Friday 22 September 2017

Foreign landmarks most recognisable

No-one failed to pick out the Eiffel Tower, Paris, but only 77 per cent recognised Stonehenge in the poll
No-one failed to pick out the Eiffel Tower, Paris, but only 77 per cent recognised Stonehenge in the poll

British holidaymakers appear better at recognising foreign landmarks than ones in their own country, according to a poll.

No-one failed to pick out the Eiffel Tower, Paris, but only 77% recognised Stonehenge in the poll, by travel agent www.sunshine.co.uk.

And places such as the Sydney Opera House and San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge were more recognisable than Trafalgar Square and the London Eye.

While all of the 1,714 UK holidaymakers polled were able to spot the Eiffel Tower, 98% recognised the Pyramids, 96% identified the Statue of Liberty in New York and 95% recognised the Great Wall of China.

Big Ben had a "score" of 93% but Trafalgar Square and the London Eye failed to make it into the top 10 of most-recognised landmarks.

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."

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