The world's 10 best new tourist attractions

Thursday 08 January 2015 09:00

Leicester’s new King Richard III Visitor Centre, built at a cost of £4m, has been selected as one of the world’s best new attractions for 2015 by Lonely Planet.

Here are the top 10 sites worth seeing this year, according to the travel guide company.

1. One World Observatory, USA

The new world trade centre and the tallest skyscraper in New York City

2. Cape Canopy Tour, South Africa

A four-hour zip-line wilderness tour of the Western Cape

3. Yellow Submarine, Argentina

Underwater whale-watching tour in the Valdes Peninsula

4. The Smithwick’s Experience, Ireland

A brewery tour in Kilkenny

5. Caminito del Rey footpath, Spain

Malaga’s dangerous footpath

6. BioMuseo, Panama

Museum of biodiversity in Panama City

7. Rimutaka Cycle Trail, New Zealand

A 115km-long trail between Wellington and Wairarapa

8. Hong Kong Observation Wheel, Hong Kong

A 60m-tall harbourfront ferris wheel

9. King Richard III Visitor Centre, Leicester

A £4m visitor centre at site of the monarch’s burial

10. Ice cave, Langjökull ice cap, western Iceland

A 500m-long tunnel inside Europe’s second-largest ice cap

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