The Lions enjoyed their biggest ever win over the All Blacks in Wellington
Wellington, the scene of the British & Irish Lions' finest hour on New Zealand soil, has been named among the top 10 cities to visit in 2015.
Travel guidebook publishers Rough Guides describe Wellington as the "urban jewel in the country's otherwise bucolic crown" and rank the city as the sixth most important place to visit next year.
The Lions, set to tour New Zealand in 2017, gave the travelling red army cause for great excitement when they levelled the 1993 series with a 20-7 victory in the second Test - to date their biggest ever win over the All Blacks.
As well as being synonymous with The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings trilogies, Wellington boasts breathtaking scenery, world-renowned museums, galleries and nature parks as well as a vast array of top-class restaurants, bars and cafes.
Vogue named it the "Coolest Little City in the World" this year, while CNN.com lists Wellington among the world's "Eight Great Coffee Cities".