YOU don’t have to travel far to find a wonderful place to visit or holiday in Scotland.
We are blessed with stunning coastlines, breathtaking scenery, glorious mountains and tranquil villages.
So it’s no surprise that five of the top ten most scenic spots in Britain are all in Scotland.
The results come from a survey commissioned by Sky Mobilewho found that nearly half of us are planning a trip closer to home this year.
Respondents cited the abundance of beautiful places in the UK (50 percent), the cost of living crisis (31 percent) and a desire to avoid the stress of travel (29 percent) as reasons for their stay. in the UK in 2023.
And a whopping third of respondents said exploring the off-the-beaten-track places in the UK is far more exciting than some abroad.
Against this background, the mobile phone giant asked what is necessary for the perfect stay. The results showed that beautiful landscapes (51 percent), scenic locations (48 percent), and tranquility (45 percent) ranked first.
And the best place in Scotland to get it all is Skye. In fact, the island is so popular that it ranked second best in the UK survey, with 19 per cent of all visitors wanting to visit.
It was beaten only by Cornwall’s St Michael’s Mount, for which 20 per cent of those polled voted.
The holy island of Lindisfarne in Northumberland came in third with 14 per cent, followed by the fabulous Fort William and Orkney in fourth with 11 per cent, followed by Loch Awe, one of Scotland’s largest freshwater lochs, in sixth with seven per cent Fair Isle in Shetland came ninth with six per cent.
And when it comes to getting those all-important Insta pics while on vacation, the beautiful scenery is of course the most important thing, followed by good or natural lighting and a pristine natural background.
Despite all that beauty, over a fifth of 18-35 year olds admitted they always edit their photos before posting them on social media, compared to just nine percent of those over 45 who prefer theirs Leaving photos the way nature intended.
For 18-35 year olds (17 percent), meal times were also a peak when it came to snapping, but the phone is apparently not allowed at the table, according to those over 45, and only 3 percent took snaps from her food.
Paul Sweeney, Managing Director of Sky Mobile, said: “Keeping in touch is important when exploring the scenic spots that we are fortunate to have in the UK.
“With Sky Mobile offering 99 per cent coverage, you can ensure you stay in touch and share the beautiful sights.”
Britain’s top ten
- St Michael’s Mount, Cornwall (20%)
- Isle of Skye, Scotland (19%)
- The Holy Island of Lindisfarne, Northumberland (14%)
- Fort William, Scotland (11%)
- Orkney, Scotland (11%)
- Loch Awe, Scotland (7%)
- Wye Valley, Herefordshire (6%)
- Old Harry Rocks, Dorset (6%)
- Fair Isle, Shetland Islands (6%)
- Llyn Peninsula, Wales (6%)
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