In a recent poll by YouGov (13/14th March 2012), a representative sample of adults across the UK were asked what they thought were the best landmarks in Britain. Buckingham Palace came out on top 30%, coming in equal second was Stonehenge and the Houses of Parliament 27%, followed by the Tower of London 17%.
Some equally familiar British landmarks were also voted within the Top Ten including the White Cliffs of Dover, St Paul’s Cathedral, Tower Bridge and Edinburgh Castle.
However, Lake Windermere in the Lake District 10% made it to the Top Ten list beating off other famous landmarks such as Westminster Abbey 9%, the London Eye 8%, York Minster and Windsor Castle 7%.
Remaining landmarks with lesser votes include the Angel of the North not far behind at 6%, while 1 in 20 people (5%) would visit Mount Snowdon or Forth Bridge. Blackpool Tower, the Iron Bridge Gorge, Nelson’s Column and Ben Nevis all received 4%.
Canterbury Cathedral, Clifton Suspension Bridge, Kings College Cambridge and Wembley Stadium all received 3%, while 2% said the O2 Arena, Glastonbury Tor, or the Cerne Abbas Giant. Only 1% chose attractions such as the Osmington White Horse, Llangollen Bridge, Tyne Bridge, and Arthurs Seat
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