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1. Tatra Mountains, Slovakia

Famed for its rugged landscape and thriving wildlife, it comes as no surprise to see Slovakia's High Tatras mountains in at number one. The perfect spot for adventure-driven backpackers. [Photo: Getty]

Shetland, Slovakia and the 8 other top places to visit in Europe

Danielle Fowler
Freelance Writer

Add Shetland to your Pinterest board, as the Scottish archipelago has been named one of the top 10 destinations in Europe.

The must-see spot came in at number six in the Lonely Planet guide for travellers this summer - the only UK place to feature in fact.

Hailed for its windswept coastal trails, famous fish and chip shops and extraordinary wildlife, it's well worth the overnight ferry ride to get there.

But where should globe-trotters head first?

The impressive High Tatra mountains in Slovakia stole the trophy courtesy of its breathtaking views. While the Spanish capital of Madrid followed closely behind - famed for its buzzy art scene and moreish tapas.

From the Artic Coast Way in Iceland to the Italian city of Bari, these are the top 10 European hotspots to add to your wanderlust list this year.