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A recent survey conducted by Travelodge shows that the youngsters of Britain think that the Big Ben is the most important major landmark in the country. The survey included 2,500 youngsters from all around Britain and surprisingly, the majority of them chose Big Ben over other modern attractions that can also be seen in the country.

The second and third place in the poll went for old monuments as well. ‘Stonehenge’, a 5,000-year-old monument which attracts millions of tourists each year was voted second and the third place was won by The Tower of London which is nearly 1000-years-old and is the home to the crown jewels

Fourth place goes for the Buckingham Balance which has been the official residence of the British royal family for nearly 100 years. The London Eye, the largest ferris wheel in Europe won the fifth place and is the only modern attraction present in the poll. The other attractions to make it to the top 10 list are over a hundred years old as well. Blackpool Tower took the 6th place. This tower was built in 1894 and it was inspired by the famous Eiffel Tower. Seventh place goes to Windsor Castle which was built by William the Conqueror around 1066. The eighth place is for Hadrian’s Wall, a 2000-year-old monument built by the Roman Empire.

The final two places go for the Edinburgh Castle which dates from the 1700s and the White Cliffs of Dover, the only natural attraction that is featured in the top 10 list. Shakila Ahmed, spokeswoman for Travelodge stated: “I’m sure that I am not the only person glad to see that the youngsters of our country want to preserve our heritage. The fact that nine of the ten attractions featured in the top ten list are iconic landmarks with historical significance is great.