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If your plans for 2019 include seeing a bit more of the world then you could do a lot worse than plan a trip to Inverness and the Scottish Highlands. Travel experts Lonely Planet have recently listed the Scottish Highlands and Islands in their top 10 Best in Travel destinations for 2019 describing the region as "one of the wildest, least inhabited and most scenic parts of Europe".

The Lonely Planet's Best in Travel 2019 is a highly-anticipated annual collection of the best travel destinations, trends, journeys and experiences to have in the year ahead.

Claiming fifth place, the Scottish Highlands and Islands were commended for their "innovative and fast-developing" accommodation sector, ranging from purpose-built campervan parking spots, to designer cottages modelled on ancient buildings.

Tom Hall, Lonely Planet's editorial director, said: "The wild landscapes of Scotland's Highlands and Islands offer the ultimate escape and visiting the region's remote areas is now easier than ever thanks to impressive developments in accommodation.

"This is a stunning area with so much to offer travellers, from its glorious natural landscape and rich history to enviable local food and drink."

The Glenmoriston Townhouse Hotel sits on the banks of the River Ness in Inverness, close to the city centre but far enough away, and is the perfect base to explore the Scottish Highlands and Islands, including the Isle of Skye and the North Coast 500. With a warm welcome, four-star boutique accommodation, over 260 malt whiskies and a fabulous restaurant, the Glenmoriston embodies all that is good about Inverness.

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