Tourists’ top 10 favourite British attractions reveal Big Ben as the best landmark
TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Landmarks awards revealed that the iconic Big Ben clock is the favourite tourist attraction, beating even the Tower of London and Edinburg Castle.
London proved to be the most popular UK destination, 6 out of the 10 monuments preferred by tourists being located in the capital city. However, Edinburgh, Bath and Liverpool all continue to attract many tourists.
According to Mirror UK, the following are the 10 best UK landmarks.
1. Big Ben, London
A British icon, it is a constant tourist attraction for tourists from all over the world. The clock tower is currently closed fo refurbishment and will be available again for tours starting 2020.
2. Tower of London, London
This is a historic castle that has served a lot of purposes: from a prison for Henry VIII’s enemies, a place where his second wife Anne Boleyn was beheaded and a home for the Crown Jewels.
3. Tower Bridge, London
It offers spectacular views of the River Thames. The tower can be explored in the fascinating exhibition that has a history of the building of the bridge. For those more daring, there is a walkway between the two towers with a glass bottom, which allows you to see the traffic below.
4. Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh
The castle is filled with historical artefacts and ruins, while offering amazing views of the city and surrounding landscape.
5. Webminster Abbey, London
Its beautiful Gothic architecture and spectacular interiors continue to attract a lot of tourists. It is located by the Houses of Parliament.
6. Buckingham Palace, London
The Queen’s London home is an iconic palace. It hosted many memorable moments, such as the kiss Prince William and Kate Middleton shared after their wedding and the annual Trooping the Colour. The Changing of the Guard ceremony is also a major attraction point.
7. The Roman Baths, Bath
The breathtaking Roman architecture will leave history nerds in awe. Furthermore, the audio guided tours will leave visitors feeling as if they’ve stepped back in time.
8. Royal Yacht Brittania, Edinburgh
After having travelled over a million nautical miles around the globe, the ship has retired. It is now open to the public, being the ideal place to spend an afternoon at. You will get a glimpse of living a royal life, because the Queen and Princess Anne are some of the members who took a trip onboard.
9. The Cavern Club, Liverpool
This is where The Beatles first established themselves as soon-to-be legends. Nowadays, there’s still plenty of live music, as well as events paying tribute to the Beatles.
10. St Paul’s Cathedral, London
This cathedral hosted major royal weddings including Prince Charles and Princess Diana. Its architecture continues to mesmerize tourists.