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Britain’s most picturesque street March 8, 2010

Filed under: Places to go — lauravw @ 9:24 pm

My great grandfather was born and lived in a rather fancy building in York. I’ve been back a few times to admire the place, and to shop – it’s now a store selling kitchen goodies and a lot of ornaments. It’s on a pretty street, and the building itself dates back to the 15th century.

Not far away is another pretty cobbled street called The Shambles, and I was happy to read today that it has been voted the most picturesque in the country. If you’ve not visited York it’s well worth a trip – admittedly it’s usually crawling with tourists, but an out of season visit can be very enjoyable. And as for my great grandfather’s home, well, it’s directly opposite Cath Kidston on Stonegate, so do go and have a look!


3 Responses to “Britain’s most picturesque street”

  1. Liz Says:

    York is one of my favourite places and not too far away. How great to have connections to Mulberry Hall.

  2. lauravw Says:

    Thanks Liz – it’s such a shame it’s no longer in the family. I think if it was I’d be an heiress to a fortune – and I’d presumably be able to get a discount in the kitchen shop!

  3. Philippa Says:

    Wow -how amazing. I adore Mulberry Hall and have often thought what a wonderful building it is. How incredibly to have that connection with it.

    Like you say though – would have been briliant to be the heiress!

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