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"THE SHORTEST STREET IN THE WORLD" Top 5 Page for this destination Europe Things to Do Tip by DAO

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Ebenezer Place in Wick (Scotland) is OFFICIALLY recorded by the Guinness Book of Records as being the world's shortest street in the world at 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in). It actually serves as the front door, and not much else, for the ‘No. 1 Bistro’, part of Mackay's Hotel. The street was created in 1883 when the owner of the original hotel was required to paint the name on this short side of the hotel. 1 Ebenezer Place was officially declared a street in 1887. It is between Union Street and River Street and is actually the busiest street in town due to its strategic location.

The interesting thing is that it was only recognised as the shortest street in 2006. The owner of Macay’s Hotel submitted it and it beat the previous holder – Elgin Street in Bacup (England) at 17ft 2in.

I have actually eaten at the No. 1 Bistro – but that’s another tip!

Address: Ebenezer Place, Wick, Caithness, Scotland
othercontact: info@mackayshotel.co.uk
Phone: +44 1955 602323
Website: http://www.environmentalgraffiti.com/offbeat-news/shortest-street-on-earth/19481

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