England, Scotland and Wales ranked in top 20 most beautiful countries in the world 4 years ago

England, Scotland and Wales ranked in top 20 most beautiful countries in the world

The country at number one came as a surprise to us...

Half the reason we go on holidays is to show off how beautiful it is there, to make the poor folk back home stuck with their not-beautiful surroundings jealous.

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But not so if you're in England, Scotland or Wales, as they're all in the top 20 most beautiful countries int he world, with Scotland coming in at number one.

The worldwide open vote was run by travel website Rough Guides, and this week the results were announced. "Who can deny that these wild beaches, deep lochs and craggy castles are some of the most wonderful and beautiful sights in the world?" Rough Guides said of Scotland.

Anyone who has travelled around the Scottish countryside will know just how breathtaking it is. Of course, there are some equally grim places in Scotland, as with any country, but when it comes to the scenery, it seems that Scotland can't be beat.

Here's the full list:

20. Vietnam

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19. Croatia

18. Ireland

17. Norway

16. Peru

15. Switzerland

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14. Finland

13. India

12. Mexico

11. Slovenia

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10. Wales

9. USA

8. Iceland

7. England

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6. Indonesia

5. South Africa

4. Italy

3. New Zealand

2. Canada

1. Scotland