Kew Gardens: Britain’s top visitor attraction?

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Kew Gardens have been voted the top visitor attraction in Britain at the British Airways magazine travel awards.

The Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew, which attract some two million visitors each year, beat attractions like the Tate Modern and London Eye, as well as iconic sights such as Buckingham Palace, to take the top spot.

Kew is beautiful but (gloved) hands up if you, like me, are surprised to see the gardens win the best visitor attraction category. What about Windsor Castle? Stonehenge and the Seven Sisters? The Giant’s Causeway in Northern Ireland?

Without wishing to knock Kew (aka London’s natural paradise), the verdict reached by the judges (including Janet Street Porter and travel and tourism experts) wasn’t one I could or would have predicted.

But what do you think? Are the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew a worthy winner? Share your thoughts and opinions with CD-Traveller readers by posting a comment below…

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