Two Scottish locations have been named in Conde Nast's top 10 places to visit in the UK for 2021.

The travel mag has revealed its ultimate list for staycations in the UK.

The top 10 features places Conde Nast deems the best for culture, history, scenery and experiences.

The Knoydart Peninsula was chosen for its stunning scenery.
The Knoydart Peninsula was chosen for its stunning scenery.

Speaking about the Scottish entries, the magazine wrote: "Scotland is more in demand than ever as travel operators scramble for home-grown products while the world is semi-grounded."

The first entry to make the list is the west coast, with the often-overlooked Knoydart peninsula, one of the most remote parts of Western Scotland, cited as one of the best places to head next year.

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With travel company and rewilding expert Scotland: The Big Picture's wilderness lodge, which is only accessible by boat or a two-day hike, highlighted as a shining example, with guests treated to daily voyages to the small Isles of Eigg, Rum and Canna.

The other entry, Shetland, came in at number three and saw the travel mag team praising the islands for their "cornucopia of natural ingredients", which draws chefs and curious foodies to these "remote, sea-battered shores".

They added: "Alongside fluffy bannocks and Reestit mutton soup, you’ll find pickled herring and plump scallops at Lerwick’s trendiest establishments."

The two Scottish entries joined the likes of Yorkshire, St Ives and Salisbury in England and Abergavenny in Wales in the top 10.

The mag wrote: "Holidaying on home turf, albeit a little forced upon us recently, has never seemed so appealing.

"Nor – largely as a result of the pandemic – has it been so sought after; watching a growing wave of interest sweep across the UK's best cities and beautiful landscapes, the travel industry is racing to curate exceptional staycation experiences.

"It’s not hard to see why. From the intricate islets of western Scotland to the creative Mecca of St Ives, there is so much to see, smell, taste and feel on our impossibly varied little island, it could easily fill a lifetime of adventures."