29. March 2012 13:45
In 2007, a worldwide vote was held to decide on the official Seven Wonders of the World. Sites that ultimately made the prestigious list included the Great Wall of China, the Taj Mahal and the Colosseum. While the UK’s own ‘wonder’ candidate, Stonehenge, didn’t make the final seven, we still think that the world’s most ancient monument is quite special. With that in mind we decided to produce this infographic to depict the UK’s Seven Wonders.
The list features some of the UK’s most awe-inspiring sites, including natural phenomenon such as the Giant’s Causeway in Ireland, which is made up of 40,000 basalt columns that look like giant stepping stones in the sea. We also featured man-made structures, including York Minster, which took over 250 years to build, and the official residence of Her Majesty The Queen, Windsor Castle.
For anyone planning a holiday in the UK, it’s clear that when it comes to sightseeing, you’ll be spoiled for choice. The UK is home to a multitude of incredible buildings and historical sites which really need to be seen to be believed!