Chichester named one of most picturesque places in England 

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Chichester has been named one of the top ten most picturesque places in England. 

The West Sussex city has been named the fourth most beautiful in the country behind Bath, Canterbury and Oxford. 

Chichester has been named one of most picturesque places in England. Picture: OKA

Chichester has been named one of most picturesque places in England. Picture: OKA

Chichester's grand cathedral in particular drew praise for its picturesqueness by OKA, the luxury homeware company behind the top ten list. 

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The Roman spa town of Bath, which has the highest number of listed buildings, tourist attractions, and council-maintained parks, was named top of the list. 

The top ten most picturesque towns and villages are all in the south of England. 

Have you visited Chichester? Picture: OKA

Have you visited Chichester? Picture: OKA

Here is the full list: 

- Bath, Somerset
- Canterbury, Kent
- Oxford, Oxfordshire
- Chichester, West Sussex 
- Salisbury, Wiltshire
- Sandwich, Kent
- Ramsgate, Kent
- Painswick, Gloucestershire
- Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire
- Penzance, Cornwall

OKA said: ‘England is an incredibly picturesque country, full of stunning architecture, historic places of interest and rolling countryside.

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Chichester High Street. Picture: OKA

Chichester High Street. Picture: OKA

‘We wanted to find a way to rank the country's most picturesque spots, and we're not surprised that Bath takes the top spot.

‘We're also very happy to see Penzance make an appearance, as well a beautiful Cotswolds spot.’ 

England is a country brimming with heritage, history and magnificent countryside including 374,000 listed buildings and 30 UNESCO heritage sites.

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. 

Taking the top spot is the Roman spa town of Bath, with rows upon rows of honey-coloured stone architecture, grand crescents and historic baths.

The town has an impressive 725 listed buildings, and it is the only entire city to hold World Heritage status.

In second spot is Canterbury thanks to its majestic cathedral, cobbled streets and Tudor timber-framed houses.

The Kent city also has 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.