British Museum Named As One Of The Best Places In The World

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  • Lonely Planet included two British landmarks in their top 50 places to see before you die

    WARNING: Reading this WILL make you want to quit your job, sell all your belongings and travel the world.

    Travel bible Lonely Planet has announced the 500 most amazing sights in the world and two British institutions have made the top 50.

    The British Museum was the highest UK landmark, coming in at number 15. Housing priceless treasures from around the world including the Rosetta Stone, stones from the Parthenon and Egyptian mummies.

    Nearly seven million people visit the Bloomsbury attraction, making it the fourth most visited museum in the world behind the Louvre in Paris, National Museum of China in Beijing and National Museum of Natural History in Washington D.C.

    Coming in at number 36 on the list of must see sights of the world was the Lake District National Park in Cumbria, an 885 square mile natural wonder filled with forests, mountains and (you guessed it) lakes.

    Inspiration to literary heroes like William Wordsworth and Beatrix Potter, the stunning area attracts about 12 million visitors a year who come to hike, explore and find out what on earth Kendal Mint Cake is.

    To whet your appetite for travelling, here’s the top 20 travel sights to see before you die:

    1.  Temples of Angkor, Cambodia
    2.  Great Barrier Reef, Australia
    3.  Machu Picchu, Peru
    4.  Great Wall of China
    5.  Taj Mahal, India
    6.  Grand Canyon, USA
    7.  Colosseum, Italy
    8.  Iguazu Falls, Argentina
    9.  Alhambra, Spain
    10.  Aya Sofya, Turkey
    11.  Fez Medina, Morocco
    12.  Twelve Apostles, Australia
    13.  Petra, Jordan
    14.  Tikal, Guatemala
    15.  British Museum, England
    16.  Sagrada Familia, Spain
    17.  Fiordland National Park, New Zealand
    18.  Santorini, Greece
    19.  Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
    20.  Museum of Old and New Art, Australia

    How many of these amazing sights have you visited?

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