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Driving & Road Trips in Scotland

Though it's not possible to travel very far right now, we can all still dream about our next trip to Scotland and hope that we'll be able to welcome you again very soon. You can find more information on visiting Scotland during the Covid-19 recovery phases.

Scotland has all the essential ingredients for the perfect road trip. Beautiful ever-changing scenery, incredible attractions and welcoming towns and villages. All you need is a vehicle, an amazing playlist and some great company!

When touring Scotland by car (or camper or bike), your route can vary in length; trips can be as short or as long as you like. You could easily spend a week or two touring a large area of the country, or explore a region over a weekend.

Plan a road trip to see some of Scotland's most awesome sights. Explore the dramatic mountains of Glen Coe, skirt the eastern coastline to Dunnottar Castle, or wind your way along the bonnie banks of Loch Lomond.

See all of Scotland's signposted driving routes

Find ideas and suggestions for other areas to explore by driving

Get practical advice and information for driving in Scotland

Advice on driving in Scotland

You can find all the practical information and advice you need for driving in Scotland here, with details of speed limits, license and insurance, hire companies and how to plan your route.

We've also got help for you on petrol stations, charging points for electric vehicles, and how to keep Scotland looking beautiful by taking your litter with you and following the Scottish Outdoor Access Code.

Watch our handy video for all the top driving tips, or click through to our practical pages for more details and helpful websites.