Places to Visit Scotland

Places to Visit Scotland

Summer has arrived and there is no better way to travel around Scotland in one of Caledonian Campers and Conversions Ltd luxurious, high spec, hand-built camper van’s.

Alternatively you can travel to the stunning capital city Edinburgh or to the East Coast for a golf tour to the world famous St. Andrews.

You can take the popular route to the Isle of Skye and take in the breathtaking view in Glen Garry (you might even be lucky enough to see a piper play) and be sure to stop by Scotland’s most romantic castle – Eilean Donan.

There is incredible scenery and landscapes available for all ages, golden beaches, castles, dungeons and traditional villages. Why go anywhere else when you have it all on your doorstep.

Our camper-van’s come in a range of options to suit our customers needs, remember that in Scotland it is legal to freedom camp as long as there are no ”no camping signs” and as long as you stick to the camping rules.

Here are some of the places that Caledonian Campers and Conversions Limited would recommend you visit.

Eilean Donan Castle: 
Eilean Donan is one of the most famous castles in Scotland. Located on an islet in Loch Duich and connected to the shore via a stone bridge, the setting is particularly scenic. The charm of Eilean Donan turns it into a tourist hotspot, some might even say a tourist trap. Most tourists stop here for a few minutes on the way to Wester Ross or The Isle of Skye. While the original Eilean Donan castle was built in 1220, it was subsequently demolished during the Jacobite Rising. It was restored in early 20th century. The castle is, therefore, hardly an old building. Eilean Donan has been used as a filming location in many movies, including Highlander.

Edinburgh Castle:
Edinburgh Castle is a world famous icon of Scotland and part of the Old and New Towns of Edinburgh’s World Heritage Site. It was recently voted top UK Heritage Attraction in the British Travel Awards and is Scotland’s number one paid-for tourist attraction. This most famous of Scottish castles has a complex building history. The oldest part, St Margaret’s Chapel, dates from the 12th century; the Great Hall was erected by James IV around 1510; the Half Moon Battery by the Regent Morton in the late 16th century; and the Scottish National War Memorial after the First World War. The castle houses the Honours (Crown Jewels) of Scotland, the Stone of Destiny, the famous 15th century gun Mons Meg, the One O’ Clock Gun and the National War Museum of Scotland. In addition to guided tours provided by the castle stewards, there is an audio guide tour available in eight languages. The audio tour takes the visitor on a tour around the castle, explains its architecture, and tells its dramatic history. This guide is available in English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Japanese, Russian and Mandarin.

St Andrews:
St Andrews is a charming and historic town that attracts visitors from all over the world. St Andrews is known worldwide as The Home of Golf, and also boasts Scotland’s oldest university. The St Andrews Royal and Ancient Golf Club first met here in the spiritual home of golf in 1754, though it was first played here as early as the 15th century. The elegant, ivy-clad buildings and delightful quadrangles and gardens have seen a procession of famous graduates such as Prince William. One of the top universities in Britain, St Andrews is often compared to Oxford and Cambridge for its defining presence and the collegiate feel it gives to the town. The Medieval centre of St Andrews consists of a series of narrow alleys and cobbled streets with shops, restaurants and cafés. Explore the castle, the now ruined cathedral and the adjacent church of St Regulus, where you can climb the spiral staircase to the top of the 108 ft tower for magnificent views of the town and its surroundings. St Andrews has two great beaches, one being the magnificent West Sands, where the famous opening sequence of Chariots of Fire was shot.

is a charming and historic town that attracts visitors from all over the world. St Andrews is known worldwide as The Home of Golf, and also boasts Scotland’s oldest university. The St Andrews Royal and Ancient Golf Club first met here in the spiritual home of golf in 1754, though it was first played here as early as the 15th century. The elegant, ivy-clad buildings and delightful quadrangles and gardens have seen a procession of famous graduates such as Prince William. One of the top universities in Britain, St Andrews is often compared to Oxford and Cambridge for its defining presence and the collegiate feel it gives to the town. The Medieval centre of St Andrews consists of a series of narrow alleys and cobbled streets with shops, restaurants and cafés. Explore the castle, the now ruined cathedral and the adjacent church of St Regulus, where you can climb the spiral staircase to the top of the 108 ft tower for magnificent views of the town and its surroundings. St Andrews has two great beaches, one being the magnificent West Sands, where the famous opening sequence of Chariots of Fire was shot.

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