The Best Scenic Routes in Scotland

The Best Scenic Routes in Scotland

The Best Scenic Routes in Scotland

The best scenic routes in Scotland

 

When it comes to touring scenic routes in Scotland, you are really spoilt for choice. There are hundreds of miles of road winding up and down mountains and following the rugged coastline.

If you want to spend anywhere from a few days to a few weeks revelling in the Scottish scenery, we’ve handpicked some top scenic routes for your campervan. So, whether you want to explore Scottish history through the many castles and museums, or escape from everyday life on a remote beach, there is plenty to see on your travels in your Rockinvan.

 

Glasgow to Fort William

Glasgow to Fort William scenic trip

 

The A82 from Glasgow to Fort William at the base of Ben Nevis offers some of the most spectacular views in the whole country. In fact, not that long ago, it was actually voted Britain’s best road – no surprise when you consider the panoramic views of Loch Lomond and Glen Coe.

While driving in Glasgow is nothing special, once you are heading north out of the city, you’ll soon be surrounded by lush greenery and beautiful scenery. Drive up the shore of Loch Lomond, through the Trossachs National Park, through Glen Coe and along the Loch Linnhe shore to Fort William.

An ideal stopover is Lochy Holiday Park, just 10 minutes out of Fort William, and at just £14.50 per night, inclusive of two adults, it’s hard to grumble.

Alternatively, you could always branch off at the top of the Trossachs and head west along the A85 to Oban, but more on that later.

 

Edinburgh to Berwick-upon-Tweed

lovely bridge

 

From one major Scottish city to another, the scenic route between Edinburgh and Berwick-upon-Tweed can be rather breath-taking.

You’ll leave the capital city behind and cross over the English border into the Northumberland countryside. Although you can stick to the boring A1, by heading off the main roads and onto the A199, A198 ad A1107, you’ll see some of Scotland’s finest sights, including Dirleton and Tantallon Castle.

If you don’t want to head back across the border before seeing what this quaint village has to offer, you could always park up at South Meadows Caravan Park in Belford. Set in parkland, with the woods on the perimeter, this park is a peaceful haven and is £19-21 per night.

 

Dalmally to Tobermory

Scenic trip to Tobermory

 

The coastal town of Oban is often referred to as the Gateway of the Isles as from here you can catch a ferry to Mull, Coll, Tiree, Barra, South Uist, Islay, Lismore and Colonsay, and continue on your travels even further afield.

We’ve already mentioned just how picturesque it is up towards Loch Lomond, but this route starts just slightly to the west in Dalmally near the A85.

You’ll cut through another Scottish mountain, Ben Cruachan, through the Ardnaskie Wood and down the coast towards Oban. From Oban you’ll catch a ferry to Craignure on the Isle of Mull and drive right up the coast on the A848 and A849 to Tobermorey.

From here you can explore Mull, do a spot of island hopping or head back to the mainland. If you are staying on the Isle of Mull, spend the night at Tobermory Campsite. It offers basic but clean facilities and is just £7 per adult, £3 per child and £2 for electric hook-up.

 

Do any of these scenic routes take your fancy? If so, head on over to Rockinvans to book your campervan hire now.