Visiting the Isle of Skye with a Motorhome

Visiting the Isle of Skye with a Motorhome

by Scottish Tourer June 06, 2019

Visiting Skye by motorhome or campervan is a truly unforgettable experience. With breathtaking views, ancient history, incredible nature and rich tradition, it is no wonder Skye is one of the most popular travel destinations in Scotland.  

By choosing campervan or caravan rental Skye, you set yourself up for a wonderful trip where you could freely roam the rugged landscape of Scotland’s most famous island.  

Skye is perhaps best known for its quaint fishing villages, castles and natural wonders.  As Skye is the second largest island in Scotland, it has plenty to offer for any budding motorhome enthusiast or keen travellers wanting to visit. 

In our opinion, Skye is a must-see stop on your motorhome or campervan holiday in Scotland.  

Isle of Skye Bridge

Getting to Skye in a motorhome  

Skye offers some of the best scenery to be found on the Scottish islands.  

The drive to Skye itself provides breathtaking views along winding coastal roads. When choosing to visit Skye by motorhome, clients can follow our spectacular West Coast motorhome Route or add it as an extra stop on their motrohome tour of the Scottish Highlands.   

Skye is now easily accessible via The Skye Bridge, which opened in 1995. You also have the option of the ferry from Malllaig to Armadale. Don’t worry about taking the motorhomes on the ferry as it is just a simple case of driving on and off again. 

Skye is perhaps best known for its quaint fishing villages, castles and rugged landscapes.  As Skye is the second biggest island in Scotland it has plenty to offer for any budding motorhome enthusiast or keen traveler wanting to visit. Read on to discover our top tips on what to do when camping on the Isle of Skye.  


Isle of Skye camping 

Whether you are eager to camp in your motorhome, find a campsite or go wild camping on Skye, you won’t be short of options. Despite being an island, Skye offers a lot of space and opportunity for respectful camping.  

Please do be careful of where you choose to pitch up, however, as many spots in Skye are restricted due to their historical and cultural heritage. Despite this, Skye still stands as one of the top destinations for motorhome travel in Scotland.  


What is there to do on the Isle of Skye? 

 Skye has so much to offer than just a drive around the coast. From spectacular natural sites to incredible restaurants and cultural experiences, Skye really does have it all. 

  • Are you brave enough for a dip in the fairy pools found at Glen Brittle? These have become very popular for wild swimming in recent times. 

Scottish tourer customer enjoying the fairy pools on the isle of skye

  • Enjoy a meal at one of the award winning restaurants, The Three Chimneys. Lose yourself in the cosy, candle lit, romantic meal they have to offer you. Why not sample some of the local beverages to compliment your dinner? 
  • Visit Dunvegan castle and learn about some of the history Skye is steeped in. 

Dunvegan Castle with Scottish tourer - tour of Skye 

  •  Take a walk up to the Old Man of Storr and enjoy the views of the Sound of Rassay and the mainland. This is a relatively easy walk for most at 4.5km and 288metres.  If walking is your go to then why not do the Quiraing which is the largest landslip in the country. It has to be seen to be truly appreciated although it is classed as a hard walk so be sure to check the weather.

Old mann of Storr isle of Skye

  •     Take to the Streets in Portree and watch the Skye pipe band play in the square every Tuesday evening over the summer.
  •     Enjoy a ceilidh and the local musician at Edinblain Inn on a Sunday afternoon.
  •     Embrace the Island and the water that surrounds it. Whether you fancy getting out on the water or staying dry there’s something to suit          everyone.  
  •     Take a swim if you’re brave enough, there is an indoor swimming pool if you’d rather
  •     Try your hand at Sailing and enjoy the sea breeze.
  •     Take a picnic to the beach and see what wildlife you can spot, seals, otters or even a whale.
  •     Watch the sunset over a beautiful island and holiday by the beach.


Scottish tourer motorhome hire on the isle of skye


Why travel Skye by motorhome?  

At Scottish Tourer, we provide you with your luxury hotel on wheels. Have the freedom to drive to your destination and if it’s not for you, simply move on and choose one of our fabulous wild camping spots.  

We provide all the information you require to plan your route and make the most out of your motorhome trip. If you have any specific requirements, please let us know to see if we can meet them. Enjoy a personal touch from the very beginning, with bespoke motorhome advice and guidance from truly passionate people.  

The Scottish Tourer team will be fully available throughout your motorhome holiday should you require any assistance. We have a variety of motorhomes to suit all types of groups and parties that wish to travel Scotland or go motorhome camping on the Isle of Skye. 

To find out any more information about our campervan hire services, don't hesitate to get in touch. 

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