Dunedin (Port Chalmers), New Zealand

Once a Scottish settlement, Dunedin retains strong links to Scotland even today and even boasts its very own tartan. The mock-Gothic Lanarch Castle is billed as New Zealand’s only castle and the building and its gardens are now open to the public. With quaint harbourside villages, endless green hills and low-rise buildings, Dunedin has an enticingly laidback and understated atmosphere.