Hindu Temple voted 'pride of place'

The Neasden Temple in Brent is the attraction which residents in England are most proud of according to the results of a nationwide poll.Local authorities across England took part in the Pride of Place poll by inviting visitors to vote online for one of ten locally nominated top spots.

Nearly 37,000 people went online to vote for their favourite place in this first national council-led poll.

The Neasden Temple (BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir) received the most votes nationally, with 2,344 votes.

The temple is constructed by skilled craftsmen from 2,000 tons of Italian marble and 3,000 tons of Bulgarian limestone.

The top ten attractions which received the most votes are:

1. Neasden Temple (Shri Swaminarayan Mandir), London Borough of Brent

2. Central Park, Peterborough City Council

3. Wayland Wood, Breckland District Council

4. Barley Mow, Warrington Borough Council

5. Nene Valley Railway, Peterborough City Council

6. Queens Square, Attleborough, Breckland District Council

7. Bourton-on-the-water, Gloucestershire County Council

8. Franklin's Gardens, Northampton Borough Council

9. Manchester United FC, Trafford Metropolitan Borough Council

10. Firepower Museum, London Borough of Greenwich

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