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4 Old Towns to explore in England


England is a country that is part of the United Kingdom. The area now called England was first inhabited by modern humans during the Upper Paleolithic period but takes its name from the Angles, a Germanic tribe deriving its name from the Anglia peninsula, who settled during the 5th and 6th centuries. England's economy is one of the largest and most dynamic in the world, with an average GDP per capita of £28,100 or $36,000.

Corbridge Roman Town - Hadrian's Wall
Corbridge Roman Town - Hadrian's WallCorchester Ln, Corbridge NE45 5NT, UK

Corbridge was once a bustling town and supply base where Romans and civilians would pick up food and provisions. It remained a vibrant community right up until the end of Roman Britain in the early years of the 5th century. Corbridge was initially the site of a series of important forts. But after Hadrian's Wall was fully commissioned it developed into a prosperous town, a tempting leave-centre for off-duty Wall garrisons.

OswestryOswestry, UK

Oswestry is a market town with great independent shops and friendly shopkeepers. Don't miss a stroll through town on market day. Oswestry lies in a scenic setting in the foothills of the Berwyn Mountains between Wat’s Dyke and Offa’s Dyke, defensive earthworks formerly separating England and Wales. Oswestry is the largest settlement within the Oswestry Uplands, a designated natural area and national character area.

Steep Hill
Steep HillSteep Hill, Lincoln, UK

Steep Hill is a street in the historic city of Lincoln, Lincolnshire, England. At the top of the hill is the entrance to Lincoln Cathedral and at the bottom is Well Lane. The Hill consists of independent shops, tea rooms and pubs, and is popular with tourists. it is home to some of the city's most historic buildings and many independent shops and businesses.

Tate St Ives
Tate St IvesPorthmeor Beach, St Ives, Saint Ives TR26 1TG, UK

St Ives, a small Cornish town on the southwest coast of England, perhaps seems an unlikely site for a major art gallery. However, its artistic connections date back to Victorian times when numerous artists came to St Ives to paint, attracted by its special quality of light. The iconic gallery overlooks the Atlantic Ocean and showcases some of the best-loved British artworks of the twentieth century alongside an ever-changing program of exhibitions embracing the best of British and International

Map of Old Towns to explore in England