The travel bible Lonely Planet which is in one many prestigious heritage sites has revealed their Top 500 places to visit in the world in their Lonely Planet’s Ultimate Travelist. No Irish destinations achieved a spot in the higher ranking Top 100 however they weren’t too far off as the Giant’s Causeway on the Co Antrim’s breathtaking north coast came in at 103 making it the best Irish destination.

The guide overall had five others Irish destinations as well as thirty two sites in the UK taking some well earned spots. One of these were Titanic Belfast, which has only been open for three years, also made it on to the list at number 424. Others on the list were Bru na Boinne, the prehistoric monument and passage tombs at Knowth, Newgrange and Dowth, Co Meath, at number 224, and the Cliffs of Moher in Co Clare at 378. Trinity College Dublin, home to the Book of Kells, and the Rock of Cashel in Tipperary were the only other Irish entries on the prestigious guide.Some of the sites in the UK on the guide included the British Museum in London, the Lake District, Snowdonia in Wales and Edinburgh Castle.

Lonely Planet’s travel experts drew up a list of the top-rated sites in the world in an effort to name the best 500 places to visit. The number one spot in the prestigious list was taken by Cambodia’s Temples of Angkor which is regarded as one of the world’s most important archaeological sites.

Click Here to find out who else made this Ultimate list.

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