We all look forward to the time of year when we can head off on our holidays and get away from the daily grind. After months and months of planning and money-saving, all the effort will be worth it when the time comes around! If you’re already thinking ahead to next year’s adventure or you need a winter break to keep you going, the freedom of campervanning is not to be ignored. Campervanning allows you to travel anywhere you want at a moment’s notice with minimal planning and effort.
Camping has so many upsides, the main one of which is that you can flit between countries and see the road less travelled. It’s beneficial to see the less touristy side of a country when driving everywhere. Some of the most beautiful hotspots are right here in the UK, however – from the coasts of Cornwall to the rolling hills of the Yorkshire Dales, the British scenery never fails to disappoint. With this in mind, if you’ve never considered a holiday in Scotland or never been around it to visit some of the hotspots, then you’re missing out! Read on for some of the best places to visit on your campervan trip of this beautiful country that will have you packing your bags in no time.
Edinburgh to St Andrews
As Edinburgh is relatively close to the English-Scottish border, this is a great place to start. Scotland’s vibrant cultural capital boasts rows and rows of modern restaurants, cute cafes and on-trend shops on its charming streets. Wander up the castle to explore the history of the city, or satisfy your inner shopaholic trailing down Princes Street. Once you’ve got your fill of this beautiful city, hop in your campervan and head en-route to St. Andrews.
Take in the architecture of the famous Forth Bridge on your way across the Forth Road Bridge and admire the newly opened Queensferry Crossing on your left-hand side. Stop along the way at quaint fishing villages such as Pittenween and Anstruther before reaching your next big destination. Once in St. Andrews, enjoy a spot of pitch and putt in the golfing capital of the UK! Stop at campsites such as St. Monans Holiday Park or Woodlands Gardens Caravan & Camping in Leven for a good night’s sleep.
Isle of Skye
Connected to Scotland’s northwest coast by bridge, the isle of Skye is a beautiful landscape that everyone should explore at least once in their life! With plummeting coastal waterfalls and vast lochs peppered around the green landscape, the island is home to some of the UK’s most stunning natural beauty. Invest in some good quality campervan windows so the whole family can enjoy the views on the drive! Set up camp on the shores of one of the isle’s many lochs and fall asleep to the sound of the water lapping the shoreline whilst the Highland cattle graze nearby. From The Storr to Neist Point, there’s no shortage of stunning scenery on this northern isle. Fill your days hiking and climbing the peaks and troughs, and spend your evenings with a rewarding cold drink in one of the many quaint harbourside pubs.
Outer & Inner Hebrides
Scotland’s West coast is famous for its stunning views and serene surroundings. The area’s unique mix of coastal and countryside is what makes this area so special, and once you’ve experienced a road trip on Europe’s Atlantic edge, you won’t want to leave. This diverse chain of inter-connected islands is home to tranquil turquoise waters and white sand beaches that look more at home in the Maldives than in Scotland. If getting around the Outer Hebrides is too tricky, Scotland’s vast and wide west coast will be an equally stunning drive, and the roads of the inner Hebrides should be easier to navigate. Pitch up at Glenbrittle Campsite in Carbost located on the shore of Loch Brittle at the foot of the Black Cuillin mountain range for a stunning view that you can’t wait to wake up to.
*Written by Luke