So, you're thinking of travelling to Scotland by road? We think that's a fantastic idea.
With our extensive knowledge of campervan holidays in the country, we are the ones to go-to for the best advice, the best campervan hire and all the details you need for an unforgettable trip.
Dundee makes an excellent stop on your journey as recent investments into the city means it is continuously developing. It also has easy access to travel out to the north for a Highlands detour, or south to visit the country's capital.
If you are starting from Dundee, or just passing through, here are the things to get the most out of your stop in the city.
Are you staying for the night in Dundee? Here are some of our suggestions for campsites nearby that we would recommend.
Riverside Caravan Park. Located in Monifieth, this site is set close to the soothing waters of the River Tay and is just a short drive from Dundee city centre. Close to shops and restaurants the site itself provides wifi, laundry facilities and showers.
Foresterseat Caravan Park. Opposite a nature reserve filled with birdlife, this spot is an excellent place to set up for the night. Just outside of Dundee you won't be far from everything you'll need.
Forfar Lochside Caravan Club Site. A site that stretches for five acres and sits next to a beautiful loch. An easy walk to Forfar and a short drive into Dundee, it's a comfortable and peaceful place to end a long day of exploring.
Now that you have an idea of a place to park and rest, you'll need to know why Dundee makes for a great stop.
If you're in Dundee to explore and see some sights, there are lots to choose from. Dundee Law offers fantastic views of the surrounding area and the entire city, so is must-do for those who love sight-seeing. Before you leave, you mustn't forget to visit the penguins, the lemmings and Desperate Dan in the city centre – all of which showcase the love the city has for art.
Dundee is known for its museums, from the McManus Art Gallery in the city centre and the newly built V&A museum on the waterfront. Both museums offer impressive collections and free to access exhibitions. Verdant Works and the Dundee Science Centre provide more interactive ways to learn, making them good choices for family visits.
Running next to the centre of the city is Perth Road, a street full of local businesses and shops. So, if you're only stopping in Dundee for a couple of hours, you can visit bespoke clothing stores, bookshops and music shops to pick up something special.
For more conventional stores, the city centre has not one, but two main shopping centres ensuring you can stock up on essentials before hitting the road again.
The restaurants and bars in Dundee range from the cheaper, yet no less delicious establishments to the high-end. Dundee may not be large, but it is packed with places to try. There is Encore located inside the Dundee Rep Theatre where you can grab a drink. For a great meal, there is The View Restaurant on the southern banks of the Tay as well as the many restaurants along Perth Road and in the city centre.
If you want to see the most up-to-date information about the best places to eat and drink there is the handy Dundee Eats app.
Suppose you're lucky enough to stop in Dundee on the third Saturday of the month. In that case, you can visit the local farmers market and sample everything from meats to cheesecakes.
If you need more information, get in touch. We can help you with campervan/motorhome hire as well as advice on where to go, what to see and things to do. With our range of family-friendly, pet-friendly motorhomes we can make sure you hit the road in something comfortable and specially designed by us to get the most out of your travels in Scotland.
In Scotland we are lucky to have such an abundance of outdoor pursuits on our door step, set amongst some of the most beautiful landscape and all within easy driving reach when combined with a motorhome you can enjoy a holiday while experience some adrenaline based activities.