When you think of Scotland, you probably think of castles. With over 3,000 castles, including some of the oldest and most famous (or infamous!) in the world, Scotland is bursting with romance, mystery and legend. Each castle tells a tale woven of both myth and fact, from important clans to famous historical figures, such as King Robert Bruce and the tragic Mary Queen of Scots. Some are brooding ruins, others are remarkably restored, and some stand as museums celebrating Scotland’s long and storied past.
The best way to explore Scotland’s castles is with a campervan hire in Edinburgh, where you will fly in and be met by Roseisle’s friendly staff, who will get you all set up in your luxury campervan, your comfortable home away from home.
In one of our campervan hires, you will travel in self-contained luxury through one of the world’s celebrated landscapes- and you won’t waste time booking separate lodgings for each leg of the journey or packing and unpacking every night. Each of our stops features a range of excellent campervan facilities nearby catering to your every need, and, except in Edinburgh Castle and Holyrood Palace (where public transportation is available), it is easy to drive and park your campervan hire at any of the castles on our route (parking fees and/or entrance fees may apply.)
With our detailed routes, maps and highlights, you can plan a driving tour of some of the most spectacular castles in the world. We’ve chosen a variety of must see treats for any castle lover- from the Middle Ages to the 18th century, in various gorgeous settings, some dramatic ruins, others still inhabited. Each is utterly magnificent in its own way.
Choose itineraries customised especially for our campervan hire customers. These itineraries are designed for the adventurous castle hunter, making the most of your time in Scotland to see as many sites as possible. However, for example, if you fancy more time in Edinburgh to explore, then consider skipping the St Andrews leg and go straight to Angus. You can customise these plans to fit the way you travel, whether you prefer packing as much in as you can, or taking a bit more time to soak it all up. Just remember that in these northern latitudes, summer days seem to go on forever- it doesn’t get dark until after 10pm!
Consider purchasing a Historic Scotland Explorer Pass. A one price admission ticket to 78 of their properties, an Explorer Pass can save you money on entrance fees to many castles. It even allows you to skip the queues at Historic Scotland’s busiest attractions, Edinburgh and Stirling Castles. Also, touring parks can be busy in the peak months, so we suggest booking to avoid disappointment.