Bute named in National Geographic top 10

A stunning sunrise over Rothesay Bay, as captured by Thomas Bray on June 1, 2014 - and perhaps just one of the reasons why Bute has made it on to National Geographic's Top 10 list of global adventure destinations.
A stunning sunrise over Rothesay Bay, as captured by Thomas Bray on June 1, 2014 - and perhaps just one of the reasons why Bute has made it on to National Geographic's Top 10 list of global adventure destinations.

Bute has been named as one of National Geographic’s ‘Top 10’ global adventure trips.

The island rubs shoulders with Grand Cayman, the Costa Rican rain forest, the Kruger National Park in South Africa and Rio de Janeiro on the illustrious list, which first appeared in the World’s Best Travel Experiences book.

The island’s Top 10 entry invites prospective visitors: “Take a hop, skip, and 90-minute jump from Glasgow to the heathered moors to the north. They offer rugged beauty, while the sandy beaches in Rothesay and the manicured gardens of Mount Stuart offer a completely different experience.”

Alongside the beautiful scenery on the island - guaranteed to get any heart pumping, as those who live on Bute will know! - other adventure activities listed in the Top 10 include ice-skating on Lake Louise in Canada while surrounded by six glaciers; taking part in a variety of extreme sports in Queenstown, New Zealand; and climbing the active crater of Mount Stomboli in the Aeolian Islands to the north of Sicily.

To read more about the Top 10 list, click here.