7 Day Trip
Edinburgh to Fort William for one night
Head north through Stirling in your campervan hire, stopping to visit the medieval castle. Then keep north into the heart of the Highlands of Scotland toward Fort William. You’ll pass through one the most iconic mountain landscapes in Britain, including the Mamores, Buachaille Etive Mor and the Three Sisters of Glen Coe- the area famous as the set piece for the film Skyfall and the Outlander novel. You just might see wild stags wander the hills among the effervescent waterfalls, along shimmering Loch Leven and Loch Linnhe as you arrive at the foot of Ben Nevis, the highest mountain in Britain.
Sightseeing around Fort William, then to Isle of Skye for two nights
The Fort William area is rich with outstanding scenery, lively culture and captivating history.. Situated on the shores of Loch Linnhe, Fort William is the largest town in the Highlands. Known as the ‘Outdoor Capital of the UK’, Fort William is best known today as a base for everything from hitting the slopes to mountain biking to tackling white water rapids. Nevis Range in Fort William may be known for its winter sports, but anytime is a great time to visit in a campervan hire for a ride on the gondola, mountain biking, walking or relaxing with a meal or a cuppa while taking in fabulous mountain views. Experience fantastical modes of transportation- the Jacobite steam train made famous in the Harry Potter films, gondola trips up Nevis Range, or the more routine mountain bike or boat rides- never mundane in such a magical landscape.
You’ll drive your campervan hire along scenic Loch Alsh and over the bridge to the Isle of Skye. Verdant moors, rugged mountains, sparkling lochs and stunning coastline- Skye truly has it all in the nature department. Add to that enchanting castles, museums, lively pubs and fine restaurants, no wonder it’s one of the top holiday destinations in Scotland!
Days 3 and 4
Sightseeing Isle of Skye
Spend two days hitting the highlights of Skye in your campervan hire. Charming Portree is the capital, but there are plenty of other quaint villages to explore, such as Dunvegan, Edinbane, Staffin and Armadale. History buffs can’t miss Dunvegan Castle and Gardens, the oldest continuously inhabited castle in Scotland- it’s been the ancestral home of the Chiefs of Clan MacLeod for 800 years. The magnificent 20,000 acre Clan Donald Skye estate offers a memorable experience, with historic gardens, woodland trails, a castle and museum. The brooding ruins of Knock Castle on the east coast of Sleat are a lovely spot for a picnic and photo op.
Though there is plenty to do in the inhabited parts, the most profound rewards come from close encounters with the seascapes and landscapes, from little Talisker Bay – which shares its name with the island-produced Talisker whisky – to the Trotternish Ridge, guarded by the imposing rock tower of the Old Man of Stoor.
Skye is most famous for its natural scenery, with plenty of opportunities to spot wildlife and get out in the pristine air. White tailed sea eagles, whales, dolphins, otters, seals and red deer are just some of the species that can be viewed on the island. Those eager to walk and climb will find Skye to be a world class destination. The Cuillin Range and Trotternish Ridge offers challenging scrambles. For those who prefer to enjoy a stroll, there are many great walks.
The famous Fairy Pools are at the foot of the Black Cuillins near Glenbrittle. These crystal clear azure pools attract brave swimmers (the water is cold!) and photographers from around the world.
Isle of Skye to Aviemore for two nights
Head to Aviemore in your campervan hire, taking the southern route A 87/82 before heading north along the long, scenic shore of Loch Ness- keep an eye out for Nessie! If you are up for another castle, Urquhart Castle is on the way- one of the most popular in Scotland. Stop at Inverness, the Capital of the Highlands, for some shopping and sightseeing.
Sightseeing Aviemore and Cairngorms National Park
The charming village of Aviemore, surrounded by mountainous majesty, is a lovely spot to stroll around and browse. And there are many absolutely fabulous touring parks to take your campervan hire, each with a gorgeous view and Highland hospitality. But the real star of the show here is the Cairngorms National Park, the biggest in the UK. The sheer size, scale and remoteness of the Cairngorms make it one of the most dramatic mountain landscapes in Britain- National Geographic magazine voted it one of the top 20 places to visit in the world, so why not explore it in a campervan hire from Roseisle? This is one of the country’s most popular areas for hiking. Loch Morlich in particular is one of the most beautiful you will ever see, fringed by forests, beaches and mountain peaks. For the intrepid hiker, there are 43 Munros that can be tackled within the park.
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