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Brits know more about foreign landmarks than they do about those in their own country, a new survey reveals.

Despite being abroad, buildings such as the Coliseum and Parthenon are more easily identified than the Giant’s Causeway, York Minster or Windsor Castle.

And more people even know that the Anne Franks Museum is in Amsterdam than can place Stonehenge in its rightful county of Wiltshire, according to the survey carried out by tourism and hospitality website www.iknow-uk.com.

Marcus Simmons, iknow-uk.com’s managing director, said: “It seems that as a whole our knowledge of UK tourist attractions is fairly poor.

“These are some of the UK’s most recognisable landmarks, yet those who live with them on their doorsteps either can’t recognise them or don’t know where they are.”

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