The National:

BEAUTIFUL landscapes. Amazing food. Fascinating history.

Scotland has pretty much everything a visitor could ask for.

But does it have easily affordable castles which can be purchased in time for Christmas?

That’s the vital question being asked by a new Netflix film, Castle for Christmas.

“A famed author (Brooke Shields) travels to Scotland hoping to buy a small castle of her own,” Netlfix announced, “but the prickly owner (Cary Elwes) is reluctant to sell in A CASTLE FOR CHRISTMAS.”

The new feature is directed by Mary Lambert, who has released similarly cheery jaunts such as Pet Sematary and Urban Legends: Bloody Mary.

Unfortunately, Scots don’t seem to be blown away by the premise.

One Twitter user replied: “I too often travel to Scotland looking to purchase a castle, only to encounter a prickly owner unwilling to sell, thus setting in motion a series of romantic progressions, ending with us falling in love.”

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Another added: “Finally, a relatable story for us all. Who amongst us hasn’t travelled to Scotland in the hopes of purchasing a castle of their own?”

Writer David C Weinczok pointed out a minor flaw with the film.

“Psst – that's not a castle!

“It's Dalmeny House, a 17th century chateau that never had any defensive potential whatsoever. It's pretty, but not a castle. So that's her first mistake,” he commented.

Even Ian Rankin got involved, predicting a plot twist.

Some people did manage to pick out some potentials positives, at least.

“This looks soooooo aaawful,” one person wrote. “And I will be watching it (for the filming locations).”

Ok admittedly we’re scraping the barrel a bit.

It’s going to have to be a pretty spectacular film to win Scots over it seems.