Often revered as England’s Best-Kept Medieval Village, Lavenham ticks all the boxes. Ancient half-timbered merchants’ houses hang over winding streets, now populated with enticing gift shops and tea rooms, as well as fine restaurants such as The Great House and the 800-year-old Swan Hotel.
Mermaid Street, Rye, East Sussex, England. "When I stayed at the Mermaid Inn, my room window was above that Mermaid sign, and this was the most exciting thing to ever occur in my lifetime. I could REACH OUT AND TOUCH THAT SIGN!!!! I have a thing for Rye, if you do not know already." from enchantedengland.tumblr.com
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The Ebrington Arms in Gloucestershire. Nobody knows exactly when The Ebrington Arms was built but most guesses are around 1640. The building was thought to originally be a a large dwelling or farmhouse but the building has spent most of its life as a public house. Whatever its origins it’s definitely always been the hub of village life, set in stunning countryside by the village green of Erbington.