Average Brit would see only 2pct of countryApril 27th, 2009 - 3:23 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 27 (ANI): When it comes to travelling their own country, an average Brit would see just 28 of the UK’s towns and cities in their lifetime-which equates to only 2 percent of the country, revealed a survey.
However, the survey for carmakers Vauxhall found that the figure differed according to where people were questioned.
Cambridge residents were the most adventurous travellers, visiting 40 other cities.
On the other hand, people in Birmingham visited the least number of other cities-23.
In fact, the survey also suggested there could be more than a million so-called One Town Wonders - adults who have never left their hometown or city, even for a holiday.
Besides, the survey indicated that one in five people living in Edinburgh had never visited the city’s famous castle.
Over a third of North East residents were revealed to have never seen the Angel of the North.
According to the survey, only one in five Londoners said they had found more culture and history travelling around the UK than abroad.
The research was part of a campaign by Vauxhall to encourage Britons to visit more areas of their country.
“Britain is a fantastic country steeped in history, culture and weird and wonderful things waiting to be discovered,” Sky News quoted Simon Ewart of Vauxhall as saying. (ANI)
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