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Stones? We’d rather get an Eiffel in Paris

Rock up here, soon: Stonehenge

OH la la! Brits are more likely to have seen the Eiffel Tower than our very own Stonehenge, a study suggests.

Less than half of 2,000 adults surveyed have visited the prehistoric landmark in Wiltshire, and one in 20 claimed they have never heard of it.

However, 52 per cent of them said they had been to Paris to see the famous 1,063ft tower.

Four in ten have never visited the Lake District, and 54 per cent have never seen the White Cliffs of Dover. Other landmarks many of us are yet to visit include the Forth Bridge, near Edinburgh, Blackpool Tower and the Roman Baths, in Bath.

Locating places also proved a problem for many — just four in ten said the Angel of the North was in Gateshead, with others believing it to be 95 miles away in Leeds. And a fifth struggled to identify Ben Nevis as a Scottish mountain — some suggested it was a man’s name.

Isabel Williams, head of customer insight at, which commissioned the survey said: ‘From the Empire State Building to the Taj Mahal, Brits love an Instagram shot showing how much of the world they’ve seen. Yet it seems many are less likely to view what is on their doorstep.’