GAZING at a historical landmark can be a memorable part of any road trip.

But many drivers can often find themselves in trouble when they take their eyes off the road in order to get a better view.

A recent breakdown by Select Car Leasing has revealed the landmarks with the most recorded crashes in their vicinity, likely caused by motorists who try to take in the sights. And Brighton Palace Pier was named one of the most dangerous, behind Buckingham Palace, which had just over 200 accidents recorded between 2013 and 2018.

Brighton Pier had 124 accidents reported in the past six years, the company said.

It was followed by the Scott Monument in Edinburgh (89 crashes), Stonehenge (60 crashes) and Angel of the North (53 crashes).

The study also used Tottenham Hotspur’s new stadium as an example to show how an attraction can increase the number of crashes on surrounding roads.

Data collected before the reconstruction showed 17 accidents between 2013 and 2014. But once work had begun, the number of crashes jumped to 47 between 2015 to 2018.