EDINBURGH has been named at the fourth top holiday destination in the world, according to a new study by money.co.uk.

Searching Tripadvisor, they analysed the 50 most visited cities in the world, ranking them on quality of hotels, nightlife, things to do and restaurants.

Edinburgh was the only UK city to make the top 10 list - ranking above Honolulu, Venice and Amsterdam. In comparison, London only came in at number 21.

The study noted in particular the above average concentration of Michelin star restaurants in Edinburgh, along with its highly rated attractions – with over 35% of things to do in Edinburgh receiving 5 star rankings.

These include attractions such as the Edinburgh Gin Distilleries, the Pentland Hills and the art gallery Dovecot Studios.

Coming at the top of the overall chart was Athens, followed in second by Lisbon and in third, Florence.

You can view the full list of highly ranked destinations over at https://www.money.co.uk/travel-insurance/rated-destinations