Stonehenge, Wiltshire

The Top 50 UK Landmarks To See Before You Die

Stonehenge, Wiltshire
Stonehenge, Wiltshire.

Buckingham Palace, The Angel of the North and Stonehenge are amongst the top 50 UK landmarks to see before you die, according to a new poll.

Some obvious examples were included on the list such as the Tower of London, Westminster Abbey and the Houses of Parliament. However the list contained some more obscure landmarks such as the Titanic Dock in Belfast, Lincoln Cathedral and Cape Wrath in Scotland.

The info is from travelweb site CheapHolidayLand.com which asked more than 500 people to name three British landmarks they had on their bucket list.

Some of Britain’s greatest feats of engineering made the top 50 such as the UK’s tallest skyscraper, The Shard, as well as Brunel’s Clifton Suspension Bridge. Natural hotspots were a favourite among many respondents with Lake Windermere, Scafell Pike, Loch Ness and The Giant’s Causeway being firm favourites.

One man who took part in the study said: “It’s a real shame, the UK has so many great landmarks and I’ve hardly seen any of them. I suppose I should start paying attention to the great things we have going on in this country before I fork out a load of cash on a foreign holiday.”

A woman added: “I can’t believe that I was born in this country yet I haven’t seen landmarks such as the Edinburgh Castle or even Stonehenge. It’s quite embarrassing really, we have all this history and natural beauty on our doorstep which we don’t fully appreciate.”

Don’t forget what’s on your doorstep people in the UK – we have some of the finest and most historically important landmarks in the world. In fact, Great Britain has more than 20 UNESCO world heritage sites alone.

Top 50 in no particular order

How many have you done? Let us know in the comments below (our editor has 32 – not bad we thought).

  1. The Houses of Parliament
  2. Angel of the North
  3. Eden Project
  4. Isle of White Needles
  5. Tower of London
  6. The Shard
  7. Windsor Castle
  8. Buckingham Palace
  9. Stonehenge
  10. Lincoln Cathedral
  11. Westminster Abbey
  12. St Paul’s Cathedral
  13. Glastonbury Tor
  14. White Cliffs of Dover
  15. Lake Windermere
  16. Royal Liver Building
  17. Blackpool Tower
  18. Edinburgh Castle
  19. Loch Ness
  20. Ben Nevis
  21. John O’Groats
  22. Giant’s Causeway
  23. Titanic Dock
  24. Snowdonia
  25. Clifton Suspension Bridge
  26. Royal Crescent in Bath
  27. Land’s End
  28. London Eye
  29. Cheddar Gorge
  30. Scafell Pike
  31. Roman Baths, Bath
  32. St Michael’s Mount
  33. Sherwood Forest
  34. Oxford University
  35. Cambridge University
  36. Jurassic Coast
  37. The Globe Theatre
  38. The Forth Bridge
  39. Natural History Museum
  40. Runnymede
  41. Salisbury Cathedral
  42. Brighton Pier
  43. Cape Wrath
  44. Culloden Moor
  45. York Minster
  46. Shakespeare’s home, Stratford
  47. Ascot Racecourse
  48. Whitby Abbey
  49. Tower Bridge
  50. Gretna Green

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