Scotland is voted the most beautiful country in the world

Lucy Purdy

Scotland has been voted the most beautiful country in the world by readers of the Rough Guides travel guide

A poll by Rough Guides found readers believe Scotland to be the most beautiful country in the world, beating Canada to the number one spot.

They concluded that the “wild beaches, deep lochs and craggy castles” of the Highlands of Scotland were among the most beautiful sights in the world.

England was voted the seventh most beautiful place, while Wales came tenth in the rankings.

The top 10 most beautiful places in the world

1. Scotland
2. Canada
3. New Zealand
4. Italy
5. South Africa
6. Indonesia
7. England
8. Iceland
9. United States
10. Wales


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  • Naiden Marinov

    scotland is abolutelyNOT the most beautiful country in the world, hahhaha. What a funny article these days :D There are soo many unique sunny lands I have been to, with positive and sincere people, but to choose those 5 kms scottih depressing ”landscape” and people and call it ”the most beautiful” – Ridiculous :D ! The voters have definitely been -18 yrs old. Constant depression, constant cold, constant grumpy – racist locals, constant hate from them when you start a conversation in your native language. If you stay more than 2 weeks you will forget for all ”beauty” you have ”seen”.

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