Scotland Voted the Most Beautiful Country

By September 4, 2017

Readers of Rough Guide have voted Scotland ‘the most beautiful country in the world’. Readers were asked to vote for the world most beautiful countries and Scotland came out on top beating both Canada and New Zealand who made the second and third spots respectively.

 

Rough Guide published the top 20 with Vietnam coming in 20th just behind Croatia at 19. Actually, most of the countries in our top places to visit made the list.

 

Scotland is beautiful and our top campsite to visit in 2017 is located in Scotland and has some of the nicest scenery I have ever seen. It has something for everyone, from the big cities of Edinburgh and Glasgow to remote camping areas where you can be miles away from anyone else.

Eilean Donan Castle, Loch Duich, Scotland, UK

Eilean Donan Castle, Loch Duich, Scotland, UK

Others which made the list include, England at 7, USA in 9 and Wales in 10.

The description for Scotland reads on rough Guides website as: “And finally, the world’s most beautiful country is revealed: Scotland. Who can deny that these wild beaches, deep lochs and craggy castles are some of the most wonderful and beautiful sights in the world?”

Clearly, nobody who voted has been to Glasgow on a Friday night.

Malcolm Roughead, chief executive of VisitScotland, was understandably thrilled with the result.

“We are delighted that Scotland has received this remarkable accolade from Rough Guide readers,” he said,

“But of course it will not be a surprise to anyone who has encountered our wonderful country.

“From our awe-inspiring landscapes to our remarkable historic attractions, to our bustling but beautiful urban centres, Scotland takes people’s breaths away.

“Of course, with great beauty comes great responsibility and we urge both visitors and residents alike to respect Scotland’s natural assets to protect and preserve them for many generations to come.”

Old town Edinburgh and Edinburgh castle in Scotland UK

Old town Edinburgh and Edinburgh castle in Scotland UK

Staycations have become a lot more popular and with Scotland, England and Wales all making the top 10 you will be spoilt for choice in 2018. Whether you want to go camping, caravanning or staying in a hostel there is a perfect place in Britain for everyone.

If you after some inspiration check out this Instagram account, which has some amazing snaps

The great thing about going to the UK is now getting to the airport super early to spend ridiculous amounts of money on average food, also you don’t have to see the British exchange rate.

I can see why Canada and Scotland made it into the top 2, they have some amazing countries and New Zealand is definitely a place I want to visit.

 

 

 

The full list is as follows:

  • Vietnam
  • Croatia
  • Ireland
  • Norway
  • Peru
  • Switzerland
  • Finland
  • India
  • Mexico
  • Slovenia
  • Wales
  • USA
  • Iceland
  • England
  • Indonesia
  • South Africa
  • Italy
  • New Zealand
  • Canada
  • Scotland

 

Which of these countries have you visited? What would make your top 20.

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