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Motorhome hire Holiday in Scotland

Do you fancy a Motorhome Hire holiday in Scotland? What can be more relaxing, except maybe to hire a motorhome in Scotland. Why not? The roads is Scotland are easy to drive and the lack of traffic makes traveling through Scotland a relaxing holiday.

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Motorhome hire holiday in Scotland

Scotland is home to some of the most ancient castles in the world, and a holiday is not the same if you don’t see at least a few of them. To hire a motorhome in Scotland is great fun and when you are there you must see these four castles.

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Castle in Scotland

Caerlaverock Castle

This castle was built sometime in the 13th century and is a very popular tourist spot. The moat gives it a very “castle” feeling. It is triangle in shape, making it quite unique in appearance. The sheer beauty of this castle brings many happy couples and marks the spot of many weddings.

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Sunset Isle of Skye Dcotland

Stirling Castle

This is one of the largest castles in all of Scotland. It is surrounded by three steep cliffs, giving it its defensive position and its gorgeous views. It sits atop Caste Hill, a volcanic crag. This is where Mary Queen of Scots was crowned.

Urquhart Castle

The castle is now just a ruin, it was once a magnificent structure. The castle was built some time back in the 1200s–no one knows exactly when it was built. How can you visit Scotland and not see the home of the “Loch Ness Monster”? There is a gift shop there for now if you want to gift some “Nessie” memorabilia.

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Edinburgh Castle

This castle is one of the oldest castles in the world and the most popular in Scotland. The architecture brings tourists from around the world to see its royal palace and great hall. The battle scenes, restaurants, and canons bring visitors daily. The views alone would make this a must-stop in your Hire Motorhome, but who can resist the re-enactments?

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Motorhome hire holiday in Scotland

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My Scottish Road Trip

My Scottish Road Trip

 

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Enjoy the view, Scotland

In my opinion, Scotland is the perfect place for a motorhome holiday. I’ve driven extensively around Europe in my Swift 664, but it’s still Scotland that I most regularly return to, the majesty and beauty of the landscape drawing me back time and again.

 

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Wild Dear Scotland

This spring I embarked on a three day long road trip following the Argyll Coastal Route, a journey of 150 miles. You could do it all in a day but I wanted to drive slowly and make the most of my stop offs. Before I left I went through my usual check list of provisions, had the motorhome serviced and, crucially, made sure my breakdown cover was up to date – I recently switched to the AA and have been really impressed by their breakdown cover deals.

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I set off from Tarbet, a village on the banks of the beautiful, or bonny, as the Scottish would say, Loch Lomond. The first leg of my journey took me past the head of Loch Long, through the Argyll Forest Park and up the hills to the delightfully named viewing point, Rest and Be Thankful. These words were inscribed on a stone by soldiers who built the road in 1753, which can be seen near the junction of the A38 and the B828. Sticking with the A38 I then came down the other side of the hills, following the coast round the highest point of the Loch Fyne and spending the night at Inverary.

 

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Sunset in your rental motorhome

The next day I set off in beautiful sunshine along the coast of the Loch on my way to the town of Lochgilphaed, which, as the name suggests, sits at the head of Loch Gilp. The town has many beautiful gardens to visit and makes the most of its proximity to the Loch with boating, diving and fishing trips readily available. After a look around I got back on the road and turned north towards Oban, passing the picturesque Crinan Canal on the way. If you had time for a longer trip you could take a detour and hop on one of the many ferries that sail from Oban to the west coast islands. Looking at the views across the Firth of Lorn and the Sound of Mull I was tempted, but decided to save that trip for another time. Oban itself is a pretty little coastal town, well worth exploring and I had a very pleasant meal at the Cuan Mor, a Celtic restaurant that overlooks the bay.

 

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Typical Camp spot in Scotland for your hire motorhome

On the last day of my trip I set off from Oban on the A85 which would take me over the Connel Bridge, a striking steel structure which spans Loch Etive, and drove through stunning wooded valleys up towards Ballachulish where I stopped for lunch at a high point overlooking Loch Leven. I set off again on the final, and most impressive, leg of the journey as I drove towards Fort William in the shadow on Ben Nevis, the UK’s highest mountain. A highly recommended trip!

 

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Touring Scotland Motorhome … 7 Day Sightseeing Tour of the Western Islands

Scotland Western Islands in a Hire / Rental Motorhome

 

Touring Scotland Motorhome

Touring Scotland Motorhome

Depart Perth Scotland and travel north into the Scotlands Highlands. First stop will be the historic village of Dunkeld where you can take a short walk through the forest to some waterfalls. Continuing north the route passes through the Grampian Mountains to the Spey Valley where you can stop for lunch. In the afternoon  visit the world famous Loch Ness. Make time for a visit to the impressive waterfalls at Corrieshalloch Gorge then drive to Scotlands West Coast fishing port of Ullapool for an overnight stay at the Motorhome / campsite.

Day 2 Catch the morning ferry from Ullapool for the 2 hour sail along Loch Broom, past the Summer Isles then out across the Minch to Stornoway – the main town on Lewis and capital of the Outer Hebrides. Look out for dolphins, whales and seabirds during the crossing. In the afternoon explore Scotlands North West coast from Arnol with its historic old “blackhouse”, through traditional crofting townships to Port of Ness and the very north tip of the island – the Butt of Lewis. From the lighthouse here there is nothing between you and the Americas! Overnight in Stornoway.

Day 3 Today can be spent exploring some of the prehistoric remains on the island as well as its finest beaches. The fascinating circular stone fort, or Broch, at Carloway can be your first stop followed by more traditional crofting communities such as Gearrannan and Shawbost. Then it’s on to Callanish with its Scotlands mysterious ancient stone circle. In the afternoon  head for the remote district of Uig with its fine, sandy beaches at Bhaltos, dramatic sea cliffs and rugged hills. This is the wilderness of Scotlands Western Isles at its finest. Overnight again in Stornoway.

 

Touring Scotland Motorhome

Touring Scotland Motorhome

Day 4 Travelling south  from the wild moorlands of Lewis to the more mountainous Harris – almost but not quite an island on its own. Famous for the locally produced cloth, Harris Tweed, it is also home to the highest mountains in the Outer Hebrides and the stunning white sands of Luskentyre. After a morning of exploring South Harris you can stop for lunch in the small port of Tarbet from where you will catch the late afternoon ferry to Scotlands Isle Of Skye. Once on Skye it is less than an hour to Portree, the island’s main town, and your overnight stay in your Hire / Rental Motorhome.

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Touring Scotland Motorhome

Day 5 Have a very flexible day on Skye. There are many possibilities depending on the weather and how long you want to drive your Hire / Rental Motorhome. For example you might drive north to the stunning Quiraing mountain pass Park your hire / rental Motorhome and enjoy a spectacular walk through some of Skye’s extraordinary geological scenery or visit the Kilt Rock, composed of basalt columns (reminiscent of the pleats in a kilt) with its waterfall cascading over the cliffs and down into the sea below. After lunch you can travel to Neist Point for a walk out to the lighthouse at the most westerly point on Skye and Scotland. Alternatively a visit to Dunvegan Castle, ancient ancestral seat of Scotlands Clan McLeod, may be possible. Camp overnight in your hire / rental Motorhome in Portree in the late afternoon for you to enjoy a free evening in the village.

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Touring Scotland Motorhome

Day 6 Departing from Portree the return journey to Perth has many highlights – the Cuillin Mountains, a visit to Eilean Donan Castle, Fort William and the dramatic scenery and dark history of Glencoe. Travelling back south through the Central Highlands the last stop of the day can be in Killin beside the Falls of Dochart before driving your Hire / Rental Motorhome to Perth.

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St Andrews in Scotland with a Hire Motorhome

St Andrews from Scotland Edinburgh in your hire / rental Motorhome

 

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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.

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