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Great Glen in a motorhome rental Scotland

Posted on: March 27, 2017
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Great Glen Way (Walkhighlands)

In search of the Loch Ness monster in the Great Glen

From Glencoe to Fort William in the south to Inverness in the north, the Great Glen (An GleannMor) is a natural fault line that snakes across the Highlands dividing Scotland. Running through pastoral towns and villages, among ancient oak and conifer forests, and along scenic lochs, the Great Glen is a popular route to take a motorhome rental Scotland.

The Great Glen is 80 beautiful miles of the A82 studded with waymarked trails that just invite a picnic. Scotland’s culture and history are not lacking in the Great Glen, with highlights such as the Culloden Battlefield Visitor Centre and Urquhart Castle. FortAugustus is home to the Caledonian Canal Visitor Centre and the Clansman Centre, a local history museum. It is a convenient base for your motorhome rental Scotland, whether you are an outdoor enthusiast or a monster watcher.

Nessie & Motorhome Rental Scotland

On the northern shore of Loch Ness is the bustling village of Drumnadrochit, legendary home of the most celebrated monster in Scotland, Nessie (and Loch Ness Brewery!) and site of the Loch Ness Centre. It’s not just conveniently located near UrquhartCastle- there is a miniature model of it on the village green.

In the further reaches of the Great Glen, Arisaig offers warm hospitality and is home to the Land, Sea and Islands Centre, with fascinating displays about the area’s natural and cultural history. There are several friendly and scenic touring parks for your motorhome rental Scotland as well. You might recognise beautiful Camusdarach Beach, which was made famous by the cult film Local Hero. Take your motorhome rental to the dunes and sugar sand beach with views over the Sound of Sleat over to Eigg, Rum and the Cuillins of Skye, and only the sound of the azure waters lapping against the shore as your soundtrack.

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