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Calendar star certainly not run-of-the-mill
11:44am Wednesday 17th October 2012 in News
THEY may keep traffic moving, but for many motorists roundabouts are yet another obstacle.
However, for drivers in York, one roundabout would appear to be a pleasure rather than an ordeal.
For the best roundabout in Britain can be found in the city – according to the UK Roundabout Appreciation Society.
Holgate Windmill roundabout took the title after proving to be overwhelmingly popular with society members. On the roundabout is a restored windmill, which has now become one of the city’s tourist attractions.
And it will feature on the front of the society’s Best of British Roundabouts 2013 calendar – a cult classic which sells all over the world.
Society president Kevin Beresford said: “York’s residents should feel very proud to live in the home of such a beautiful and well preserved piece of industrial history.
“I have to admit I’ve travelled from John O’ Groats to Land’s End in my search for the perfect Holy Grail gyratory and now I think I’ve found it in York. I thought I’d seen everything on a roundabout, but I’ve never experienced a working windmill.”
The windmill also gained fans in the US after NBC filmed at the site during its pre-Olmpic coverage.