World’s shortest street measures 6ft 9in with one address – and it’s in the UK

A street in the UK is considered as the shortest because it only measures just 6ft 9in.

Ebenezer Place in Wick, Scotland, holds the world's shortest street title in the Guinness World Record.

It only boasts one address, the Mackays Hotel which has been there ever since the street was first created.

The Mackays Hotel dates back to 1883 when Alexander Sinclair returned from his travels and built the property.

But the council told he would need a name on the building's end as they deemed it a street.

So four years later, the street Ebenezer Place was created in 1887.

Nowadays, the Mackays Hotel still operates and remains the only address on Ebenezer Place.

Although the street has been around for centuries, it only secured its Guinness World Record title in 2006.

It happened when editor-in-chief Craig Glenday came to the town of Wick in October 28 to check the street out.

According to the hotel's website, it wasn't the easiest journey, thanks to "gale force winds and storms".

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It took Craig nearly 50 hours and a lot of detours before arriving at the spot.

As you can imagine it didn't take long for the checks to be completed and within an hour Ebenezer Place claimed the title.

The hotel has it all, including elegant rooms, a bistro restaurant and some beautiful views of the River Wick.

In a nod to the hotel's address, the restaurant is named No.1 Bistro too.

In other news, those hoping to book a holiday have been told Brits "can fly from March".

Brian Young, managing director at G Adventures, believes trips abroad will be back on the cards in just three months.

He said travellers can book now for travel from March onwards, only if the company offers flexibility.

Also he claimed now is a great time to book with all the firms announcing their best deals.

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