Mother Nature is a talented architect and filled Scotland with a huge variety of magnificent natural attractions. Rough Guides' readers even officially named Scotland the most beautiful country in the world.

With hundreds of awe-inspiring natural landmarks, you won't have to travel too far to find nice places in Scotland. To help you on your way, we've put together a list of Scotland's top natural wonders, based on their uniqueness and world-class natural beauty. But as these sites are very popular, we've also included some sustainable alternatives that you can visit instead.

Remember to review the Scottish Outdoor Access Code and learn how to be a responsible visitor before you go!