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  • Clovelly: It is said that the little Devon community of Clovelly has been featured on more calendars than any other village in England. Starting at a great height, the village cascades down to the harborfront along narrow, cobblestone High Street. You park your car at the top and make the trip on foot. Supplies are carried down by donkeys.
  • Painswick: Deep in the heart of the Cotswolds, this old wool town is still remarkably well preserved, its ancient buildings still guarding the narrow streets blanketed by antique cottages of honey-colored stone. Its church is known for the 99 yew trees. According to legend, the Devil won't let the 100th yew tree grow. To the north of the town, its Rococo Garden is visited by people from all over the world.
  • Bibury: For sheer charm and quaintness, the old Cotswold town Painswick is a rival of Bibury for the title of most picturesque village in England. Sitting idyllically on the Coln River, Bibury is known for its Arlington Row, a charming cluster of 17th-century weavers' cottages that are remarkably preserved.
  • Chipping Campden: Elegant, regal Chipping Campden seems frozen in time, fighting other Cotswold villages, Bibury and Painswick, for the title of most beautiful in England. It is a dream of long ago, when wealthy wool merchants built honey-stoned cottages in prosperous towns. Look for weather-beaten roofs, original mullioned windows, and a fine Perpendicular church from the 15th century.
  • Betws-y-Coed: Deep in the heart of the national park of Snowdonia, this oddly named village lies in a tree-lined valley of the River Conwy. With an antique church, it also comes complete with tumbling rivers and waterfalls set against a backdrop of mountain scenery. The town, which is also known for its eight bridges, makes an ideal center for exploring the attractions of North Wales.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.