Freedom. It’s what campervan holidays offer over conventional trips. There is no need for expensive hotel rooms or strict schedules when you can fill up your tank and explore where you want, when you want.
A fantastic place to visit, if you’re planning a Scottish holiday by road, is the The Outer Hebrides, or Western Isles. See stunning scenery, beautiful braces and explore all the hidden gems that make the islands one of the most unique places to visit in the country.
Using the local ferry terminals you can hop from island to island, exploring at your heart's content, all while comfortable in a comfortable modern campervan.
The Outer Hebrides are a popular choice for camping and so each island offers a range of campsites and amazing places to lay your head in the evenings.
On the Isle of Harris you can find sites like:
Or on the Isles of North Uist and South Uist you can rest at:
Suggestions for sites on the Isle of Lewis include:
There is no shortage of amazing places to see and unique things to do while touring the islands in a campervan. If you need inspiration for routes and stops to make along the way, take a look at our “Outer Hebrides Motorhome Route” page, which recommended activities such as the following:
The Blackhouse Museum. Run by Historic Scotland you can see how locals lived throughout history.
The Whalebone Arch. Located in Bragar, is just one of the interesting landmarks to see if you travel around the Isle of Lewis. Formed from the jawbones of a whale which was beached and died at Bragar Bay, it’s become a huge tourist attraction.
Callanish Stones. Thought to have been constructed between 2900 and 2600 BC, this ancient circle of stones resembles a Celtic Cross and is a unique place to visit.
The Deserted Village of Barra. A small town named Balnabodach, which is the interest of many archaeological studies which found artefacts dating to around 2000 BC.
Kisimul Castle. The seat of clan MacNeil of Barra, a medieval tower castle surrounded by the sea. It's likely the first thing you’ll see when arriving by ferry but it's a spectacular example of the island's history that remains standing.
Talisker distillery. What’s a Scottish getaway without whisky; visit the distillery on the Isle of Skye to get an insight into how it's made, and taste of the product straight out of the cask.
However, this is just a taste of what the islands offer. For example, if you’re a fan of creature watching and wildlife, the Western Isles are home to some animals you won't catch on the mainland. Boats trips to islands such as the Flannans or St Kilda will give you the opportunity to see birds such as Golden Eagles and marine life like dolphins, whales and seals. You can also join local tours with wildlife experts or get up close and personal with activities such as scuba diving.
If you’re planning a campervan holiday and need some guidance, please don't hesitate to get in touch. We can help you with everything from route planning, recommendations for places to visit and supply modern, comfortable and clean campervans.
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.