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A Devon Cathedral & Maritime City

EXETER: SPIRES & SHOPPING A city full of heritage and culture, Exeter has a wealth of attractions to suit all tastes, from its stunning Gothic Cathedral to its beautiful and historic Quayside. A good way to discover more about Exeter’s turbulent 2,000 year history is on a free guided walking tour with...

A Yorkshire Dales Literary & Book Town

SEDBERGH: WORDS IN A PERFECT SETTING The historic market town of Sedbergh, with its flagged yards and hidden lanes, is set in the beautiful Yorkshire Dales National Park. The town lies amidst the mighty Howgills, some of Alfred Wainwright’s favourite fells, and has been England’s Booktown since 2006. It...

An Rural Essex Market Town

SAFFRON WALDEN: BUSTLING WITH CHARM Saffron Walden is a rural market town in north-west Essex. The name Saffron comes from the valuable Crocus sativus crop, which was cultivated here between the 15th and 18th centuries and was used as a dye, flavouring and medicine. The town is an ideal place to indulge...

Dickens’ Home of Great Expectations

MEDWAY: A VICTORIAN NOVELIST’S HAUNT Victorian literary giant Charles Dickens moved to Medway when he was five and spent the happiest years of his childhood around Chatham. The historic city of Rochester inspired the author so much that he featured it in his works more than any city, other than London. For...