Lonely Planet Writer

Harry and Meghan have made this spot the most popular summer destination in the UK

People worldwide were glued to their screens when Prince Harry and Meghan Markle tied the knot in England back in May, and their fairytale wedding has also spread a little economic cheer to their wedding town.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex leaving St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle, after their wedding. Image: Ben Stansall – WPA Pool/Getty Images

A survey has found that Windsor Castle’s bookings have increased by 92% in the wake of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s nuptials, which is probably unsurprising as 29 million Americans tuned in to watch Queen Elizabeth II’s grandson marry the Suits actress at St. George’s Chapel. Online retailer of global tours, Isango, surveyed more than 1000 customers to find the summer’s most popular attractions, and found that Windsor Castle came out on top.

Britain’s Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, kisses his new wife Meghan, Duchess of Sussex. Image: Ben Stanstall/AFP/Getty Images

Not only is it stunning, but visitors might also get a glimpse of the royal newlyweds’ new home. Windsor Castle is the longest-occupied castle in the entirety of European history and is the Queen’s principal weekend retreat.  She has been instrumental in transforming it into a major tourist attraction in the last couple of decades.

The Tower of London from the River Thames. Image: Doug McKinlay/Lonely Planet

The second-most popular attraction was found to be the London ‘Hop-On Hop-Off’ bus tour, which takes visitors around the capital. The Tower of London came in third place, and this is where the Crown Jewels are kept under armed guard. The Giant’s Causeway in Northern Ireland came in fourth position, which is no surprise as the spectacular rock formation is a national nature reserve and Northern Ireland’s only Unesco World Heritage site. A cruise along the River Thames came in fifth position in the survey.

Windsor Castle is one of the most visited castles in the world. Photo by Kiev Victor/Shutterstock

To learn more about Isango, see here.