Historic, charming and unique, Loudoun County is an amazing respite from the hustle and bustle of DC. Loudoun’s towns and villages offer something for everyone from amazing natural adventures to relaxing and bed-and-breakfasts, world-class shopping and gourmet restaurants. Leesburg is Loudoun’s largest town but continues to offer small-town charm throughout its historic downtown. Its loving preserved buildings are filled array of art galleries, antique, clothing and home furnishing shops and diverse destination restaurants. Leesburg is also home to the area’s largest outlet mall. History buffs shouldn’t miss the Loudoun Museum for the many Civil War walking tours and lectures at Ball’s Bluff Battlefield Regional Park. Another Loudoun pride and joy is Middleburg, considered the capitol of horse country. Here you can spend an entire day attending an equestrian event, touring the many gardens and stables or shopping the tree-lined streets of beautiful downtown with stylish shops, excellent restaurants and cozy inns. Antiquing and fine furniture are the mainstays of Purcellville including authentic hand-made furniture by Samuel S. Case Cabinetmakers. Round Hill, named for the round hill southwest of the town, offers outdoor enthusiasts a chance to hike the Appalachian Trail. Loudoun County is also home to more than twenty of Virginia’s best wineries (see attractions for listings). Spend a relaxing day following the self-guided Wine Trail and enjoy tastings, unique tours of wine caves and barns and breathtaking views of the Potomac River and the Blue Ridge mountains.