THE impressive holes in Britain’s road have become a draw for foreign tourists.
Thousands of overseas visitors are coming to marvel at the country’s moon-like road surfaces, with a 2.6m pothole dubbed ‘Gladstone’ proving the main draw.
34-year-old American Tom Logan said: “I love the English eccentricity of your roads. They’re just so…quaintly post-apocalyptic.
“Driving around you get constantly jolted, it’s like being on a rollercoaster or maybe another less thrilling ride that mainly just hurts your buttocks.”
Other popular potholes include 2.4m ‘Smokey Joe’ in Wiltshire and a cluster of smaller holes dubbed ‘Johnson’s Archipelago’ on a B road near Birmingham.
28-year-old Japanese tourist Tamiko Inoue said: “It is thrilling to look at your potholes and wonder who put them there. It is a mystery like Stonehenge.
“I think if you joined them all with a line it would spell ‘Greetings from Mars’.”
UK driver Emma Bradford said: “I am not the sort of person who normally gives a shit about ‘motoring issues’ but I’m getting piles just from driving to the shop twice a day.
“Still, I do feel weirdly proud that there’s a pothole on my road that’s longer and wider than a cow.”