We have often come across several tourist attractions where you need to pay before entering. However, some of them are way too overpriced and not even worth the money! Money-saving website SavingSpot combed through tens of thousands of TripAdvisor reviews to identify the attractions with the highest percentage of ‘expensive’ comments in an effort to identify the most pricey tourist sites in the globe. Ten of the top 20 websites were British, with one UK site even taking the top spot. Here are the top 20 most overpriced tourist attractions in the world!
Harry Potter Studio Is The World’s Most Overpriced Tourist Attraction!
According to a new study, Warner Bros. Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter tops the list of most overpriced tourist attractions in the world. For lovers of the Wizarding World, fantastic extras like a commemorative guidebook, champagne afternoon tea for two, and a digital guide would cost an additional £125.10 on top of the studio tour’s starting price of £53.50 for adults and £43 for children.
The list analysed instances of the term “expensive” in relation to entrance fees, parking fees, and food and drink prices from visitors to historical monuments, cultural landmarks, and amusement parks around the world.
The tourist attraction on the second rank is Legoland Windsor Resort. In Windsor, England, it is a theme park and resort with a Lego-related concept. For children aged three to twelve, the park’s attractions include a variety of rides, models and building workshops with a Lego theme. Legoland Windsor became the tenth-most visited theme park in Europe in 2011 and has remained there ever since. It often draws more visitors than the original Legoland Billund Resort in Denmark.
The third one on the list is the UK’s London Eye, which is a cantilevered observation wheel in London. It is the most popular paid tourist attraction in the UK and the tallest cantilevered observation wheel in all of Europe, receiving more than three million visitors annually. The observation deck on the 72nd floor of The Shard, which is 245 metres tall, dethroned The Eye as the highest point for public viewing in London in the early months of 2013.
Other Places That Are Way Too Much Expensive!
- Burj Khalifa (UAE) – located in Dubai, it is the tallest building in the world.
- The View from The Shard (England) – it is an observation deck between its 68th and 72nd floors.
- Universal Studios Florida (USA) – it is a theme park located in Orlando and has numerous attractions.
- Blue Lagoon (Iceland) – it is a geothermal spa and is located in a lava field near Grindavík.
- Magic Kingdom Park (USA) – it is a theme park located in Bay Lake, closest to the city of Winter Garden.
- Warwick Castle (England) – it is a mediaeval fortress that evolved from a timber fort that William the Conqueror first constructed in 1068.
- Empire State Building (USA) – it is a 102-story Art Deco skyscraper.
- Alton Towers Theme Park (England) – it is a theme park and resort complex in Staffordshire.
- Eden Project (England) – it is a visitor attraction in Cornwall and is located in a reclaimed china clay pit.
- Siam Park (Spain) – it is a water park in Costa Adeje, a coastal suburb in Tenerife.
- Edinburgh Castle (Scotland) – it is a historic castle and stands on Castle Rock.
- Discovery Cove (USA) – it is a theme park where visitors can interact with marine animals.
- Piazza San Marco (Italy) – it is the principal public square of Venice and is often known as St Mark’s Square in English.
- Tower Of London (England) – this historic tower is officially His Majesty’s Royal Palace and Fortress of the Tower of London.
- Chester Zoo (England) – it was opened in 1931 by George Mottershead and his family and is one of the largest zoos in the UK.
- CN Tower (Canada) – it is located in downtown Toronto, built on the former Railway Lands.
- Tivoli Gardens (Denmark) – it is an amusement park and pleasure garden in Copenhagen.
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