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It’s official: these are the world’s most underrated tourist attractions

A travel booking company has assessed which tourist attractions are most positively described in online reviews

Liv Kelly
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Liv Kelly

It can be really disappointing when that bucket-list activity doesn’t live up to your expectations – but on the other hand, sometimes something you weren’t expecting to wow you can be the most memorable part of your trip. 

Which of the world’s popular tourist attractions are considered most underrated? Travel booking site Wingie has trawled through Tripadvisor to find out. They looked for the top 50 attractions in each country to assess which have caused the most disappointment or pleasant surprise, recording the frequency of 40 positive keywords used – think ‘impressive’, ‘memorable’ and ‘eye-opening’. Each landmark or attraction was then given an overall score. 

Ranking as the most underrated destination on the list, tucked away in northwestern Jamaica, is Ahhh Ras Natango Gallery and Garden. This hillside landmark, which is a display space for locally-made artwork, doesn’t just boast gorgeous views of the island’s greenery but is surrounded by rich tropical birdlife. 

Second on the list is the Irish National Stud and Gardens in Ireland’s County Kildare, a horsebreeding facility home to an Irish racecourse experience and stunning Japanese gardens. And third is Al Noor Island in the Emirati city of Sharjah, where the long list of attractions includes art installations and a butterfly dome.

These are the ten most underrated tourist attractions in the world

  1. Ahhh Ras Natango Gallery and Garden, Jamaica
  2. Irish National Stud and Gardens, Ireland
  3. Al Noor Island, UAE
  4. Cabot Trail, Canada
  5. Stone Hall Castle, Canada
  6. Stetson Mansion, USA
  7. Kiambethu Farm, Kenya
  8. Newcastle Memorial Walk, Australia
  9. SkyPoint Climb, Australia
  10. The Rooms, Canada

Check out our lists of the best things to do in the world in 2024, and this year’s most exciting new museums and reopenings, for some super-reliable travel inspo. 

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