Travel is an incredible way of discovering new things and expanding your horizons. While there is much to be said for flying off to some exotic destination, true adventure can happen while exploring somewhere a little closer to home.
Scotland is an incredibly diverse and beautiful place to find those adventures, especially if you are free to roam in a motorhome. If you want to explore some of what stunning Scotland has to offer, we have collected some of the best locations to visit in a motorhome.
If you haven’t visited Scotland before, begin with the nation’s capital city. Whether you love cafe culture, want to visit the stunning castle, or explore the botanical gardens, there is something for everyone. On a fine day, walk up Arthur’s Seat for beautiful views of the city, and on rainy afternoons wander the array of shops on Princes Street and duck into a pub. You can get to know the rich history and incredible culture that Edinburgh has to offer, while still staying in your motorhome.
Isle of Skye
Home of magic and wonder, Skye is an easy jaunt from Mallaig Harbour on the ferry. In forty-five minutes, you will be in the Isle of Skye, but don’t forget to take a glance out at the scenery as you pass. The other Small Isles are just as beautiful and fascinating, even if you don’t get a chance to visit them. You will arrive at Armadale hungry for adventure.
Luckily for you, there is so much to see and do in Skye. Try to spot whales or dolphins on a boat trip, or hike up to the Old Man of Storr. If you are feeling truly adventurous, you can take a wild swimming dip in the famously magical Fairy Pools – though you will want to brace yourself for the cold!
If you are more interested in natural beauty than big city life, then Scotland has more than enough to offer on that front. Of course, you will want to see the stunning, rugged scenery of the Highlands, but don’t forget to stop off in the Trossachs National Park, and visit the iconic Loch Lomond. This is known as the largest freshwater area in the UK, and you can rent a pitch with spectacular views across the shoreline of the loch.
During the day, you can cruise in a boat across Loch Lomond, or visit the historic Balloch Castle and Dumbarton Castle – ideal for those interested in diving into the past. If you feel more outdoorsy, Duke’s Pass provides an excellent walking route, or you can cast a line and enjoy some fishing.
For those looking for a little bit of a challenge, Fort William is perfect for the avid explorer. Home to Ben Nevis, the UK’s highest mountain, you can explore gorgeous natural scenery that surrounds Lochaber Geopark, or maybe even challenge yourself to that massive climb. If you are looking for something a little more sedentary that still allows you to see the area, you can travel on the Jacobites Steam Train or even enjoy a cruise in some of the lochs.
And after you’re done with the day’s adventuring, you can relax in your motorhome at one of the many sites, such as the Glen Nevis Caravan and Camping Park.
Would any visit to Scotland be complete without a visit to the famous (and elusive) Nessie? You might not be able to spot her yourself, but there is still plenty to explore. Once you have visited the Loch Ness Centre and Exhibition, you can go and see the ruins of Urquhart Castle, or get some incredible images of the Caledonian fault. Stand on Spean Bridge to get the most breathtaking sights around.
You can rest up for Nessie hunting (and maybe picking up some souvenirs in the gift shops at Drumnadrochit Village) by staying at Loch Ness Bay Camping, or one of the many other sites in the area. You are sure to see plenty of other motorhome enthusiasts in this richly varied area of Scotland.
Are you ready to explore magical Scotland for a wonderful motorhome holiday? Make sure you get in touch with TMC Leisure to get the ideal motorhome for you. It is the perfect way to get to see the entire country. Start with one of these lovely locations and see where the spirit takes you.