The world's weirdest tourist attractions



Dominated by an 18th century fort and one-time prison built on the site of a medieval monastery, Spike Island in Cork, Ireland is hardly lacking in history. But it may still come as a surprise to learn that it beat out the likes of the Eiffel Tower and the Acropolis to be named Europe’s best tourist attraction at the World Travel Awards 2017, the “Oscars” of the travel industry.
Since opening to the public in 2015, €5.5m of government funding has been spent on turning the site into an international tourist attraction - and the effort has paid off. As well as the recent award, Spike Island... read more

 
4 October 2017 in Auto, Views: 47
Source: The Week
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