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The Historic Towns and Cities of Britain

Britains many and varied historic towns and cities are the heartbeat where trade has flourished for centuries and so continues today. Some of the country's best preserved buildings adorn the ancient narrow lanes and bustling thoroughfares and many are recognisable from television and film sets today. Magnificent cathedrals and churches dominate the skylines and each has a very different story to tell.

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Abingdon | Aldeburgh | Alfriston | Alnwick | Alston | Alton | Ambleside | Amersham | Amesbury | Appleby in Westmorland | Arundel | Aylesbury | Ayr | Bakewell | Ballater | Bamburgh | Banbury | Bangor | Barnard Castle | Barnstaple | Bath | Battle | Beaumaris | Beaumaris | Bedford | Belfast | Berwick upon Tweed | Beverley | Bideford | Birmingham | Blackpool | Bodmin | Boston | Bradford | Brighton | Bristol | Buckingham | Burford | Burton upon Trent | Bury St Edmunds | Buxton | Caernarfon | Cambridge | Camden | Canterbury | Cardiff | Cardigan | Carlisle | Castletown | Chatham | Chelmsford | Chelsea | Cheltenham | Chepstow | Chester | Chesterfield | Chichester | Chiswick | Christchurch | Cirencester | Clitheroe | Cockermouth | Colchester | Conwy | Cowes | Dartmouth | Denbigh | Derby | Devizes | Dorchester | Dorking | Dover | Dumfries | Dundee | Dunster | Durham | Edinburgh | Elgin | Ely | Eton | Evesham | Exeter | Falmouth | Farnham | Faversham | Fort William | Glasgow | Glastonbury | Gloucester | Grantham | Great Malvern | Guildford | Haddington | Hampstead | Harlech | Harrogate | Hastings | Hawick | Hay on Wye | Henley in Arden | Henley on Thames | Hereford | Hertford | Hexham | Honiton | Hull | Hungerford | Huntingdon | Inverness | Ipswich | Kelso | Keswick | Kettering | Kings Lynn | Kingston upon Thames | Kirkwall | Lambeth | Lancaster | Launceston | Lavenham | Ledbury | Leeds | Leek | Leicester | Leominster | Lewes | Lichfield | Lincoln | Liskeard | Little Malvern | Liverpool | Llandudno | Long Melford | Looe | Louth | Lowestoft | Ludlow | Lyme Regis | Lymington | Macclesfield | Maidstone | Malmesbury | Malvern | Malvern Wells | Manchester | Maryport | Matlock | Midhurst | Monmouth | Newark | Newbury | Newcastle upon Tyne | Northallerton | Northampton | Norwich | Nottingham | Oakham | Oundle | Oxford | Padstow | Pembroke | Penrith | Penzance | Perth | Peterborough | Petworth | Plymouth | Portsmouth | Preston | Reading | Richmond upon Thames | Ripon | Rochester | Ross on Wye | Rye | Salcombe | Salisbury | Scarborough | Selby | Sheffield | Shrewsbury | Skipton | Soho | Southampton | Southport | Southwold | St Albans | St Andrews | St Davids | St Helier | St Ives | St Peter Port | Stafford | Stamford | Stirling | Stornoway | Stratford upon Avon | Swansea | Tamworth | Taunton | Tenby | Tewkesbury | Thirsk | Tintern | Totnes | Truro | Tunbridge Wells | Warwick | Wells | Westminster | Whitby | Winchester | Windsor | Woodstock | Worcester | Wymondham | York |

Brit Quote:
Now that I know what I want, I don't have to hold on to it quite so much. - Lucien Freud
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On this day:
The Worlds Richest Shipwreck - 1631, Battle of Rowton Heath - 1645, St Leger first run - 1776
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