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Roundtrip Scotland

from / to Edinburgh

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Roundtrip Scotland

from / to Edinburgh

7 - 8 days / 1,200 km
Best time to travel: May to September

During this tour, you will experience the cultural highlights as well as the impressive landscape of Scotland with its steep valleys and rugged mountain ranges. The stages include classic sightseeing highlights, such as Edinburgh Castle, the Isle of Skye, Loch Ness, and Cawdor Castle. Also, you should not miss a visit to a whisky distillery. This very special country says “Welcome - Fàilte gu Alba"!

Arrival in Edinburgh and collection of the camper

Your journey begins in Edinburgh. The Scottish capital, with about 483,000 inhabitants, is the second largest city in Scotland after Glasgow. The city is located on the east coast of Scotland, south of the Firth of Forth. The castle hill is the highlight especially helping the visitors to feel the ambience of the past.

The Old Town and the New Town are part of world cultural heritage with 16,000 architecturally or historically significant buildings. Edinburgh Castle, with its towers dominating over the Old Town, is one of the most important sights in Scotland. From the castle, you can enjoy the incredible views of the Scottish capital. Next focal points are the Scott Monument and Princes Street Gardens, a public park located in the centre of the city.

Holyrood Palace, located at the eastern end of the Royal Mile, was built in the 12th century. It is the residence of the British monarch in Scotland. Maria Stuart probably spent some of the darkest moments of her life in this edifice. Her fate has been fascinating visitors until this day. The Grassmarket, a medieval square, is also worth paying a visit.

Britannia, the former royal yacht, can be found in the port of Leith, at the Ocean Terminal. Britannia was in the service of the Royal Family for more than 40 years. Kings and queens, heads of states, and presidents – all of them were guests here. During the tour, you can learn more about the royal life at sea by exploring, for example, the magnificent dining room and the narrow ship laundry room.

Highlights & Tips
Shopping in the Royal Mile
The Royal Mile is an old state road running through the Old Town with traditional shops, pubs, and restaurants. You can learn what is available there at www.royal-mile.com.

Hop-on-Hop-off bus tour of Edinburgh
During about a one-hour drive, you can see the Old Town, the elegant Gregorian New Town, and the castle. The tours run every 15 to 30 minutes, and you can hop on or hop off the bus anytime. During the trip, you can use special headphones, which provide you with facts concerning the city. You can find more information here.

Edinburgh – Glasgow

Stage distance: approx. 110 km

Suggested route: Edinburgh – via M8 oder M9 – Glasgow

Today, the direction of the trip is the cultural metropolis of Glasgow.With a population of around 600.000, it is the largest city in Scotland and the third largest city after London and Birmingham in the United Kingdom. Visit the heart of the UNESCO city of music, George Square, with its red asphalt and statues. The central square of the city is located in front of the Town Hall (the City Chambers). St. Mungo's Cathedral is the largest and probably the oldest church in Glasgow. It is located in the north-east part of the city, along with the Museum of Religious Life & Art and the Necropolis.

Highlights & Tips
Glasgowduring the day and in the evening
During the day, take a walk through the former merchant district, the Merchant City,located in the south-east of the city centre. Alternatively, you can also take one of the sightseeing buses, for example, from George Square. In the evening, discover the largest live music scene in the country that can be found in the lively pubs.

Glasgow – Fort William

Stage distance: approx. 210 km

Suggested route: Glasgow – Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park – Inveraray Castle – Fort William

The road continues through the picturesque Trossachs, with its green forested hills, and comes to Loch Lomond, the UK’s largest and most scenic lake. The next stage is the magnificent Inveraray Castle, whose part is inhabited by the Campbell Family. Afterwards, you will be able to admire the impressive Valley of Glencoe, once called the “burial place of giants” by Charles Dickens, and then, you will continue towards Fort William.

Fort William, with a population of around 10.000, is the largest city in the western part of the Scottish Highlands. It is located on the shore of Loch Linnhe, Scotland’s longest sea bay, at the southern end of the Great Glen. Fort William can be found in the close vicinity of Ben Nevis, the highest mountain in Britain. The city is a tourist centre with shopping venues, accommodation options, and pubs.

Highlights & Tips
A day in the national park
There are various activities available at Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park. Enjoy Scotland’s stunning nature and leave the camper for a few hours or a day.

Fort William – Isle of Skye

Stage distance: approx. 315 km

Suggested route: Fort William – Isle of Skye – Fort William

This stage involves a day tour to the Isle of Skye, the largest island in the Inner Hebrides, where the harsh and wild beauty of Scotland is revealed. You will be able to admire all landscape forms of the mainland. During a short island tour, through Broadford to the idyllic harbour town of Portree, you can get an excellent first impression of the surroundings.

Highlights & Tips
Caravan Park in Fort William
Lochy Holiday Park is recommended as an accommodation option as well as a starting point for day trips..

"Highlander" Castle
While returning to the Scottish mainland, consider a stop for taking photos near the “Highlander” - Eilean Donan Castle.

Fort William – Grantown-on-Spey

Stage distance: approx. 160 km

Suggested route: Fort William – Inverness – Grantown-on-Spey

Today’s stage includes a visit to the ruins of Urquhart Castle, a scenic place with wonderful views, located on Loch Ness. A boat ride is the highlight of the day. Maybe you will even be able to spot the monster in the dark water. The trip continues through Inverness to Grantown-on-Spey.

Inverness, with a population of around 57,000, is the capital of the Scottish Highlands area. It is located at the mouth of the River Ness in the Moray Firth. The main highlight of the place, Inverness Castle, was built in 1835 on the grounds of a medieval predecessor building. Today, you can find a court there.

Grantown-on-Spey is a small town in the region of Moray, near the banks of the River Spey.

Highlights & Tips
Nessie's footsteps: a boat trip on Loch Ness
There are different tour operators for boat trips on Loch Ness - Cruise Loch Ness or Loch Ness Cruises. You should learn in advance about the offers and departure points.

Grantown-on-Spey – Cairngorm Mountains

Stage distance: approx. 115 km

Suggested route: Grantown-on-Spey – Cairngorm National Park – Grantown-on-Spey

Driving through the Cairngorm National Park with the Cairngorms, you can admire landscape that has not been touched for years. The trip goes towards Cawdor Castle with its beautiful gardens.

Highlights & Tips
Caravan Park in Grantown-on-Spey
The Grantown-on-Spey Caravan Park Here you will be able to find more campsites for an overnight stay in the Cairngorms National Park.

On railroad tracks into the past
During this day, you can take a short journey into the past – a ride, between Aviemore and Broomhill, on a traditional steam train belonging to the Strathspey Railway.

Grantown-on-Spey – Edinburgh

Stage distance: approx. 280 km

Suggested route: Grantown-on-Spey – Tomintoul – Pitlochry – Edinburgh

During this stage, you will pass Scotland’s highest village of Tomintoul, with a whisky distillery with the same name, located in the Royal Deeside, famous for its numerous castles, especially Balmoral Castle. Your Scotland tour ends at the previous starting point, namely in Edinburgh.

Highlights & Tips
Large national drink in the smallest distillery
In Pitlochry, you can taste the typical "water of life" during a visit to the smallest distillery in Scotland.