Winter Activities

Scotland offers a variety of winter activities for motorhome enthusiasts, despite the colder weather. Here are some suggestions for things you can do in Scotland during the winter in a motorhome:

  1. Scenic Drives: Scotland is known for its stunning landscapes, and winter can add a magical touch with snow-covered mountains and frost-kissed lochs. Consider driving along routes like the North Coast 500 or exploring the Scottish Highlands.
  1. Winter Sports: If you enjoy winter sports, Scotland has several ski resorts, such as Glencoe Mountain Resort and Cairngorm Mountain. You can engage in activities like skiing, snowboarding, and even snowshoeing.
  1. Visit Historic Sites: Scotland is rich in history, and many of its castles and historic sites remain open during the winter. Explore places like Edinburgh Castle, Stirling Castle, or visit the prehistoric village of Skara Brae in Orkney.
  1. Wildlife Watching: Winter is an excellent time for birdwatching and wildlife spotting. Visit locations like the Isle of Mull, where you may have the chance to see eagles, seals, and other winter wildlife.
  1. Cozy up in a Campsite: Scotland has numerous campsites with facilities for motorhomes. Find a site with hookups and amenities, and enjoy the winter ambiance from the comfort of your motorhome.
  1. Festivals and Events: Check out local winter festivals and events happening in cities and towns. From Christmas markets to Hogmanay celebrations, you can immerse yourself in the festive spirit.
  1. Hot Springs and Spas: Warm up in some of Scotland’s hot springs or visit a spa to relax after a day of exploring. The natural thermal waters of places like the Stobo Castle Health Spa can be particularly soothing.
  1. Local Cuisine: Warm up with traditional Scottish dishes in cozy pubs or restaurants. Try haggis, neeps and tatties, or enjoy a hot bowl of Scotch broth.
  1. Photography: Winter provides unique photo opportunities with landscapes covered in snow. Capture the beauty of Scotland’s winter scenery and wildlife with your camera.
  1. Northern Lights Viewing: In the far north of Scotland, particularly in the Orkney and Shetland Islands, you may have the chance to witness the mesmerizing Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis) during the winter months.

Remember to check the weather conditions and road status, especially in more remote areas, and be prepared for colder temperatures. Additionally, some attractions and campsites may have seasonal closures, so it’s a good idea to plan ahead and check for any restrictions or closures.

For details on hiring a motorhome for winter activities contact us on 0044 (0)131 322 6597 or 0044 (0)1942 821080

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