Planning a trip around Scotland in your motorhome or campervan?
Most people include the Highlands in their tour of Scotland, but where in the Highland should you visit?
The Highlands are an incredibly beautiful part of Scotland. We think this is an ideal area of Scotland to tour in your campervan or motorhome. Many attractions my look close on a map but the distances can be deceiving. In some cases, this is because the roads are small, curvy and difficult to drive. At other times, you will find yourself driving slowly to see the beautiful mountains, valleys, rivers and extravagant landscapes. You are more likely to find good spots to camp or “wild camp” overnight in the Highlands, something that you are only legally allowed to do in Scotland. There is certainly no shortage of spectacular places to visit.
Eilean Donan Castle
Eilean Donan Castle is one of the most photographed and popular sites in the Western Highlands. The Castle sits on a small islet and is now connected to shore by a narrow stone causeway. Most people pass it whilst visiting or returning from the Isle of Skye.
Isle of Skye
Skye, the largest island of the Inner Hebrides and closest to the mainland, possesses a rugged beauty. A bridge to the mainland has replaced the ferries making Skye less of a “remote” location.
Skye’s Cuillian mountains are the main attraction with most visitors using their time hiking, shopping, or driving to see the island’s beautiful vistas. There are a selection of campsites for you to stay in your campervan or motorhome.
Isle of Mull
The Isle of Mull and the neighbouring Island of Iona lie just off the west coast of Scotland.
The Isle of Mull is accessible by Cal Mac ferries, the journey takes two hours. The length of our 2 and 4 berth camper vans are such that they are the same price as a car. This makes the journey to the islands in your camper van even more affordable.
Mull is known for the TV programmes Springwatch, Coast and of course the children’s CBeebies programme Balamory, based around the coloured houses of Tobermory. Due to this the island is becoming more popular year on year. The roads are quite narrow and are ideally sited to the 2 – 4 berth camper van option. Mull is an ideal Scottish island in which to tour in your camper van.
The Isle of Mull has something for everyone, and offers a holiday where wildlife is around every corner, visitor attractions cater for all ages, and the whole family has a chance to live a lifestyle far removed from the hectic urban pressurised existence.
The Black Isle
This part of Scotland is recommended by a past customer who toured Scotland in his camper van. The black isle is a peninsula about 23 miles long by about 9 miles wide. Situated just to the north of Inverness with Dingwall to the west, it can be reached via the A9 from the south or north, or the A832 from the west. It is easily accessible by road making it ideal to visit whilst travelling Scotland in your camper van or motorhome.
There is a selection of things to do in this area. The most popular is dolphin spotting alongside boat hire for sea-angling. The Black Isle shore is a popular spot for bird watching and wide life spotting.