Our latest Curiosity of the Week is Ebenezer Place in Wick, Caithness. What’s so special about this unassuming bit of road, I hear you ask? Well, it is officially the world’s shortest street.
The street in question is only 2.05m (6ft 9in) long, and the only property on the street is Mackays Hotel. There is no room for anything else! The street was certified as the shortest in the world by the Guiness World Records in October 2006. Prior to this, Elgin Street in Bacup was thought to be the shortest.
According to Mackays’ website, after the hotel was built in the late 1800s the council insisted that the short end of the building should be named as a street (that’s councils for you). And so it was named Ebenezer Place.
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