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Travel Scotland has been voted the most welcoming country in the world by Rough Guide readers

07:05  05 december  2017
07:05  05 december  2017 Source:   countryliving.co.uk

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Ceilidh-ing with strangers and chats with Glaswegian taxi drivers have proven popular among Rough Guide readers , who have voted Scotland the most welcoming country in the world , as well as " Scotland , a perennial favourite of Rough Guides readers , is your number one destination for 2017.

A delightful mix of smugness and lack of surprise is being felt across Scotland at the news that a Rough Guide readers ’ poll has named ours the most beautiful country in the world . Is the feeling intensified by the fact that England came a mere seventh?

Scotland has been voted the most welcoming country in the world by Rough Guide readers © Getty Scotland has been voted the most welcoming country in the world by Rough Guide readers Ceilidh-ing with strangers and chats with Glaswegian taxi drivers have proven popular among Rough Guide readers, who have voted Scotland the most welcoming country in the world, as well as their Favourite Destination for 2017

This comes only weeks after a survey conducted by the travel guide publishers revealed the Scottish nation to be the most beautiful in the world.

a view of a rocky mountain © Provided by Hearst Communications, Inc With its craggy countryside, considered culture and convivial celebrations, our cross-border companion has fared extremely well in many Rough Guide polls. 

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The 200 festivals hosted annually throughout Scotlands cities, towns and villages provide ample opportunity for visitors to be welcomed by locals – and between St Andrew's Day (30 November), Hogmanay (31st December) and Burns Night (25 January), the winter months are always particularly lively.

fireworks exploding in the dark © Provided by Hearst Communications, Inc What's more, in 2015 and 2016, Scotland was recognised as the "best country in Europe for LGBTI legal equality" by The Equality Network. The country also hosts a wide variety of nationalities, including welcoming a third of Syrian refugees settling in the UK and boasting the highest percentage of international and EU students of the four UK nations. 

The Scottish accent is often voted the friendliest and most trustworthy in Britain – and has also, incidentally, been voted the sexiest. Another great reason to visit.

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Last month, Scotland was voted the most beautiful country in the world by Rough Guide readers . The results have been welcomed by tourism gurus who are keen to preserve Scotland ’s breathtaking appearance.

Scotland is voted the ' world 's most beautiful country ' by Rough Guide readers , beating Canada, New Zealand and Norway to the No1 spot. Tourism bosses have welcomed a number one listing for Scotland by readers of an influential travel guide . The readers of Rough Guide voted the nation as

a close up of a flag © Provided by Hearst Communications, Inc Rough Guides states: "Whether you're propping up a bar in Edinburgh or trekking the hills of Glen Coe, you're sure to feel a warm Scottish welcome from whomever you meet.

"Scotland, a perennial favourite of Rough Guides readers, is your number one destination for 2017.

"Previously, you named it the most beautiful country in the world – but it's not all about appearances. This year the Edinburgh Fringe Festival celebrated its 70th year and Glasgow emerged as a foodie destination to watch.

"Whether you're exploring the capital or discovering Scotland's little-visited corners, you're guaranteed a memorable trip.

Macolm Roughead, head of Scotland's tourism body, said: "We believe Scotland to be an inclusive destination – one that is open to all - which is why accolades like this are so important and help strengthen our global reputation as a welcoming nation."

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Find the best places to visit in Scotland with Rough Guides : explore where to go, view itineraries and read about castles, lochs and whisky distilleries. It’s a country where the losers of battles (and football games) are more romanticized than the winners.

With our wild beaches, deep lochs and romantic castles, it shouldn’t be a surprise that we’ve been voted the most beautiful country in the world by the readers of the popular travel guides Rough Guides . And, what’s more , the readers have also voted Scotland as both the most welcoming

We're packing our bags as we speak!

a man standing in front of a mountain © Provided by Hearst Communications, Inc For more information on Scotland, go to www.visitscotland.com

Related: 2017 Travel Goals For Your Bucket List (provided by Wochit News)

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