Top 10 cities global travellers most want to visit

Founded by the Romans and with a population of eight million, London proved a popular place to visit. Credit: PA

London has made it into the top three cities travellers most want to visit, just behind Rome and Istanbul.

The UK capital beat the top two destinations from 2013 - Paris and New York - which dropped to 7th and 12th places respectively.

Fourth on this year's list was Beijing, with Prague fifth and Marrakech in Morocco sixth.

There was also a boost for the storm-damaged south west of England with Bristol and Torquay making it in to the top 10 UK destination table compiled by TripAdvisor from millions of reviews.

The capital headed the list of ideal destinations in the UK, second place went to Edinburgh, with Torquay third, Liverpool fourth and Belfast fifth.

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

These were the world top 10 destinations:

Istanbul, formally Constantinople, is believed to have been built in the 4th century. Credit: Reuters
  • (1) Istanbul

  • (2) Rome

  • (3) London

  • (4) Beijing

  • (5) Prague

  • (6) Marrakech

  • (7) Paris

  • (8) Hanoi, Vietnam

  • (9) Siem Reap, Cambodia

  • (10) Shanghai

These were the top 10 UK destinations:

The Scottish capital was voters' second choice for UK destination they would most like to visit. Credit: PA
  • (1) London

  • (2) Edinburgh

  • (3) Torquay

  • (4) Liverpool

  • (5) Belfast

  • (6) York

  • (7) Bristol

  • (8) Llandudno

  • (9) Leeds

  • (10) Birmingham

Despite the floods this winter, Bristol was the seventh most popular choice. Credit: Reuters