Posted Monday July 23, 2018 by Melissa Reilly

LANARK up for title of ‘Scotland’s Most Beautiful Town’

Lanark has been nominated as 1 of 35 finalists in Hidden Scotland’s search for ‘Scotland’s Most Beautiful Town of Village’

History and heritage embody the beautiful country of Scotland. Notorious for its ancient cities and municipalities, brownstone buildings, tartan and bagpipes. But it’s not just the well-known locations such as Edinburgh, the iconic Inverness and the usual Scottish stereotypes that you should explore and indulge in when visiting Caledonia. Scotland is home to over 7000 charming, picturesque and historic towns and villages that each have their own individualities and offerings which make them so special in their own rights. Coastline communities with cute harbours, small villages tucked at the foot of crags, towns enclosed by lush fauna and flora, Scotland has everything to offer.

Everyone has a town or village that has a special place in their hearts, each with a valid reason why it’s the best, so now is the time to crown the most beautiful. Hidden Scotland has announced the 2018 ‘Scotlands Most Beautiful Town or Village’ competition – the contest aims to find the most charming and picturesque place in the country. There are 35 finalists and the winner will be announced on 10th August.

Each finalist in the running for the title each has its own unique character which makes it stand out from the rest. Whether you vote for Portree for its pretty harbour with colourfully painted houses along the port or Tobermory with its inviting pubs and sheltered waterfront, or even Pitlochry for its plentiful Salmon leaping in The Tummel and popular distillery sites, there’s sure to be a picturesque town or village that gets your vote. Will the Victorian seaside town of Oban with its fresh array of seafood gets your vote or maybe the 16th century fishing village of Stonehaven will capture your heart?

Whether you want to support your town that made it to the final shortlist or you’ve fallen in love with a village on your travels, show your support and vote here today!

You can vote by visiting

Run by Hidden Scotland

Since launching in 2015, Hidden Scotland has developed over the last few years to become a source of inspiration and information on the very best places to visit while in Scotland. Hidden Scotland began by inspiring the inner adventurer in all of us through amazing imagery from some of Scotland’s finest photographers via social media. After building a loyal following of people who are inspired by this incredible country, Hidden Scotland now offers carefully curated itineraries to suit explorers of every age and ability.

Quote from Jack Cairney – Founder Hidden Scotland

“I’m excited to start our search for Scotland’s Most Beautiful Town or Village, our audience have picked some of the most charming and picturesque places you can visit in Scotland and it’s a delight to be able to showcase some of these places.

Quote from Melissa Reilly – Development Manager, Lanark Community Development Trust

“We’re delighted that Lanark has been nominated as Scotland’s Most Beautiful Town! From Lanark Loch and the Golf Course, to New Lanark and Castlebank Park  – we have some charming and unique locations in Lanark, and it’s time to shout about them. We’d encourage the people of Lanark to get online and vote for their town!”

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