Google Street View to add UK tourist attractions

Three-wheeled trike to photo off-road areas

Google has revealed that it plans to photograph areas of public interest and natural beauty for its StreetView service.

StreetView, which was made available in the UK earlier this year, is an add-on to Google Maps and Google Earth that allows users to see street-level photographs of a number of cities. The images are captured by specially adapted Google StreetView cars that travel the UK taking photographs.

However, these cars are unsuitable for use in rural and off-road areas, as well as heritage sites such as castles or areas of public interest including football grounds, so Google has created a three-wheeled trike suitable for off-road that can capture the images.

The search-engine is also asking web users to suggest which of Britain's tourist attractions they want photographed.

Google told The Sun: "Street View has been a hit but the problem has been we are restricted to roads in towns and cities. The off-road trike is designed to go down footpaths and tracks to get images of areas of natural beauty or tourist sites."

Google said it was working in partnership with VisitBritain in a bid to gain access to privately-owned locations.

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