On top of the world: The top 5 most dazzling views from across the globe

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Experience new heights and picture-perfect views from the world's tallest structures...

These amazing views are perfect for wandering tourists, thrill-seeking adventurers and power hungry 'world-domination' types...

1. The View from The Shard - London, UK

The Shard

When The Shard officially opened it's doors this year it became the tallest building in Western Europe – and now you can go to the top! Journey to 69th floor for 350° panoramic views or work your way up to the viewing platform on the 72nd floor (a whopping 800ft above the ground) via one of two high-speed 'kaleidoscopic' lifts for the best view of the City. Prices start from £24.50 per adult and £19 per child.

2. CN Tower Inc. Lunch at Restaurant 360 - Toronto, Canada

As one of the world's tallest buildings the CN Tower in Toronto is guaranteed to offer an amazing view, but it's the rotating 360° restaurant that's seriously impressive. Eat your fill with a panoramic view of the City and catch a glimpse of the mist rising from the Niagara Falls if you're really lucky. Restaurant lunch prices start from £57 per adult, and £30 per child.

3. Sugar Loaf - City Tour and Cable Car – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Brazil Sugarloaf mountain

See Copacabana beach, the Santa Cruz fortress and the beaches of Niteró from a whole different angle on this daring cable car ride. Start in Aterro do Flamengo in the neighborhood of Urca, where the first cable car will take you 215 metres high. Once you've taken in the sights here you can hop on the second car which travels all the way to the top of Sugar Loaf Mountain. Prices start from £45 per adult, £33 per child.

3.Top of the Rock – New York, USA

Forget the Statue of Liberty and the Empire State Building, the 'Top of the Rock' is the best place for 360° panoramic views of NYC. City slickers can look out across Manhattan and beyond from the Rockefeller Centre's 3-tiered observation deck, with views that stretch for 80 miles in every direction. Spy famous landmarks such as the Chrysler Building, Times Square, the Hudson River, Brooklyn Bridge, the Statue of Liberty, Central Park and the Empire State Building. Prices start from £14 per adult, £8 per child.

5. Skywalk Express – Grand Canyon, USA

The Skywalk Las Vegas

Unleash your inner daredevil on The Skywalk Express - a glass bridge extending 70 feet from the edge and 4,000 feet above the floor of the Grand Canyon. Open to the public since 2007, it offers unparalleled views of the surrounding landscape. Start your tour with a helicopter flight over the Hoover Dam, Lake Mead, extinct volcanoes and the Colorado River before having a picnic on the canyon floor. Finally, touch down on the West Rim of the Grand Canyon and head out onto the Skywalk. Prices start from £288 per adult.

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