THE sunny weather is almost here – and with that comes the opportunity for another beautiful
staycation in the Scottish Highlands.
There is no doubt that one of the best ways to explore the scenery and sights on offer is by taking advantage of campervan hire in Scotland.
And here at The Wee Camper Co, we can provide you with a Volkswagen Campervan to do just that. We have a beautiful range of campervans for hire from just £90 per day.
So we’ve come up with some great holiday ideas to help you plan your trip to the Highlands this
1. NORTH COAST 500
It is fair to say that the North Coast 500 is one of Scotland’s premier tourist attractions and one of the best ways to explore the Highlands.
If you kick off your journey in Inverness, there is plenty of gorgeous scenery along the way as you head west towards Applecross.
From there you can travel around Scotland’s ancient northern coast into Sutherland where you can see how the mountains meet the sea and visit places such as the ruined Ardvreck Castle.
While the likes of Dunrobin Castle and Chanonry Point on the Black Isle are also just a taster of what you can see on the route as you make your way back round to Inverness.
Plus, if you take your time on the trip, there are several nice campsites along the way where you can rest up for the night in your Volkswagen Campervan.
2. ISLE OF SKYE
If you’re heading to the Scottish Highlands then we recommend you take the opportunity to visit the Isle of Skye while you’re there.
Easily accessible via the Skye Bridge at Kyle of Lochalsh, you will find yourself in one of Scotland’s most mystical and beautiful locations.
Take a trip to its nearby car park and you can walk to the Fairy Pools – one of the island’s most
famous sights with its crystal clear pools and waterfalls.
Or you can drive north from Portree and take in the Old Man of Storr – a view that will be especially recognisable to fans of Outlander.
And in one of the many fantastic opportunities for a great photo on Skye, you can head to its most westerly point to see the Neist Point Lighthouse.
Again, our suggestions are just a taster of what’s on offer for a trip to the island and ones you should definitely follow up on.
3. GLENFINNAN VIADUCT AND MALLAIG
On the road between Fort William and Mallaig, you can visit one of the Scottish Highlands’ most
The Glenfinnan Viaduct is famous for appearing in the Harry Potter movies as part of the route the Hogwarts Express took on its route to the school.
And tourists travel from around the world to have their pictures taken in front of the structure as
they try to get their own taste of movie magic.
Indeed, you can even travel across it yourself on the Jacobite steam train between Fort William and Mallaig during the summer months.
And even if that isn’t your thing, there is still plenty of stunning scenery in the area and the
Glenfinnan Highland Games are a must-see if you’re in the area in August.
Plus, with the picturesque port of Mallaig just a short distance away, it’s easy enough to drive there and explore – and even take the ferry to Skye if you so wish!
Quite simply put, Glencoe is one of the most breathtakingly beautiful locations in the Scottish
Head north on the A82 through the wild and unspoiled Rannoch Moor and you’ll see one of
Scotland’s most recognisable mountains, the triangular Buachaille Etive Mor.
From there you’ll head down into Glencoe itself, with its dramatic peaks rising above you on either side of the road as it winds its way down towards Loch Leven.
Go to the Glencoe Visitor Centre and as well as finding out about the nature and general history of the area, you can also hear about the infamous Glencoe Massacre of the MacDonald clan.
And if you fancy it, you can bag a few Munros during your stay or take advantage of some of the
area’s great outdoor activities.
This might be our final idea for your holiday in the Scottish Highlands but there are still plenty more things you can see and do during your stay.
Having said that, you should really make a point of visiting Applecross and driving down one of the most famous roads in the entire UK.
Taking the Bealach na Ba pass, you’ll rise up into the mountains and clouds of the peninsula on a
winding, single track road with plenty of hairpin bends along the way.
And as you then head down to the village of Applecross itself, you will be treated to gorgeous views across the sea to Raasay and Skye.
When you reach your destination, you can visit the Applecross Inn for some grub before resting up for the night after another day of travelling.
Once you’re up and about, you can then take the coastal road around the Applecross peninsula and be treated to yet more spectacular scenery before heading back to the main part of your trip.
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