Britain's best roundabout revealed

Britain's best roundabout revealed

The title of Britain's best roundabout has been awarded to one in York that features a working windmill in the middle of it.

The roundabout is situated at the heart of a 1960s residential estate just outside York. Holgate Windmill, which sits in the centre, dates back to around 1770 and is currently being lovingly restored by the Holgate Windmill Preservation Society.

Kevin Beresford, who is president of the Roundabout Appreciation Society which decided the destination of the award, revealed that it left him "gobsmacked" describing it as "a work of art" and the "Holy Grail" of roundabouts.

"I've travelled from John O'Groats to Land's End for the perfect gyratory and now I think I've found it," he said.

"It's spectacular. It will take some beating to surpass. It proves that anything can go on a roundabout."

The preservation society looking after the Grade II listed windmill has 600 members and a new set of sails were installed in December last year after over a decade of fundraising efforts.

The Holgate Windmill roundabout follows in the footsteps of the BFI Imax roundabout in London and the Shepherd and Flock roundabout in Farnham in winning the Roundabout Appreciation Society's coveted award.

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