But now to the winner, voted by the people of the South East as top of
the Seven wonders - the White Cliffs of Dover.
This is an iconic place, one of those natural monuments that defines
what it is to be British.
For almost 1,000 years, Dover Castle, perched on top of the white cliffs,
has stared back at those who may have cast an envious eye at England from
only 20 miles away.
But why are the cliffs so white? Well they are made up of billions of
the crushed shells of tiny sea creatures.
A hundred and fifty million years ago in the cretaceous period, these
organisms gradually settled in shallow seas.
The sediments built up were gradually lifted to form the chalk cliffs.
These are eroded by the sea, keeping them white.
But where the sea cannot reach the cliffs because of beach and sea defences,
then erosion stops and the cliffs become vegetated with trees and shrubs.