Isle of Skye in a campervan hirePosted on: November 17, 2018
The magical Isle of Skye is one of the most popular camping destinations for a campervan hire in all of Scotland. And no wonder- with stunning mountain ranges, enchanted waterfalls and vibrant local Gaelic culture, Skye offers the best of Scotland.
But best of all, Skye is beloved for what it doesn’t have, and that’s masses of prefabricated hotels, chain restaurants and skylines of high rises. There are just miles and miles of spectacular untamed landscapes. Wild and free- that best describes this fantastic getaway, and the best way to experience it all is in a campervan hire!
Visit Castle Moil in a Campervan Hire
As soon as you cross the Skye bridge, greeted by the moody ruins of Castle Moil, you will start to feel as if you have left all your stresses and workaday worries behind on the mainland. The dramatic Cuillins mountain range, one of the most stunning in Scotland, tower above you, and around every corner the scenery just gets better and better. You won’t miss a thing when you explore Skye in a campervan hire!
Your first stop will be Broadford, where you can stock up on petrol or diesel and supplies. There are several wonderful touring parks with hook-ups, but we find that Skye offers many opportunities to wild camp. Just choose your postcard perfect location and you may have a little piece of Scotland it all to yourself!
It’s easy to drive around the entire island in your motorhome rental and there is so much to see. Highlights for hikers include the famous Fairy Pools in Glenbrittle (be sure to get there early to beat the crowds and get a parking spot!) and the Quairaing. Be sure to get some photos at Kilt Rock, the Old Man of Storr and Staffin Island from the Staffin Pier. Visit Carbost to tour Talisker Distillery, and take advantage of the shower facilities at the pier.
Campervan Hire and Uig
Don’t overlook the north part of the island- Uig is lovely, and take time to stop at Edinbane Pottery to watch the potters at work and pick up a souvenir of your trip. Then, on to Portree, the main settlement, with its quaint streets and charming eateries. Along the way, there are gardens, ancient brochs, castles and chances to see wildlife, so be sure to take your time to enjoy this gorgeous part of Scotland!