Scotland can be a lot of things: cold, drizzly, sometimes a bit grey.
But even at times when this is true, it's still one of the most majestic, beautiful and downright lovely places on the planet.
This is a quick guide to our favourite cities, spots and activities on Scotland's east coast for when you're planning your holiday escape, campervan style.
Not to brag, but Scottish Tourer is mad about camper van holidays, it's been a part of our lives, both personally and professionally for decades, so we know what we're talking about.
So for spacious, comfortable and high-quality campervan rental, look no further. Hire one of our vehicles, and you'll also be receiving all the knowledge and advice we can offer, free of charge. With stop suggestions, pre-planned routes and road trip tips and tricks, you'll have the best Scottish getaway possible.
So, give us a call to organise some wheels for your roaming vacation.
I could fill pages and pages with places to stop off and things to do on the Scottish east coast, but here I'll just try and pick out some of the best bits. To see more of what this part of the country has to offer, take a look at our fantastic North and East Coast Route.
A small beach-lined town just a 20 minute drive from Dundee, famous for its championship golf course and seaside heritage.
If golf is your thing, take up your clubs and play in the footsteps of some of the world's greatest. Home to The Open Championship an impressive eight times, the Carnoustie golf course is world-famous and home to a full 18-hole, a beginner 6-hole and simulated courses.
While you're travelling in your own personal hotel, park up by the seafront and just marvel at the beautiful views of the North Sea. With play centres for children and cafes and restaurants for a quiet meal, you can spend the day in relaxation by the ocean.
Places to visit in Carnoustie:
A truly beautiful town where you can spend an entire day on just two streets. With historic buildings, a world-famous university and a range of local restaurants, cafes and bars you won't be lost for things to do.
Another fantastic spot for golf or ocean views, find a parking spot and go exploring. Some of our recommendations are:
Or if you have a little more time on your hands while visiting, check out the more unconventional activities such as the St Andrews Ghost Tours you can attend in the evenings.
A busy little fishing village full of history, charm and some of the best fish and chips on the east coast. You can drive up to Billowness Beach and have a stroll, relax in your campervan or picnic in the warmer months. Or, you can stay in the village and walk the beautiful cobbled roads, nipping into the local fisheries museum, cafes or down the harbour.
While you're here, we recommend:
These were just some examples of the fantastic places you can visit during a trip to the east coast, but this is just a taste. The only way to find unique places and create life-long memories is to get on the road yourself, give us a call and we'll start you off on the right foot and in the right vehicle to get the most from your trip.
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.