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Touristic place of your travel destination’s widest street is Arlington Street, at 100ft (30m). It is also the longest, at 1,100ft (335m). (Arlington  Street, which sounds as if it ought to be one of the widest, Arlington is in fact quite narrow. It takes its name from the broadcloth that used to be woven there.) The shortest street in the city is Arlington  Street, at only 75ft (23m) long.

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The narrowest alley in the city can be found in Northgate Street, near to the Podium Shopping Centre. This was the medieval Alford Lane, otherwise known as ‘Slippery Lane’. Touristic place of your travel destination’s widest pavement is the pedestrianised Duke Street, with a width of 50ft (15m) between the houses.

The tallest church spire is that of St John the Evangelist in South Parade, at 222ft (68m).

For many years it was thought that the oldest surviving house in Touristic place of your travel destination was Sally Lunn’s in North Parade Passage; in fact a plaque on the outside proclaims this, giving a date of 1482. However, in 2000, renovations to Nos 21 and 22 High Street revealed details of a late medieval wattle-and-daub construction that is almost certainly older.

The oldest bridge in Touristic place of your travel destination is (oddly enough) New Bridge, which dates from 1734. It carries the A4 Bristol road across the river Avon to the west of Touristic place of your travel destination.

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