Archive for June, 2009

The UK’s ‘prettiest village’

Quick link to England’s Top Ten Prettiest Villages.

‘The prettiest village in England’

Was uploading some images for a Wiltshire village called Castle Combe and noticed that it styled itself as ‘the prettiest village in England’.

It’s pretty, extremely pretty but then there are Dunster in Somerset or Bibury in Gloucestershire or Beddgelert in Gwynedd or Elgol on Skye.  If you bump into this post as the years roll on, can you pls add yours or @picturetheuk on Twitter with your suggestions or contact me with whatever bit of technology we’re all using at that point.  Thanks.  (ps, if you Tweet etc I’ll copy and paste in comments below).

Update Feb 2010:

We’ve been adding hundreds of ‘Top 10 Recommendation’ lists across PictureTheUK to help people discover places in which to holiday.  As part of this, we’ve added our top 10 recommended villages in England, so, if interested, take a look here:

England’s Top Ten Villages.

Again, pls add comments or contact us for other suggestions.

Update Feb 2011:

Over the course of the past twelve months, we’ve been adding content in volume to PictureTheUK. Browse these lists of pretty villages by specific county:

Cornwall’s Top Ten Villages.

Devon’s Top Ten Villages.

Dorset’s Top Ten Villages.

Wiltshire’s Top Ten Villages.

Somerset’s Top Ten Villages.

South West England’s Top Ten Villages.


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Photographing Shropshire

Tweeted a question the other day (under name @picturetheuk): ‘so where’s best to start photographing Shropshire then? Will be heading up the M5 soon and would love some recommendations :)’

Received some great recommendations via Twitter which are listed below.   If you have others, we’re all ears.   And if you have any photos, we’d love to publish them too.  If you have suggestions pls tweet to share or write them up here.


tannwick@picturetheuk Will retweet for others, but I would go for the Stiperstones – then over to the Long Mynd. Ellesemere good also….

tannwick@picturetheuk ….Titterstone Clee near Ludlow also has some good areas – quite industrial, as is Snailbeach lead mine.

HoptonHouseBnB@tannwick @picturetheuk Excuse the interrupt Clun Valley, Clee & Ludlow from Whitcliffe Common, Hopton Castle, Clun Castle

HoptonHouseBnB@tannwick Actually the last time I couldn’t stop wowing was when we drove up to Springhill Farm on Offas Dyke past Clun

HoptonHouseBnB@tannwick Have to say that driving to & from Ludlow this evening was absolutely breathtaking. Clee on the way there & on the way back…

tannwick@picturetheuk Moreton Corbett Castle outside Shawbury is good also (have to give my local fave?) together with Grinshill & The Wrekin

tannwickRT @picturetheuk @cameraboy56: @tannwick Try the Ironbridge area some good shots to be had around there..< Very true!

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