TripAdvisor places 4 Scottish islands in UK top 10

FOUR Scottish islands have been placed in travel rating site TripAdvisor’s top ten best islands in the United Kingdom.

Scarista beach on  Harris. Picture: Donald MacLeod
Scarista beach on Harris. Picture: Donald MacLeod

Arran, Skye, Orkney and Lewis and Harris made it onto the list which was compiled from tourist reviews posted on the site.

The islands were rated on their hotels, restaurants and tourist attractions.

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The Channel Island of Jersey made it in at number 6 in TripAdvisor’s list of the top ten islands in Europe beating the likes of Majorca, Capri, Tenerife and Corsica.

Top island in the world for tourists was the Caribbean island of Providenciales, which is part of Turks and Caicos. Second was Maui in Hawaii, with Roatan, the largest of Honduras’s Bay Islands, third.

These were the best-rated islands in the UK and the Channel Islands:

1. Jersey, Channel Islands

2. Isle of Wight

3. St Mary’s, Isles of Scilly

4. Isle of Arran, Scotland

5. Isle of Skye, Scotland

6. Mainland Orkney, Scotland

7. Anglesey, Wales

8. Lewis and Harris, Scotland

9. Isle of Man

10. Guernsey, Channel Islands