Scottish Highlands in the Lonely Planet’s top ten places to visit in 2019.
Scottish Highlands in the Lonely Planet’s top ten places to visit in 2019. I guess we are not surprised at the designation as the region is our home and it is fabulous.
The Scottish Highlands and Islands are the largest region in Scotland and home to hundreds of iconic locations, attractions and experiences. The city of Inverness, Torridon, touring routes, the Isle of Skye, and the Outer Hebrides have been identified as just some of the reasons to visit. And as the only area of the whole UK to feature in the awards, what better time to read on to find out more?
About 60-miles west of Inverness you’ll discover the dramatic setting of Torridon in Wester Ross – a true playground for hill walkers, there are lochs for canoeists and the coastal waters for sea kayakers. Venture to Beinn Eighe National Nature Reserve in Kinlochewe which is home to a cluster of mountain peaks, ancient pinewoods, soaring eagles, a variety of wildlife and more. The area is so special it has recently been given UNECO Biosphere Reserve status.
The North Coast 500 runs around the northern coast and some of the most remote points of the North Highlands. Starting and finishing in Inverness, the route covers 516-miles of gorgeous Scottish landscape.
Margaret Davidson, leader of Highland Council, said: “The Scottish Highlands and Islands are a wonderful part of the world. I have always considered it one of the best places to visit not just for our fabulous scenery but also for the range of activities available, our distinct culture and of course the warm welcome for which the Highlands are famous. “Being chosen as one of Lonely Planet’s top regions in their forthcoming prestigious global campaign ‘Best in Travel 2019’ is a splendid accolade. The fact that this endorsement comes from such a globally-recognised and trusted travel publisher as Lonely Planet will undoubtedly boost the area’s profile on a global stage and encourage more visitors to come and experience a true Highland welcome.”