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St Andrews in Scotland with a Hire Motorhome

St Andrews from Scotland Edinburgh in your hire / rental Motorhome

 

Tour Highlights: Forth Road Bridge, Kingdom of Fife, St Andrews Old Course, East Neuk

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Whisky Coast in a Rental Motorhome

EXPLORE THE WHISKY ISLANDS OF SCOTLAND IN A HIRE / RENTAL MOTORHOME

Leaving Edinburgh the Capital of Scotland you will head west through Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow, along Loch Lomond then west through the mountains to the beautiful little village of Inveraray on the banks of Loch Fyne. Here you can perhaps sample some of the local seafood for lunch or just explore the historic town itself park your hire / rental motorhome at the Harbour.

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Enjoying Barbecue in Scotland

After lunch you will then travel through Argyll in your hire / rental motorhome and into the ancient Kingdom of Dalriada. There are more than 350 prehistoric monuments within a six-mile radius of the village of Kilmartin. You will stop here to see the mysterious stone circles and standing stones and visit the community museum.

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Loch view in the Motorhome

From here it is a short drive to Kennacraig where you catch the early evening ferry to Islay. The sail is just over 2 hours and you should look out for wildlife such as Scotlands dolphins, whales and seabirds. On arrival on Islay it is a short drive to Bowmore for your 3-night stay in your  hire / rental motorhome .

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Your Hire / Rental Motorhome

Day 2 A full day exploring the Scotlands Island Islay. The itinerary today is quite flexible with a mixture of beautiful scenery, white sand beaches, short walks and of course the famous Islay whiskies – renowned for their strong peaty flavours and nurtured by the salty sea air. In the morning you will take the short drive to the west of the island via Saligo Bay for a visit to Kilchoman Distillery (the newest and smallest on the island) with the option of a coastal walk to Machair Bay for any non-whisky lovers. After lunch you will explore the tiny harbour village of Portnahaven (look out for seals) before taking the back roads along Scotlands west coast with its lovely sandy bays, on the way back to Bowmore. You will have the chance to visit Bowmore distillery or just relax and explore the village.

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Enjoying the view

Day 3 Another day in paradise! hire / rental motorhome Today you will explore the southern side of the island, home to the smokiest and peatiest of all Scotlands  whiskies – Laphroaig, Lagavulin and Ardbeg. You will visit Ardbeg for a tour, tasting and lunch. The restaurant here is a beautiful place to relax and enjoy local produce as well as some unique whisky. You then follow that up with a visit to Laphroaig or a visit to the ruins of Kildalton church with its famous 8th Century Celtic cross. Alternatively we may stop in Bridgend where you could visit the community craft producers at Islay House Square or take a walk through the woods along the nearby River Sorn.

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Sunset Isle of Skye Dcotland

Day 4 This morning you take the ferry back to the mainland in your hire / rental motorhome then travel up the coast to Oban – a busy harbour town and the main ferry port for the islands. You will have a free afternoon in Oban to enjoy this bustling and busy highland town. For those who are partial to some retail therapy, there are numerous shopping possibilities, or for those who wish to continue their thirst for Scottish whisky, Oban distillery is nicely situated in the heart of the town. A hike uphill will bring its own rewards with stunning views from the most photographed structure in the west, McCaig’s folly. The folly built on instruction by a local banker in 1897 resembles the coliseum in Rome, and provides magnificent vistas over the distant Firth of Lorne. You canstay in this glorious highland town for 2 nights with your hire / rental motorhome.

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Day 5 . Exploring her dramatic coastlines and wild beauty, you will enjoy an island adventure before boarding the small ferry to the peace and tranquility of Iona – birthplace of Celtic Christianity and ancient burial ground of Scottish Kings. Here you can visit the historic abbey with its intricate carved crosses in the churchyard or explore the rocky headlands and sandy coves of this island gem where you can park your hire / rental motorhome . There is also an opportunity to take a small boat out to the island of Staffa (except Saturday departures in September) and view the dramatic basalt columns immortalised by Mendelssohn in his Hebridean Overture “Fingal’s Cave”. You then return on the ferry to Oban for your second night.

for more information on touring Scotland in a hire / rental Motorhome contact www.scottishtourer.co.uk , phone 01738 580755

Oban / Western Highlands ina Motorhome

Oban and the Western Highlands of Scotland in a Hire / Rental Motorhome

From Perth Scotland in a Hire / Rental Motorhome

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on the Beach in a motorhome in Scotland

Tour Highlights: Loch Lomond, Luss, Crianlarich, Tyndrum, Glen Lochy, Dalmally, Loch Awe, The Falls of Lora, Oban, Kilchurn Castle, Inveraray, Rest and be Thankful, Argyle Forest Park,

From the comfort of your Hire/ Rental Motorhome Enjoy some of Scotland’s most beautiful lochs, glens and mountains you tour through the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park to visit the attractive town of Oban, in the heart of the beautiful Western Highlands.

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Motorhome parked up in Scotland

 

Your journey takes you northwards through the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park with it’s lochs and mountains and into the Highlands. Then  make you way through Rob Roy country towards Scotlands Highland village of Tyndrum. Next  travel in your Hire / Rental Motorhome through Glen Lochy to romantic Kilchurn Castle, which stands guard at the head of Loch Awe. For years Loch Awe was a natural protection for the Campbells of Inveraray against their enemies from the North of Scotland.

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Scotlands Veiws

Oban is a picturesque fishing port set on the Firth of Lorn. Make plenty of time to discover this bustling town and enjoy the views towards the Island of Kerrera and Scotlands  Inner Hebrides and beyond.

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Enjoying Barbecue in Scotland

Scotlands 3rd Duke of Argyll built the “new” town of Inveraray between 1746 and 1780 at the head of Loch Fyne. The town sits in the shadow of his castle and, as we will discover, this pleasant town retains much of its 18th Century charm. Park your Hire/ Rental Motorhome at the Harbour end walk to the center from there

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Beach Scotland

During the descent of the “Rest and be Thankful” mountain pass ( care needed in your hire / rental motorhome) you will see the original road, built by General Wade, winding its way up the through the glen. Soon you will reach the Argyll Forest Park where icy streams cascade down through wooded glens. Shortly you will return to the gentle shores of Loch Lomond once more. Then head back to Perth.

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Parked up in the Rental Motorhome

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