As many motorhomers will know, there are few places in the world that can hold a candle to some of the fabulous landscapes and attractions that Scotland has to offer.
Though rising fuel costs may dictate how far some people will travel in their motorhomes, we hope the following suggestions of what to see and do in Scotland will give you food for thought on why it’s worth making the effort.
So if it’s stunning scenery, fantastic food and picture-postcard towns and villages you want on a holiday, Scotland can offer you it all. And it’s well served by motorhome-friendly campsites too.
Here’s some suggestions for you to think about when planning your next motorhome trip:
The Cairngorms National Park
This is a living, working landscape that’s larger than the Lake District and boasts some of the best wildlife habitats in the UK. It’s home to a quarter of the nation’s threatened species and visitors can marvel over its ancient pine forests and arctic mountain tops. There are also castles, walks, distilleries and fun parks to explore.
Rothiemurchus Caravan Park, Coylumbridge, Aviemore, Highland. Telephone 01479 812800.
Many travellers describe Stirling Castle as one of the grandest of all Scottish castles. Not only are the views from the castle rock outstanding, but visitors can also marvel at the Great Hall (which has been restored to how it was in 1500) and the Gatehouse of James IV, the Palace of James V, the Chapel Royal of James VI and the artillery fortifications of 16th to 18th centuries.
Trossachs Holiday Park, Aberfoyle, Stirling. Telephone 01877 382614. Visit www.trossachsholidays.co.uk
No trip to Scotland would be complete without a visit to Loch Ness in search of the elusive Nessie! More than 20 miles long, a mile wide and 700 feet at its deepest, Loch Ness is the largest body of water in Scotland by volume. Again, it’s an area that boasts stunning scenery and wildlife and Inverness is a short journey away if you fancy somewhere a bit livelier while you’re there. Loch Ness also provides a natural link to Skye and the West Coast.
Loch Ness Caravan Park, Easter Port Claire, Invermoriston, Inverness-shire. Telephone 01320 351207. Visit www.lochnesscaravanandcampingpark.co.uk