The Shard is currently the tallest building in the European Union, standing just over 1000 feet high above London Bridge station. As one of the newest additions to London’s skyline, a viewing gallery was built-in covering the top floors of the structure.
Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban was one of the newly constructed arenas for the 2010 soccer world cup which was held in South Africa. Today it hosts regular events and sports games, but it also has a number of attractions including the impressive SkyCar.
Burj Khalifa in Dubai is the world’s tallest building. The rocket-shaped structure took 6 years to build and was completed in 2010. It’s so big, that you’ll struggle to get it all in on one photo! It has 160 floors and reaches up 828 metres. You can see it for free by looking up from the ground near Dubai Mall, with the fountains around you, but the best experience is to pay to go to the top and look down.
The MGM Lion Habitat is a free attraction in Las Vegas located inside the MGM Grand casino. At the edge of the casino floor, right next to slot machines and gambling tables is a glass enclosure and the lions appear each day inside it.
Barley Hall is a medieval town house nestled down a small alleyway in the centre of York, UK. It used to be the residence of the Mayor of York back in the time of Richard III, but its history became lost over the years that followed. The story of its re-discovery is the most amazing part of the exhibits you will see here.
Howick Falls in South Africa is a natural waterfall over 300 feet high with a specially constructed viewing platform so you can take photos. Over the years, a tourist industry has grown around the water and there are now woodland walks along the edge of the river plus a host of cafes, gift shops and souvenir stalls.
Dubai Marina is a relatively new area of Dubai but there’s still lots do see and do here. The two big highlights for us were the marina itself, packed with impressive yachts and tall apartment blocks but also the lovely stretch of sandy beach on the coast.
Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens is often described as one of the best botanic gardens in the world. The garden sits on the slopes of beautiful Table Mountain and the unique climate here allows for very green, well watered gardens, nearly all year round.
The Paris Catacombs are a tourist attraction made from the tunnels which stretch under the streets of Paris. The vast majority of the city’s catacombs are off-limits to visitors however, one small 2km section is available to visit. It’s very popular though, so be prepared to wait in line.
Rosenborg Castle (Rosenborg Slot in Danish) is one of central Copenhagen’s most historic and beautiful tourist attractions. Its turrets have an almost fairy tale feel to them and when you go inside, you’ll find over-the-top ornate rooms, a huge hall, bizarre collections and a very impressive toilet.