Whisky and Wheels: A Campervan Tour of Scotland’s Distilleries

Scotland’s rugged landscapes and rich history make it the perfect backdrop for a unique adventure – a campervan tour that combines the nation’s famed whisky culture with the freedom of the open road. Imagine waking up to breathtaking views, the scent of peat in the air, and the promise of a day filled with tastings and tales of Scotland’s liquid gold. In this journey, we invite you to join us on a “Whisky and Wheels” campervan tour of Scotland’s distilleries, where every mile traveled unveils a new facet of the country’s spirituous heritage. The Whisky...

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Top 10 Must-Visit Campervan-Friendly Destinations in Scotland

Scotland’s dramatic landscapes, rich history, and warm hospitality make it a dream destination for campervan enthusiasts. From rugged coastlines to serene lochs, charming villages to historic castles, the country offers a plethora of campervan-friendly destinations that cater to all types of travelers. In this guide, we unveil the top 10 must-visit campervan-friendly destinations in Scotland, each promising unique experiences and breathtaking vistas along the way. The Isle of Skye: Where Myth Meets Majesty Begin your journey on the enchanting Isle of Skye, a place of otherworldly beauty....

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Staycation Campervan Essentials: Packing Tips and Must-Have Gear for Your Scottish Adventure

Embarking on a staycation campervan adventure in Scotland offers the perfect opportunity to explore the country’s stunning landscapes and experience the freedom of the open road. Packing the right essentials and gear is crucial for a comfortable and enjoyable trip. In this guide, we will provide you with packing tips and highlight must-have gear to ensure you are well-prepared for your Scottish campervan adventure. Planning and Organisation: Before you start packing, create a checklist of essential items and plan according to the duration of your trip. Divide your list into categories...

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The Ultimate Guide to Staycation Camping in Scotland: Top Destinations and Tips

Scotland’s breathtaking landscapes, rich history, and outdoor adventures make it an ideal destination for staycation camping. With its diverse range of camping spots, from rugged mountains to stunning coastlines, Scotland offers endless opportunities for nature lovers and adventure seekers. In this ultimate guide, we will explore the top destinations for staycation camping in Scotland and provide you with essential tips to make your camping experience unforgettable. Choosing the Perfect Destination: Scotland boasts an array of incredible camping destinations. From the majestic Highlands...

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Staycation Campervan Safety Tips: Ensuring a Smooth and Secure Journey

Embarking on a staycation campervan adventure in Scotland allows you to explore the country’s stunning landscapes and experience the freedom of the open road. However, ensuring the safety of yourself, your travel companions, and your campervan is paramount to having a smooth and secure journey. In this guide, we will provide you with essential safety tips to keep in mind before and during your staycation campervan trip, ensuring a memorable and worry-free experience. Pre-Trip Vehicle Check: Before hitting the road, conduct a thorough pre-trip vehicle check to ensure your campervan is in...

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Campervan Hire Inverness

Campervan Hire Inverness Known for being the capital of the Highlands, Inverness is a popular tourist destination on the northeast coast of Scotland. Due to the city’s high level of well-being among residents, its culture, and nature, the city has been voted as one of the happiest places in Europe. Inverness’s first known recorded history dates back to AD 569 when it was visited by the Irish abbot and missionary evangelist St. Columba whose intention was to convert the Picts (one of the earliest settlers in Scotland) to Christianity. The city also served as a site for the two most important...

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South West Coastal 300 (SWC300)

South West Coastal 300 (SWC300) SOUTH WEST COASTAL 300 (SWC300) Although nowhere near as famous as it’s world renowned bigger sibling, the NC500. The South West Coastal 300 (SWC300) has garnered interest from Scottish holiday makers in more recent years. Pertaining to the lower western coastlines, the pace of this advententure is a slightly more relaxed pace, arguably and “easier” drive but still delivers stunning scenery, rich history and far reaching, sandy beaches. The route itself is a loop that circuits through Ayrshire and Dumfries and Galloway. With its southern most points situated...

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North Coast 500

North Coast 500 North Coast 500 This is your resource for all the up to date routes and the treasures that are just waiting for you to find in your Staycation Scotland Campervan! This 10 day route round the North Coast 500 includes Inverness, Rogie Falls, Tarbert Lighthouse, Dunrobin Castle, Whaligoe Steps, John o’Groats, Thurso, Durness, Cape Wrath, Clachtoll, Ullapool, Poolewe, Lower Diabaig, Applecross and Skye. Remember • Before wild camping, please ensure it’s allowed. • Be considerate towards local residents • Treat our vans as you would like yours to be treated. • This guide was compiled...

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Staycation Vanlife – 3 Day Van Route

Staycation Vanlife 3 Day Van Route   This is your resource for all the up to date routes and the treasures that are just waiting for you to find in your Staycation Scotland Campervan!This is a 3 day route to Mull including one night in Oban and two nights in Mull. Day 1 Van pick up Day 1 Oban Day 2 Mull Day 3 Tarbet and van return The Journey Begins Here Day 1 : Van Pick-up Van pick-up time is 3pm but this can be earlier for a £50 supplement providing the van isn’t booked out. On the day of return the van check-in time is 11am with the fuel tank filled. Remember •...

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Amazing Destinations in Scotland’s NC500 

If you are a road trip enthusiast, you might have already heard about Scotland’s NC500 Road. Also known for its nickname Scotland’s Route 66, this popular destination is regularly acclaimed as one of the top coastal roads, not just in Europe, but around the entire globe.  Planning to head on to the area on your next campervan trip? Here is a list of some of the area’s must-visit locations. Check out the list below for a guaranteed enjoyable and memorable holiday trip.  Strathy Bay  Strathy Bay is also an award-winning beach with stunning views and amazing spots to explore. A full day is almost...

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Scotland VW Campervan Hire – On The Road Again

Location The Staycation Scotland VW campervans are conveniently based in Glasgow, central Scotland. The beauty in hiring a campervan is that you can drive and explore wherever you desire. Wake up with a mountain view, stop for a coffee break in a forest and fall asleep by the sea. The freedom of choice is what makes this such a unique experience. You can drive the Nc500, take a trip to Skye or explore Glencoe and the best part is there is no limit on milage! There are also no distance limitations, if want to drive to the magical Cotswolds in England… you can! To help with where to park each...

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Useful Tips for a Successful Scotland Campervan Trip 

Embarking on a campervan trip can be pretty handful without the proper planning and preparations. If you want to ensure a successful, enjoyable, and memorable campervan trip in the most picturesque locations in Scotland, here are some tips to help you make the most out of your long-awaited holiday.  Plan your route  The first thing to do is decide how many hours you will be driving/travelling per day. Many roads in the Scottish Highlands are single-track. So make sure to allow extra time when planning your route and calculating the travel time.  Decide on your top 5 sites  Your list must...

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Taylor Haydon  and James

During the 2020/2021 lockdowns, the only thing that kept me going mentally was the Scottish road trip I was planning in my spare time. Coming across Staycation Scotland on Instagram when they first launched, I knew they were the company I wanted to book with! We stayed in the fabulous ‘Roxy’ for five days in May 2021, travelling from Glasgow via Oban to the Isle of Mull, then on to Glencoe, before visiting the Isle of Skye and ending in Loch Lomond. It was at the beautiful Glencoe Lochan that my partner, James, popped the question! After asking him if he was joking about 20 times, I of course...

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Campervan tour of Scottish Highlands creates precious memories for travel editor and family

Mum and dad, two kids and a daft Labrador puppy for four nights in a Volkswagen campervan. What could possibly go wrong? I’ll admit to a bit of apprehension as we embarked on our first campervan trip. Anyone who knows me knows I prefer a hotel to any type of camping. But our van “Carrie” came with all mod cons including wi-fi and plug points so I took the plunge. Purists would argue that it’s not camping if you can use your hairdryer, but with two girls of nine and seven who have a healthy YouTube addiction, the onboard wi-fi was arguably a must. We collected Carrie from Staycation Scotland...

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Kirsten and Marc Gault – Staycation Scotland blog

Kirsten and Marc Gault – Staycation Scotland blog Flashback to 2019, and I couldn’t imagine my husband and I choosing a ‘staycation’ in Scotland over a foreign holiday. One pandemic, two (or is it three?) lockdowns and one dog later – and now campervan life has well and truly won us over. We’ve been on two holidays now with a Staycation Scotland campervan…and we are already plotting our third. As the proud parents / pawrents to an adventurous springer spaniel called Enola, we were drawn to the idea of exploring Scotland in a dog-friendly campervan and taking her to every beach, loch, hill and...

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