Best places to visit in Scotland

There are many reasons why people fall in love with owning a motorhome. One that always stands out is that sheer rush of freedom you experience when getting behind the wheel to head for your next temporary base.

In that sense, Scotland feels like the spiritual home for motorhome lovers. Not only is it a land filled with spectacular beauty and amazing history, but it is the only country in the UK where wild camping remains legal. Thousands and thousands of acres of remote space to explore and enjoy, with some of the world’s finest motorhome routes.

In reality there are hundreds of destinations worth checking out – but here are just a handful to whet your appetite:

Cairngorms National Park

Cairngorms National Park, Scotland

In the heart of the world-renowned Scottish Highlands, this stunning national park lives up to every legend. Wild forests, dramatic mountains, rivers and waterfalls. The Cairngorms also is home to a quarter of Britain’s endangered species, with wildcats, red squirrels, ospreys, pine martins and golden eagles among its awe-inspiring residents.

The Outer Hebrides

The Outer Hebrides, Scotland

If you have a yearning for the remote, you can experience the ultimate in unfettered freedom by heading for the Outer Hebrides – the magical island chain off Scotland’s west coast. Here you’ll find some of the finest seafood, distilleries and smokehouses in the world, not to mention its picturesque beaches. It is also a fantastic haven for wildlife, and one of the very best locations for spotting European otters.


Edinburgh, Scotland

A city like no other. Scotland’s historic capital combines the medieval old town with later Georgian elegance. It boasts the legendary castle, the Royal Mile, magnificent gardens and a city centre packed with culture all-year-round – not just the sensational annual festival. Beyond the city itself, tranquillity and outstanding natural beauty is within easy reach. Stand-out destinations include the Pentland Hills and Bonaly Reservoir – a must for sightseers and anglers.

Loch Lomond

Loch Lomond, Scotland

Within easy reach of another of Scotland’s great cities – Glasgow – Loch Lomond is Britain’s largest lake. A fabulous all-round destination, it is home to countless sports, majestic walks, the wonderful Ben Lomond mountain, plus unforgettable views across the Trossachs. Here you can choose magnificent isolation or visit popular attractions such as the Sea Life Aquarium, the superb selection of restaurants, markets and malls.

St Andrews

St Andrews, Scotland

If you’re in the habit of packing golf clubs on your motorhome trips, then Scotland – and more precisely St Andrews – is an experience not to be missed. This lovely east coast city has many attractions but is known worldwide as the Royal and Ancient home of golf. There are no less than seven fine courses, including the famous Old Course, home to open championships and sporting legends. Sporting history aside, the city is home to several delightful beaches, a medieval cathedral, an amazing family-friendly treasure trail and some seriously delicious food.

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