Driving routes around Scotland
Not sure where to go in your campervan? If you are stuck for ideas for your Scotland campervan hire or Scotland motorhome hire holiday, have a look at your top driving routes!
Scottish Highland Discovery
Edinburgh – Loch Lomond – Isle of Skye – Eilean Donan – Loch Ness – Inverness – Caringorms
Begin your epic campervan hire Scotland journey to the Scottish Highlands in Edinburgh. Scotland’s historic capital city boasts a UNESCO world heritage site full of narrow alleyways, hidden courtyards and of course, the majestic castle on top of the hill where you will find Arthur’s Seat!
Point your camper west and head to the banks of Loch Lomond. Have lunch at the famous Oyster bar or explore the 18th century Inverary castle, home to Duke of Argyll. As your campervan weaves around the highland roads, pass the foot of Ben Nevis, the UK’s highest mountain. If you have packed your skis in your camper, why not take a detour and enjoy a spot of skiing during the winter months.
Further west lays the Isle of Skye. With its reflective waters and mountain scenery, the Isle of Skye is considered to be one of the most beautiful sights in Scotland. Take a boat trip to spot dolphins, seals and even killer whales on Scotland’s North West gem.
After another good night’s rest in your campervan, leave the shores behind and head inland past Scotland’s most famous castle, Eilean Donan. Cook up lunch in your campervan whilst enjoying the majestic views of this 11th century marvel.
Further east, onto the capital of the Highlands is Inverness and Loch Ness. Spend the afternoon hunting the mysterious Nessie by taking a cruise over the loch before finishing your highland escape in Inverness and exploring Cairngorms National Park.
Speyside Scottish Whiskey Trail
Edinburgh – Speyside – Loch Ness – Eilean Donan – Edinburgh
After exploring historic Edinburgh, your Campervan Hire Scotland journey turns North to the heart of Malt Whiskey Country. This scenic drive is a whiskey lover’s dream, packed full of history and facts. The journey takes you along Dewar’s World of Whiskey on to Edradour, Scotland’s smallest whiskey distillery before arriving at Dalwhinnie Distillery, the highest in Scotland.
Arriving in Speyside, start your day with a trip to Glenfiddich Distillery in Dufftown which has been producing whiskey from Christmas Day, 1887. Book a tour to be sure to sample a bottle straight from the cask.
Just along in the road in Rothes lays Glen Grant Distillery, the only distillery named after it’s founding owner. Glen Grant is also the oldest distillery in the region and sits beside the river Ida.
Before parking up for the night in your camper, stop by the World’s leading Malt Whiskey Specialists, Gordon and MacPhail. Over 110 years old, here you will find over 450 types of single malts.
Also in the area is Ballindalloch Castle. Sample the ‘water of life’ and check out the area famous for fishing and the remote villages of Aberlour and Corron.
Before heading back to Edinburgh, don’t forget to sightsee around Speyside. Enjoy the many outdoor activities. Why not visit the shores of Loch Ness to hunt the famous Nessie or take a tour on its waters before heading west to Eilean Donan Castle, Scotland’s most iconic castle.
As you leave the highlands behind, stop off in Glenturret Distillery. Glenturret, is the oldest working Distillery in Scotland and home to the Famous Grouse Whiskey.