The 10 Most Charming Small Towns in England
When you think of England‘s small towns and villages you are immediately transported into a different world, where the air is crisp and fresh, the hills glisten around you in lush green and little cozy cottages are scattered around. Well, guess what? this is a not dream! England boasts the most charming and quaint old towns, full of character and elegance, with a touch of rustic feel. If you want to feel like a local roaming around these serene small towns and villages, we’ve listed 10 of the most beautiful towns in England, just for you!
Clovelly, Devon – This lovely fishing village cascades down to the harbor along the beautiful cobblestone High Street. When you reach the harbor you can dine on some fresh and locally caught lobster or grab a drink at one of the inns. Don’t forget to bring your comfy shoes, the main street is pebbled and steep!
Rye, East Sussex – This medieval gem is home to a maze of cobbled streets with a mix of timber framed medieval and Georgian houses and is situated on a charming steep hill. This small town looks like it was perfectly frozen in time.
Dedham, Essex – Surrounded by serene landscape and scenic meadows, Dedham is a magical small village with a pretty high street and with pretty Georgian facades.
Castle Combe, Cotswold valley – A quintessential English village that’s been named “Prettiest Village in England” and for good reason! There’s a river flowing through the town, little quaint riverside cottages and small pretty streets. This town has a rustic elegant charm to satisfy your small town needs!
Painswick, Cotswold valley – This delightful historic wool town is surrounded by lush hills and is mostly known for the mesmerizing Rococo Gardens. These flamboyant and decadent gardens are located in a hidden valley. In the garden you can enjoy rococo buildings, magical walks and a tantalizing maze.
Bibury, Cotswold valley – Charming Bidbury looks like a postcard. Rows of old Cozy cottages, a picturesque old church and a river that flows through the city. This small town is warm and enchanting, with vivid colors and a magical feel.
Bourton-on-the-Water, Gloucestershire – This town has been described as the ‘Little Venice’ of the Cotswolds and for good reason. Surrounded by stunning natural beauty, the lovely village has a river flowing through it with several picturesque bridges arching over it.
Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire– This beautifully preserved town is one of the most important medieval wool towns and holds an elegant charm, with authentic pubs filled with character, lovely gardens and pretty cottages.
Knaresborough, North Yorkshire – An ancient market town that boasts true English character, with secret cobbled alleys, spectacular countryside scenery and a romantic ruined fortress that overlooks the River Nidd.
Whitby, Yorkshire Coast – This picturesque port town has a Lively harbor, narrow quaint streets and lovely harbor side houses. You can climb up the famous 199 steps that lead to the impressive Church of St Mary.