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Touring Scotland Motorhome

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

 

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.

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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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Get Healthy In a Hire Motorhome in Scotland

Motorhome hire in Scotland can allow for a peaceful and relaxing holiday in the most scenic parts of Scotland vacation experience. It’s rather conceivable to delight in milling around in the Hire / Rental Motorhome, watching TV or watching a  film  on the DVD player  after your evening meal.

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The wind out awning will provide a cool space on a warm day where you are able to sit backwhile at the outdoor table and chairs , enjoy a barbeque which is supplied with a nice glass of wine. Although this selection might be attractive to some, other people lust for something a bit more up-tempo. The pace of your holiday can be changed to something a bit more enlivening. Wellness is a primary concern for a lot of people and, also kids in the these days. A great deal of the time we’re not acquiring enough regular physical exercise, with cars  to ferry us around

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Now, you can think of beginning to get more healthy with your Hire / Rental Motorhome,. You do not even need to construct an elaborate schedule of athletic events for your trip. Just pick out a hire motorhome which is fitted out with lots of health-friendly extras! Here is your beginning idea: pick out a motorhome hire vehicle with a rear bicycle rack. This will be attached to the back end of the hire / rental motorhome and you are able to carry  between 1 and 4bikes.   It’s such a lot of fun to keep fit and get active with a or a like-minded friend or partner. To make the money go further, you’ll be able to carry your own bicycles with you also.If that is not a possibility or you do not have a bike of your own, it’s cost-effective to rent / hire bikes from the majority of towns, cities and even villages in Scotland. Just ask at a tourist information center before you leave or have a look on linefor local bike rental places.

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Parked up for night

The second piece of equipment for your healthy motorhome hire holiday is already right below you: your feet! Pack a pair of walking boots or, if you don’t own any, trainers will suffice. You can really get into the spirit of things by trying your hand (or foot!) at rambling,hiking and exploring the countryside of Scotland. If you want, it’s easy to increase the pace and try running or jogging also. You’ll never know how much fun exercising could be unless you try it for yourself. For an alternative interpretation of healthy Hire / Rental Motorhome,in Scotland, instead of doing the sports yourself, you can watch them!Most Motorhomes can be driven to sporting events across Scotland, or even  Europe.

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A Beach in Scotland

You may even get inspiration by the action and want to have a go yourself. One idea is to undertake a sporting tour for a sport that you enjoy. For example,golf would be a nice choice; you can travel around a region or country like Scotland, trying out all the best golf courses. You will probably even improve your game significantly by the end of the trip. Golf might not be the obvious choice for an energetic sports person but you’d be surprised by the amount of stamina and skill that is required to be successful. If you’re traveling with the children,why not let them try a little mini golf course or, if they’re reluctant to start, try a little crazy golf .

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Sunset Scotland

There are almost no limits to how healthy motorhome hire / rental is in Scotland and you can try some of the ideas in this article or come upwith new ones on your own. You don’t even need to do a lot of planning. It is very easy to find cheap sports equipment in Scotland supermarkets, especially in the summer time.So Grab yourself a soft tennis set and set up your own games on the campsite. Or take a short walk to the beach or a field and have a bit of practice there. Hire / Rental Motorhome, puts you right in the middle of the great outdoors so get out there and enjoy. In the Scotland you’re never too far from a town or city. Sounds like a great idea for your next holiday.