15 Most Beautiful Small Towns In England-2
This Cornish city is world famous because of its (alleged) place of King Arthur’s stronghold: Tintagel Castle. The castle ruins are a destination in themselves, place just outside city on a craggy assortment of typically Cornish cliffs; drifting about that cinematic landscape together with all the legend — or background? — of King Arthur in your mind is just dreamy. Back up the mountain town is a famous fudge store, the Old Post Office — a beautiful 14th century construction, and much more Cornish pasties, fish & chips shops and bars than you’d believe necessary in this very small city.
Lynton and Lynmouth
It is two-for-one here with Lynton looking back on the volcano village of Lynmouth. Place in stunning Exmoor, nearby is the Valley of the Rocks, a twisting picture of historical geology, and Glen Lyn Gorge, a magic piece of character which is similar to walking through a fantasy book.
This Dorset city is a clear charmer. Among its roads, Gold Hill, has been showcased in the iconic”Boy on Bike” TV ad led by Ridley Scott to get Hovis (a fresh bread at the UK) and you will see why: the steep, cobbled road is lined with rustic cottages to a background of verdant English countryside. Welcome to the scenic street would be the ruins of Shaftesbury Abbey, constructed in 888 AD by King Alfred.
Upper and Lower Slaughter
The title doesn’t have anything to do with murdering! Slohtre is Old English for”helpless place” — nothing is farther from the truth now. These very small twin cities would be the epitome of rustic, chocolate-box Cotswolds attractiveness. A stroll across the River Eye that joins both is a wander through idyllic riverside scenes, also extends beyond a 14th century building aptly called The Old Mill.
Narrow lanes, fresh fish, bars galore, Cornish pasties and cream tea add up to create this city on the north Cornwall shore a metropolitan destination. If you are not wandering around with a ice cream or sitting on a few of the city’s two shores, you may want to have a look at the Tate St Ives, a thorough art gallery. Art plays a massive role in St Ives, and everybody from casual visitor to artwork enthusiast will take a peek in the choice of artwork available in the city’s diverse art galleries, which range from the entire interiors of churches into chambers at centuries-old, wood-beam homes.