The UK is leading the way for the most desired travel destinations, with Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament, and Stonehenge emerging near the top of a worldwide ‘bucket list’.
The Eiffel Tower topped the poll of 2,000 adults as the destination travellers absolutely have to see. Built in 1889 by Gustave Eiffel, the tower provides panoramic views of Paris, and has long been famed for its romantic qualities.
The Grand Canyon in North America received silver medal, with the three UK landmarks completing the top five.
Other celebrated sites made it into the top 30 list, including the Acropolis of Athens and Machu Picchu in Peru.
It wasn’t only man-made structures that appeared on the list. Nepal’s Mount Everest - the highest peak on the globe – and the Great Barrier Reef in Australia made a statement for natural wonders.
It was revealed the average adult has seen ten of the landmarks on the list of 30. Still, 70 per cent of adults expressed concern they had not seen enough of the world.
When asked about the landmarks, 44 per cent of adults confessed they were ‘completely bored’ with their lives, and 79 per cent said they would spend a good amount of cash on expanding their life experience.
The poll was commissioned by British Airways as part of their ‘Inspire Us’ travel photography challenge.
Colm Lacy, British Airways’ commercial manager for Gatwick, said: “Not only does this list of landmarks remind us of how grand and impressive the world is, it can act as a reminder to live life to the full."
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1. Eiffel Tower- Paris – France
2. The Grand Canyon – USA
3. Big Ben – England
4. Stonehenge – England
5. Houses of Parliament – England
6. Statue of Liberty- USA
7. The Pyramids of Giza – Egypt
8. Great Wall of China – China
9. Tower of Pisa – Italy
10. Niagara Falls – USA/Canada
11. The Taj Mahal – India
12. The Colosseum – Italy
13. The Great Sphinx – Egypt
14. Edinburgh Castle – Scotland
15. Empire State Building – USA
16. Sydney Opera House – Australia
17. Mount Everest – Nepal
18. Pompeii- Italy
19. Golden Gate Bridge – USA
20. Ayres Rock – Australia
21. Great Barrier Reef – Australia
22. Loch Ness – Scotland
23. The Rivers of Venice – Venice
24. Acropolis of Athens – Greece
25. The Louvre – France
26. Machu Picchu – Peru
27. Christ the Redeemer – Brazil
28. The Hollywood Sign – USA
29. The White House – USA
30. Mount Rushmore – USA
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This article was written by Nick Willoughby from The Independent and was legally licensed through the NewsCred publisher network.