A north Norfolk market town has been named one of the prettiest in the UK to visit for Christmas shopping.

Holt was one of seven UK towns selected for the list by The Times.

The article praised Holt for its "stunning" Christmas lights and range of independent shops.

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It highlighted that Albert Street, Bull Street, Market Place and High Street are the best places to find "lovely shops" and noted that Queen Camilla has been known to browse the same shelves.

It also recommended visitors "stay in the heart of things" at Byfords, a bed and breakfast in Shirehall Plain. 

Chester in Cheshire, Shrewsbury in Shropshire, Narberth in Pembrokeshire, Winchester in Hampshire, Beverley in East Yorkshire and Melrose on the Scottish Borders were also selected.