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Painting of Mermaid Street, Rye, in the snow by Colin Bailey - love this place, amazing views, and it had some interesting shops last time we were there.


The Shambles, arguably the best preserved medieval street in the world. It was mentioned in the Doomsday Book of William the Conqueror in 1086. Many of the buildings on the street today date back to the late fourteenth and fifteenth century (around 1350-1475).In some sections of the Shambles it is possible to touch both sides of the street with your arms outstretched.

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I'm using this photo because it is a good example of old cobble stone streets and old stone walls.

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Often nicknamed ‘Little Venice’, Bruges is a beautiful medieval town, wonderful to explore any time of year. Whether you wish to enjoy the festive decorations and markets leading up to Christmas or visit in summer when the weather is at its best or perhaps you’d prefer to avoid the crowds by visiting late winter, early spring or late autumn – every season has is benefits. Here's our top ten of things to do in Bruges...