Yet to book your summer holiday? Here are the 30 landmarks you've got to see, according to British Airways
If you’re anything like us, we’ve been struggling to decide where to book our summer holiday…at least we were until we saw these 30 top locations commissioned by British Airways as part of their ‘Inspire Us’ travel photography challenge.
Choices, choices…but which winning landmark came out on top?
It may come as little surprise (to anyone who has tried recreating Audrey Hepburn’s legendary ‘Bonjour, Paris!’ from classic movie Funny Face) that the majority of the 2,000 Brits who were asked listed Paris’ Eiffel Tower as their top attraction. But what about the other 29 locations?
Other top attractions included The Grand Canyon in USA, The Taj Mahal in India, Pompeii in Italy, The Great Sphinx in Egypt and the Great Wall of China in…well…China, of course…
Taj Mahal, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India
The UK didn’t lose out to it’s exotic rivals, however: Big Ben, Stonehenge, Houses of Parliament, Edinburgh Castle and Loch Ness all featured on the 30-strong bucket list.
According to the survey statistics, the average adult has seen only ten of these 30 landmarks on the list with a whopping 70% expressing concern at not seeing enough of the world. Although, that’s what summer holidays are for, right? We’re already feeling inspired…how about you?
Here is the full list of the top 30 destination according to BA’s survey:
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
Do you agree with the vote? What’s your winning bucket list destination?