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To celebrate a year of Google Street View, Google asked the nation to vote for what they thought were the most picturesque streets in Britain.
Google’s criteria for street-selection stated that:
“The winning street should be uniquely British and visually charming. It could be vibrant, full of character, diverse, walker-friendly or architecturally interesting.”
…and Ed Parsons from Google said:
“The Google Street View Awards are aimed to celebrate the many fantastic streets that Britain has to offer, and the results reveal a diverse cultural landscape of food, fashion and beauty that puts the winning towns firmly on the map.”
More than 11,000 people voted for their favourites after the streets were short-listed by a panel of experts.
The top three streets, in order were:
Google Street View Most Picturesque Street Shortlist 2010
|Street||Area||Average Value March 2010|
|High Street||Chipping Campden||£683,525|
|New College Lane||Oxford||£337,413|
|Brunswick Square||Brighton and Hove||£274,315|
|Main Street||Isle of Mull||£146,835|