Scotland Highlands and Islands – JWH Destination 2020
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The Scottish Highlands and Islands, where to start? The largest region in the country is home to hundreds of iconic locations, attractions and experiences. Encapsulating centuries of history, culture and traditions, it’s little wonder the area has been named one of the top regions in Lonely Planet’s coveted ‘Best in Travel 2019’.
The Highlands & Islands, alongside neighbouring areas of Moray Speyside and Aberdeenshire in the North East, have more hotspots, famous attractions, and magnificent scenery than we can count. The city of Inverness, Torridon, touring routes, the Isle of Skye, and the Outer Hebrides have been identified as just some of the reasons to visit. And as the only area of the whole UK to feature in the awards, what better time to read on to find out more?
For the love of Scotland
At the National Trust for Scotland we do what we do #fortheloveofScotland. We care for an incredible range of gardens, castles, museums, mountains, islands, nature reserves and much more because these are the things that matter to the people of Scotland. See what we really love about this place we call home, with contributions from across Scotland including familiar faces Gerard Butler, Andrea McLean and Brian Cox. Help us protect it now and for generations to come at www.nts.org.uk/love
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Top 10 countries to visit in 2019 - Lonely Planet's Best in Travel
The Best Stargazing is at the Northern Tip of India
Published on Nov 15, 2018
For some of the best stargazing in the world, many make the trek to Ladakh at the northern tip of India. The region is home to the Indian Astronomical Observatory, specifically situated for its unique geology. Located on cold, remote desert land, the area experiences very little rainfall and hardly any snow. The high altitude—2.5 miles above sea level—also allows scientists to collect more data than would be possible at a lower altitude. For visitors of the observatory, the summer months give way to a perfectly clear sky. As soon as the sun sets, visitors are treated to a blanket of extraordinary stars and light. This Great Big Story was made possible by Incredible India: https://www.incredibleindia.org
Never been on a river cruise…
AmaMagna, Debuting on the Danube in May 2019
Published on Sep 5, 2018
Luxury knows no bounds on board the extraordinary AmaMagna featuring 5 bars, 4 unique dining venues, the Zen Wellness Studio and the one and only Water Sports Platform on the river.
First Light, Cape Town
Published on Feb 21, 2018
In Cape Town, photographer and ornithologist Michael Edwards has created a dawn walk from Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel, to discover the fabulous flora and fauna of Table Mountain National Park, with sweeping views of False Bay and Robben Island. Along the route, Orange-Breasted Sunbirds can be seen perched on a Protea tree and the Cape Grey Mongoose can often be spotted.