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Edinburgh voted one of world’s top ten cities

Hogmanay fireworks in Edinburgh. The city has been named one of the top ten to visit in the world. Picture: Jane Barlow

Hogmanay fireworks in Edinburgh. The city has been named one of the top ten to visit in the world. Picture: Jane Barlow

EDINBURGH has been named as one of the world’s top ten cities to visit in a poll of the readers of travel magazine Wanderlust.

Edinburgh is one of only three European destination to make the list of top cities from a total of over 700 nominations. The Scottish capital came in eighth in the rankings, with Bagan in Myanmar (Burma) coming top of the rankings.

Scotland itself was also a vote-winner, coming in at number nine in the Top Country rankings.

Wanderlust’s editor-in-chief Lyn Hughes said: “I’m not surprised to see Scotland make the Top 10 Country list. It shares many things with the winner, Namibia, such as superb landscapes, accessible wilderness, good infrastructure, wildlife, and a wide range of adventures.”

Around 3,000 people voted in the magazine’s annual awards.

Last year, American TV station CNN named Scotland as the number one destination for travellers in 2013, and a YouGov poll last winter found that Scotland was the UK’s top honeymoon destination.

Full results of the Travel Awards can be viewed here.

 

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