Britain’s most picturesque street

March 16, 2010 at 5:46 pm Leave a comment

96% of the UK’s streets can now be found on Google Street View, meaning tourists can virtually visit their destination before they even step out of their front door – great news for cautious bookers.

This led to Google holding the first Street View Awards, in which 11,000 people voted for their favourite streets around the country. There were three categories: Best Foodie Street (Stockbridge High Street, Hampshire), Best Fashion Street (Milsom Street, Bath) and Most Picturesque Street, which was won, somewhat ironically, by the Shambles in York.

In fact the name originates from the medieval word shamel, meaning ‘bench’, and The Shambles are one of Britain’s most visited areas as well as being Europe’s best-preserved medieval street.

Other York attractions include the famous Yorvik Viking Centre and the largest gothic museum in northern Europe.

If you’d like to check out Britain’s most picturesque street for yourself, has a number of great York B&Bs available, including The Groves, a friendly property with light and airy rooms just minutes] from the impressive city walls.
The Groves


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