What better way to relax than in a motorhome hire in Scotland? Phone signal is intermittent, cities and towns are few and far between, and remote beaches, picturesque snow-topped mountains and atmospheric lochs are hiding around every turn.
If that sounds tempting, here’s just five ways you can unwind in Scotland.
Take a stroll on a deserted beach
Beautiful beaches are everywhere in Scotland, and they’re often deserted, so you won’t have to worry about crowds. Take a walk, watch the wildlife, or even go for a swim; there’s plenty of ways to relax! To the east, and with easy access to Edinburgh, East Lothian is the perfect mix of sandy beaches and small towns. The coastal road is stunning, and there’s plenty of places to stop and park up your motorhome. You won’t struggle for things to do, but if you’re looking to get further off the beaten track, head up North. To name just a few examples, Calgary Bay on the Isle of Mull is one of Scotland’s most popular beaches as are Luskentyre and Seilebost on the Isle of Harris. On Shetland, visit St Ninian’s for the unique opportunity to walk along a natural sand causeway with the ocean crashing either side.
Explore an island
Scotland’s islands are a unique and fabulous way to get to know friendly locals and soak up Scottish culture. Whether you want to put your feet up and enjoy the view, take in the castles and rich history, or paddle the seas in a kayak, there’s an island for you. The Isle of Skye has some of the most stunning scenery Scotland has to offer while Islay boasts nine distilleries and is the place to visit for whiskey. If you like wildlife, Rum is home to white-tailed sea eagles and red deer, while Mull has over 250 bird species and is excellent for whale, dolphin and basking shark spotting.
Wander around quaint villages
Spend a peaceful afternoon wandering around one of Scotland’s many picturesque villages. They may be small, but what they lack in size, they make up for in character. There’s history, heritage and culture, local food and drink and some spectacular scenery. Some of the favourites include Portree on Skye, Plockton in Lochalsh and Killin on Loch Tay, which is uniquely situated around the Falls of Dochart. Braemar, on the other hand, maybe snowy in winter and is the ideal location to explore the Cairngorms.
Experience dark skies
With some of the darkest skies in Europe, Scotland has some of the best places for stargazing. Take time to relax in one of its two dark sky parks – Galloway Forest Park or the Tomintoul and Glenlivet – Cairngorms International Dark Sky Park – or simply drive to a remote spot, make a hot drink and look upwards. Some of the best places to wonder at the night sky include the dark sky town of Moffat and the Isle of Coll.
Enjoy some birdwatching
There’s something very relaxing about watching wildlife, and in Scotland, you’ll have ample opportunities. Looking to the skies, you can see a whole host of species, from puffins on the Isle of May to elusive Capercaillies in the Cairngorms and white-tailed sea eagles and Golden Eagles on the Isle of Mull.
Whichever way you choose to relax, a motorhome is the perfect way to travel. You get the freedom of camping but without having to give up your home comforts. All our luxury motorhomes have fully-fitted kitchens, luxury bathrooms, and much more – find out more or enquire about motorhome hire.