Thinking about planning your 2024 Holiday

Thinking about planning your 2024 Holiday

by Scottish Tourer November 23, 2022

Its that time of year where we get together over Christmas and new year and reminisce over the year we have had with our family and friends, but we also start thinking about the year ahead and where we might want to go on holiday.  

Motorhome crossing bridge

Scotland is the ideal choice for a holiday, we have some of the most beautiful and dramatic landscapes and a culture steeped in history.  There is so much to see and do in Scotland.  So, if you’re looking for a relaxing retreat, cultural adventure, or an action-packed holiday you need look no further than Scotland.  

The best way to see Scotland in my opinion is by Campervan – you will have your very own luxury hotel room on wheels, when travelling Scotland by Campervan you are not restricted by dates and times, you have the freedom to explore at your own pace, and what could be better than opening the curtains in the morning to find yourself in your very own remote beachside spot or up in the wilderness of the mountains.

What is there to do and see in Scotland

I have put together some ideas depending on your style of holiday, a relaxing retreat, an action-packed adventure, or a historical adventure. Scotland has it all, a campervan holiday allows you to taylor your own itinerary to reflect your own interests and preferences.  

Motorhome parked at side of loch

Relaxing Retreat Holidays

The open road will be your oyster on this holiday, as you pass through the charming villages and dramatic, rugged scenery you will come across many activities to keep you relaxed and harmonised.  Some examples of things to see and do include –

  • Garden visits, a favourite of mine is Inverewe Gardens, a tropical garden nestled on the west coast of Scotland.
  • Walking trails, you will never be far away from a forest or coastal walk with the opportunity to look out for a variety of wildlife such as red squirrels in the forests or dolphins if enjoying the coast.
  • Take a trip on the Jacobite steam Train enjoy a traditional train journey from Fort william to Mallaig crossing the Glenfinnan Viaduct made famous from the Harry Potter films, why not consider going first class and enjoy high tea.
  • Beaches especially those on the Outer Hebrides, with their white sands and crystal-clear water you would be forgiven for thinking you were in the Caribbean.
  • Boat trip’s such as that round Loch Ness, see if you catch a glimpse of Nessie or why not take a wildlife sea cruise and see if you can spot dolphins, seals or maybe a mink whale.

Coastal walk

Action packed Adventure Holidays

It’s no wonder we can offer such a superb range of outdoor sports activities, our lochs, coastline, and mountain ranges all offer a great selection of outdoor adrenaline packed activities, such as - 

  • Mountain biking, enjoy the thrill of curving and riding downhill through the forest tracks.
  • Water sports, water-skiing, white-water rafting, paddleboarding to name but a few.
  • Bungee Jumping
  • Gorge walking
  • Hillwalking why not bag yourself a Munro or two
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Abseiling
  • Skiing
  • Golfing

golf clubs on coastal course in Scotland

Culture and History Adventure

Scotland’s history stems back thousands and thousands of years, you will never be too far away from somewhere of historical interest.    Places of historical interest include -

  • Skara Brae the 5000-year-old neolithic village that was discovered after the grass blew off what was thought to be sand dunes but in fact turned out to be the buried village of Skara Brae.
  • Skapa flow museum and Churchills barriers and their role in the first and second world war.
  • Culloden battlefield where the Jacobite Rising came to a “bloody” ending.
  • Castles and stately homes, tell their stories of their involvement in the wars throughout the decades as well as how they homed kings and queens of the past and present, such as that of Balmoral Castle.
  • Black houses of Skye and Arnol.   Most of our customers pass Newtonmore, so why not take a tour through time and see how highlanders use to live and work up to the present day and visit the Highland Folk Museum.
  • Historical monuments such at the William Wallace Monument in Stirling or the standing Stones of Callanis.
  • Religious Monuments such as Dunfermline Abbey or St Andrews Cathedral.  

Eilan Donan Castle

The benefits of taking a campervan

  • You don’t need to prebook places to stay overnight and be tied down to pending reservations.
  • You choose your overnight location what could be better than wakening up and watching the sunrise with a coffee on the banks of Loch Lomond.
  • You don’t have to eat out all the time, you have the choice to decide whether to eat in or out.
  • You have everything you need on board so if you fancy a coffee all you need to do is pull over and put the kettle on.

The biggest advantage of a campervan holiday while touring Scotland is the freedom of the open road travelling to where you want to go and when you want to go.  
You make the itinerary so you are in control of your own holiday, one day you could be white water rafting and the very next exploring the battlefields of Culloden.  A campervan holiday is the perfect way to explore Scotland, and Scotland has so much to offer its easy to see why we are a top tourist destination.

Campervan parked by the loch


Contact Scottish Tourer for Your Next Motorhome or Campervan Holiday

Are you searching for a one-of-a-kind approach to discovering Scotland? Why not try a campervan or motorhome holiday with Scottish Tourer? You'll have the flexibility to travel to your desired destinations, enjoy the stunning scenery, explore whisky distilleries, play golf, and participate in outdoor activities. Get in touch with us now to begin planning your next thrilling journey.

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