Two Scottish towns have been named among the UK's best places to visit in a new list released by Time Out.

The publication listed the country's top 15 locations with Bristol in the South West of England taking the top spot for its "combination of picture-perfect streets, a bustling nightlife scene and its cultural offering."

Speaking of the new list, Time Out features editor Chiara Wilkinson said: “We’re over the moon to share our Time Out list of the best places to visit in the UK in 2024.

"These destinations have buzzy new openings, excellent food and drink offerings and pinch-me-moment landscapes.”

The National: Ullapool is said to be going through a 'cultural renaissance'.Ullapool is said to be going through a 'cultural renaissance'. (Image: Getty)

See the two Scottish towns named among the best British destinations to visit for 2024 

The towns of Ullapool in the western Highlands and St Andrews in Fife were the two Scottish locations to be revealed as among the UK's best to visit by Time Out.

Described as a "coastal gem in the Kingdom of Fife," St Andrews was placed number six on the list.

The town was praised for being "extremely walkable" and for its "peaceful" atmosphere with the website recommending a visit in July, when most students from the town's ancient university have cleared for the summer holidays.

Speaking of Ullapool, the Highland village was said to be "well situated for walkers and cyclists to get their dose of the great outdoors."

The National: July was dubbed the best time to visit St Andrews as the town is cleared of most students.July was dubbed the best time to visit St Andrews as the town is cleared of most students. (Image: Getty)

Visitors were recommended to visit the nearby Corrieshalloch Falls and climb the Stac Pollaidh mountain.

Time Out added that the village is "going under something of a cultural renaissance" with Scotland's most remote club night bringing up-and-coming DJs to the area.

The next Baile/Baile club night takes place on February 3 and March 2, making these dates the best time to visit for music lovers.

See everything that was said about St Andrews and Ullapool on the Time Out website.