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Google Street View vote names historic street in York ΓÇÿmost picturesqueΓÇÖ in UK

Google Street View vote names historic street in York ΓÇÿmost picturesqueΓÇÖ in UK

The Shambles, a historic cobbled street in York which is lined with stunning 15th Century buildings, has scooped the title of Britain’s ‘most picturesque’ street in Google’s Street View Awards.

Over 11,000 people voted in the competition, which saw York’s famous ‘chocolate box’ tourist attraction see off strong opposition from the likes of The Royal Crescent in Bath and Grey Street in Newcastle, which came second and third respectively.

The Shambles, which dates back to the Middle Ages, was among four other streets to make the shortlist, as decided by a panel of experts and travel editors. As with many of Britain’s picturesque and historic streets, the properties in these locations are now typically used for businesses – as shops, restaurants, cafes and offices.

According to the
BBC, retailer Ian Addyman who owns a shop on The Shambles, said it was full of “historic charm”.

“I think we all feel privileged to work in such a beautiful place,” he said. “The shops here are all strikingly different and unique.

“Most people say that if you visit York, then at some point you will walk down The Shambles. It has been the backdrop for many a jigsaw, chocolate box and railway poster and once you visit you will see why.”

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