Scotland has been named the ‘most beautiful country in the world’ beating the likes of New Zealand, Canada and South Africa.
Readers of the popular travel books Rough Guide voted Scotland as the most beautiful in the world.
Neighbouring England meanwhile was seventh and Wales made it to number 10 in the list.
On their official website Rough Guides wrote:
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?
We couldn’t agree more as one glimpse of the simply stunning Highlands is enough to sweep you off your feet.
Malcolm Roughead, chief executive of VisitScotland, believes the title will help attract more visitors.
He said in a statement:
We are delighted that Scotland has received this remarkable accolade from Rough Guide readers, 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.
It really does and if you haven’t been already, what are you waiting for – you’re really missing out!
Emily Murray is a journalist at UNILAD. She graduated from the University of Leeds with a BA in English Literature and History before studying for a Masters in Journalism at the University of Salford. Emily has previously worked for the BBC, ITV and Trinity Mirror. When Emily isn’t writing about topics including mental health and entertainment, you can find her at the cinema which is her second home.