European countries ranked from best to worst – and ‘drab’ Britain is near the bottom, according to US travel site – The Sun

AN American travel website has ranked European countries from best to worst – and the UK comes off badly as experts slammed the “drab” food and rubbish weather.

Joining Britain in the bottom five of Far & Wide‘s destination list are Vatican City, Russia, Belarus and Monaco.

 Britain's weather gets it in the neck in a ranking of the best and worst European countries


Britain’s weather gets it in the neck in a ranking of the best and worst European countriesCredit: Alamy Live News British food like the trusty ploughman's is labelled 'drab'


British food like the trusty ploughman’s is labelled ‘drab’Credit: Alamy

Britain was bumped to number 40 out of the 44 official countries in Europe.

The site’s experts said they wonder “why anyone would want to visit this place, let alone live there.”

They allege British food is “drab” and the “weather is even worse”.

The abuse continues: “They serve beer at room temp…Oh, and a certain current political situation has the country in a state of complete and utter disarray.”

Vatican City came in last place, with the site dismissing it as “too crowded” and full of “sweaty bodies” with camera phones.

Russia is relegated to almost-bottom because of “Vlad” and Monaco is declared far too rich.

Denmark nabbed the top spot, due to its “overall quality of life” followed by Portugal, Greece, Spain and Poland.

Far & Wide’s super-ranking of Poland seems to solely be down to the fact that the Eastern European country is responsible for the bagel, it’s cheap and it’s apparently “on no one’s radar.”

Around 500,000 Brits visited Poland in 2016.

Missing out on top ten spots were Croatia, France, Norway and Malta.

France comes in at 15 because the French “deserve to be put in their place”.


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The reasoning goes: “France has everything and always will, which is terribly frustrating.

“Sure, the food is perfection, the art scene is out of control and there’s enough history to fill several volumes of textbooks. But can’t the French be more humble about it!?”

Countries newly emerged from behind the Iron Curtain tend to feature lower on the list.

Slovenia comes in at number 30 because: “Slovenia is one of Europe’s greenest countries and that’s about it.”

Slovenia is home to copious mountains and ski resorts and famously houses the incredible Lake Bled, a beautiful lake fed by hot springs.

Far & Wide’s ranking of European countries from best to worst

  1. Denmark
  2. Portugal
  3. Greece
  4. Spain
  5. Poland
  6. Netherlands
  7. Sweden
  8. Italy
  9. Hungary
  10. Germany
  11. Croatia
  12. Austria
  13. Belgium
  14. Ireland
  15. France
  16. Czech Republic
  17. Estonia
  18. Latvia
  19. Lithuania
  20. Serbia
  21. Romania
  22. Slovakia
  23. Albania
  24. Norway
  25. Bulgaria
  26. Finland
  27. Ukraine
  28. Switzerland
  29. Bosnia and Herzegovina
  30. Slovenia
  31. Malta
  32. Luxembourg
  33. Andorra
  34. Montenegro
  35. Iceland
  36. North Macedonia
  37. San Marino
  38. Liechenstein
  39. Moldova
  40. United Kingdom
  41. Monaco
  42. Belarus
  43. Russia
  44. Vatican City

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