Scotland’s most fantastic castles in a motorhome hire – Part 4Posted on: July 3, 2017
In the final part of our series about the best castles in Scotland, we travel in our campervan deep into the Highlands. Enjoy fine Highland hospitality at the many welcoming touring parks and experience some of the most beautiful scenery in the world.
Look for Nessie as you drive your motorhome hire along famous Loch Ness to Urquhart Castle. One of Scotland’s most impressive medieval ruins, Urquhart is very popular with visitors. The visitor centre features fascinating displays of artefacts. Climb Grants Tower for unbeatable view of Loch Ness and the Great Glen. Take some time in Inverness for some fine local dining and shopping- it’s easy to find a parking spot for your motorhome hire in town.
Motorhome Hire & Eilean Donan Castle
One of the most photographed and filmed castles in Scotland, wild and magical Eilean Donan Castle will capture your heart. Set on a rocky island at the spot where three lochs meet, it was built in the 13th century for Alexander II as a defence against Vikings; however, Pictish forts probably existed here since the 7th century. Eilean Donnel’s story is as romantic as its setting- Robert the Bruce is said to have taken refuge from the British here, and stories abound of a ghostly Spanish soldier who fought at a battle here in the 1700s. Leave plenty of time for exploration and picture taking before heading to Inveraray in your campervan.
Inveraray Castle in a motorhome hire
Truly as if out of an enchanted fable, Inveraray Castle has been the ancestral seat of the Dukes of Argyll since it was built in the 18thcentury, and the current Duke and his family still reside there. Overlooking scenic Loch Fyne and handsome gardens, the castle has been turned into a museum, where you can explore an impressive collection of historic weaponry of Scotland, magnificent tapestries and priceless artworks along with other family heirlooms. Stay for a refreshment in the tearoom (the scones are lovely!) and explore the Royal Burgh of Inveraray, with its quaint shops, woollen mill and historic sites.
We hope you have enjoyed our tour of Scotland’s finest castles. Start making your bucket list and reserve your luxury motorhome hire from Roseisle!