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London has a special place in our hearts, but every now and again modern city living gets a bit too much, and we need to swap being constantly plugged in with recharging the ol’ batteries. Whether it’s with a walk in a park, a scenic bike ride, or a trip to a gallery, there are plenty of ways to reset in the city. But sometimes a jaunt further afield is required – and that’s where these picturesque villages come in.
They have old-fashioned character by the bucketload, from wonky cottages to cobbled hilltop towns and dreamy seaside villages. Here are nine timewarp villages that time forgot.
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