RENTAL CAMPER ADVENTURE IN SCOTLAND
Trip duration: 7 days
Scotland is one of the greatest places to travel with a rental camper.
Miles and miles of picturesque Scottish scenery and secluded places will make your next holiday truly unforgettable. This route suggestion for your rental camper holiday in Scotland takes you through some of the most amazing cities, villages and attractions not to mention many of the beautiful castles Scotland is known for.
- Day 1: First touch to Scottish culture
On the first day on your camper rental adventure you´re heading towards your first Scottish city, Glasgow. On your way to Glasgow, its worth stopping at Carlisle for the first taste of local cuisine. Carlisle is a colourful city at the border of Scotland and it’s also pretty great for shopping.
Once you arrive in Glasgow, you have plenty of time to experience all it has to offer. Glasgow is the largest city in Scotland and it’s known for its style, culture and friendliness. The city has several museums and other cultural sites worth a visit such as an impressive Victorian cemetery of Glasgow Necropolis, Hunterian museum and the oldest of all city parks: Glasgow Green.
- Day 2: Waking up relaxed
After a long night sleep in your state-of-the-art rental camper and having your first proper english breakfast its time for a relaxing day in the Trossachs National Park. Explore the beautiful natural reserve of Loch Lomond by taking one of many forest trails through the lochshores and villages.
- Day 3: THE KING OF THE HIGHLANDS; FORT WILLIAM (GLENCOE STOP-OVER)
The third day of your journey with your rental camper will lead you to the stunning Scottish Highlands. Make a stop at the picturesque Glencoe village before moving on to Fort William, the largest city of The Highlands after Inverness.
Glencoe is an excellent place to start exploring The Highlands. It is perhaps the most famous glen in Scotland for its beauty, history and ideal location for mountaineering and hillwalking. It’s also a great place for water-sports or just relaxing in breathtakingly beautiful environment. Some of the most known mountains in the area to Google before your journey are Buachaille Etive Mòr, Glen Coe and Bidean nam Bian. Small and super personal Folk museum of Glencoe is also worth a visit.
After Glencoe it’s time to move on to Fort William for the rest of the day. Fort William is one of the most popular resorts in The Highlands. It’s located on the shore of Loch Linnhe and shadowed by the highest mountain of entire Britain, Ben Nevis. There´s a footpath all the way to the top so put the sneakers on and head to the hills. If you wish to keep your sneakers dry keep your distance to the spectacular Steall Waterfall. Fort William is also versatile in terms of its culture offerings including the West Highland museum and the ruins of Inverlochy Castle.
After an active day outdoors its nice to take a warm shower and relax in the comfort of your stylish rental camper.
- DAY 4 BREATHTAKING BLAIR ATHOLL (CAIRNGORMS VISIT)
The next day of your camper rental journey takes you to Blair Atholl and the Cairngorms national park. You are about to be spoiled with the most amazing, breathtaking views. This majestic national park has countless mountains, rivers, lochs, forest paths, wildlife hotspots, distilleries and villages with friendly people. It most definitely gives you an authentic Scottish atmosphere with the nature wrapped around you.
Blair Atholl is a wonderful village with a great camping site in beautiful scenery all around. There’s a river flowing through the village called Garry and it gives the village a very unique look. Charge your camera batteries because you´re about to get some good pictures. One of the most known castles in Scotland, the Blair Castle, is also located here. This magnificent castle acted as a gatekeeper for 700 years to The Highlands. Other great attractions in addition to the Blair Castle would be the The Falls of Bruar and the narrow fjord like Loch Tummel.
- DAY 5 THE BRAVEHEARTDAY IN STIRLING (PERTH STOP-OVER)
The fifth day of your journey leads you to the origins of the movie Braveheart and two historical cities nearby.
Perth is all about history, shopping and events. Souvenir shopping here offers something special because the city offers a set of unique and different products of very high quality that you can’t find anywhere else. What comes into the attractions, there are many castles to visit but the fine painted ceilings of the Huntingtower Castle is something not to miss. If you have included bicycles to your camper rental this is a great place to take them off of your campers bike rack. Local Kinnoull Hill with dramatic clifftops and the fine woodlands is great for cycling or walking.
After visiting Perth your camper rental journey continues to Stirling, previous capital of Scotland. It’s a great historical value and well known for Sir William Wallace, the first freedom fighter in Scotland. The movie “Braveheart” is based on him and you can find the National Wallace Monument in Stirling today. One of the biggest and historically significant castles in Scotland is the iconic Stirling Castle. You should definitely take a guided tour in the castle to learn about the interesting history and characters in details. Other great local attractions include the Blair Drummond Safari park, Stirling Smith art museum and finest townhouse in Scotland, the Argyll’s Lodging.
- DAY 6: ICONIC EDINBURGH
After a couple of days in a fairy tale-like sceneries its time for some vibrant city life. The capital and the heart of Scotland, Edinburgh is one of the most popular city destinations in Britain. It’s known for its rich and interesting history and exciting culture that’s been drawing people in the city all the way from the 18th century. Edinburgh is a versatile holiday destination with its beautiful buildings and city blocks, landmarks, restaurants, shopping possibilities, events, concerts, nightlife, museums, art galleries, parks and nature sights.
There are tens and tens of attractive places to visit but the world famous icon of Scotland that you just should not leave out is Edinburgh Castle. This spectacular castle is right at the top end of the most popular attractions list in Scotland. It’s built on a high cliff and it can be found from the center of Edinburgh dominating the city skyline. Park your rental camper and explore this iconic fortress.