Google Street View, in collaboration with
VisitBritain, aims to capture new imagery of most of the UK’s
great British piers in celebration of British Tourism Week (12-20 March) and
‘Party on the Pier’ 2011 on 12 March.
Imagery of the piers will appear in Street
View via Google MapsTM.
More than 100 piers once stretched out to sea around the country at the beginning of the last
century; today, just 55 survive.
Brighton Palace Pier, Eastbourne Pier and
Weston-Super-Mare all regularly hold events and
will all be visited by Google trike (a specially designed bike mounted with a
camera for areas less accessible than by car) which aims to have most of the 55
standing piers recorded by the end of the year.
Co-Chair British Tourism Week, David
Curtis-Brignall, said the expanded Street View service meant people could check
out restaurants on piers before arriving, “as well as getting to know their pier
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