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Acropolis Among Top 30 Desired Destinations of UK Travellers

The Acropolis of Athens and the Parhenon

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The Acropolis in Athens is among the 30 most desired travel destinations of Brits, according to a poll commissioned by British Airways as part of its “Inspire Us” travel photography challenge.

The Eiffel Tower topped the poll of 2,000 British adults as the destination travellers absolutely have to see. The 277 mile-long Grand Canyon in North America came second, with three UK landmarks — Big Ben, Stonehenge, Houses of Parliament — completing the top five.

“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”, Colm Lacy, British Airways’ commercial manager for Gatwick, said.

According to the poll, the average adult has seen 10 of the landmarks on the list of 30. However, a 70 percent of adults said that they had not seen enough of the world.

Full list of the top 30:

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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