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UK’s Most Popular Landmarks Now Available On Street View

Google held a public vote in June 2009 to find out the most popular tourist destinations in the UK with the intention of putting their photographs on Street View. The poll had got 10,000 suggestions which were then narrowed down to 16 which went for the final voting. The results of the poll are back and have been made available on Street View.

Street View is a feature on Google maps which allows the user to zoom into the areas which have been covered by Street View and allows the user to get clear view of a street to which the user wishes to go.

Stonehenge, Angel of the North, Eden Project, Millennium Stadium and Warwick castle have made it to the list of tourists spots on Street View. The Google Maps service will also have Loch Ness in some time as well.

Interestingly, Street View has also included a set of the Coronation Street, a hugely popular British soap opera. Kew Gardens too also made it to the illustrious list along with Lotus’s Hethel Test Tack.

Interestingly the images have been captured from the custom made Google Trike, a small customised three wheeler which carries the Street View camera.

Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Following an eight-year stint at where he discovered the joys of global tech-fests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. Previously he was a freelance technology journalist at Incisive Media, Breakthrough Publishing and Vnunet, and Business Magazine. He also launched and hosted the first Tech Radio Show on Radio Plus.