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Birmingham named among top tourist destinations

Prominent placing for city, but lags behind the likes of Leeds, Llandudno and Torquay

City of Birmingham

Birmingham has just made it into the top 10 UK destinations for tourists.

But it lags behind the likes of Leeds, Llandudno and Torquay, according to new statistics from an online travel company.

And the only British city to make it into the top 10 world destinations is London.

The lists were compiled by on line travel website TripAdvisor following millions of reviews.

According to list the capital is the top UK destination followed by Edinburgh. Torquay is third, with Bristol finishing seventh.

Istanbul was the top world destination, followed by Rome with London in third place.

Beijing, Prague, Marrakech, Paris, Hanoi, Vietnam, Siem Reap, Cambodia and Shanghai follow.

In the UK top 10, Liverpool was fourth and Belfast fifth.

Manchester, Glasgow and Blackpool all dropped out of the top 10.

TripAdvisor spokesman James Kay said: “These awards are based on millions of reviews and ratings by those that really matter – travellers themselves.

“There is no doubt the birth of the royal baby helped keep the eyes of the world on London in 2013, but the capital’s continued appeal among travellers around the world surpasses any one event.”

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