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Motorhome Routes Scotland

MOTORHOME ROUTES SCOTLAND 

This is one of the most popular Motorhome Routes Scotland  for our customers when they tour Scotland in their motorhome.

Motorhome Routes Scotland

Motorhome Routes Scotland

Your journey begins  in Perth at Scottish Tourer Motorhome hire.  We are conveniently situated close to the Crieff road which takes you  to Oban.

OBAN

Oban is poplar stop when touring in a camper van or motorhome.  It is the gateway to so many of the islands accessible by ferry.  It takes approximately two and a half hours to drive in a campervan or motorhome from Scottish tourer in Perth.  There are a selection of campsites in the Oban area with the camping and caravanning site being the most popular for our customers due to the privilege card we provide with each campervan hire. This entitles you to discounts and entry into some members only sites.

Motorhome Routes Scotland

Motorhome Routes Scotland

FORT WILLIAM

Fort william is known as the outdoor capital of the UK. Now if that wasn’t good enough reason to visit whilst visiting Scotland in your Motorhome then I don’t know what is!

There is something for everyone in Fort william whether that be walking , climbing, white water rafting or quad biking.  You will find every outdoor activity you can think of in Fort William.  If that is too much you can always stay in your Motorhome and relax!

Motorhome Routes Scotland

ARISAIG

leaving Fort William take the A830 to Malliag. This takes you through the village of glenfinnan. The viaduct may seem familiar, it features in the Harry Potter films. This is an ideal spot to stop in your Motorhome for a cup of coffee or a bit oflunch.

The village of Arisaig (the Safe Place) is centred on the sheltered shore of Loch nan Ceall, it spreads west along the Rhu road and north along the shore towards Morar. It is accessible wit your motorhome. Here the stunning views to the islands of Eigg, Rum and Skye begin and the beautiful sandy beaches that stretch along the old road towards Mallaig.

There are a selection of campsites available to stay in your campervan or motorhome, many have access to the white sandy beaches and are well catered for people touring Scotland in their motorhome.  A favourite of ours is sunnyside croft touring site.

SKYE

There are ferries operated by Cal Mac three times a day Mon-Fri. Check the recent timetables for more accurate information. All our motorhomes can be carried by any Cal Mac Ferry

Skye is an island of contrasts.The jagged Cuillin ridge drops to the gentle white of a soft sand beach. Inlets, bays and islands create a complex pattern with the sea. Tiny villages and historic keeps are familiar, fascinating and steeped in history.

Again there are a selection of campsites on Skye that will be able to cater for those touring Scotland in a campervan or motorhome. The privilege card provided to you by Scottish Tourer ensures you get the discount on the camping and caravanning site on Skye.

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Touring Scotland by Motorhome

Ten Days Touring Scotland by Motorhome.

Touring Scotland by Motorhome

Touring Scotland by motorhome is the ideal way to ensure that you see much of Scotland, but life will be easier, if you stay more than one night in each caravan park; study a map and plan your visit so you can stay in one place for a few days and explore in a different direction each day.

VisitScotland, the national tourist board, inspects caravan parks every year and the best of them are awarded 4 stars (excellent) or 5 stars (exceptional) for their standard of facilities and services. Many of these parks have joined the group of Thistle Holiday Parks.

For a 10-day stay, I suggest an itinerary along the following lines:

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Edinburgh and the Lothians: Stay in the area east of the city, in Tantallon Caravan Park in North Berwick or Belhaven or Thurston Manor at Dunbar. Both towns have a good train service to Edinburgh, so you do not have the hassle of parking and can enjoy the city and the countryside.

Touring Scotland by Motorhome

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There is plenty to see in Edinburgh – the Castle, the National Museum of Scotland, Dynamic Earth and the Scotch Whisky Heritage Centre are just a few of many attractions. Near North Berwick are the Scottish Seabird Centre (with a possible boat trip to Bass Rock), the Museum of Flight (with a Concorde), Tantallon and Dirleton Castles, and Glenkinchie Distillery. Plan to spend at least a day in Edinburgh and a day in the Lothians.

If you are heading north, the next stop could be in Perthshire, where there is Pitlochry and Dunkeld and Blair Atholl, all of which have good caravan parks. Set up home in any of these places and you have an excellent choice of excursions for daytime and places to eat in the evening.

Touring Scotland by Motorhome

Enjoy the View

 

Touring Scotland by Motorhome

You could head west to Kinloch Rannoch (one of the most remote parts of Scotland, where few people go); or to Aberfeldy (Dewar’s World of Whisky) and Kenmore (Scottish Crannog Centre); or east to Loch of the Lowes (where ospreys nest) and south to Scone Palace. There are also places where you can hire a bike and find cycle paths or quiet roads.

In the West Highlands Oban is a good choice, because from here you can take the Caledonian MacBrayne ferry to Mull and across to Iona. If you have a car or a small motorhome, an exciting journey is along the Ardnamurchan peninsula right to the furthest west point of the Scottish mainland;  climb to the top of the lighthouse and you may be lucky enough to spot whales. Return via Glenuig, Lochailort and Glenfinnan – and you will travel through one of the most beautiful parts of Scotland. Two places to visit are the Glencoe Visitor Centre and Dunstaffnage Caste.

Touring Scotland by Motorhome

On the way south, stop off at Inveraray. This village sits on the shores of Loch Fyne and has a magnificent Castle, owned by the Duke of Argyll, as well as Inveraray Jail, where you can see how the criminals of two hundred years ago were treated. From Inveraray, it is only a couple of hours to Glasgow, along the banks of Loch Lomond.

 

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