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Scottish Highlands Tour

The Highlands of Scotland are a beautiful and rugged area that offer a wide range of activities and attractions for visitors. One great way to explore the region is by renting a motorhome from Easicampers in Edinburgh. With a motorhome, you have the freedom to travel at your own pace and visit the many different areas of the Highlands without having to worry about finding a place to stay each night.

When planning your trip, there are several key things to keep in mind. The first is that the weather in the Highlands can be unpredictable, so it is important to pack accordingly. Be sure to bring warm clothing, waterproof gear, and sturdy walking shoes.

Another important thing to keep in mind is that the Highlands are a very rural area, and services can be limited. Make sure to plan your route and stops in advance, and be sure to fill up with gas and stock up on supplies whenever you can.

Once you are on the road, there are many different places to visit in the Highlands. Some of the most popular destinations include:

  • Loch Ness: This famous loch is home to the legendary Loch Ness Monster and is a popular spot for boat tours and monster-spotting.
  • The Isle of Skye: This island is known for its rugged beauty and is home to many different types of wildlife, including eagles and otters.
  • The Cairngorms National Park: This park is home to a wide range of outdoor activities, including hiking, skiing, and wildlife watching.
  • The West Coast: This area is known for its stunning coastal scenery and is a popular spot for fishing, kayaking, and dolphin watching.
  • The Orkney Islands: These islands are located off the northeastern coast of Scotland and are home to a wide range of historical and cultural sites, including ancient stone circles and Viking settlements.

In addition to these destinations, there are many other interesting places to visit throughout the Highlands, including small villages and towns, historic sites, and local distilleries.

When it comes to finding places to stay overnight, there are many different options available, including campsites, RV parks, and even wild camping. Some popular camping spots include:

  • Glencoe: This area is known for its stunning mountain scenery and is home to several different campsites.
  • The Black Isle: This area is located just north of Inverness and is home to several different campsites and RV parks.
  • The Orkney Islands: These islands are home to a wide range of different campsites, including some that are located on the beach.

Overall, the Highlands of Scotland are a beautiful and diverse region that offer something for everyone. Whether you’re interested in history, nature, or outdoor activities, there is something for you to enjoy. Renting a motorhome from Easicampers in Edinburgh is a great way to explore the region, as it allows you to travel at your own pace and see everything the Highlands have to offer.

To book one of our fantastic motorhomes for a tour of the magical Scottish Highlands contact us on 01942 778899 or visit our dedicated website on

Western Isles of Scotland

Are you looking for a trip with a difference? Easicampers Edinburgh have lots of great ideas for you to try. We have a huge number of returning customers and one of the routes that always crops up is the Western Isles or Outer Hebrides. Here at Easicampers we have a wealth of knowledge on both our motorhomes and routes to take. We have listed below a few pointers and tips for your trip.

The Western Isles of Scotland, also known as the Outer Hebrides, are a stunningly beautiful and remote archipelago located off the Northwest coast of Scotland. Exploring the islands by motorhome is a fantastic way to experience their rugged landscapes, white sandy beaches, and rich cultural heritage.
When planning your route, it’s important to consider the time of year you’ll be visiting, as the weather can be unpredictable and some roads may be impassable in the winter. Additionally, the ferries that connect the islands can be affected by weather conditions, so it’s important to check schedules and plan ahead.
One popular route is to begin your journey in the port town of Ullapool on the mainland, where you can catch a ferry to Stornoway on the Isle of Lewis. The island is home to the stunning Callanish Standing Stones, a prehistoric stone circle dating back over 5,000 years. After exploring Lewis, you can then take a ferry to the neighbouring Isle of Harris. The island is known for its rugged landscapes and stunning beaches, such as Luskentyre and Seilebost.
From Harris, you can take another ferry to the Isle of North Uist. The island is home to a wide variety of birdlife, including rare species such as the red-necked phalarope and the golden plover. Additionally, the island has a rich cultural heritage, with many pre-historic standing stones and brochs to explore.
Next, you can take a ferry from North Uist to the Isle of Benbecula, which is linked by causeways to South Uist and Eriskay. The island is home to the Taigh Chearsabhagh Museum and Arts Centre, which offers an insight into the cultural heritage of the islands, as well as the RAF rocket testing range.
From Benbecula, you can take a ferry to the Isle of Barra. Barra is the southernmost island in the Outer Hebrides, and is famous for its beautiful beaches, such as Traigh Mhòr and Traigh Eais, and the historic Kisimul Castle.
Finally, you can take a ferry back to the mainland from Barra, either to Oban or to Uig on the Isle of Skye.
As you travel through the Western Isles, you will come across many small towns and villages where you can stock up on supplies, and also find some good restaurants to eat in. While the island is remote, but well served by campsites, however, it is important to book ahead as these can fill up quickly during the peak season.
Keep in mind that the weather can be unpredictable in the Western Isles, so it’s important to be prepared for all eventualities. Pack warm clothing, waterproof gear, and sturdy walking shoes. Make sure you have maps, a compass, and a good quality torch, as well as a fully charged mobile phone.
With its rugged landscapes, beautiful beaches, and rich cultural heritage, the Western Isles of Scotland are a truly breathtaking destination. Exploring the islands by motorhome is an unforgettable way to experience their natural beauty and history. With the right planning, you’ll be able to make the most of your time in this remote and fascinating corner of the world.
It is advisable to make sure you allow enough time for your trip so that you can see all of the beautiful areas of the Western Isles. You could check with our website and take advantage of any offers of free extra days that we are offering. We look forward to welcoming you to Easicampers Edinburgh for your trip of a lifetime, you can reach us on 0131 3226597 or email or visit our website

Scotland North Coast NC500 Motorhome Hire

The Scotland NC500 is one of the world’s most beautiful ‘road trip’ routes discovered. This specific northern route takes you on Scotland’s most iconic inland and coastal roads around the wonderful north coast of Scotland, starting and ending at Inverness castle.

What to expect on Scotland’s North Coast NC500

From first-hand experience you can expect to see scenery like never before, from medieval castles set upon jagged pinnacles to vibrant blue lakes surrounded by immense Munroe’s and forestland. Safe to say your camera is unquestionably in for a treat. There is also a small chance of a glimpse of the northern lights concluded the summer months. Below is a sneak peak of some of the sights/activates you’d expect to see during your ‘staycation’.

The Whaligoe Steps

The whaligoe steps are a man-made stairwell that descend into a natural harbour located between two sea cliffs. The steps zig zag down the sea cliff and there is no elevator back to the top, so ensure your walking boots are packed and ready!

Motorhome/campervan friendly roads

Without doubt the NC500 boasts some of the world’s most spectaculars road surfaces as shown above. From first-hand view you could easily mistake this route as a New Zealand road trip. So pack your sunny’s and take it all in… YOU’RE IN FOR A TREAT!

To conclude the NC500 is a necessity for any road trip or campervan fanatic. We can’t stress how much there is to see and do and tailors for everyone and anyone. Easicampers where a vital part of helping us select this route and provided us with excellent customer service and advice/knowledge throughout our summer holiday on the NC500. I couldn’t recommend the company and route anymore and for all you intending on doing the NC500… You’re in for a luxury!

Best Beaches on the NC500

Although it’s hard to choose a favourite when there are so many stunning sandy seascapes, there are some incredible contenders for best beach and they’re all fabulous in their own way. Meghan Taylor, freelance writer and travel fanatic, has written a blog about her favourite North Coast 500 beaches.

Achmelvich Beach, Lochinver

There are many reasons why we should all be looking at staycations in 2022. The cost of living has risen significantly and we are all trying to be more conscious of our carbon footprint and reduce the amount that we are flying. But we all need some time off every now and again – and that’s where a staycation in Scotland comes in!

Whether you live in the hustle and bustle of a town or city and feel that you need to get away for a while, or just want to indulge in seeing some stunning coastal scenery, Scotland’s coastlines are the ideal place for you. A Scottish escape is just what you need to relax and recharge the batteries – a chance to enjoy some Highland hospitality and take in the awe-inspiring seascapes.

With this in mind, here are some of Scotland’s most stunning sealines that you should visit in 2022.

Lochinver, Sutherland

Lochinver is a small fishing port nestled just north of Ullapool in the remote region of Sutherland. With breath-taking views of not just the coast but also the mountains, Lochinver is the ideal place to pause, breathe in the clean air, enjoy the land (and sea) scapes, and tuck into one of its famous – and delicious – pies.

Lochinver boasts beautiful white, sandy beaches, the Culag Woods with its stunning views, and you can even take a boat trip or kayaking expedition to get a closer look at the coast from the ‘sea’ side. If you are a keen hillwalker, you could scale Suilven – the bizarre-looking twin-peaked, iconic mountain that is on the bucket list of many and enjoy some of the unforgettable views that you get from the top.

Oldshoremore Beach

Ranked consistently as one of Britain’s best beaches, Oldshoremore Beach lies on Scotland’s west coast and is locally known as Am Meallan. The narrow beach, with its pristine sand, lies on the other side of the Eilean na h-Aiteig peninsular to Polin Beach.

Oldshoremore Beach is situated near Kinlochbervie, Sutherland, and it is a spectacular, remote, curving bay with turquoise waters. It is the ideal place for a stroll to take time out for some quiet contemplation, or to enjoy a tranquil picnic.

Melvich Beach

Melvich Beach is one of the north coast’s most beautiful sandy beaches. It is situated at the mouth of the River Halladale and is popular with walkers and surfers alike – and even better, it is often empty. The beach is reached by a short walk through natural dunes which are covered with wildflowers in the springtime.

Surf lessons on the north coast with North Coast Watersports

Whaligoe Haven

Whaligoe Haven in Caithness is a harbour found on the east Caithness coastline. Famous for its iconic Whaligoe Steps – 330 steps that were embedded into the cliff-side and used for years by local fishermen and women. Whaligoe Haven was once a hive of the local fishing industry.

Whaligoe Haven can be reached by road from Wick, or by boat as part of a trip where you can explore sea caves and stacks, see castles, lighthouses and harbours. The stunningly rugged east Caithness coastline is also home to a rich diversity of wildlife, including whales and dolphins.

Firemore Beach

Firemore Beach is located near Poolewe and is a firm favourite of the locals. Its red-hued sandy beach is ideal for bathing and water sports thanks to its proximity to the gulf stream. The beach is predominantly sandy but there are some interesting rock pools around, and the tiny sandy Ewe Island is just across the water.

Close by Poolewe is also Mellon Udrigle Beach – a serene, sandy beach set against a dramatic backdrop of the highland mountains. Locally known as Camas a’Charraig, Mellon Udrigle Beach offers spectacular views both inland over the mountains and out across Gruinard Bay.

Whether you are looking for somewhere to bathe, fish, walk or enjoy the local wildlife, Scotland’s coastlines are the perfect place to go to unwind. Stunning scenery, a unique blend of sea and mountains, clean air, and overwhelming hospitality make Scotland’s coast a wonderful place to enjoy a staycation.

Gairloch Beach

Coastal Getaway in Scotland

If you have never visited the Scottish coast line, first of all why not as this is the most picturesque coastline in the Uk.

The best way to do it is in a Campervan from Edinburgh, where you can enjoy the scenic views along this magical route. The Scottish coast is ideal for those that like walking, sea fishing or if your one of the brave souls out there open water swimming.

Our camper van’s in Edinburgh offer a place for 4 people to sleep and chill out during the day whilst watching the sunset over the horizon.

Once collected from Edinburgh take the east coast route and head over the magnificent Forth Road Bridge towards the historic coastal town of St Andrews. Here you will find the world famous University where Prince William attended, the world famous St Andrews Golf Course where the British Open has been held here 29 times since its inception in 1860 with the 2022 tournament the next time it arrives here.

After a short stop off here head across the Tay Road bridge which leads to the City of Dundee. this city is steeped in nautical history and is home to the newly built Victoria and Albert Museum. take a walk round the docks and see the magnificent yachts all lined up.

Your camper van is ideal for the short narrow roads you may encounter on your trip there are so many places to visit on the East coast but a popular beach to visit is Hopeman East Beach this is a 3 hour drive from Edinburgh but well worth it.

Park your campervan up at West beach Caravan park for a few nights and explore the local area. The beach is ideal for surfers or dog walkers, you may even see some RAF jets here as the airbase of Lossiemouth is a stones throw away.

If you want to book a campervan from Edinburgh just give us a call on 01942 778899 or 00 44 (0) 131 322 6597

Cairngorms in the Magnificent Scottish Highlands

Ever wanted to travel through the Highlands of bonnie Scotland. Have you ever thought about doing it in a campervan then why not hire one from Edinburgh. The VW is iconic in camper circles and although the original ones look funky and cool they have less mod cons compared to the VW T6 which you can hire.

Just collect your campervan from outside Edinburgh airport and you can be on your way in less than 2 hours after a guide on how to use your vehicle in the best way.

The VW is ideal for the bends and straights that you will come up against on your travels through the Scottish Highlands. You can also park these anywhere as they take up the same amount of room as your standard estate car.

Just a few hours from Edinburgh winding your way over the famous Forth Road Bridge bypassing the city of Perth you will enter the base of the Cairngorms National park in the town of Pitlochry famous for its whisky distilleries.

Start your campervan journey around the Cairngorms  here after a restful night’s sleep in your diesel heated vehicle take in the magical views of the A9 towards Aviemore. A haven for skiing fanatics and walkers this is a perfect stop off for a day of rambling and enjoying the peace and quiet.

A full circular tour of the national park only a total of 3 hours but split it up in a few days and enjoy the splendour of the breath taking landscape that you will wake up to each morning.

There are too many little towns and places of interest to name as you would need a few weeks to explore them all grab a map and find your best route in your VW campervan from Edinburgh

If you would like to hire a campervan to explore this fantastic country then contact us on 01942 821080.