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Touring Scotland

With scenery that will take your breath away and the open road ahead of you what better way to explore Scotland than in your very own motorhome. By hiring a motorhome from Capricorn Campers your adventure can start from your very own doorstep. 

Top 10 things to do whilst visiting Scotland

1. Loch Ness:  Situated in the Scottish Highlands, Loch Ness is famous for its mysterious monster, why not explore the area from the Loch Ness Shores Camping and Caravanning Site and join in with keeping the mystery alive – you never know you might even get a glimpse of the monster itself!! By Hiring a motorhome from Capricorn Campers you will gain temporary membership to the camping and caravanning club enabling you to benefit from discounted pitch fees.  Make sure you take a trip to the Loch Ness Centre and Exhibition to find everything the area has to offer and where there is something to keep the whole family entertained.

2. Fort William is situated on the shores of Loch Linnhe in the Western Scottish Highlands.  Well known as the gateway to Ben Nevis Fort William also offers a variety of outdoor sports for those who like to be active. Fort William provides a great base for Rannoch Moor and if mountain biking is your thing you have the nearby famous Downhill Mountain Bike Track. Want to take your bikes? No problem we can put bike racks on all of our motorhomes just let us know at the time of booking.    With so much to do Fort William is definitely ‘a must stay’ for the trip planner. You can explore the area and everything it has to offer from the beautiful Glen Nevis Campsite.

3. North Coast 500: Scotland’s answer to Route 66 this road trip will take you on an amazing adventure witnessing some truly breath taking scenery reaching the most Northern parts of the Country traveling along many coastal roads.  The North Coast 500 route starts and ends in Inverness and our customers would recommend traveling anticlockwise as the views just get more and more impressive, You may find that a Planet or Planet+ would be a good choice for this road trip.  

4. Northern Lights: Some of the best places to see the Northern Lights in Scotland would be within the Galloway Forest Park, home to the idyllic Glentrool Camping and Caravan Site and Wick in Caithness.  These places lye on the same latitude as Stavenger in Norway maximising your chance of seeing this visual spectacle.  You stand a better chance of spotting the 'Mirrie Dancers' during the Autumn/Winter months so either be sure to wrap up warm or if you want to watch from the comfort of your motorhome check out our Galaxy+ Motorhome with it's super sized Kind bed with it's large panoramic roof light...Perfect for star gazing! and for £75 per day from November through to March what are you waiting for?

5. Whisky & Haggis Dufftown: Scotland is famous for its whiskey’s and most of us Brits are intrigued by Haggis so why not combine the two and visit Dufftown.  Located in the North East of Scotland it declares itself as ‘the Malt Whiskey Capital of the World’, hosting the annual ‘Spirit of Speyside Whiskey Festival’ in May each year. May is arguably the best time to visit Scotland if you want to avoid the midges but if you are travelling during the Summer months fear not all of our Motorhomes that are available for hire have flyscreens which we have on good authority are Midge proof!!  Whilst here be sure to book a table at the Taste of Speyside to try the ‘local Whiskey Haggis. All this can be tried and tested whilst staying at the Speyside Gardens Campsite.

6. National Parks: Scotland is home to two main National Parks;

Cairngorms National Park – the largest National Park in the UK situated in the heart of the Scottish Highlands.  This natural playground has something for everyone including the adrenaline junkies amongst us with it's bridge based bungee jump. The Blair Castle Caravan Park is the perfect base from which to explore this truly beautiful area.  The park even caters for the keen skier!!  Skiing in a motorhome?? I hear you say...absolutely we have tried and tested this ourselves.  If you are thinking of hiring a motorhome to go skiing we would recommend without doubt the Galaxy+ or the Galaxy+ bunk both models are geared up for Winter and have ample locker space for all your skis and equipment. 

Loch Lomond And the Trossachs National Park – whatever your style or ability this National park has something brilliant to offer you. You can start your day by hiking up a Munro to take in the breath-taking views and finish it by watching the sunset on a loch cruise. 

7. Edinburgh: A truly cultural city whatever the season, Edinburgh is a hub of events and entertainment, from the Edinburgh Tattoo to Christmas Markets there is something for everyone to tick off from the their ‘bucket list’.   Be sure to do your research though so you do not miss out on any of the hidden gems the city has to offer.  A good base to explore what Edinburgh and the surrounding area have to offer is the  Linwater Caravan Site Be sure to incorporate a trip to see the engineering wonder of the Falkirk Wheel – the only rotating boat lift of its kind in the UK.

8. Home of Golf: St Andrews has seven different golf courses and an abundance of golf history so if golf is your thing be sure to take a day or two to soak up the experience. The Craigtoun Meadows Holiday Park  is a perfect place to base yourself whilst visiting the area. From here you can move on to play on some of the amazing links golf courses Scotland has to offer.  If you're wanting to take your clubs along we would suggest that the the Star Campervan and the Planet may not have enough storage and we would suggest considering a Planet + or above.   

9. Highland games: The Highland Games are a long tradition in Scotland and run from May to September taking place in a variety of locations.  Each Event is unique but will include games from the heavy events like hammer throwing or tossing the caber through to the light events of cycling or highland dancing.  The Isle of Skye which comes highly recommended by our customers host their event at the beginning of August so why not stay at the picturesque Kinloch Campsite and explore Skye Whilst there.

10. Scottish Castles: Scottish Castles form an integral part of the country’s beautiful landscape. It is likely that wherever you may be a castle will be close by.  From the hustle and bustle of the Edinburgh Castle to the remote, peaceful and picturesque setting of the Eilean Donon Castle on the west coast of Scotland, each one has its own unique historic story to tell - have you got the time to listen? Near each Castle you will find a campsite to meet your touring needs, each offering something unique especially the views, if visiting the Eilean Donan Castle why not have a night at Reraig Caravan Site.