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York and where else for cobblestone street towns?

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York and where else for cobblestone street towns?

York, the shambles, from what Ive deen is a great place to see picturesque cobblestone streets...etc... HOWEVER,,,does anyone have any other towns in the UK...Eng. or Scotland that are similar are even superior? Also what about Ireland?

Thanks

Josh

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1. Re: York and where else for cobblestone street towns?

Edinburgh has lots of cobbles in the New Town

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3. Re: York and where else for cobblestone street towns?

Stamford. Rye. Tunbridge Wells. Burford. Chippng Norton. Old Warden. Wells (Somerset). Saffron Walden etc etc...........

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4. Re: York and where else for cobblestone street towns?

Lincoln still has cobbles in the old part of the city. Also some of the oldest houses in England, two which date back the the 1100s.

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5. Re: York and where else for cobblestone street towns?

London - Narrow Street in Limehouse a good example

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6. Re: York and where else for cobblestone street towns?

The Laines in Brighton, East Sussex (South Coast) are nice.

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7. Re: York and where else for cobblestone street towns?

Otley near Leeds - not too far from York. (not very big though)

York is a bit unique for the UK with that type of street etc.

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8. Re: York and where else for cobblestone street towns?

The whole of the steep main street in Haworth (Yorkshire) is cobbled.

The cobbles were made especially wide so that the cart-horses could get a grip as they pulled their wares up the street.

There's lots of character in Haworth as a whole, it's a very interesting village.

Some of the residential streets in Lancashire, where I live, are still cobbled, but it's sometimes in the more neglected areas, where the council hasn't been bothered to spend the money covering them with tarmac!

Sometimes when the main roads are being resurfaced, they uncover the cobbles and the old tramlines. Wouldn't it be nice if they kept them!

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9. Re: York and where else for cobblestone street towns?

<<< Some of the residential streets in Lancashire, where I live, are still cobbled, >>>

LUXURY - where I come from the roads were (and still are) just dirt with stones sticking out of them. We dreamed of the day we could afford to live where there were cobbles*

* Apologies to "At last the 1948 show"

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10. Re: York and where else for cobblestone street towns?

Norwich is a very picturesque town with loads of history and winding streets.

Then, once you get into Dorset, Devon or Cornwall, really you can more or less take your pick! Lyme Regis if famously pretty. Dorchester. Clovelly must be one of the loveliest of the coastal villages and you can ride up and down on donkey taxis.

Allie

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