From rolling hills to vibrant cityscapes, beautiful countries continue to attract a vast number of tourists, but which locations are the most incredible to behold?
Readers of Rough Guides voted for the most beautiful countries in the world, with the Scottish moorlands managing to beat out majestic destinations from all corners of the world.
Ireland also made the list, coming in at number 18, with Rough Guides commenting: “Among the romantic preconceptions visitors bring to Ireland, it is their expectations of the landscape that are most likely to be fulfilled.”
3. New Zealand
5. South Africa
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