Lonely Planet just announced their top regions to visit in 2019, and alongside Northern Peru, Gujarat in India and the Far East of Russia; the Scottish Highlands and Islands have been named in the list! But what makes this part of Scotland so good to Lonely Planet?
There's been 20 distilleries opened in the Highlands and Islands in the past two years, and there's plans for 20 more to open by 2020. Lonely Planet describes whisky as the 'essence' of the Highlands and Islands, and states that it is one of the main attractions to the area. Scotland does whisky better than anyone else in the world, so it is completely worth the visit!
Vastly wild and uninhabited, Scotland's Highlands and Islands are stunning to explore. You're bound to find something new, or a hidden gem, or something you had no idea was there before each and every time. What have you got planned for your next Highlands and Islands adventure?
There are so many unique and amazing places to stay in the Highlands and Islands, from cottages to castles, to wigwams, to old train carriages. You're bound to find the weird and wonderful in terms of places to stay, like the beautiful Clachaig Inn at Glencoe!
What makes the Highlands and Islands great for you? Leave your reasons below!