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The wonderful names Chinese tourists have given British attractions

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The Highland Games shall henceforth be known as the Strongman Skirt Party (Picture: Getty)

Tourism chiefs today uncover the results of an attempt to attract more Chinese tourists to Britain.

Using China's popular social media sites Weibo and WeChat the campaign, entitled Great Names for Great Britain, asked people to come up with names for 101 attractions, leading to 13,000 suggestions.

These are some of the best (with their literal English translations):

The Shard - A tower allowing us to pluck the stars from the sky

Highland Games - Strongman Skirt Party

Lulworth Cove - Waves Kissing Bay

Knightsbridge - A place filled with things to attract yuppies and fashionable ladies

The Needles - Poseidon’s Trident Teeth of the Sea

Harrogate - A place full of pleasant fragrance

Malt Whisky - Trail Fragrant Liqueur Lane

Sherwood Forest - Forest of Chivalrous Thieves

Brecon Beacons - Starry Sky So Clear it Talks to You

Bristol Balloon Fiesta - A place where love flies to cloud nine

University Boat Race - Boffins’ Boat Race

Cerne Abbas Giant - Big White Streaker

The Lake District - Mountain Lakes Get You Drunk

Savile Row - Custom-made for Rich People Street

Balmoral Castle - Castle of Love from Outer Space

Haggis - Baa Baa Pudding

Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch – Healthy Lung Village

(On the basis that it can only be pronounced by those with sufficient breath)


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