TINTERN Abbey has been named as one of the must see sights in the world.

The Cistercian abbey has ranked in the Lonely Planet’s Ultimate Travelist of the 500 best places to see on the planet.

The historic site in Monmouthshire built between 1131 and 1536 is one of seven Welsh places on the list and is ranked 373. The highest ranking place in Wales is Snowdonia at 181 followed by Portmeirion at 207.

Entries for Wales:

Snowdonia 181

Portmeirion 207

St Davids Cathedral 294

Caernarfon Castle 315

Brecon Beacons 365

Tintern Abbey 373

St Fagans National History Museum 431

Coming in at number 15 makes The British Museum in London one of the highest-ranking sights in the world.

Lonely Planet’s Ultimate Travelist – The Top 20

1. Temples of Angkor, Cambodia

2. Great Barrier Reef, Australia

3. Machu Picchu, Peru

4. Great Wall of China, China

5. Taj Mahal, India

6. Grand Canyon National Park, USA

7. Colosseum, Italy

8. Iguazú Falls, Brazil-Argentina

9. Alhambra, Spain

10. Aya Sofya, Turkey

11. Fez Medina, Morocco

12. Twelve Apostles, Australia

13. Petra, Jordan

14. Tikal, Guatemala

15. British Museum, England

16. Sagrada Familia, Spain

17. Fiordland National Park, New Zealand

18. Santorini, Greece

19. Galapagos Islands, Ecuador

20. Museum of Old & New Art, Australia