<p>Britain's most picturesque street</p> <b>The Shambles, York</b><br>  <p>Ian Addyman, Owner of Past Images photography shop on The Shambles said: "The Shambles is a timeless street full of historic charm and whatever time of year you come here, there is something different to see.  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. Most people say that if you visit York, then at some point you will walk down The Shambles. It has been the backdrop for many a jigsaw, chocolate box and railway poster and once you visit you will see why."</p>

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The Shambles in York has been voted as Britain’s most picturesque street in the Google Street View Awards based on votes by more than 11,000 people.

Stockbridge high street in Hampshire was best foodie street, while Milsom Street in Bath was rated as the best fashion street.

The three winning streets were running against 48 other streets from across the UK, shortlisted by a panel of experts.

The nationwide poll was supported by VisitBritain, Lonely Planet and Harden’s Guide.

The awards were created ahead of further imagery being added to Google’s Street View tool, which allows users to view and navigate 360 degree street-level imagery in 25 British towns. Street View is being expanded to cover additional streets around the UK from this week.

Google will work with the winners to offer a special guide of the streets.

TOP 5 ‘MOST PICTURESQUE’:

1. The Shambles, York

2. Royal Crescent, Bath

3. Grey Street, Newcastle

4. New College Lane, Oxford

5. Pen Cei, Aberaeron

TOP 5 ‘BEST FASHION’:

1. Milsom Street, Bath

2. Stonegate, York

3. Kings Road, London

4. Mathew Street, Liverpool

5. Buchanon Street, Glasgow

TOP 5 ‘BEST FOODIE’:

1. Stockbridge high street, Hampshire

2. The Shore, Edinburgh

3. Fossgate, York

4. Osbourne Road, Jesmond, Newcastle

5. Hope Street, Liverpool