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Photogenic UK landmarks revealed
Selfridges in Birmingham's Bullring
The Selfridges building has drawn international praise
A Birmingham shopping centre has beaten off competition from Edinburgh Castle and Tower Bridge to be named one of the UK's favourite landmarks.

London landmarks took the top two places, with Big Ben and the London Eye taking first and second place.

The Bullring came third in a survey of which landmark people most wanted to snap, putting Edinburgh Castle fourth.

Entries from Portsmouth, Peterborough, Liverpool and York joined two other London attractions in the top ten.

Top 10 landmarks to photograph
1. The London Eye (completed 1999)
2. Big Ben (1858)
3. Bullring, Birmingham (2003)
4. Edinburgh Castle (1574)
5. 30, St Mary Axe (The Gherkin), London (2004)
6. Peterborough Cathedral (c.1118)
7. Spinnaker Tower, Portsmouth (2005)
8. Tower Bridge, London (1893)
9. Royal Liver Building, Liverpool (1911)
10. York Minster (1408)

Birmingham's Bullring has won worldwide acclaim for its distinctive Selfridge's store, which is bespeckled with aluminium discs.

The top ten also features Portsmouth's Spinnaker Tower that opened last year, contrasting with Peterborough's 12th century cathedral.

Darren Peake, marketing manager at Fujifilm, which commissioned the survey, said: "The UK's top ten landmarks highlight the fantastic diversity of architecture and design that is on offer.

"While London is home to a number of modern and historic gems, the top ten features buildings from up and down the country, with fine historic examples of our heritage sitting alongside modern examples of UK innovation."


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