A beautiful seaside town in the UK is home to the world’s shortest street which measures just two metres long and has an entrance to a hotel.
Located in Wick, Scotland, Ebenezer Place was rewarded by the Guinness Book of Records in 2006, displacing the previous record holder, Elgin Street in Bacup, Lancashire, England which is a huge, in comparison, 5.2 metres long (17 ft).
However, as surprising as it may sound, the entrance to a hotel can be found on this tiny road.
Family-run Mackays Hotel, whose entrance to their No1 Bistro is the only address on Ebenezer Place.
The hotel’s website explains the origins of the quirky street, revealing that the property was built in 1883 by the wealthy Alexander Sinclair upon his return to Scotland from America.
It says that the local council at the time instructed Sinclair to “put a name on the short end of the building as they deemed it a street”.
From 1887, Ebenezer Place – the name of the street – started appearing in town records.
Excited tourists who have been to the street were equally surprised after paying a visit.
One visitor wrote on TripAdvisor: “It is what it is. We went looking for this place and walked straight past it into Union Street. At 2.09m long it’s no wonder we missed it. Not often we get to see a world record.”
Another said: “Well, don’t blink or you’ll miss it, and don’t get run down either whilst looking for it , as it’s on a busy junction. Wick doesn’t really have an awful lot going for it – so I guess this gives it something out-of-the-ordinary to check out.
“Three short strides takes you from one end of the street to the next, and it’s occupied by the thin end of Mackays’s Hotel. The property was built in 1883 by Alexander Sinclair, who’d made his fortune in America, and the council back then deemed it to be a street , & required it to be named one.”