Shambles Wins Google Street View Award For Best Street

The results of the Google Street View Awards have been announced and it seems that Britain has voted the Shambles in York as the country's most picturesque street.

The street, now a major tourist attraction, is one of the oldest streets in Britain and has been a part of York since medieval times.

Search engine Google had recently launched a Britain-wide poll in which people could vote for the best streets in the UK. The categories included 'Best Foodie Street', 'Best Fashion Street' and 'Most Picturesque Street'.

The poll, which was taken by almost 11,000 people, resulted in Stockbridge High Street, Hampshire emerging as the best foodie street in Britain with Milsom Street in Bath being voted as the best fashion street.

According to Google, the short-listed streets for each category were compiled by an expert panel of judges including chefs, travel writers and fashion designers.

Commenting on the results of the street view poll, a shop owner on Shambles street, told the BBC that "There is a real feeling of community amongst shop owners and I think we all feel privileged to work in such a beautiful place. The shops here are all strikingly different and unique."