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These are the world’s most complained-about attractions, according to a new study

From Stonehenge to the pyramids of Giza, these are the tourist hotspots with the most negative reviews

Ed Cunningham
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Ed Cunningham

There’s nothing quite like going to a legendary, world-renowned tourist attraction and being totally let down. It can be a perplexing and disappointing experience – so much so, in fact, that you might even be inclined to complain about it. And who doesn’t love complaining, eh?

But which world-famous attractions are the most complained-about? Well, online casino site Mr. Q has crunched the numbers to find out. By analysing more than 80,000 negative TripAdvisor reviews of famous places around the world, the firm has figured out which attractions have received the most complaints over the years. 

Top of the pile is, not that surprisingly, the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles. After all, it’s just a bunch of fancy paving stones, right? A whopping 20 percent of all reviews of the Walk of Fame give it either one or two stars, with most of the complaints referring to its lack of cleanliness.

Next up is the Palace of Versailles, just outside Paris, which is usually celebrated for being a particularly ornate, magnificent sort of place. Guests’ key gripes at Versailles seem to be the level of overcrowding, the expensive entry fee and poor upkeep of the gardens. Tough crowd, huh?

Third comes Stonehenge in the UK, which faces complaints ranging from the high entry fee to the underwhelming simplicity of the attraction itself. In fact, three of the top ten are in the UK, which, when you think about it, makes total sense. Complaining is, after all, one of the Great British pastimes.

Here’s the full list of the most complained-about attractions, according to Mr. Q’s report.

1. Hollywood Walk of Fame, USA
2. Palace of Versailles, France
3. Stonehenge, UK
4. Hollywood sign, USA
5. Big Ben, UK
6. The White House, USA
7. Leaning Tower of Pisa, Italy
8. Empire State Building, USA
9. Pyramids of Giza, Egypt
10. Buckingham Palace, UK

You can read the full study for yourself here.

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