Trip Ideas for Scotland

Scotland covers the northern third of mainland Great Britain and has many fantastic things to do and discover. Step into history as you travel through Scotland exploring the vast array of coastline, islands and highlands. With so many myths and legends, you will be able to whet the most sceptical appetite from the infamous Loch Ness monster- Nessie to the Ghost Piper of Clanyard Bay!

There are some amazing websites that can give you detailed information on full travel and tourism for Scotland such as Visit Scotland and both of which go into amazing detail about different things.

We have explored some areas for you which would be great for your holiday with your Campista motorhome.

North Coast 500 (NC500)

The North Coast 500 is arguably one most iconic coastal touring routes in the UK, if not the world, perfect for a motorhome or campervan holiday. The route, which is 516 miles long, is filled with amazing sites and activities from mystical castles, exhilarating walks, endless nature & beauty and the most amazing driving experience!

Planning your route properly is important with the NC 500 as there is so much to do it could easily take months for you to see and do everything. The NC500 has an official website which supports the planning and preparation for such an adventure from understanding where the campsites, accommodation, supermarkets and fuel stations are on route to ensuring you have the latest information and guidance and some great tips for travelling the route.

Their website is very comprehensive and has everything you need to ensure your trip is a success! Make sure you check out their interactive map which lists everything available along the route, all categorised for easy viewing!

Ardvreck Castle, Loch Assynt, Sutherland
Bealach na Bà Road, Applecross and Shieldaig Circuit
Smoo Cave, Durness, Sutherland
Eilean Donan Castle, Dornie, Kyle of Lochaish
John O’Groats, Canisbay, Caithness
Kylesku Bridge, Kylesku, Sutherland

Argyll and Bute

Argyll & Bute is Scotlands second largest authority area and has 23 inhabited islands including Bute, Islay, Jura, Iona, Mull and many more. It is situated on the peninsula and is perhaps most famous for the Mull of Kintyre. It is also home to Scotlands longest freshwater loch- Loch Awe, measuring an incredible 41km! As you drive through the beauty of Argyll & Bute, you will discover great attractions amidst breath-taking landscape all before you feel the desire to travel to one of the many islands!

There are many things to do whilst visiting Argyll & Bute, most of which you can find on Visit Scotland and include some of the better known attractions like Loch Lomond National Park, Inveraray Castle, Inveraray Jail and Kilmartin, but here at Campista we thought we would pick some hidden gems we have personally visited in the south of the region in Kintyre, perfect for a motorhome or campervan holiday!

Cnoc nan Gabhar (Deer Hill Walk), Carradale, Kintyre
Mull of Kintyre
Davaar Island Cave Paintings, Davaar Island, Campbeltown, Kintyre
Saddell Castle, Saddell, Kintyre
Skipness Castle & Kilbrannan Chapel, Skipness, Kintyre
Campbeltown, Kintyre

Isle of Arran

The Isle of Arran is often described as ‘Scotland in miniature’ and it isn’t difficult to see why with the mountainous landscapes, castles, caves, indescribable beauty and mysticism and legend and yet only measures 56 miles in circumference.

Accessible via ferry from Ardrossan, Claonaig, Tarbert and Campbeltown, the Isle of Arran is Scotlands seventh largest island and sits in the Firth of Clyde in between the Kintyre Peninsula and the Ayrshire coastline. Ferry information can be found at Caledonian MacBrayne

Visit Arran is a website which takes you through everything there is to do on Arran and the island will be able to cater for the whole family; Beaches & Attractions, Golf Courses, Horse Riding, Restaurants & Bars and even has it’s own Octopus Centre

The roads around the island are a pleasure to drive and with many places to stay over it makes Arran a perfect getaway or extended pit stop on your motorhome or campervan holiday.

Kings Caves & Machrie Standing Stones
Glenashdale Falls & Giants Graves
Brodick Castle, Garden & Country Park
Arran Cheese Shop
Auchagallon Stone Circle
The Holy Isle

Choose Your Home from Home

The choice of motorhome or camper is up to your own personal preference. Our vehicles offer home comforts and some a bit more of a ‘camper feel’. Please look through the detailed specifications of each vehicle and think about where you plan to go, how you plan to use it, how many people. Is air conditioning important for you when plugged into 240v electricity? In which case ‘Raleigh’ will be perfect. Or, is a waist high fixed bed important to you? In which case Columbus will suit you just fine.

Perhaps you are renting one of our vehicles on a ‘try before you buy’ basis. Many of our customers want to experience it first before venturing into camper or motorhome ownership. There will undoubtedly be many things you like about the vehicle you rent and some things you would like to change. Either way we will do our best to ensure you have an enjoyable time away.

We do from time to time upgrade our vehicles so there is frequently an option to buy. Please talk to us if you are interested in purchasing one of them.