Our Scottish Adventure
We have had lots customers interested in various places to visit in our hired motorhomes. But there is a firm favourite that always out numbers any other enquiries. There are always more enquiries for motorhome hire Scotland than anywhere else.With this in mind we decided that we would take our own motorhome and do a tour of Scotland during October half term we call it Our Scottish Adventure.
The Journey Begins….
We were keen to get to Scotland as quickly as possible so that we could spend as much time there as possible. We decided to go from our motorhome hire address near to Bristol up to Edinburgh in one go. It was a long drive and a Friday evening when we set out but we did it. We made the 7 hour, 370 mile journey in one go. Luckily we had selected the campsite carefully and within a short walk we were tucking in to a carvery. No cooking after that length journey. Following the meal we headed back to our lovely cosy motorhome.
After a good nights sleep we were ready to explore Edinburgh.
We enjoyed visiting the castle, pictured above, we also explored the sights there, we enjoyed seeing King Arthur’s Seat, shopping in Victoria Street and enjoying the individual shops and boutiques there, we rode on a tram and walked the Royal Mile. There is plenty to do in Edinburgh for a day and we would recommend that should you hire a motorhome and visit Scotland Edinburgh is a must see.
Today is the boys ideal day, golf at St Andrew’s!
We set off fairly early in the morning and travelled to St Andrews where my husband and son had booked a round of golf. They had a thoroughly enjoyable round, I’m not a golfer, (just a golf widow), but I have to say that you cannot fail to be impressed by St Andrews. The course looks, and is, stunning, with wonderful views over the sea. We were fortunate that it was a dry day so that the golf was all the more enjoyable. Our teenage daughter enjoyed a lazy day in the motorhome watching films, while I went out taking photographs and for a run along the beach, which was impressively quiet and deserted with just the odd dog walker there. Perfect, wide open space and a rather gripping sea breeze. It certainly made me feel alive!
Today we drove to Pitlochry, we were particularly interested in visiting the salmon ladder there that allows salmon to travel up stream during breeding season.
We travelled today to the Scottish ski resort, Aviemore. Obviously it was too early for ski season so we hadn’t packed our ski wear but the resort is beautiful and we could imagine it being a great place to visit if there was enough snow to ski. It is also a very pictureque place to visit any time during the year.
Inverness was our destination today, there are a rich variety of places to visit here. We saw many historic buildings, mostly in the Old Town and enjoyed visiting the Victorian Market as well as the new Eastgate centre, an award winning shopping centre.
We also took a stroll to Inverness Castle, St Andrew’s Cathedral and the River Ness.
We were hoping to see the Loch Ness monster today on our visit here. Unfortunately there was no sighting. We paid a visit to the visitor’s centre at Loch Ness, well worth a visit, very interesting to see the history of the Loch over the years. Both children really enjoyed it too.
We travelled to Glencoe and enjoyed learning of its bloody history back in 1692.
We also enjoyed admiring the natural wilderness here.
Our next stop was Loch Lomond. We travelled there and enjoyed the stunning Autumn colours we found there, there was every colour of brown, gold, yellow and red that you could imagine! We took the time to stroll through the oak woodlands and pine forests. Loch Lomond has a relaxing impact.
Loch Lomond is well known for its beautiful sunsets.
Our final destination in Scotland was Glasgow, I was very interested to visit Glasgow as I had read that it had been voted one of the top 20 ‘Best of the World’ destinations in 2016 by National Geographic Traveller. I also read that Rough Guides vote it as the ‘friendliest city in the world’
They were not wrong, in Glasgow you will receive a very warm welcome and also be able to enjoy world class architecture, a vibrant nightlife, beautiful scenery and great shopping.