Travel bible Lonely Planet has named Australia’s national capital, Canberra, number three in the world’s best Top 10 Cities for travel in 2018.
The national capital was named for its many cultural attractions, including the Australian War Memorial, which will be centre stage next year for the centenary commemorations of the WWI Armistice.
Canberra became Lonely Planet’s highest listing for an Australian city, with Fremantle and Hobart both having placed seventh in 2016 and 2013 respectively.
Seville in Spain was named top of the list of cities to visit in 2018, followed by Detroit, USA, with Canberra third and Hamburg, Germany, fourth.
But critics have called into question the choices, given Detroit’s high crime rate and that other Australian cities, including Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane were, ignored.
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