Two Scottish whisky sites have been named as among the world's hottest new attractions for 2015 by travel guide company Lonely Planet.

The 26-strong ebook list features the Ardnamurchan Distillery on the shores of Loch Sunart in the Western Highlands and the Isle of Harris Distillers in the Western Isles.

There are other British Isles entries associated with alcohol. The Smithwick's Experience visitor attraction in Kilkenny in Ireland celebrates the country's oldest beer.

Also mentioned in the ebook is the Bombay Sapphire Gin Distillery at Laverstoke near Whitchurch in Hampshire, as well as the East London Liquor Company bar and distillery making and distributing gin, rum and whisky at Bow Wharf.

Another UK entry is the new King Richard III Visitor Centre in Leicester. The £4 million centre has opened following the unearthing of the remains of Richard, who died in the Battle of Bosworth in 1485.

Lonely Planet's destination editor for Great Britain James Smart said: "The discovery of the remains of Richard III captured the world's attention in 2013 and the recently opened state-of-the-art visitor centre is a must-visit for history fans.

"This attraction, dedicated to one of our most legendary monarchs, truly puts Leicester on the map for anyone interested in England's dramatic past."

Other entries include the One World Observatory which is opening in spring this year at the 1,776ft high One World Trade Centre building erected on the site of the towers destroyed in the 9/11 terrorist attacks in New York.