By Laura Piper on Monday 15 June 2015
Movie buffs awarded our country the title of 'Best Cinematic Destination' in an online poll run by one of America’s biggest newspapers USA Today.
In a final public vote, Scotland took the crown thanks to a record number of films shot against some of the country's most stunning backdrops.
As the newspaper published in their online results announcement: "When you think about how often Scotland features in iconic film franchises - Harry Potter, James Bond, Braveheart and The Da Vinci Code to name a few - it's no surprise this country came in first place."
Additional nominees for Best Cinematic Destination included Australia, Berkshire, London, Morocco, New York, Paris, Southern Tunisia, Stockholm, the Thai Islands and Tokyo.
Scotland has featured in a number of high-profile movies in recent years, with several upcoming films such as Macbeth, starring Michael Fassbender, and Victor Frankenstein, starring James McAvoy and Daniel Radcliffe, also set to give an extra sheen to our country's well polished film throne.
So what led our fair filmed land to take the title?
Seven reasons why Scotland is the top 'Cinematic Destination' in the world
7. Brave Whilst the Scotland depicted in Brave might be an animated, mythical version of the country, Pixar’s stellar animation results in it still being hailed as one of the best representations of the Highlands on film.
The movie’s success gave rise to an international marketing campaign led by Disney and VisitScotland, bringing a massive boost in tourist numbers to the region.
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