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A Guide to Motorhoming in Scotland
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Motorhome at Port Ellen, Isle of Islay

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Campervan, Motorhome & Caravan Holidays in Scotland

There's nothing quite like the freedom of the long open road. Steer through miles of open Scottish scenery or venture along the coastline as you embark upon a road trip to remember. Campervan and motorhome holidays in Scotland are a great way to experience travelling around the country. Or why not hire a caravan or motorhome and stay in picturesque, secluded spots that will make for an unforgettable trip? 

Before you set off in your motorhome or caravan, make sure you brush up on the Scottish Outdoor Access Code, as well as finding out you how you can be as responsible and as eco-friendly as possible while you travel around Scotland.

Read the guidelines from CaMPA (Campervan & Motorhome Professional Association) who offer helpful advice about where to stop when you're travelling in a motorhome, as well as disposing of all the waste you may create whilst on a trip.

Plan ahead with the Lockdown Loo website - an interactive map showing all open facilities across the UK.

BE A RESPONSIBLE TRAVELLER

If you are travelling in a motorhome or caravan around Scotland, it is always advised that you use official campsites or designated overnight parking areas. This will help preserve Scotland's natural landscape and benefit our small local communities and residents.

There are hundreds of campsites in scenic coastal or beach spots across the country, complete with facilities and docks for your motorhome too.

Browse Motorhome Spots with Stunning Views.

Please remember to:

  • Plan and book ahead. It's always useful to have a plan B ready.
  • Be considerate. If you arrive somewhere and it's fully booked, contact nearby campsites to see if they have availability. Please don't stay overnight in an undesignated area.
  • Always take your rubbish home with you and pick up after your dog. 
  • Keep a safe distance from any land management operations.
  • Be very careful not to disturb or destroy a plant, bird, animal or geological feature.
  • Don't damage or disturb cultural heritage sites.
  • Be a considerate driver and learn the rules of the road before travelling.

It's important to remember that access rights don't include motor vehicles. If public or private land owners restrict or regulate parking on their land, you should stick to their rules.

Find out more about being a responsible traveller.

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Campervan Campsite Braewick Shetland

ALREADY GOT YOUR OWN CAMPERVAN OR MOTORHOME?

Perhaps this isn't your first time. A touring veteran will already know that the best thing about travelling by campervan or motorhome is that it provides you with the freedom, flexibility and sense of adventure to explore all of Scotland, including the hidden spots.

The perfect place to pitch up is never far away, with caravan parks and campsites to suit all budgets and interests. In most cases, your pitch will provide you with access to water and electricity, and the site will have washing and shower facilities, toilets, WiFi and sometimes an on-site restaurant or pub.

EXPERIENCE SCOTLAND'S SCENIC DRIVING ROUTES

Why not start your adventure along one of Scotland's National Tourist Routes? These routes are gateways from the main trunk roads and motorways to some of Scotland's most incredible landscapes. Or why not explore Scotland's stunning Highlands and islands?

PICK THE PERFECT MOTORHOME

The right wheels can turn an ordinary journey into an epic adventure. Campervans and motorhomes are terms used for camping vehicles with a motor, usually in the form of a van that has a bed and kitchen installed in the back. Motorhomes tend to be larger than campers, with more features and space. Caravans are slightly different; the vehicle is separate and must be towed behind a car.

Is it your ultimate ambition in life to drive a VW campervan? You can hire one in several locations for excellent rates and equally, if you'd rather take a motorhome for a spin, you'll find there is a whole raft of Scottish companies which offer a variety of quality vehicles to choose from.

There are many makes, models and styles of motorhomes out there. Read up on what makes a good motorhome to ensure you get the one that's right for you.