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Travellers recommend Edinburgh's World Heritage Site

TripAdvisor has conducted the biggest ever survey of World Heritage Sites.

Oct 27, 2010

Via on-site and e-mail campaigns, TripAdvisor has collected nearly a quarter of a million feedback submissions from travellers who have visited 789 UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The results provide a unique insight into the views and recommendations of visitors.

The Old and New Towns of Edinburgh were rated fifth most recommended site, above famous cities such as Prague, Vienna, Barcelona and London. Angkor in Cambodia was the most recommended, and Monticello and the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, USA, was regarded as the site in best condition. The Kasbah of Algiers was rated as the World Heritage Site needing most attention.

Francesco Bandarin, Assistant Director General for Culture at UNESCO, and interim Director of the UNESCO World Heritage Centre, said: "This valuable feedback certainly helps us and UNESCO member states better understand visitor perspectives regarding site conservation and provides useful information on how World Heritage travellers engage with the sites and their communities. We look forward to continuing the partnership with TripAdvisor on this initiative and say thank you to the travellers who have given the feedback to date."

Read more about the TripAdvisor survey.

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