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Must-see Places in Scotland for your Campervan Holiday

Updated: May 2

Thanks to its amazing history and beautiful landscapes, Scotland is easily one of the greatest places to visit on Earth.


However, with its vast and wild landscapes, exploring it isn’t always easy without a vehicle that doubles as a mobile home- that’s why it’s the perfect destination for a campervan holiday. If you're planning a campervan trip to Scotland, here are some of the must-see places you won't want to miss.



Glencoe




Glencoe is one of the most famous spots in Scotland for natural beauty, and for good reason. The scenery here is simply breathtaking: great forested mountains rise all around stunning Loch Leven, which sparkles on a sunny day.


Glencoe is one of the popular areas in Scotland for hiking and fishing, as well as water-based activities like boating and rafting. It’s difficult to get around here without a car, however, and since it’s a rural location, accommodation isn’t always easy to find. That’s why having a campervan is ideal.


Luckily, the Tartan Campervan Company is within drivable distance of Loch Leven. From our base to the south, you can rent a campervan and have a memorable drive north to Glencoe.


The trip will take you through Glasgow, Scotland’s biggest and most culturally significant city. Then, you’ll travel along the edges of many different lakes and hills as you enter the highlands, where, after just over two hours of driving, you’ll finally find Glencoe.



Isle of Skye




Next is arguably Scotland’s most famous island, Skye. It’s one of the most beautiful places in the whole country, with a coastline that will blow you away- and unlike most islands, you don’t need a boat to get here! Skye is totally accessible by road from the mainland, so it’s incredibly easy to bring a caravan or campervan with you when you visit.


The island is also pretty sizable, so being able to drive around to see all the different attractions, like the enchanting Fairy Pools or Dunvegan Castle, will no doubt be very useful. It’s ideal for hiking and biking, and there’s some absolutely fantastic spots for camping that we promise will stay with you forever if you spend a night there.



Loch Ness




Regardless of whether it has any monsters, Loch Ness is a famous place to visit for good reason.


Whether or not you believe in the Loch Ness Monster or not, Loch Ness is undeniably beautiful: it’s surrounded by mountains and forests, and even has ancient castles sitting on its banks. The loch is also incredibly long, so having a campervan or other vehicle is necessary to see it in its entirety.



Tips for Planning Your Campervan Holiday

Scotland is generally an easy country to get around thanks to loose roaming laws and good infrastructure- however problems can still occur.


To save you headaches when you reach Scotland for your trip, we’ve put together some advice you can follow:


Plan your route in advance. There are so many great places to visit in Scotland, so it's important to plan your route in advance so you can make the most of your time and avoid getting lost.


Book your campsites early. Especially during the peak season, campsites in Scotland can fill up quickly: it's a good idea to book your campsites in advance, especially if you're travelling during the summer months.


Be prepared for the weather. The weather in Scotland can be unpredictable, with lots of rain even during summer, so it's important to be prepared. Pack for all types of weather, even snow!


Take your time. There's no need to rush: give yourself time to enjoy the amazing scenery, people, and culture of this amazing country.



If you’re looking for a way to get around Scotland without needing to worry about hotels, check out our packages at the Tartan Caravan Company. With us, you can hire the perfect motorhome for travelling the country, which doubles as a comfortable and stylish space for you to relax and sleep in!

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