Brits call Grand Canyon greatest of worlds seven natural wonders

February 9th, 2009 - 12:51 pm ICT by ANI  

London, Feb 9 (ANI): The awe-inspiring Grand Canyon has been voted as the greatest of the seven natural wonders of the world in a new poll of British public.

In the poll involving 4,000 Britons, the canyon carved by the Colorado river over six million years beat off competition from waterfalls, mountains and rainforests to take the top spot.

The Great Barrier Reef in eastern Australia came in second.

The splendid Northern Lights were pushed to third place in the poll, which was conducted to mark the launch of a natural history TV channel, Eden.

The list of seven natural wonders also included Lake District, followed by the Highlands, Cheddar Gorge in Somerset and the Giants Causeway in Northern Ireland.

The world has some stunning natural wonders and we are delighted that on Eden we can honour the best that all seven continents have to offer, the Daily Express quoted Adrian Wills, the head of the new TV channel as saying. (ANI)

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