10 Most Beautiful Villages in England

This time here is our choice of 10 most beautiful villages in England.

10. Mevagissey, Cornwall

Many would agree that Mevagissey is one of the most beautiful examples of a Cornish fishing village. A small harbor filled with working boats surrounded by a tight bundle of houses.
Another reason why Mevagissey is on our list is the charm and warmth of the Cornish residents.

Mevagissey HarbourPhoto by T`ian

9. Lacock, Wiltshire

If you visit Lacock don’t be surprised if some views may seem quite familiar to you. The village is often chosen as a filming location. Some of the scenes of the Harry Potter Movies were filmed in Lacock. The National Trust owns the entire village of Lacock in order to preserve its untouched character.

Lacock AbbeyPhoto by Skinnyde

8. Hawkshead, Cumbria

Located in the Lake District, this village offers some amazing views. If you are planning to spend the weekend hill-walking, Hawkshead would make a perfect base. You can also find a great Beatrix Potter gallery in the village.

Lake District - 3Photo by Keith Laverack

7. Eton, Berkshire

Only 23 miles away from London, it is one of one of the most visited villages in all of England.
Eton has a great selection of pubs and restaurants, and a great meadow near the river for picnics.
Windsor castle is only a 4 minute walk away.

Windsor and Eton 22-7-2005Photo by Martin Pettitt

6. Dunster, Somerset

In the heart of Dunster you can walk through a market street that has not changed in hundreds of years. This old wool town offers you also the sight of Dunster Castle and Dunster Woods, the home of some of the oldest trees in England. Another notable site is wild Exmoor, a beautiful national park, perfect for walks.

Dunster in DevonPhoto by heatheronhertravels

5. Dorchester, Oxfordshire

One of the main sights in Dorchester is the beautiful abbey, a comparatively large church for the size of the village. Dorchester is a prime example of the villages in England. It symbolizes a clean, quiet and unspoiled ramshackle feel.

P1260047Photo by shimgray

4. Avebury, Wiltshire

Avebury is truly astonishing. An old village surrounded by the country’s largest ancient henge monument. These ancient stones are awe inspiring and incredibly beautiful. They were built thousands of years ago for reasons unknown. Avebury is truly a must see if you are traveling through England’s villages.

Avebury Village, Wiltshire, EnglandPhoto by JohnBurke

3. Clovelly, Devon

This beautiful little village is an official English heritage site. On the north Devon coast winters offer stormy days and harsh winds. While on hot summer days Clovelly may resemble a Spanish fishing village. If you have difficulties walking, you should avoid the main cobbled street. It is so steep that there are no cars, as wooden sleds are the usual way of transporting items around.

Clovelly High StreetPhoto by IDS.photos

2. Bourton-on-the-Water, Gloucestershire

Through the heart of this beautiful village trickles the shallow river Windrush. There are small arched footbridges for pedestrian crossing all over the village. Another great attraction is the houses on the water, all of which are built of local yellow sandstone, making the place vibrate with a friendly ambience.

Bourton On The WaterPhoto by Marcio Cabral de Moura

1. Castle Combe, Wiltshire

An astonishing site, filled with stone houses dating back hundreds of years. The main attractions near Castle Comb include Chipping Norton, Chipping Camden, Dyrham Park, Cirencester and The Abbey House Gardens among others.

Castle Combe 19-7-2005Photo by Martin Pettitt

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