Scotland by Motorhome, The Western Highlands

Scotland by Motorhome, The Western Highlands

by Scottish Tourer June 16, 2013

Touring Scotland by motorhome, around Oban and the Western Highlands.  Tour highlights include Loch Lomond, Luss, Crianlarich, Tyndrum, Glen Lochy, Dalmally, Loch Awe, The Falls of Lora, Oban, Kilchurn Castle, Inveraray, Rest and be Thankful, Argyle Forest Park, Glasgow.

Loch lomond

Loch Lommond

Enjoy some of Scotland’s most beautiful lochs, glens and mountains as you tour in your hire / rental Motorhome through the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park to visit the attractive town of Oban, in the heart of the beautiful Western Highlands.

Driving through the Glens

Driving through the Glens

The journey will take you northwards through the Loch Lomond and  Scotlands Trossachs National Park with it’s lochs and mountains and into the Highlands. From the Capital of Scotland  …Edinburgh  travel to Glasgow then make your way through Rob Roy country towards the little Highland village of Tyndrum.


Next make your way through Glen Lochy to romantic Kilchurn Castle, which stands guard at the head of Loch Awe. For years Loch Awe was a natural protection for the Campbells of Inveraray against their enemies from the North of Scotland.

Kilchurn Castle at loch Awe

Kilchurn Castle at loch Awe

Oban is a picturesque fishing port set on the Firth of Lorn. Please make plenty of time to discover this bustling town and enjoy the views towards the Island of Kerrera and the Inner Hebrides beyond you can park at the Ferry Port.

Motorhome parked by banks of loch

Motorhome parked by banks of loch


The 3rd Duke of Argyll built the “new” town of Inveraray between 1746 and 1780 at the head of Scotlands Loch Fyne.

During our descent of Scotlands “Rest and be Thankful” mountain pass in your hire / rental Motorhome we’ll see the original road, built by General Wade, winding its way up the through the glen.

Rest and be thankfull mountain pass

Rest and be thankfull mountain pass


Soon you will reach the Argyll Forest Park where icy streams cascade down through wooded glens.
Shortly you will return to the gentle shores of Loch Lomond once more. It’s a short drive to Glasgow and then onward to Scotlands Capital .. Edinburgh.

For more ideas or deiving routes visit us at http://www.scottishtourer.co.uk/exploring/driving-routes.  


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