Google puts East Anglia on digital map

ONE of the most historic locations in East Anglia can now be explored with the click of a mouse on Google's Street View mapping.

ONE of the most historic locations in East Anglia can now be explored with the click of a mouse on Google's Street View mapping.

English Heritage's most famous sites, will be available for people to explore on the site from today.

Over 20 historic locations across the UK - including castles, landscapes and country houses - have been scanned using a panoramic camera, bolted to the back of a tricycle, and added to Google's online mapping service.

Users can now take a 360-degree, ground-level tour of Wicken Fen, near Ely in Cambridgeshire.

Other locations that have been added include Stonehenge in Amesbury, Wiltshire, Corfe Castle in Wareham, Dorset and Lindisfarne Castle in Berwick-upon-Tweed, Northumberland.

Google's Street View cyclists pedalled over 125 miles on the 18-stone trike, following marked routes around the English Heritage sites to capture them from every angle.

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Ed Parsons, technologist at Google, said: “We were delighted to be able to open up some of the UK's most famous landmarks to the rest of the world via the web.”