May Day Bank holiday in Scotland with a motorhome

26 April, 2017 in Destinations

Tour the Highlands in a motorhome

Scotland has stunning scenery all year round. However now that the weather is becoming more accommodating, it is a great time to visit the highlands with a motorhome. A long weekend will require some planning; but you can cover a large part of the Highlands in that amount of time. Furthermore, since the Highlands are so well set up for motorhome touring, there are plenty of good campsites to be found. If you are after a more adventurous experience, there are even plenty of places in the Highlands which you can indulge in some wild camping!

Goboony highlands river bridge grass river bridge

Take a tour of a Scotch Whisky distillery

Distilleries are always a popular choice with people touring the highlands and on that point, Scotland in general. Whisky distilleries are plentiful and the quality is so high that even the most sophisticated palate should be satisfied. There are distilleries to visit near dingwall and Rosemarkie, places that have good campsites for motorhomes with decent facilities. Glen Ord distillery was founded in 1843, and is one of the oldest functioning ones in the country. Tours are affordable and frequent, but can be extended to include a tasting session. Just make sure you have a designated driver before you get too wrapped up in the craftsmanship of the place!

Goboony Strathisla whisky distillery Scotland single malt

Travel to Loch Ness

Indulge in that little part of you that wants to believe in legends and visit this iconic Loch. Who knows, you might just find evidence of old Nessie herself! Whether you have any interest or not in the legend of the Loch, the place is worth a visit simply for its stunning scenery and quaint villages. We highly recommend heading to Urquhart Castle, which lies right next to the water's edge. There are several other tourist friendly villages that dot the vast Loch. Other places that we recommend include Fort Augustus, Drumnadrochit and Abriachan Forest. The forest is a great place to go for hikes and also has a good set of mountain bike trails that wind through the coniferous uplands.
Goboony May Holiday Scotland Loch Ness Castle

So there you have it! All of the Goboony team hope you have a lovely bank holiday weekend whatever you get up to. And if you do head up into the bonny highlands, we hope your motorhome adventure is fun, free and beautiful! To see a list of our motorhomes for hire near the Highlands please click here!