Almost nothing speaks of England better than its villages. Many are the envy of the world, with their pretty churches, historic houses and village shops.
England has 9,000 villages. Author Tom Fort has toured the land and here’s his pick of the best… national treasures
- The great pleasure of Bibury in the Cotswolds is to leisurely stroll around all of it
- Luccombe, in Somerset, is the epitome of a classic rural village
- Don’t miss afternoon tea at The Old Post Office in Troutbeck, Cumbria