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Explore Scotland’s ancient Caledonian Forest

The call of the Caledonian Forest Scotland’s Caledonian Forest used to cover much of the country. Centuries of destruction by climate change, human action and over-grazing by deer and sheep have reduced it to around 5% of its former glory, but it’s still home to rare wildlife such as the pine marten, Scottish crossbill and […]
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Visit our Top 10 Scottish Film Locations by Motorhome

Scotland’s stunning landscapes are a wonderful backdrop for many films and TV Shows. Why not theme your motorhome tour of Scotland around some of the best locations featured on the big screen or your favourite TV series? Here we have compiled a list of various locations well worth a visit on your motorhome holiday. 1. […]
Highlands and Islands
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Scottish Gardens
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Tourist Routes

Wander Across Wester Ross on the North Coast 500

The North Coast 500 is a circular tourist route that takes you through all the counties in the Scottish Highlands (north of Inverness). It follows the coast for most of the journey, and takes you through the most stunning landscapes Scotland has to offer. It can take a long time to travel up into the […]
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Visit Scotland’s Ghosts on your Spooky Motorhome Holiday

Browse “most haunted sites in Scotland” on the internet and the same names come up time after time: Stirling Castle, Mary King’s Close, Glamis, Cawdor, Glencoe, Culloden. But fear not; us Scotland natives have put together our own list of the 10 lesser-known spooky sites, so you can venture off the beaten track and explore […]
Highlands and Islands
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Tourist Routes

Exploring the Magical Black Isle of the North Coast 500

The North Coast 500 travels the coastal road of the northern Scottish Highlands in a 500 mile loop, taking you along some stunning routes with incredible views. The route delves into the six Scottish counties in the Highlands, and each one has it’s own rich story to tell; you could easily spend a month or […]
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Scottish Gardens

Top 10 Scottish Gardens for your Motorhome Holiday

Scotland’s rain may not please everyone but it’s a boon for gardeners: plenty of natural water keeps gardens green and flourishing. The country’s climate is uneven from east to west, so you can find near-tropical gardens on one coast and near-arctic ones on the other. Whatever your gardening tastes, Scotland has something for you at […]
Highlands and Islands
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Tourist Routes

The Jacobite Trail Part 2; Explore Western Scottish History and Outlander Sets

Part one of this route covered the eastern section of Scotland, and now in part two we’ll look at the west. It also covers the whole period of the Jacobite risings, from the 1689 attempt to put King James VII and II back on the throne to the final, tragic days of his grandson Bonnie […]
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Tourist Routes

Jacobite Trail Part 1: Explore Eastern Scottish History with the Sites of Outlander

Are you a fan of Bonnie Prince Charlie and all things Jacobite? Or have you become an avid watcherof the tv show Outlander, which follows Claire as she travels back in time to the Jacobite sites of 1743? Then this Jacobite Motorhome Route is just the ticket! Our Jacobite Trail covers 26 castles, barracks and battlefields (most of which […]
Motorhome Tips

What’s the difference between a Motorhome, Campervan & RV?

To many people, the terms motorhome, campervan and RV are interchangeable, though RV is generally thought of as an American word for a motorhome. In fact, there are key differences between the three, and it’s worth knowing what they are if you’re thinking of buying or hiring a rolling holiday home. Campervans – Small but Mighty […]
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Nature & Wildlife
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Winter

Winter Wildlife Watching in Scotland by Motorhome

Winter affects different people different ways: some just want to curl up in a ball and not come out ‘til spring, while others love the crisp air and want to spend as much time outdoors as possible. Scottish wildlife feels much the same: dormice and other small mammals will hibernate but many of the bigger […]