Fame at last for 'perfect' Harrogate roundabout

We know it, you know it, and now - finally - the world will know - Harrogate's Prince of Wales roundabout is one of the best in Britain.

Prince of Wales roundabout in Harrogate
Prince of Wales roundabout in Harrogate

There's really no getting round it. Thanks to its 'manicured lawn, pungent flower beds and tropical bush', the busy gyratory is July's star on the UK Roundabout Appreciation Society's (UKRAS) Best of British Roundabouts calendar for 2016.

UKRAS President Kevin Beresford - Lord of the Rings - says roundabouts really do not come much better than ours.

He said: "The UK Roundabout Appreciation Society all agreed that your splendid double-kerber roundabout, in radiant full bloom, thoroughly deserved a place in our popular calendar.

"I personally feel this charming traffic island perfectly sums up what is the epitome of the perfect gyratory. Roundabouts really do not come much better than this.

"The people of Harrogate should feel very proud for achieving such a high roundabout accolade.

"Congratulations to the town of Harrogate for making the top 12 one-way gyratory list in our world wide famous calendar."


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