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The world's shortest street is in the UK and is the same size as Tyson Fury

Callum Jones

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The world's shortest street is in the UK and is the same size as Tyson Fury

Ever wondered what the smallest street is in the UK? Well, you will be surprised to know that the tiniest street is the same size as heavyweight boxing champion Tyson Fury.

Not only is Ebenezer Place credited with being the smallest street in the UK, it is also a Guinness World Record holder for being the world's shortest street at just 2.06 meters (6 ft 9ins).

Ebenezer Place is found in Scotland, in the town of Wick to the far north of the country in the county of Caithness.

The street has just one address, that being the entrance to No. 1 Bistro, which is part of Mackays Hotel.

Ebenezer Place has been the world's smallest street since 2006. Credit: Google Maps
Ebenezer Place has been the world's smallest street since 2006. Credit: Google Maps

The hotel also stretches to the nearby Union Street and River Street, with its main entrance being on Union Street.

According to the street's official Wikipedia page, Ebenezer Place originated in 1883, when the one and only building was constructed.

The owner of the building was instructed to to display a name on the shortest side of the hotel.

After that, in 1887, Ebenezer Place was officially declared a street.

At just 2.06 meters, the street is the exact same size as boxing champion Tyson Fury.

'The Gypsy King' is also 2.06 meters tall, but despite him being a very tall bloke, it is quite hard to believe there is a street in this country that is the same size as him.

Ebenezer Place is indeed smaller than some people in this world, though.

The world's tallest man, Sultan Kosen, is just under half a meter bigger than than the smallest street.

The 39-year-old Turkish farmer currently holds the Guinness World Record for the tallest living man at 8 ft 3ins.

The street was only recognised by the Guinness Book of Records in 2006, after the owner of the Mackays Hotel building made an entrance into a new bistro, now known as No. 1 Bistro.

The world's smallest street is the same size as Tyson Fury. Credit: Alamy.
The world's smallest street is the same size as Tyson Fury. Credit: Alamy.

Prior to Ebenezer Street being awarded the smallest street in 2006, Elgin Street in Lancashire had previously held that crown.

The street in the town of Bacup is just 5.2 meters long (17ft) and has zero vehicle access due to a later construction of a walkway and steps.

Elgin Street can only be accessed from a walkway between the nearby Bank Street and Lord Street, which makes it very unique.

LADbible has reached out to the manager of Mackays Hotel for comment.

Featured Image Credit: @mackayshotel/Instagram/Noudbijvoet

Topics: Guinness World Record, Tyson Fury

Callum Jones
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