Britain’s prettiest street named

York National express prettiest streets

Are you somewhere pretty this Easter?   A survey of 1,000 people was conducted by National Express to uncover the most charming streets in a bid to encourage people to take in somewhere new over the Easter weekend and we have a copy of the list.

The Shambles, York’s famous fourteenth century market road, has been crowned Britain’s prettiest street.  Have you been?  We were last there a couple of years back and sometimes you forget how pretty places are in your own country.

York National express prettiest streets

The Royal Mile of Edinburgh’s Old Town and the sweeping Georgian architecture of the Circus in Bath are second and third place. Worthy winners we think.  Fifth place was claimed by Gold Hill in Shaftesbury.  Another favourite view of ours. You might remember it from the old Hovis bread adverts.

Gold Hill, Shaftesbury. One of Britain's prettiest streets
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The Shambles, York
The Royal Mile, Edinburgh
The Circus, Bath
Waterside (into Southern Lane) Stratford upon Avon
Steep Hill, Lincoln
Gold Hill, Shaftesbury and Kings Parade, Cambridge
Elm Hill, Norwich
Eastgate Street, Chester
The Market Place, Devizes
Main Street, Harworth and Harbour Street, Whitstable
The Square, Winchester
Thomas Street, Wells and Gay Street, Newcastle
Cecily Hill, Cirencester and Ledbury Road, Notting Hill
Catherine Hill, Frome
The Homend, Ledbury


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