Bath and Stratford Canterbuty are among the most beautiful cities in England, with, of course, London. These places have a huge cultural value and are linked including famous names in the history of literature. There are old towns, scenic, with a special architecture represents a perfect destination for tourists interested in culture and history.
No trip to England can be complete without sampling at least a couple of the nation’s many beautiful historical market towns that are sprinkled throughout its own landscape. These exceptionally important market cities were generally the central hub of any area of England, where local farmers and merchants from all over the region and beyond, came to sell their cattle and produce. The cities were often built near an active crossroads, river, or under the security of a local castle, and were shaped with wide central roads offering lots of room for a Marketplace Square where dealers could set up stall.
These busy marketplace squares frequently had a conventional Market Cross which has been erected to provide God’s blessing on the encompassing trade. All this transaction often brought in much prosperity for the cities themselves, which is shown in the gorgeous period buildings they’d constructed, many of which stand immaculately kept today, in the form of homes, stores, old coaching inns, city halls, not to mention the fine local churches. Below is a listing of 20 of the best Marketplace towns in England for you to explore, however, we list many more beautiful samples of England’s Market Towns in our complete cities and towns directory here.
Ludlow, Shropshire – Lying on that the banks of that the rivers Corve and Theme Ludlow is a joyful city to visit during any time of year. There are various buildings of ancient origins and soaring above them all can be seen that the 135ft tower of that the cities fifteenth century parish church. The continuing prosperity of Ludlow owes much to that the nice Georgian architecture highlighted in its best In Broad Street that is littered with wonderful dwellings from which great architectual period. Two very fine white and black properties are the seventeenth century Feathers Hotel and the Readers House.
Abingdon, Oxfordshire – One of Britain’s oldest cities, Abingdon in that the county of Oxfordshire developed around that the gates of an abbey founded in 675.3. Cranbrook, Kent – Image by PoE member Hilary Hoad – Cranbrook can be a classic rural city of numerous roads and alley’s, all still true to their middle ages layout. Lewes, East Sussex – This very pleasant city has grown on the River Ouse. Of the great castle all of which remains are the Keep and Barbican. Georgian stores line the High Street and the roads of the old city rise steeply and are connected by a series of narrow passage ways, known locally as, twittens. 5.
The Examiner newspaper undertook the difficult task of selecting only 10 cities to be included among the most beautiful places in England.
1. The most beautiful cities in England. Bath is first on the list Bath offers insight into the ancient history of England, from the Celts to the Anglo-Saxons, but further in time, the time when the city was a Roman seaside resort. And now they can visit the Roman Baths, which were built in 60 en. Among other special attractions also include Bath Abbey, built by the Normans in the eleventh century and Royal Crescent, which is a perfect example of Georgian architecture. The city is protected by UNESCO since 1987, and the sights are so numerous that the best way to visit them is by Bath Visitor Card which offers significant discounts at museums.
2. The most beautiful cities in England. Canterbury horrific crime sceneCanterbury city is located on the banks of the River Stout and is the seat of the Archdiocese of Canterbury, the highest religious authority in England. The city became known after Chaucer was presented in the book “Canterbury Tales.” The city is protected by UNESCO in 1988 and is the main tourist attraction Cathedral. It is famous stately building after a sad episode in the history of England in 1170 here was assassinated Archbishop Thomas Becket.
3. The most beautiful cities in England. Chester combination of ancient and medieval artifactsEven if it is less known than the first two towns, Chester is one of the most beautiful places in England. Located on the banks of the River Dee, Chester has an imposing Norman cathedral, but perfectly preserved ancient walls. On the narrow streets there are many small shops, usually located in the basement, which offers a romantic touch appealing.
Another very beautiful city that gave the world a famous writer, is Stratford-upon-Avon, birthplace of William Shakespeare. The city is unique Tudor-style buildings constructed, and among the attractions include Anne Hathaway’s Mansion (Shakespeare’s wife) and Royal Shakespeare Theatre.
10. The most beautiful cities in England. York, a beautiful medieval town. The last place on the list, but just as beautiful, is York. It is a medieval city, which harmoniously combines the influences of Roman, Viking and Norman. Some popular attractions include York Minster, the largest medieval building in Britain and Clifford Tower. Tourists who come here can visit numerous museums, cruises on the RiverHouse or can wander the medieval streets.