Stirling Castle and Isle of Mull named as one of top 40 European experiences


19 July 2013
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Stirling Castle and the Isle of Mull have been named in a list of top 40 'amazing European experiences' in a new book from Lonely Planet. ...

Stirling Castle and the Isle of Mull have been named in a list of top 40 'amazing European experiences' in a new book from Lonely Planet.

The two Scottish destinations have been ranked along with the Lake District and 'Georgian London' in the top forty list included in the new Lonely Planet travel guide. Stirling Castle is recommended for 'the location, architecture and historic significance', whilst travellers are advised to visit Mull for 'varied landscapes and habitats, from high mountain and wild moorland to wavelashed sea cliffs, sandy beaches and seaweed-fringed skerries'.

Stephen Duncan, director of commercial and tourism at Historic Scotland, told BBC Scotland: 'Stirling Castle is a world-class attraction which draws visitors from across the globe, so I am delighted to see it recognised as one of the 40 best experiences in Europe.

'From the stunning views from the ramparts to the recently-refurbished Royal Palace, the Great Hall and the Stirling Heads Gallery, a visit to Stirling Castle is indeed an unforgettable experience.

'It has played a key role in our history and was the centre of art, culture and celebrity in Scotland in the 16th century.

'Today, our costumed performers help to bring that history to life for visitors. I am thrilled to see it appear on this prestigious list alongside some of the most exciting destinations in Europe.'

To find out more about the free e-book 'Europe: 40 Amazing Experiences' visit the Lonely Planet website.

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