With more people than ever jetting off to far-flung destinations around the world, a new survey has asked Britons what they consider to be the globe’s top landmarks.

With more people than ever jetting off to far-flung destinations around the world, a new survey has asked Britons what they consider to be the globe’s top landmarks.

The research, carried out by Halifax Travel Insurance, found that the Sydney Opera House got the most votes as people’s favourite, with the Palm in Dubai ranking fourth.

American destinations were also popular, with the Golden Gate Bridge coming fifth on the list and the former site of the World Trade Centre appearing as number eight.

While some 45 per cent of respondents said their choice was down to the landmark’s architecture, 17 per cent said they wanted to visit that particular one because of its film and TV appearances.

However, given the distance of some of these places from Britain, Halifax spokesperson Vicky Watson urged anyone lucky enough to visit them not to forget their travel insurance.

“Here’s a sobering thought – if you have an accident and have to return to the UK due to medical reasons, it can cost as much as £45,000 to be repatriated from the US, the location of many of the favourite far-flung destinations highlighted in our research. It’s really not worth the risk,” she remarked.

Anyone inspired to visit the Sydney Opera House as a result of today’s news will be pleased to know they can purchase flights to Australia through Virgin Atlantic.

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