Every country has its own unique sort of beauty, and just because a country isn't one of the most popular destinations doesn't mean it's not a complete gem. This is evident in Rough Guides' most recent edition of their annual list, compiled based on reader votes, ranking the most beautiful countries in the world - and the nation at the top is none other than Scotland.
This is the Most Beautiful Country in the World, According to Travelers
The northernmost of the four countries that make up the United Kingdom, Scotland's domination of the list shouldn't come as a surprise to anyone who's ever been there. Stunning castles and quaint villages like something out of a fairy tale, relatively untouched beaches and gorgeous lochs characterize this gorgeous nation. There's also plenty of things to do, from discovering ancient history to tasting Scotch whisky to taking on the great opportunities for exploring by car, by bike or on foot. With so much to do and so much to see, it's no wonder Scotland was voted the most beautiful country in the world.