Monday, 30 November 2009
Stonehenge tops list of Britain's 'seven wonders'
Stonehenge has been voted as the UK’s top wonder in a new list of the country's unmissable attractions.
The ancient site beat competition from other notable UK landmarks including Snowdonia and Edinburgh Castle to top the survey of the 'Seven Wonders of Britain'.
The poll, by holiday firm cottages4you, asked 1,000 holidaymakers what made a great British break.
It found that as a nation we are lovers of Britain’s natural beauty as we shun modern-made attractions for natural and historic sights, with prehistoric monument Stonehenge topping the list.
The survey also found that while a third of 18-24-year-olds said fish and chips on the pier was the most memorable British holiday activity, over 35-year-olds were wowed by the UK's countryside and scenery.
Apart from Stonehenge, the list includes Hadrian’s Wall, the White Cliffs of Dover, Loch Ness and Cheddar Gorge.
There are so many fantastic places to visit in the UK from mountains and beaches to historic monuments and stately homes, I’m sure those taking their first UK holiday for a few years will be spoilt for choice.’
Yet despite the British love affair with holidaying at home (60 per cent have already taken one break in the UK this year) we are still not so adventurous when it comes to exploring our green and pleasant land - London and the Lake District were voted as the most popular destinations
The 'Seven Wonders of Britain' are:
The White Cliffs of Dover