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Scotland,s Loch Ness and the Highlands in a hire motorhome

Scotland,s Loch Ness and the Highlands in a hire motorhome

by Scottish Tourer March 05, 2013

Tour Highlights: Pitlochry, Cairngorm National Park, Spean Bridge, Loch Ness, Fort William, Glen Coe, Rannoch Moor from the comfort of  a Skye motorhome http://www.scottishtourer.co.uk/motorhome/the-skye.

From Scotland’s capital city Edinburgh w head over the Forth Road Bridge and into the ancient Kingdom of Fife. The route takes you past Loch Leven to the Fair City of Perth.  Stop here for morning coffee in the delightful Victorian resort of Pitlochry before traveling in your hire / rental motorhome through the dramatic scenery of Glen Garry to reach the wilderness of the Cairngorm National Park .

Pitlochry

Pitlochry

From Dalwhinnie we will leave the main highway and head for Glen Spean. This is “Monarch of the Glen” country. It was here that the popular BBC TV series was filmed. You’ll get a good view of Ardverikie House – Glenbogle in the series – standing proudly beside Loch Lagan.


At Spean Bridge enter the Great Glen whose three lochs offer spectacular vistas at every turn. Firstly Loch Lochy then Loch Oich and lastly Loch Ness.  stop your hire / rental motorhome in the pretty little village of Fort Augustus, The gateway to Scotland’s largest and most famous loch. Here you can have an relaxing stroll by the lochside or enjoy a cruise on the loch – could that shadow be the monster?

Loch Ness

Loch Ness

After your visit to Loch Ness travel to Fort William, which sits in the shadow of Ben Nevis – Britain’s tallest mountain. A real highlight is your time in haunting Glen Coe, the “Glen of Weeping”. In 1692, 40 of the resident MacDonald clan were massacred in cold blood by the Campbells for not wearing the Jacobite cause. It is said that you can still hear their cries!  park your hire / rental motorhome here overnight  make a stop in this awe-inspiring place so that you can marvel at the natural beauty of the glen for yourself.

The barren wilderness of Rannoch Moor extends for some 50 square miles and is one of the most desolate and unspoilt areas in Europe. Our descent of the Black Mount will afford wonderful views of Loch Tulla before you arrive in the little community of Tyndrum.

Then desend through Glen Ogle to reach Lochearnside. Soon you enter Rob Roy MacGregor country and make your way from the Highlands back into the Lowlands. From Then desend through Glen Ogle to reach Lochearnside. Soon you enter Rob Roy MacGregor country and make your way from the Highlands back into the Lowlands. From Callander it is a short drive in your hire / rental motorhome to reach the motorway and the direct route back to Edinburgh, for more driving routes see http://www.scottishtourer.co.uk/exploring/driving-routes

 


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