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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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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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Scotland by Motorhome Tour around Oban and the Western Highlands 

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Scotland By Motorhome

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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, Glasgow

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A Beach in Scotland

Enjoy some of Scotland’s most beautiful lochs, glens and mountains as you tour in your hire / rental Motorhome 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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Your Rental Motorhome in Scotland

The journey will take you northwards through the Loch Lomond and  Scotlands Trossachs National Park with it’s lochs and mountains and into the Highlands. From the Capital of Scotland  …Edinburgh  travel to Glasgow then make your way through Rob Roy country towards the little Highland village of Tyndrum.

Next make your way 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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Castle Scotland

Oban is a picturesque fishing port set on the Firth of Lorn. Please make plenty of time to discover this bustling town and enjoy the views towards the Island of Kerrera and the Inner Hebrides beyond. you can park at the Ferry Port.

The 3rd Duke of Argyll built the “new” town of Inveraray between 1746 and 1780 at the head of Scotlands Loch Fyne.

The town sits in the shadow of his castle and, as you will discover, this pleasant town retains much of its 18th Century charm.

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Some of our hire motorhomes at castle in Scotland

During our descent of Scotlands “Rest and be Thankful” mountain pass in your hire / rental Motorhome we’ll 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. It’s a short drive to Glasgow and then onward to Scotlands Capital .. Edinburgh.

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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!

 

Scotland 5 Day Motorhome Hire Tour

Scotland 5 day motorhome hire tour, A grand round-tour of fantastic views and fascinating places in your hire / rental Motorhome  throughout the Highlands of Scotland.

From the ancient forests of the Cairngorms, vibrant Inverness – capital of the Highlands, to the majestic splendour of the mountains of Assynt, the romantic beauty of the Isle of Skye and the awe inspiring Glen Coe.

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Scotland 5 day motorhome hire tour

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Day 1 takes you north accross the Forth Road Bridge to the charming highland village of Dunkeld on the banks of the river Tay.

From here you head into Scotlands Cairngorm national park and the ancient pine forests of the Rothiemurchus estate. Lunchtime will be spent on the beautiful shores of Loch Insh before a short forest walk takes you to the ruins of Loch an Eilean castle.

Panoramic views of Loch Ness follow as you travel down to the banks of the famous loch and the village of Dores where you can do some “Nessie” spotting! Then it’s on to the shores of Loch Broom where you can overnight  another night  at the campsite in Ullapool.

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Scotland 5 day motorhome hire tour

Day 2 visits the far northwest highlands and the grandeur, expanse and wildness of the mountains of Assynt with its abundance of Scotlands wildlife.

This area is historically famous as being the first crofting area to be bought by the local crofters, the Assynt Crofters’ Trust.

You will be immersed in the history of the area and visit the 15th century ruins of Ardvreck Castle, once the stronghold of the MacLeods of Assynt.

The day is full of amazing views of some of Europe’s and Scotlands oldest landscapes from the stunning white sand beach at Achmelvich Bay to the traditional fishing village of Lochinver. With the chance of seeing Scotlands wildlife such as whales and red deer as well all from the comfort of your  Hire / Rental Motorhome, this is sure to be a memorable day.

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Scotland 5 day motorhome hire tour

Day 3 leaves Ullapool heading south to take in the drama of the River Droma as it plunges 60m down into the Corrieshalloch Gorge.

From here you travel past the mountains of the Beinn Eighe national nature reserve and along the picturesque coastline of Loch Torridon in your hire / rental Motorhome.

The tranquil setting of Applecross is your destination for lunch before taking one of the highest roads in Scotland, Bealach nam Bo (meaning the Cattle Pass), with its jaw-dropping views, hairpin bends and precipitous cliffs which make this one of Scotlands most exciting drives.

In the afternoon you can stop in “tropical” Plockton where you can see palm trees growing alongside Loch Carron and take time to enjoy its sheltered serenity park your hire / rental motorhome here for a lunch break.

Then it’s over the sea to Skye and the delightful harbour town of Portree with its friendly welcome.

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Scotland 5 day motorhome hire tour

Scotland 5 day motorhome hire tour

 

Day 4 is a very flexible day on Skye. There are many possibilities depending on the weather . For example you might travel north to the stunning Quiraing mountain pass and enjoy a spectacular walk through some of Skye’s extraordinary geological scenery.

Or visit the Kilt Rock stop for a break here and enjoy the views in 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 park here in your hire / rental motorhome for lunch. Alternatively a visit to Dunvegan Castle, ancient ancestral seat of the Clan McLeod, may be possible.

Talisker Distillery is also on Skye, as are the famous Cuillin Hills you can overnight here in your  Hire / Rental Motorhome.

Day 5 takes us south from Skye stopping first at the famous stronghold Eilean Donan Castle, used in the film “Highlander”, set at the head of 3 lochs as protection against Viking raiders. Continuing east through Scotlands rugged mountains of Kintail including the splendour of the Five Sisters.

You can  drive down through Glen Garry past Scotlands highest mountain, Ben Nevis.. drive up he Glen nevis road to the end and park here overnight then onto Fort William for lunch.

In the afternoon you will explore spectacular Glencoe, scene of the infamous massacre of the Clan Macdonald in 1692, before stopping in Killin for refreshments beside the Falls of Dochart,

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Typical Camp spot in Scotland for your hire motorhome

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

Scotland Western Islands in a Hire / Rental Motorhome

 

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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.

 

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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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