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Beautiful historic cobbled street

Home to the world famous Mermaid Hotel, but a joy to walk along the cobbled streets even on a... read more

Reviewed 5 December 2018
Gravesend, United Kingdom

Unfortunately a lot of scaffolding around during our recent visit but some of these ancient... read more

Reviewed 22 October 2018
Christopher U
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 December 2018

Home to the world famous Mermaid Hotel, but a joy to walk along the cobbled streets even on a gloomy winter day and enjoy the beauty of the ancient houses.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 880judithh
Reviewed 21 November 2018

Fabulous cobbled street bursting with old world caracter. I always stay every year in Jeake's House Hotel in Mermaid street. I love to walk up and down the street looking at the mixture of houses from at the 1600s. The famous Mermaid Hotel with it's...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank BoogieLegs
Reviewed 18 November 2018

Yes this is a pleasant 5 minute walk on an uphill cobbled street but really is not a destination in itself. The cobbles are difficult to walk upon but there is a narrow pavement on one side. Looking in the front windows of the old...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Bluebellplasnewydd
Reviewed 22 October 2018

Unfortunately a lot of scaffolding around during our recent visit but some of these ancient treasures must need a lot of upkeep. Quite unique and impressive even within a town full of similar treasures. The hotel is worth a quick peek (or drink).

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Christopher U
Reviewed 4 October 2018

It is a cobbled street, of which there are many in Rye and elsewhere, this one is particularly photogenic with its quaint old houses and the way it slopes down the hill.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank WW_Traveller023
Reviewed 3 October 2018

Mermaid Street is absolutely lovely cobblestone road which leads up the hill to the church and the castle surrounded by beautiful Tudor houses and buildings!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Aleksander22
Reviewed 2 October 2018

Mermaid Street is a much-photographed narrow, cobbled street leading up to the old town on the hill. It used to be the town's main road (source: Wikipedia). Most of the buildings are half timbered and were rebuilt after the French burned the town in 1377....More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank GrandesRocques
Reviewed 1 October 2018

We travelled over 170 miles especially to visit this rather attractive street. We asked for directions from the car park near the railway station and it was a straight forward 5 minutes walk. When we arrived,i tried in sheer desperation to take a few photos...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank shane s
Reviewed 22 September 2018

This used to be the high street of Rye back in its time and the original street with its cobblestones still exists today as it did then (see pics). This street has tonnes of history through the ages, some of which are the Tudor buildings...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank BarbieMegaTraveller
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