet above sea-level. It is a most attractive village grouped around its wide green, with a Victorian church on the edge of a wood.
Isle of Grain
The Isle of Grain is a sparsely populated area in North Kent. The name was derived from greon which means gravel. It is situated at the eastern tip of the Hoo Peninsula.
Ivychurch is a sleepy village in the heart of the Romney Marsh. While it may not be awash with amenities, it does offer some interesting sights and historic buildings.
Kings Somborne
King's Somborne is a pretty and peaceful village nestling in the Test Valley three miles to the south of Stockbridge in Hampshire. It is recorded in the Doomsday Book, where its name was Somborne Regis.
Kingsgate Bay is arguably one of Kent's most beautiful beaches - secluded, sandy and nestled between chalk cliffs, North Foreland golf course and the historic Kingsgate Castle.
Kirby Cross
Kirby Cross and Kirby-le-Soken are two villages close to the seaside resorts of Frinton and Walton, which are a mile away.
Knockholt enjoys an airy situation on the crest of the North Downs. It is an old village, and over the years its focus has shifted from the original centre round the church to its offshoot Knockholt Pound a mile away.
Langdon Hills
Langford is a tiny hamlet situated between Hatfield Peverel and Heybridge on the B1019. It has been an agricultural village for centuries, but is perhaps more famous now for the Waterworks which was built in 1927
The Ship Inn and the Royal Oak on the harbour side at Langstone are said to have once been smuggler's haunts.
Lark Hill
Leatherhead ';The Gateway to the Surrey Hills', provides an excellent base for visitors wishing to explore the beautiful Surrey countryside and variety of nearby attractions.
Leigh is a small village near Sherborne in Dorset, with a population of around 500 people. The village has an attractive parish church - the church of St Andrew.
Leigh-on-Sea is an old town in Essex, steeped in history and tradition.
Leith Hill
Leith Hill is not a town but a hill, the highest in the South East of England. On its shoulder perches the attractive little village of Coldharbour.
Lewes is the county town of East Sussex. The castle overlooks the town and is open to visitors, as is the Barbican Museum opposite it. In such an historic town as Lewes there is obviously much to see.
Leysdown on the Isle of Sheppey is a traditional seaside resort with award-winning beach and facilities.
Close by the A3 London to Portsmouth Rd. lies the large East Hampshire Village of Liss, dating back to medieval times and mentioned in the Domesday Book.
Little Bentley
Little Bentley is a small village situated between the A120 (Colchester - Harwich) and the A133 (Colchester - Clacton). Little Bentley has won the Essex Best Kept Village Award a number of times.
Little Clacton
Little Clacton is a pleasant village on the outskirts of Great Clacton and Clacton town centre, it is situated approximately three miles from Weeley and Thorpe-Le-Soken.
The West Sussex seaside resort of Littlehampton is 17 miles west of Brighton, at the mouth of the River Arun.
London Colney
London Colney is a large village sited on the old coaching route between London and St. Albans. The village has a thriving historic centre with a hypermarket to the south. With 1,800 car parking spaces, it is one of the largest hypermarkets in the UK.
Long Crichel
Lurgashall, north west of Petworth, is a classic Sussex village with a triangular cricket green overlooked by the Noah's Ark, a friendly pub with a strong cricketing connection.
Lydiard Millicent
Lydiard Millicent is a small village and parish in the far North-East corner of Wiltshire, it is part of the District of North Wiltshire, but is close to the western edge of the Borough of Swindon.
Lyme Regis
The dramatic coastline of Lyme Regis is an area of great natural beauty, criss-crossed by good rambling paths, and home to many kinds of flora and fauna.
Lyndhurst is a delightful village situated in the New Forest in Hampshire. It is nine miles from Southampton.
Maidenhead is a town on the River Thames in Berkshire. It is 25 miles west of London.
Maidstone is the County Town of Kent and a thriving commercial centre with excellent shopping, sports and leisure facilities.
The Essex town of Maldon is on the Blackwater Estuary about 10 miles east of Chelmsford.
Marchwood has a sailing club and small Marina, it has a village centre with bakery, supermarket, PO, beauty parlour and hairdressers. a fish and chip shop and Chinese TA also! Marchwood has several recreational open spaces.
Margate has a lovely sea front and a fun fair. Donkey rides were first introduced on the sands of Margate in the early 19th century. Margate is also the birthplace of the Bathing Machine; Thomas Barber, a local man, made the first one in 1736.
Market Lavington
Market Lavington is a large, friendly and thriving village on the northern slopes of Salisbury Plain, about five miles south of Devizes.
Marlborough is a historic town in Wiltshire, midway between Calne and Hungerford.
Melbury Abbas
Melbury Bubb
Melksham is a historic Wiltshire town, with lots of interesting buildings and enjoyable walks by the River Avon.
Whether it's watching cricket surrounded by quaint cottages under the shade of the windmill or strolling through the picturesque and tranquil countryside walks that dominate the area, Meopham is a quintessential slice of Kent life.
Merstham is a North Downs village of ancient origin but modern attributes: It is more residential than commercial but is far from being a sleepy dormitory village. It is conveniently located in a gap of the North Downs on the London to Brig
A very tidy village steeped in history, this small Essex village is a very pretty place that doesn't resemble its name in the slightest! This was how a magazine started its feature on our village recently.
The West Sussex village of Middleton-on-Sea is in the eastern suburbs of Bognor Regis. It is a small seaside community of around 5,000 residents.
Midhurst has its origins in the middle ages. The buildings round the Market Square are particularly attractive and include Elizabeth House, a rare example of a four-story timber-framed house.
Mile End
Milton Abbas
Milton Regis
Milton Regis, a suburb of Sittingbourne, offers a tourist attraction with a difference. At Milton creek you will find an old sailing barge yard, which still carries out this type of work on a commercial basis.
At Minster, the Isle of Sheppey's history is again brought to life at Minster abbey Gatehouse Museum, part of one of Kent's earliest Benedictine nunneries.
Quiet, peaceful, off the beaten track, Moreton is a mixture of village styles - linear in parts with a little thatched street, dispersed in others.
Mudeford is a mecca for water-sports enthusiasts and fishermen alike. This charming fishing village lies at the entrance to Christchurch Harbour.
Netley Marsh
New Milton
Newbury stands on the River Kennet in West Berkshire. It is well known for its racecourse.
The coastal port of Newhaven is situated at the mouth of the River Ouse. Newhaven still has a daily ferry service to Dieppe and the harbour is always busy and a fascinating place to visit.
Orsett was the original seat of local government for the area and the site of a palace of the Bishop of London in medieval times. The village lock-up last used as a prison in 1848, and the animal pound still exist.
Overcombe is a quiet beachfront area on the eastern side of Weymouth. It is about 2 miles from the town centre and harbour, with a frequent bus service. There is adequate parking. The beach itself is sand and shingle and is safe.
Pagham is a small, sea front town boasting a nature reserve located close to Pagham Lagoon. It has enough interesting wildlife to attract both the amateur and serious birdwatcher.
Park Street
Park Street Village is situated between Radlett and St Albans. There is a beautiful Nature Reserve, which was once chalk pits, and now there are 3 man-made lakes which are home to many species of birds and insects.
Partridge Green
The magnificent Petworth House dominates Petworth; one of Sussex's most important country towns.
Pevensey Bay
Pevensey Bay is on the coast of East Sussex, about five miles northeast of Eastbourne. The parish of Pevensey includes both the inland village of Pevensey and Pevensey Bay, which are about a mile apart.
Nestled in the much admired Piddle Valley and in a designated area of outstanding natural beauty, lies the small, picturesque village of Piddlehinton.
In the year 1002, Emma, the daughter of the Duke of Normandy, received, on her marriage to Ethelred (The Unready), land in the village of Piddletrenthide, in the valley of the River Piddle.
Plaxtol is a little gem nestling in a fold in the Bourne Valley just South of the A25 and to the west of Tonbridge. It is a small village, the Millenium Stone planted in the grass verge adjoining the Parish Church.
Poole is a large coastal resort in Dorset, five miles west of Bournemouth.
Port Victoria
Portchester is a coastal suburb of Portsmouth in Hampshire, situated on the busy A27 between Portsmouth and Southampton.
Portland Harbour
Famous for its Royal Naval base, historic dockyard and its football club, Portsmouth is a well-known port city in Hampshire on the south coast of England.
Preston is a large, quiet residential suburb of Weymouth just over 2 miles east of the town centre. Although part of Weymouth it retains its village feel and still includes farmland.
Pulborough is the home of Parham House and Gardens, set in the heart of an ancient deer park, on the slopes of the South Downs. The house and gardens have been lovingly restored by the Pearson family.
Purfleet features in Bram Stoker's novel Dracula in which the famous vampire buys a house called 'Carfax' and lives in Purfleet.
Queenborough, with much to remind visitors of its long history as a seafaring town, is well worth exploring. In the High Street is the Guildhall on the site of an earlier courthouse captured by the Dutch in 1667.
Ramsgate is a popular seaside town in Thanet, East Kent. It has lovely sandy beaches which first attracted visitors in the 19th century.
Reading is the county town of Royal Berkshire, situated in beautiful countryside in the heart of the Thames Valley, with the Rivers Kennet and Thames running through the town.
Redbourn was a strategically positioned roman settlement along Watling Street and is famous locally as the scene of the first recorded cricket match in Hertfordshire in 1666.
Redhill is a rural market town adjacent to Reigate and 20 miles south of London. It is situated in the North Downs of Surrey.
The historic market town of Reigate nestles at the foot of the North Downs which provide a magnificent backdrop.
Rettendon is a quite widely spread village and includes the hamlet of Battlesbridge which is on the tidal River Crouch. The parish church is All Saints and sits on the hill just off the main road to Chelmsford.
Rochester is often referred to as 'the City of Great Expectations' due to its association with Charles Dickens. There is a Dickens Centre, as well as Dickens festivals in the summer and at Christmas.
New Romney is the largest town on Romney marsh, and an ancient Cinque Port. Old Romney is an unspoiled village lying to the west.
Royal Tunbridge Wells
Royal Tunbridge Wells remains one of the most elegant towns in the country, and was considered a rival to Bath when it was a fashionable spa from the 17th to 19th centuries.
Rushall is an ancient settlement set next to the River Avon in Wiltshire's beautiful Pewsey Vale.
The parish of Rusper dates back to at least the 12th century A.D. The parish is nestled between Crawley and Horsham and is home to around 1,500 people.
The historic small town of Rye stands on the edge of Romney Marsh in East Sussex. It is at the confluence of the Brede, Tillingham and Rother rivers.
Rye Harbour
The fishing village Rye Harbour sits near the mouth of the river Rother, in East Sussex and still has small boats moored along the river.
Saffron Walden
Saffron Walden is in an unspoilt rural area of Essex, about 50 miles north of London, and it is as pretty as its name suggests.
Salisbury is an important cathedral city in south east Wiltshire, bordering on the Salisbury Plain. This strategic point beside the confluence of several rivers was the site of Neolithic settlement at the area known as Old Sarum.
Sandgate spans 2 ½kms of Kent coastline between Folkestone and Hythe. It fringes the English Channel and clusters beneath steep wooded slopes.
Sandridge lies north-east of St. Albans, and was recorded in the 1086 Doomsday Book. Sandridge Village is a conservation area centred around St Leonards Church, which is open most summer weekends.
Sandwich is one of the most complete medieval towns in England, it has great charm and character, with its network of narrow streets and alleys; it is one of the five ancient Cinque Ports established by Royal Charter in 1155.
Seaford is a seaside town on the south coast situated between Brighton and Eastbourne. The coast and countryside attract many visitors to this area.
The village of Seasalter can be found on the north coast of Kent, facing the Isle of Sheppey across the mouth of the River Swale.
Selsey is a small seaside town just 8 miles from Chichester on the West Sussex coast. It lies at the tip of the Manhood Peninsula and is almost an island, being surrounded on three sides by the sea.
Sevenoaks is believed to have derived its name from a group of seven oak trees which once grew in the area, long since gone; but to keep the legend alive, seven oaks were taken from Knole Park and ceremoniously planted on the common in 1955.
Arriving in Shaftesbury from the north-east, one may well be given the impression that it is much like many others - a bustling and pleasant little town situated on the borders of Dorset, Somerset and Wiltshire.
Sherborne is a mellow-stoned living pageant of history. The ancient Abbey Church has one of the most graceful and delicate fan-vaulted roofs in England, and some fine stained glass.
Sherfield on Loddon
The village of Shipley, has views of the South Downs and the iron age Chanctonbury Ring camp. The church was built by the Knights Templar around 1125.
Shoeburyness is a small town of 20,000 residents and a peninsula, or ness, which juts out into the sea at the estuary of the River Thames. This Essex town is 3 miles east of Southend and 44 miles from London.
A short car ride from Shoreham is Shoreham Airport, officially opened in 1911, was host to the British pioneers of air flight. The oldest licensed airport in the world.
Shorncliffe Camp
Singleton is one of West Sussex's small and charming villages in the Lavant Valley.
Sittingbourne is a modern day market town, but has very strong links with the sailing barge history in its past, which is still very much in evidence today.
Slindon is on the South slopes of the Downs and mostly in the care of the National Trust. Charming and unspoiled, with brick and flint houses there are walks through the surrounding beech woods and open downland.
Slough is 22 miles west of London in the royal county of Berkshire, close to Windsor and Maidenhead.
Smarden is a wonderful place to live and to visit. It is a beautiful Kentish weavers' village with around 200 buildings of architectural and historical note dating from the '4th Century.
South Benfleet
The lovely town of South Benfleet is 30 miles east of London in Essex.
South Hanningfield
South Harting
South Hayling
South Ockendon
Southampton has been an important port for centuries, situated on Englands south coast and is a fascinating place to visit.
Southbourne is a popular holiday resort and is a suburb of Bournemouth. Situated between Boscombe and Christchurch, it offers a pleasant beach and a host of nearby visitor attractions.

Southend-on-Sea, often known simply as Southend, is a popular seaside resort in Essex. It is on the north side of the Thames Estuary about 40 miles from the centre of London.
Ten miles southeast of Maldon lies the town of Southminster on the Dengie peninsula of Essex.
Southsea is a coastal town at the southern tip of Portsea Island near Portsmouth in Hampshire.
St. Albans
St Albans has been welcoming visitors from far afield for 2000 years. First built as Verulamium by the Romans, the city was renamed St. Albans after the first British Christian martyr.
St. Margaret's at Cliffe
St Margaret's at Cliffe is situated on the southeast coast of England, between Dover and Deal.
St. Mary Bourne
St. Nicholas at Wade
St. Osyth
St Osyth is a historic village in Essex located between Colchester< and Clacton-on-Sea.
Situated on the north bank of the River Thames in Surrey>, Staines is 5 miles from London Heathrow Airport and 17 miles from Charing Cross in central London.
Stanstead Abbotts
Stanstead Abbotts is a large village in Hertfordshire, north of London. The Greenwich meridian passes through the centre of the village, which is recorded by marker posts.
The village of Stansted in Kent is ten miles west of Maidstone and within a mile of both the M20 and the A20. It is frequently confused with Stansted International Airport which actually is 50 miles north in Essex.
Stansted Mountfitchet
When wondering how best to describe the Saxon village of Stansted Mountfitchet to a possible tourist, the phrase, "big things come in small packages" springs to mind.
Steeple Ashton
Steeple Bumpstead
Stevenage was the very first of the constructed New Towns of Britain, primarily built to house post-war Londoners who had either lost their houses, or needed a boost in morale and a cleaner, safer alternative to London.
Steyning lies inland from Shoreham-by-Sea, it has a wealth of timber framed buildings, including Woodhouse Cottage in Mouse Lane, and 14th and 15th century half type houses with projecting first floors in the High Street.
Anyone with any doubts about the beauty of the Essex countryside should visit Strethall in mid August on a day when the sun is shining down on the golden cornfields and the harvest is well and truly underway.
Sutton at Hone
Swanage lies on the southeast coast of Dorset, about 10km south of Poole. It is on a strangely shaped peninsula called the Isle of Purbeck, which is not actually an island at all. It has an east-facing sandy bay, popular with summer visitors.
Swanmore is a small village set amid beautiful countryside in rural Hampshire. It's a pleasant place with a good atmosphere and friendly people.
Swindon is a large Wiltshire town on the north side of the M4 between Bristol and Reading.
Tarrant Monkton
Teffont Magna
Tenterden is a delightful country town with wide tree lined streets, historic buildings, inns and shops. It has been described as ' the Jewel of the Weald'.
Thorpe is mentioned in the Doomsday Book as 'Torpe'; the village has not changed much in 900 years
Thorpe le Soken
Thorpe Le-Soken dates from Saxon times and has a number of historic houses and buildings providing the village with a character distinct from Frinton, Clacton or Walton which developed as seaside resorts. Much of the village has changed re
Thurrock is situated in the south-west of Essex and borders the north bank of the River Thames. Thurrock is the gateway to London with easy access to both Kent and Essex via the M25 motorway.
Tilehurst is a suburb of Reading in Berkshire, bounded by the River Thames in the North, Sulham woods to the west and the A4 to the south.
Tolleshunt D'Arcy
Tonbridge is an ancient town dominated by its Norman Castle, it was built in a delightful setting on the River Medway. Home to the famous Tonbridge School founded in 1553 by Sir Andrew Judd a former Lord Mayor of London.
Totton is a small town in Hampshire, separated from Southampton by the River Test.
Turners Puddle
Upper Beeding
Upper Hale
Virginia Water
The affluent village of Virginia Water is in Surrey and is christened after the lake and stream of the same name.
The Walmer of today is a relatively quiet mainly residential seaside town. It has, however, played a significant role in English history. Julius Caesar and his legions are said to have first landed on Walmer beach in 55BC.
Walton on the Naze
Walton-on-the-Naze in Essex is a delightful Victorian styled seaside town and popular holiday resort, which has remained largely untouched since the 1950s.
Walton on Thames is a pleasant riverside town with a new pedestrian shopping centre boasting many designer shops and a multitude of high profile restaurant with al fresco summer time eating.
Once an old Saxon village, Warblington is now pretty much deserted. All that remains are the ruins of a 16th century castle, standing alone in a farmer's field.
Ware is a pleasant market town in east Hertfordshire. Set in the valley of the River Lea it lies just to the north of London and was once a popular coaching town on the Great North Road.
Warminster is Wiltshire, southwest of Salisbury Plain. It sits on the River Were and is a charming leafy town of 17,000 residents.
Waterlooville is essentially a community shopping centre, Waterlooville has plenty to offer the visitor also, there are often special shopping events taking place.
The Hertfordshire town of Watford is 20 miles north west of London within the M25 motorway.
Weeley village is eleven miles from Colchester, seven miles west of Walton and five miles from Clacton. The main road to Frinton and Walton passes through, busy with traffic although off the main road the village itself is less busy
Welwyn Garden City
Welwyn Garden City is a new town developed in the 1920s. It is close to London for commuters, but there is also lots to do in the town itself.
West Bay
West Clandon
West Compton
West Hanningfield
West Itchenor
The pretty village of West Itchenor is just southwest of Chichester, in a delightful area of West Sussex.
West Malling
West Meon
West Mersea
West Peckham
West Tilbury
West Tilbury was the site chosen for the Camp Royal in 1588 to prepare for the threatened Spanish invasion.
West Wittering
The delightful village of West Wittering lies in a beautiful part of West Sussex, close to endless stretches of untamed beach and windblown sand dunes.
The Wiltshire town of Westbury is most famous for its White Horse carved into the chalk hillside. Just above the White Horse is the site of an Iron Age hill fort.
Westerham is on the western edge of Kent, and is an attractive place with restaurants, teashops and antique shops around its village green.
Westgate on Sea
Westgate-on-Sea is a seaside resort in northeast Kent, overlooking the River Thames estuary about two miles west of Margate.
Weybridge is to the south of the River Thames in the Elmbridge area of Surrey. It is situated at the mouth of the River Wey, hence its name.
Weymouth is a diverse and popular resort set in the heart of the UNESCO Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site. It's bounded by Lyme Bay and Chesil Beach to the west, and Weymouth Bay to the south and east.
Wheathampstead is one of the district's most attractive villages. Wheathampstead has a well documented history dating back to pre-Roman times.
Almost any visitor to Whitstable will be surprised. This sleepy town on the north Kent coast has no seaside promenade and few arcade amusements. There are no faded fairgrounds or rows of deck-chairs. Although the national press makes much o
Wimborne Minster
The delightful historic, bustling market town of Wimborne Minster lies in the picturesque water meadows of the rivers Stour and Allen. Wimborne Minster is twinned with Valognes in France and Ochsenfurt in Germany.
Wimborne St. Giles
The cathedral city of Winchester is in Hampshire, bordering on the scenic South Downs.
The small village of Winchfield is in southeast Hampshire, eight miles east of Basingstoke.
Windlesham is in North WestSurrey and is named after the Windle Brook that runs through the village. It was once a small farming village within Windsor Great Park.
Windsor - A Georgian and Victorian town which grew up around the magnificent castle. Wren completed the fine Guildhall in 1689. An attractive place for shopping, with many antique shops.
Woking offers convenient shopping, top quality entertainment, sporting action, relaxing countryside and interesting days out for all the family.
Wootton Bassett
The popular seaside town of Worthing, has a largely pedestrianised shopping centre, all on level ground. Worthing was immortalised by Oscar Wilde in 'The Importance of Being Earnest'.
Yatebury is now a small village nestling at the foot of the Marlbrogh Downs, betwen Beckhampton and Calne.
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