The Google Street View Awards 2011, Google’s national search to find Britain’s coolest streets, has seen two of Gloucestershire’s very own streets shortlisted alongside some of the nation’s most famous thoroughfares.
With 20 of Britain’s best byways and highways nominated in each of three categories, Gloucestershire streets stand to win the title of both Britain’s Most Romantic Street and Britain’s Best Shopping Street in the annual competition.
Copse Hill Road in Lower Slaughter has been shortlisted for Britain’s Most Romantic Street, alongside 19 other contenders including The Mall in London, The Royal Mile in Edinburgh and Marine Parade in Cornwall’s St Mawes.
The Promenade in Cheltenham has also been nominated for the competitive title of Britain’s Best Shopping Street, alongside Buchanan Street in Glasgow, Bold Street in Liverpool and Milsom Street in Bath, for example.
Street View currently allows users to view and navigate 360 degree street-level imagery in over 90 per cent of the UK, and according to Google is a more popular tool than ever before, ‘with Brits using Street View twice a week to check out various UK locations’.
Shortlisted nominations for each of the award categories have been compiled by a panel of travel, lifestyle and popular culture experts, with the final decisions left to the voting public.
Voting for your favourite (and hopefully Gloucestershire-based) street opens from Friday 6 May 2011 and closes on Sunday 22nd May 2011, with the winning streets awarded the Google Street View Award trophies in June.
To vote, visit google.co.uk/beststreets.
Friday 06 May 2011
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