A correspondent writes: ‘There was a letter in the Western Morning News (03/12/2014) about Cornwall and the South West, mentioning Lonely Planet.
Looking further into this, here’s what I found:
Source Extract from WMN article dated 29th Oct 2014, and information from ‘Lonely Planet’, at the links indicated below:
Lonely Planet included the region in its latest list of the top ten must-see locations and its travel experts rated the region’s rich moorland, rugged coastline and miles of sandy beaches as being on a par with heavyweight holiday spots Greece and Italy. We all know Devon and Cornwall are fabulous, it seems everyone else might be beginning to get the message too.
Coming third in their list of the best places to visit in Europe, the South West’s dramatic rural landscapes and breathtaking coastal scenery are among the reasons why the area is ranked higher than other European destinations such as Italy, Spain and France, placing Cornwall firmly on the map in the eyes of millions of travellers worldwide.
The Lonely Planet top 10 destinations in Europe for 2014 are
2. Ljubljana, Slovenia
3. Southwest England, UK
5. Viking Denmark
6. Seville, Spain
7. Outer Hebrides, Scotland
8. Plzeň, Czech Republic
9. Stavanger, Norway
10. Toulouse, France