St Andrews in top 10 UK destinations in top 10 UK destinations

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ST ANDREWS, Edinburgh and Inverness have all beaten Glasgow in the UK’s top 10 destinations

TripAdvisor®, the world’s largest travel site,* this week unveiled the winners of its 2011 Travellers’ Choice Destination Awards, honouring the top destinations in the UK, Europe and the world.

Unlike any other awards, TripAdvisor’s Travellers’ Choice awards are based on the experiences of millions of travellers from around the world.

St Andrews is one of six Scottish winners among the UK’s top 25 destinations, and one of three ranking in the top ten.

The Auld Grey Toun took ninth place, while Edinburgh and Inverness took second and eighth places respectively.

Glasgow trailed in 11th, followed by Aberdeen and Oban in 20th and 25th places.

“These awards honour the world’s best destinations as decided by those judges that really matter - travellers themselves,” commented Emma O’Boyle, TripAdvisor spokesperson.

“They are testament to Scotland’s impressive beauty and welcoming culture, which have clearly impressed a great deal of visitors.”

Award winners were determined by travellers’ favourite and most visited destinations, as pinned on travel maps found on TripAdvisor and on TripAdvisor’s Facebook app “Cities I’ve Visited.”