Wednesday, 26 October 2011 1:37 PM
Leading global travel publisher Frommer’s has revealed that Greenwich is one of their Top Destinations for 2012.
Set to become a royal borough next year, Greenwich is praised by Frommer's for its ability to continually reinvent itself since it emerged as a naval centre in the 18th century.
The guide book also highlights Greenwich's remarkable baroque facades by architects such as Wren, Hawksmoor and Vanbrugh along the Thames waterfront as well as the beautiful views one can take in across the oldest of the royal parks, Greenwich Park, to the skyscrapers of Canary Wharf. London’s brand new cable car is also set to launch in Greenwich next year.
Other must-see destinations for 2012 included Catalan city of Girona in Spain, Beirut in Lebanon and the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico.
The list also includes the Frommer’s Readers’ Favourite destination, Turkey, which received 51 per cent of the overall vote from the ten destinations up for nomination. Turkey beat South Africa to the top spot.
Mark Henshall, Regional Editor, said: “Every year Frommer’s authors and editors put their heads together to determine the best travel inspirational experiences for the year ahead. Our annual list draws from our individual local knowledge, passion and expertise, and is a great resource for travellers searching for their next extraordinary getaway. Our top picks offer smart and lesser known alternatives to overrun spots as well as emerging and rediscovered destinations that will wow you.”
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