Lincoln's Steep Hill crowned greatest street in Britain
Steep Hill has been crowned the greatest street in Britain.
The famous cobbled road was given The Great Street Award after an extensive search across the nation.
The announcement was made at the 2012 Urbanism Awards in London.
Steep Hill fought off competition from Byres Road in Glasgow, and Cockburn Street in Edinburgh.
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The judges chose the Roman street for its historical assets and valuable place in the city's future.
Steep Hill's variety of independent outlets, entertainment and cultural events were said to make it an important regional destination.
The City of Lincoln Council and Lincoln Big Improvement Group were also praised for working tirelessly to preserve the popular thoroughfare.
Kevin Murray, chairman of The Academy of Urbanism, said: "Rising and turning gently as a connection between the city centre and Cathedral, Steep Hill has an immense historical quality. But it is not a place relying on its past for its future.
"Through the city council, a Business Improvement Group is energetically working with local business and residents allowing the street to respond to the changing economic and social pressures of today.
"The Academy believes this care for our historic urban fabric whilst looking to the future should be recognised and rewarded."