To celebrate our dazzling European neighbours, we took to Facebook and Twitter to ask our followers to vote for the most beautiful places in Europe – the spots that, quite simply, blew them away. After much debate, here is what our readers and travel experts have whittled down to be the most beautiful places in Europe.
This article is inspired by our Rough Guide to Europe on a Budget — your essential guide to travelling in this great region.
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The Lofoten Islands in Norway offer breathtaking views of rugged mountains, and picturesque fishing villages — making it a dream destination for outdoor enthusiasts and nature lovers. It's also a fantastic place to bring the kids.
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Within a basin surrounded by the rugged, snowcapped Julian Alps lies Lake Bled. This is Slovenia’s most visited resort, northwest of Ljubljana.
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The Lauterbrunnen Valley is a natural wonderland, characterized by its majestic waterfalls, towering mountains, and lush green meadows that are perfect for hiking and skiing.
Plitvice Lakes National Park is a natural wonderland, renowned for its stunning cascading lakes, waterfalls, and diverse wildlife.
The Amalfi Coast is a popular tourist destination. Come here for the colourful cliffside villages, turquoise waters, and stunning mountainous scenery. This is a fantastic place to take in the Mediterranean sun.
The Kravica Waterfalls are no exception. This series of cascading waterfalls create a stunning sight amidst the lush greenery. Take a dip in the refreshing pools or explore hiking trails through the surrounding forests to take in the serene natural beauty.
The Seven Rila Lakes is a series of seven glacial lakes surrounded by stunning mountain peaks. The views here are simply unforgettable.
Here you'll find a beautiful bay, known for its tranquil blue waters, majestic mountains, and charming coastal towns.
Our readers chose the Fairy Pools, of the Isle of Skye, as their top pick. Here you'll find a stunning collection of waterfalls and crystal-clear pools nestled in the rugged Cullin Mountains.
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