Motorhome UK: Touring in Scotland (Part 1 of 6)
Welcome! Today we are starting our super exciting blog series about motorhome tour routes in Scotland! We love the Highlands, and we love Edinburgh, so each of our blogs will feature must see routes, including any extra stopovers or places of interest that we think you will love.
EDINBURGH FESTIVALS TO LOCH LOMOND VIA STIRLING
Highlight: This is a short route, perfect for first-time hirers who want a taste of Scotland. The routes are not that far, so you will have plenty of time to enjoy exploring the local areas.
Edinburgh is a vibrant and culturally rich city, and a wonderful place to start or finish your tour in Scotland. It is home to Edinburgh Castle, a magnificent fort built on top of the city’s ancient volcanic ridge, the National Museum of Scotland and the Royal Yacht Britannia, Scotland’s number one tourist destination. Rightfully known as the Festival City, it is home to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, as well as the International Festival, Art Festival, Book Festival, Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo and the Mela all happening at the same time.
Do not leave the city before you spend at least one night here!!
If you are looking to rent a motorhome or campervan for the duration of your stay in Scotland, here are a couple of locally based Motorhome Rental companies.
Lowland Motorhome Hire. Run by Karen and Iain, Lowland is based in Newtongrange just south of Edinburgh. Previous customers have reviewed them for providing great customer service.
Rockin Vans. Boasting the largest fleet of Campervans and Motorhomes in Scotland, Rockin Vans offer smaller converted VW vans as well as Motorhomes, which could be ideal for first time hirers.
Stirling is a vibrant city north of Edinburgh, home to some of the top attractions in Scotland. It is here that you will find the National Wallace Monument, which overlooks the site of the 1297 Battle of Stirling Bridge where William Wallace defeated the English. There is also Stirling Castle and the Deanston Distillery to check out. Just make sure you’re not driving if you partake in some tastings!
LOCH LOMOND AND THE TROSSACHS
Ah, Loch Lomond and the Trossachs. Driving west of Stirling, you will see the landscape change as you enter into the Trossachs National Park. Home to Ben Lomond, Scotland’s most southernly Munro, the Trossachs are a beautiful area and offer so many outdoor activities to get involved in. Hiking is the ultimate free activity, and here there are rolling hills, valleys and waterfalls to explore. The view from the top of Ben Lomond is well worth the climb, and the path is well used so it is easy to see and follow (always take a map just in case!) Kayaking and sailing on the loch is also available.
For more information, see Visit Scotland’s page on Loch Lomond, the Trossachs, Stirling and Forth Valley.