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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 |

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On this day:
William the Conqueror lands - 1066, The South Sea Bubble Bursts - 1720, British national anthem 'God Save The King' sung for the first time - 1745, The First International Meets in London - 1864, Britains 1st Woman doctor qualifies - 1865, Brixton riots again - 1985, Frankie Dettori’s Magnificent Seven - 1996
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