From North to South, East to West, there are countless beautiful village picturesque and charming in England. Quaint cobblestone streets lined with pretty wooden houses, seaside fishing villages, each boasting its own unique charm…
1. Rye, East Sussex
Just a short walk from London St. Pancras 2 hours by train, Rye is a must-visit village for travelers looking for a vacation in the countryside. Nestled between verdant rolling hills and the English Channel, this is one of the best preserved medieval towns in England.
Rye was like the town where time seemed to have stopped. The winding cobblestone streets of the hilltop town and its idyllic terracotta bungalows, beach promenades, quaint inns and even a castle . All of this, and more, makes Rye the perfect place for a laid-back weekend getaway.
2. Castle Combe, Cotswolds
The Cotswolds are home to many of the most charming small towns in the UK. Castle Combe is particularly beautiful. The houses here use honey-colored Cotswold stone, which is considered a feature of the villages in this area.
Strolling along the village you can enjoy the peaceful atmosphere, buy local produce and stop at the end of the village by the small bridge to enjoy a great moment and take some photos of who comes here will also have to take pictures.
3. Polperro, Cornwall
Nestled against the ravages of time and tides in a craggy ravine, are quaint cottages covered with ravishing flowers, each the work of a Cornish fisherman. Polperro is a shining jewel on the Cornish coast, with sparkling blue waters in the harbour.
The streets in Polperro are so small that no cars can pass, so it’s ideal for walking around the village. Polperro has a wild and rocky coastline. Along the impressive rugged coastline is a natural pool that everyone enjoys swimming in in the summer.
4. Hawkshead, Cumbria
The village of Hawkshead is famous for its quaintness and picturesque beauty, characterized by clusters of whitewashed houses, archways and alleys, courtyards and squares. The rough cobbled streets lead you to the shops, bakeries, cafes and shops in the village. Cars are banned from the village making it an especially great place to wander and soak up Cumbrian culture.
5. Clovelly, Devon
Many people want to once visit Clovelly, this beautiful tourist spot like the picture in this postcard. This place was once owned by the Queen of England. From Elizabethan times to the present day, Clovelly is privately owned, which has helped preserve its original atmosphere.
There is a gravel road that is considered the “backbone” of the village leading directly from the village to the harbor. This famous cobbled street, known as “Up-a-long” or “Down-a-long”, was built of stone pulled up from the beach. Along this main road are small, pretty houses that are covered with flowers in the summer.
In the village of Clovelly, human-powered sleighs are used to transport goods. In the past centuries, donkeys have been used as an additional means of transport, but now donkeys are mainly used for children to ride around grasslands in the summer or as a backdrop for street photography for tourists.
6. Lacock, Wiltshire
Lacock, Wiltshire is one of the oldest villages in England. Almost the entire village is preserved as it is. During the Middle Ages, Lacock was responsible for the production and trade of wool. Lacock Abbey dates back to 1200 and is a San Agostino convent. Lacock is a favorite of location explorers, especially in the movie “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince”.
7. Bibury, Gloucestershire
The famous 19th century artist William Morris called Bibury “The most beautiful village in England, and that’s not without question. Bibury is perhaps the most famous place in the Cotswolds, its rows of dark brick cottages giving it a fairy-tale air.
The River Coln flows smoothly in the middle of the village as a silent witness to the bygone ages. A village surrounded by nature in the Cotswolds, an area in the southwest of England, in the county of Gloucestershire. Bibury is located about 130km west of London.
A must-see special feature in Bibury village is Arlington Row. It is considered one of Britain’s most iconic and photographed sites, and it even appears on the inside cover of UK passports.