Published on : Wednesday, May 18, 2016
The famous Edinburgh attraction which houses the Crown Jewels of Scotland is situated on Castle Rock in the heart of Edinburgh and sits 260ft above the city, visible for ten miles in every direction.
Continuing the success for Edinburgh, the Royal Yacht Britannia has this year been named eighth best rated UK landmark.
Malcolm Roughead, Chief Executive at VisitScotland, said:
“We’re delighted that Edinburgh Castle and the Royal Yacht Britannia feature prominently in the Travellers’ Choice awards, reflecting the worldwide appeal of these iconic landmarks and the quality of the visitor experience. Scotland’s history and heritage attract millions of visitors from around the world and top attractions in Edinburgh such as these are why the Scottish capital remains a must-visit destination for travellers.”
Travellers’ Choice Landmarks awards honour top landmarks worldwide based on the millions of valuable reviews and opinions from TripAdvisor travellers. Award winners were determined using an algorithm that took into account the quantity and quality of reviews for landmarks worldwide, gathered over a 12-month period.
“This year’s awards prove the enduring popularity of many of the UK’s most recognizable landmarks. For travellers planning a visit to any of the winners during the busy summer season, you can book a tour on TripAdvisor ahead of time, such as those that let you skip the queues at the ticket line,” commented TripAdvisor spokesperson Hayley Coleman.
London leads UK with best rated landmarks
Once again, London is home to the biggest number of winning landmarks in the UK. This year the capital boasts six of the top ten in the UK, including all of the top three. Big Ben takes the top spot followed by Tower of London in second and Tower Bridge in third. House of Parliament, Westminster Abbey and Buckingham Palace come in fifth, seventh and tenth place respectively in the UK.
This year not only is Big Ben named number one in the UK, the iconic landmark is also named 19th in the world and beats Mexico’s Mayan Ruins – Chichen Itza, Dubai’s Burj Khalifa and the Sydney Opera House.
Birthplace of The Beatles is this year’s newcomer
Liverpool’s The Cavern Club, the nightclub which famously kicked off The Beatles career along with other world famous British music artists, is the only landmark to be named among the UK’s top ten landmarks for the first time this year. The club joins the list at ninth place.
Source:- Visit Scotland
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