There was something of a surprise when our friends at Condé Nast Traveller magazine unveiled the results of their survey to find the best UK city for tourists.
A capital came out on top, but it wasn’t London. Instead, it was a triumph for Scotland’s first city, Edinburgh, which captured high scores across the board, but was noted in particular for its architecture, culture and ‘user-friendliness’.
City of Edinburgh Council Leader, Jenny Dawe, said: “This result is great news for the city and confirms what we all know: Edinburgh is a great place in which to invest, live, work, study and visit.
“It truly has the best of everything – historic buildings and great atmosphere, a vibrant leisure and retail offering, abundant green space, outstanding schools and universities – the list goes on.”
To add insult to London’s injury, it didn’t even make second place – it was pushed into third by Oxford.
by Andy Moreton
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