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Not the North Coast 500

A few years ago, no-one had heard of the North Coast 500, “Scotland’s Route 66”; now it seems everyone and their dog is travelling it.  It’s done a great job in bringing tourists and, importantly, employment to a formerly quiet part of the country.  But it’s getting crowded.  The good news is there are other […]
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Nature & Wildlife
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Hiring Bikes on Your Motorhome Holiday

There are huge advantages to a motorhome holiday: plenty of space, the freedom to stop where you want and eat when you’re ready, an always-available loo (handy when travelling with kids).  But there’s one disadvantage: motorhomes are big, and parking isn’t always easy outside campsites.  That’s where bikes come in handy. With a bike you […]
Highlands and Islands
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Scottish Gardens
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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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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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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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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 […]
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Scottish National Tourist Routes: the Highland route

One of the attractions of a motorhome tour of Scotland is that Scottish roads offer two ways to get from A to B: the straight (-ish) and the scenic route. This route definitely comes under the heading of scenic. It’s not an easy road in snowy conditions – in fact one section, through the Cairngorms, is usually […]
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Scottish National Tourist Routes: Deeside

If you want to travel from Perth to Aberdeen in your motorhome, you can take the A90 dual carriageway, which will get you there in around three hours. Or you can take the much hillier and more spectacular Scottish National Tourist Route over the mountains and through Royal Deeside, which will take around an hour […]
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Scotland’s Northern Isles by Motorhome

When people think of Scotland’s islands, it’s usually the Hebrides they have in mind. But there are two other, very distinctive, island groups off Scotland’s north coast that are well worth the effort of reaching: Orkney and Shetland. The best time to visit is during what Shetlanders call the “Simmer Dim”, midsummer, when the light […]
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Driving your motorhome on Scotland’s single-track roads

Many visitors to Scotland are surprised by how narrow some of the roads are, especially if they’re not used to driving a large vehicle like a motorhome. Even passing other vehicles on normal A and B roads can feel very tight. But some roads are even narrower: single-track roads with passing places are something of […]