Stonehenge has been ranked as one of the most popular tourist destinations in the United Kingdom. New research suggests only Big Ben and Buckingham Palace appear on more people’s bucket lists than the monument.
According to Comparethemarket, three in five people are looking to book a holiday within the next 12 months. And more than half of them will be considering a location in the UK.
With many of those looking for inspiration on where to visit, the major attractions are sure to be one of the draws. Stonehenge is visited around 314,000 people a year, and ranks highly among social media users.
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The attraction has mentioned 863,876 times on Instagram from people using the #stonehenge tag. It also featured in 1,220,000 Google searches each month.
Across the globe, the United States ranks highly, with four of the top 10 from America. But it was Burj Khalifa in Dubai that was named as the number one bucket list location.
The huge skyscraper, which was built in 2009, is considered to be the world’s tallest building. It has an average monthly search volume of 2,240,000 around the world and 6,179,975 images under the hashtag #burjkhalifa on Instagram.
The Eiffel Tower ranks as the second most popular landmark with an average of 1.5 million searches per month. This is also the most Instagrammed landmark around the world, with 7,192,685 people using the hashtag #eiffeltower.
In third place is Times Square, with almost 5 million Instagram posts and 1.5 million search queries each month. Niagara Falls, Grand Canyon and the White House all rank among the top 10 most popular bucket list landmarks in the world.
Anna McEntee from the life insurance team at Comparethemarket said: “Whether it’s a personal goal or one to strive towards with family and friends, bucket lists are a useful tool for helping us break down what we want to achieve within our lifetime. Ticking an item off our bucket lists can also bring a great sense of accomplishment. Whether your goals for 2023 are travel-related, personal or professional, consider how a bucket list can help you narrow down what you want to achieve in the year ahead.”
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