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Timber-framed cottages, Turville, Buckinghamshire

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Timber-framed cottages, Turville, Buckinghamshire
Turville, Buckinghamshire, England
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The Buckinghamshire village of Turville lies in the beautiful countryside of the Hambleden Valley, on the edge of the Chiltern Hills. Above the village stands an old windmill used in the film adaptation of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. More fascinating from a historical perspective are the wonderful collection of medieval and Jacobean timber framed buildings clustered around the small green and the ancient inn at the heart of the village. This photo is just one example of the beautiful traditional cottages in this picture postcard village.

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