Three Kent Town's in England's Top 10
England’s most picturesque towns and villages have been revealed – the top 10 are all in the south of England with three right here in East Kent.
We’re a nation brimming with heritage, history and magnificent countryside. From the picture-postcard villages of Cornwall to the grand cathedrals of Canterbury and Chichester, we are lucky to have some of the world’s most beautiful places right on our doorstep.
With 374,000 listed buildings and 30 UNESCO heritage sites, England has more picturesque spots than we could possibly count, but luxury homeware company OKA (www.oka.com) has risen to the challenge and created a definitive list of the top 10 most picturesque towns, villages and cities in the country.
Taking the top spot is the Roman spa town of Bath, while in second spot is Canterbury thanks to its majestic cathedral, cobbled streets and tudor timber-framed houses. The city also boasts 593 listed buildings. Oxford, also known as the City of Dreaming Spires because of its impressive architecture, follows in third position, with 420 listed buildings and 15 heritage gardens.
Meanwhile, not to be outdone by the county’s cathedral city, Sandwich came in sixth place followed by Ramsgate in seventh.
1. Bath, Somerset
2. Canterbury, Kent
3. Oxford, Oxfordshire
4. Chichester, West Sussex
5. Salisbury, Wiltshire
6. Sandwich, Kent
7. Ramsgate, Kent
8. Painswick, Gloucestershire
9. Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire
10. Penzance, Cornwall
Image: Ramsgate at night. Visit Kent, www.visitkent.co.uk