Edinburgh named second top UK destination by TripAdvisor

Scotland's capital has been named the second top destination to visit in the UK by a travel website.

Tuesday, 21st March 2017, 9:32 am
Updated Friday, 24th March 2017, 10:03 am
Views of Edinburgh taken from Calton Hill. Picture: Steven Scott Taylor / J P License.

TripAdvisor has unveiled the world’s best rated destinations in its 2017 Travellers’ Choice Awards based on millions of reviews and ratings.

London was named the second best rated destination in the world and number one in Europe in the ninth annual Travellers’ Choice awards for Destinations, announced by TripAdvisor, the travel planning and booking site.

Edinburgh was named second top in the UK, followed by Jersey in Channel Isles and Windermere in Cumbria.

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The only other area in Scotland to make the UK top ten was Glasgow in eight position.

European destinations dominate the world winners list this year with six of the top ten from the region; London, Paris, Rome, Crete, Barcelona and Prague, rank second third, fourth, sixth, seventh and ninth.

“This year’s awards show that the UK’s capital can more than hold its own among the world’s best loved destinations as it is named Europe’s number one and second in the world. Travellers planning a visit to one of the top 10 destinations in the world will get the best value in Crete, with the average nightly hotel rate on TripAdvisor coming in at £95,” commented TripAdvisor spokesperson, Hayley Coleman.

World top 10

1. Bali, Indonesia

2. London, UK

3. Paris, France

4. Rome, Italy

5. New York City, US

6. Crete, Greece

7. Barcelona, Spain

8. Siem Reap, Cambodia

9. Prague, Czech Republic

10. Phuket, Thailand

UK top 10

1. London, London

2. Edinburgh, Scotland

3. Jersey, Channel Isles

4. Windermere, Cumbria

5. Liverpool, Merseyside

6. Keswick, Cumbria

7. York, North Yorkshire

8. Glasgow, Scotland

9. Isle of Wight, Hampshire

10. Bath, Somerset

Europe top 10

1. London, UK

2. Paris, France

3. Rome, Italy

4. Crete, Greece

5. Barcelona, Spain

6. Prague, Czech Republic

7. Istanbul, Turkey

8. St. Petersburg, Russia

9. Lisbon, Portugal

10. Amsterdam, The Netherlands