A town in north Norfolk has been named one of the prettiest in Britain.  

Holt has been mentioned second in a list published in The Telegraph of the prettiest places in the country

The publication judged towns across five different sectors rating their shop fronts, historic architecture, traffic and litter levels, views and greenery. 

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Martin Dunford from The Telegraph said that Holt has “all the things that make both visiting and living here a pleasure”. 

He added: “With a dinky and elegant high street lined with independent shops selling both things you crave and things you need.” 

The article mentions Bakers and Larners as "one of the best village stores in England" and gives the renowned Eric's fish and chip shop a special mention. 

It comes after the town was named one of the pretties places to go Christmas shopping by The Times. 

The Telegraph also ranked the ugliest towns in Britain with Lowestoft making the list.