Buckingham Palace, one of Britain’s most popular attractions

Millions of holidaymakers travel to the UK each year to experience the history and iconic landmarks. Now new research that uses data from Instagram shows the royal residences are a bigger attraction than the likes of Abbey Road, where the Beatles recorded their albums and took the iconic photo of the pedestrian crossing.


After 70 years on the throne, it is refreshing to know that Her Majesty is still a source of great admiration and fascination for people around the world.

New research from Bidwells has revealed that Buckingham Palace is one of Britain’s top tourist attractions.

Data uses Instagram to find where people have tagged and taken photos, and adjacent royal monuments take up plenty of spots in the top 10.

Buckingham Palace was the Queen's official residence until early 2022, when she moved to Windsor

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While the main attraction was Big Ben, Buckingham Palace comes third, surpassing Abbey Road, most famously associated with the Beatles, Brighton Pier and even Stonehenge, one of the wonders of the world and the best-known prehistoric monument. from Europe.

Buckingham Palace, located near Green Park in London, is one of the world’s most recognizable landmarks, known worldwide for its glamor and history and, until earlier this year, was the official residence of His Majesty the Queen.

The Queen has left Buckingham Palace – and London – for good, deciding to move to Windsor Castle, where she spent happy times with the late Prince Philip.

Buckingham Palace played a major role in the historic Platinum Jubilee celebrations this year, with a huge party in the grounds, with artists like Diana Ross performing to crowds of thousands.

In fact, as the top 10 tourist attractions reveal, the royal family continues to generate a significant share of tourism.

The Queen’s new full-time residence, Windsor Castle, is the ninth most-visited attraction.

The top 10 attractions were

  • Grand-Ben
  • tower bridge
  • Buckingham Palace
  • Stonehenge
  • Abbey Road
  • Edinburgh Castle
  • St. Paul’s Cathedral in London
  • Loch Ness
  • windsor castle
  • Brighton Pier

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