Often people avoid heading to the islands when hiring a campervan in Scotland as they feel it can complicate their holiday. However, we believe this is a huge mistake!
Although there is of course plenty to see and do on the mainland of Scotland, historical islands such as Orkney open up a whole new world to native and foreign visitors alike. There really is nothing like an island trip in Scotland!
What is more, the famous island of Orkney is now very easily accessible via a short ferry trip. To enquire more about travelling to Orkney by motorhome, visit Orkney Ferries for more information on how to book, regulations and prices.
To discover more of what Orkney offers enjoy this short article we’ve created on motorhome hire in Orkney.
Visiting Orkney by campervan or by motorhome offers an array of places to visit.
Orkney is full of history, culture, nature and scenic views. There are many wild camping spots on Orkney, meaning you will never need to pay for a campsite unless you wish to. Simply park up your motorhome by a beach, get the BBQ out and relax with some stunning views and (hopefully) good weather.
Orkney takes you back to basics and allows you to spend that quality time with those you love most.
Orkcadians love to be involved in the community. They are an exceptionally friendly bunch of people who will be ready to chat and welcome you onto their humble island. Their hospitality and friendliness will be quickly found when you frequent the many local pubs, restaurants, cafes and anywhere else on the island you may find yourself!
You are sure to feel welcome wherever you turn. If you respect their country and island, they will in turn give you a taste of their small community and island lifestyle.
There are so many historical places on the island of Orkney that it is hard to condense them into one article. However, we have decided to share the ones we found the most enjoyable on our campervan hire trips to Orkney.
Maeshowes Chambered Cairn. This is where you literally can take a step into one of the most incredible Neolithic buildings just a short distance from Kirkwall. This tomb sits on a platform and really is quite a sight when you see it for the first time. It is encircled by a ditch and a bank, which is an insight into the talent, determination and sheer graft that the Orkney people had some 5000 years ago.
The above is just a very brief summary of some of the places we have visited as a family in a motorhome in Orkney. This list could be endless!
If you do plan to hire a campervan or motorhome in Orkney then take some time to plan ahead before you arrive and see where you would like to go. Within the cities themselves, you will find cathedrals, museums and many places of interest.
If it’s a quiet trip you’re after you find many vast beaches, coasts, walks and a generally relaxed way of life. Watch the livestock, wildlife, and take in the ocean smells, noises and views.
Orkney is a place we should all visit to truly appreciate. If you are interested in hiring a motorhome in Orkney then don’t hesitate to reach out to the Scottish Tourer team today.
We can help you plan your motorhome trip and make it one that is truly unforgettable for all the family.
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.