10 Beautiful Villages in England

The Suffolk village of Kersey
The village’s claim to fame is that a coarse woollen cloth called Kersey cloth takes its name from it. If you watched the TV show Lovejoy, the village may look familiar with it being a key filming location for the popular series, featuring Ian McShane.

: Liam Pearson
Sherrington, Wiltshire
Sherrington is a small village and civil parish on the River Wylye in Wiltshire, England. The part of the Great Ridge Wood known as Snailcreep Hanging lies entirely within Sherrington.

Sherrington has the remains of a motte-and-bailey castle, presumed to have been made late in the 11th or early in the 12th century. Now a scheduled ancient monument.

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Hemingford Abbots

Hemingford Abbots is situated along the southern bank of the River Great Ouse in Cambridgeshire.

The village is home to a number of medieval buildings; Abbots End, the Manor House, Whiteways, Medlands, Abbots Barn, the White Cottage and Rideaway Cottage were all built prior to 1600!

: Hannah
Bibury was once described by William Morris as “the most beautiful village in England”

The village is known for its honey-coloured 17th-century stone cottages with steeply pitched roofs, which once housed weavers who supplied cloth for fulling at nearby Arlington Mill. Until the 1980s, that building also housed the museum of Arlington Mill with a collection of period clothing, before it was shifted to Barnsley House. The Mill is now a private residence.

: Helen
Ashford-in-the-Water is a village in the Derbyshire Peak District, England. The village is situated on the River Wye, 2 miles north-west of Bakewell. It is known for the quarrying of Ashford Black Marble.

The name Ashford derives from the Old English æsc and ford, and means a ford where ash-trees grow. In 926 the village was known as Æscforda and in the Domesday Book of 1086 it was Aisseford. The addition of „in-the-Water“ occurred in the late 17th century, and reflected the proximity of the village to meanders of the River Wye.

: James Lloyd Cole
The charming village of Haworth is known for its association with the Brontë sisters and the preserved heritage Keighley and Worth Valley Railway.

Haworth and Haworth railway station have been used as settings for numerous period films and TV series, including The Railway Children, Yanks (starring Richard Gere and Vanessa Redgrave), and Alan Parker’s film version of Pink Floyd’s The Wall (starring Bob Geldof). It also featured in „Wild Child“.

In 2016 the BBC drama To Walk Invisible was shot in and around Haworth and included a full-scale replica of the Brontë Parsonage, Old School Rooms and Haworth Church at the time of the Brontës on nearby Penistone Hill.

: Christian Jaemes
Houghton is a delightful village in Cambridgeshire, England, approximately 3 miles east of Huntingdon on the A1123 road. It lies on the north bank of the River Great Ouse, by Houghton Mill.

The village was named one of the „Best Places to Live in the East“ by The Sunday Times in 2016.

: Liam Pearson
Clovelly Village

Fun fact: In Charles Dickens’ ‘A Message from the Sea’ the village of Steepways is actually based on Clovelly.

Clovelly was a solely agricultural parish with no harbour until the late 16th century, when the squire, George Cary, had the stone pier erected, thus providing the only haven on this coast between Appledore and Boscastle. He also erected fish cellars and warehouses at the cliff base and cottages along the banks of the stream that provided the only route to the shore from the plateau above. The works cost him £2,000 and turned Clovelly into a fishing village.

: Gabriella Wisdom
Honington, Warwickshire

Straight out of a fairytale? Rose Cottage, in the quiet village of Honington, on the river Stour, Warwickshire.

This beautiful chocolate box cottage is a Grade
II listed building. The village of Honington contains approximately 60 houses within the parish boundary, including the half-timbered Magpie Cottage, and the Shoemaker’s Cottage situated on the Green opposite the gates and lodge entrance to Honington Hall which was built in 1682 by Sir Henry Parker.

: Helen
Little Langdale

You may leave the Lake District, but once you’ve been, it’ll never leave you…

Little Langdale was previously known as Langdene meaning ‘far away wooded valley’ – referring to its distance along the flint route from Whitley Bay.

The National Trust owns many farms and areas of land in the valley, many of which date from the 17th century. Other than the farms and houses the village also has a post office open one day per week and an inn. ⁣

: Fayaz Mohamed

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