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11 October 2012 08:56
Britons found it easier to recognise the Eiffel Tower than Big Ben, according to a new poll
Britons find it easier to recognise foreign landmarks than famous sites in their own country, according to a new poll. It found 100% of respondents could pick out the Eiffel Tower in Paris, while only 77% identified Stonehenge. The travel agent www.sunshine.co.uk also found the Sydney Opera House and the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco were more recognisable than the London Eye and Trafalgar Square.
Out of the poll of 1,714 people, 98% recognised the Pyramids, while 95% picked out the Great Wall of China. The Statue of Liberty in New York was recognised by 96%. However, Big Ben clocked up just 93%, while the London Eye and Trafalgar Square didn't even make the top 10. Wherever you're going, there's one thing you should be picking out every time - and that's decent
Sunshine.co.uk co-founder Chris Clarkson said: "I actually can't quite believe that more UK-based landmarks didn't feature in the top 10 here. To see that more people recognised the Golden Gate Bridge above the likes of the London Eye and Trafalgar Square is a bit of an eye opener."
21 October 2016
A union is warning of travel chaos over the Christmas period at four major UK airports, unless a baggage carrier transfers staff to other companies.
20 October 2016
Thousands of passengers faced travel chaos yesterday after rail service through the Channel Tunnel was suspended because of a power failure.
19 October 2016
People planning holidays from Gatwick Airport in the run up to Christmas could face travel chaos as unions threaten to strike over a pension dispute.
18 October 2016
Eurostar has said it will cut 12 services from London St Pancras to Paris and Brussels.
15 October 2016
Tourists in Thailand are being advised to "behave respectfully" and wear "sombre" clothing as the country mourns King Bhumibol Adulyadej.
14 October 2016
Holidaymakers are being warned to buy currency in advance as exchange rates being offered are as little as 0.96 euro to the pound at airports.
13 October 2016
Scientists say there is strong evidence air pollution and vitamin D deficiency can cause dementia.
12 October 2016
More people are going on holiday than at any time in the past five years despite terror attacks and the impact of Brexit, according to a study.
11 October 2016
People from across North Carolina had to be rescued from their homes as the downgraded Hurricane Matthew blew out to sea - leaving a trail of destruction in its wake.
04 October 2016
People travelling abroad is on the rise, according to the World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO)
08 October 2016
A hurricane pelting the coast of Florida and described as a 'monster' by a local official has brought chaos to the state, with flights cancelled, homes evacuated and theme parks shut.
07 October 2016
Low-cost airline easyJet says its profits will nosedive as terrorist attacks and air traffic control strikes are taking their toll on the company.