Where is Britain's best landmark?

Edinburgh Castle and the Ross Fountain as seen from Princes Street Gardens

What is Britain's best landmark? Is there an icon that sums up the country for you? From the London skyline or the white cliffs of Dover, Britain has a wide variety of beautiful and iconic landmarks.

But which ones are really worth a visit, and what will you find when you get there?

TripAdvisor has narrowed down the list of great British landmarks to its definitive top ten for visitors. As well as the stalwarts such as Windsor Castle and Arthur's Seat in Edinburgh, there are a number of surprises on the list. Take a look at the slideshow below and let us know if you agree with these choices.

Britain's 10 best landmarks (according to TripAdvisor)
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Where is Britain's best landmark?

York Minster is one of the largest cathedrals of its kind in Europe and was built in 1338. The Gothic building is the seat of the Archbishop of York and is known for its striking architecture and the great east window.

With a history that dates back almost 1000 years, it's not surprising that Windsor Castle is the oldest occupied castle in the world as well as being the official residence of the Queen of England. 
Buckingham Palace is the official workplace of the royal family and the London residence of the Queen. It was originally built as a large townhouse in 1703. It was bought by King George III and then enlarged in the 19th Century. 
Tower Bridge is one of the most iconic sights in London and can be found bridging the Thames alongside the Tower of London. The bridge also recently unveiled a glass floor walkway 42 metres above the river granting visitors a spectacular view. 
Westminster Abbey is one of the most well known religious buildings in the whole of the UK and has hosted a number of Royal weddings, coronations and burials. 

Parliament is open to all visitors from the UK and oversees and everyone is welcome to attend the debates and watch the committee hearings that take place there. 

Big Ben is generally regarded as the name given to the entire clocktower although it was originally the name attributed just to the bell. The tower was completed in 1859 and rises to nearly 100 metres, making it one of the most well-known buildings on the London skyline. 

Britannia was first launched from a shipyard in Clydebank in April 1953 and served the Royal Family for over 44 years and travelled more than a million miles. The yacht is now berthed at Leith, Edinburgh and open for visitors to enjoy. 
The iconic Edinburgh Castle overlooks the Scottish capital from its rocky plinth high above Edinburgh and has been home to many Scottish monarchs over the years including Mary Queen of Scots. while visiting the castle you'll have the chance to explore the National War museum, Scottish crown jewels and much more. 
This historic Tower of London can be found on the bank of the Thames and although monarchs no longer live in the palace, the crown jewels are housed here and therefore the tower remains a significant part of London and the royal family. 

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