Let’s browse the Seven Wonders from home

We are all on a mission to make home learning fun. We are all missing travel but with a little imagination and a lot of internet, you can bring wonders of the world to your children.

From Machu Picchu to the Taj Mahal, these historical man-made sites will have been wanderlust fuelled destinations for many travellers. But, what if you could visit them all in an afternoon?

From Jordan’s incredible Rose City of Petra to the white marble Taj Mahal in India there are more ways to visit these ancient architectural sites than you might think.

A list compiled by Uswitch has brought together seven free virtual tours, allowing you to experience the allure of these wonders, right from your armchair.

The Colosseum in Rome, Italy, is one I have visited. I actually ruined a pair of sandals burnt off in the heat. It was worth it.

Apparently 6.4 million people took in Rome’s Colosseum last year, making it one of the most-visited tourist attractions in the world – and it is easy to see why.

Take a virtual tour on YouTube – this hour-long walking tour of the Colosseum is a perfect taster for the real thing.

This historical amphitheatre measures over 189 metres long and 50 metres high, and used to seat over 50,000 to watch sporting events and games.

I’ve always wanted to fly further.

The Taj Mahal was designed to be completely symmetrical and, in the event of a disaster, such as an earthquake, everything would fall away from the tomb inside.

Go behind the scenes of India’s Crown Jewel with this virtual tour from Google.

Machu Picchu, Cuzco Region, Peru


Set high amongst the Andes mountains in Peru, it’s an adventure just getting to Machu Picchu. Built-in the 15th century, this ancient Inca site draws tourists from all over the world to visit. 

This virtual tour comes complete with a voiceover, educating and entertaining as you take in the spectacular scenery of Machu Picchu.  



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Editor in chief Suzi Dixon studied at Bournemouth university, went away for a while to work at The Daily Telegraph, then moved back to the sunny South coast for a quiet (er) life. Bournemouth News & Info is her website and she is assisted by the fabulous Fred From France in all things geeky and technical. Hire us to make your website, too, if you like.

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