The photos are taken using specially designed cars fitted with several cameras, GPS sensors, infrared sensors and a host of other features you’d only expect Google to come out with. You’ve probably got a friend or two who claim they can be seen on Google Street View, and several more who saw the trademark cars nipping around the UK taking photos.
Street View is great just to check out your favourite places and explore them from the warmth and comfort of your own home. It’s also perfect if you’re looking around for your next holiday cottage stay and want to check out the local area to ensure it’s perfect for you and your family.
For fun, Google hosts an annual ceremony that awards UK streets prizes based on a nationwide poll, with selections chosen from a expert-picked shortlist of 48 locations. The poll was supported by a number of industry players including Lonely Planet, Harden’s Guide and VisitBritain.
The most beautiful street in the United Kingdom was named as The Shambles, York (see the picture!). A stunning street filled with ‘ye olde’ architecture and vibrant colours The Shambles is the perfect location for couples looking for a traditional taste of England that they’ll remember for years to come.
Another top rated street was Milsom Street in Bath, which won the “Best Fashion Street” category. Food maestros should check out Stockbridge High Street in Hampshire for its diverse and tasty cuisine.
Fancy taking a short self-catering holiday cottage break near these beautiful streets? Check out our holiday cottages in England and pick the perfect one for you!