The Most Beautiful Villages of England



ISBN: 9780500288382 Category:

James Bentley


Villages are the very embodiment of Englishness. The village inn and the local farm, great houses, humble cottages and beautiful country gardens speak of a way of life that has developed peacefully since Anglo-Saxon times. A few days spent in England’s idyllic villages offers urban dwellers and foreign visitors a revitalizing glimpse of a more tranquil existence, full of history, legend, literature and artistic heritage.

The richness and diversity of the English village is recorded here in absorbing texts by James Bentley and magnificent photography by Hugh Palmer. Grouped by area – northern, midland, eastern, southern and western – and sub-divided by county, this is a seductive celebration of our most beautiful villages.

Additional information

Weight 1214 g
Dimensions 25.1 x 31.3 cm
Publisher name Thames and Hudson Ltd
Publication date 23 July 2009
Number of pages 208
Format Paperback / softback
Dimensions 25.1 x 31.3 cm
Weight 1214 g


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James Bentley was a distinguished travel writer who specialized in Italy and France. He is the author of the volumes on Burgundy, Brittany, The Dordogne and England in The Most Beautiful Villages series.