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5 great views to see on a campervan tour of Scotland. Hiring a motorhome or campervan for a Scottish holiday offers you the freedom to explore many of Scotland’s great roads, routes and views. Scotland is a popular place for holidaymakers who enjoy great landscapes – and there are countless places to stop for a while to absorb a spectacular scene.
If you are looking for some of the best viewpoints on a driving tour of Scotland, we can offer a few suggestions. There are plenty more but these are five of our favourite Scottish views from the road (or close to the road) on Scotland’s mainland.

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Glenfinnan Viaduct is a famous view in Scotland.

Glenfinnan Viaduct, Scottish Highlands

Getting there: Follow the A830 to the Glenfinnan Viaduct car park.

If you have watched the Harry Potter movies you will have already seen the Glenfinnan Viaduct. Seeing it for real offers a very special view and also takes in lovely Loch Shiel. The best views are to be had by walking he short Glenfinnan Viaduct Trail.

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So many amazing views on the Bealach na ba road pass.

Bealach na Ba, Scottish Highlands

Getting there: Follow the Bealach na Bà road from Tornapress to Applecross. There is a large parking area at the top.

A famous road pass, which also features on the North Coast 500 driving route, is the Bealach na Bà. Famously steep and winding, it’s well worth driving to the top of the pass at a height of 625 metres of glorious surrounding views.

On a clear day you’ll see as far as the mountains of the Isle of Skye as well as the islands of the Outer Hebrides.

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Loch Maree, Scottish Highlands

Getting there: Take the A832 from Achnasheen to Kinlochewe. The viewpoint is some 1.5 miles short of Kinlochewe on the right.

From the stunning viewpoint you’ll see across Glen Docherty towards Loch Maree. The loch is home to more than 60 islands and if the sun is shining the setting will sparkle under a blue sky.

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Scott’s View. Pic credit: Mehfoos Lal Yacoob

Scott’s View, Scottish Borders

Getting there: Follows signs on the A68 near St Boswells.

Famous Scottish writer Sir Walter Scott was inspired by many scenic locations in Scotland. The vista, named Scott’s View, overlooks the River Tweed valley is said to have been one of his favourites.

 

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3 great bridges, Firth of Forth

Getting there: You can see the bridges from both sides of the Firth of Forth. Head to South Queensferry on the B924 or to North Queensferry across the Forth.

Three bridges span three centuries and the Firth of Forth between North and South Queensferry. The Forth Bridge is a railway bridge and was opened in 1890. It is also UNESCO World Heritage Site. Further west is the Forth Road Bridge, opened in 1964, and the new Queensferry Crossing, which opened in 2017.

So, whether you’re looking for a weekend break, week-long holiday or something in-between, Scotland offers something for every kind of visitor.

 

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Counting sheep Campers have wide a range of campervans and motorhomes to hire in Scotland and are conveniently located at the gateway to Scotland. Just a short drive from Edinburgh or Newcastle. If you wish to leave your car with us, no problem we offer free on site secure parking.  We also offer an Airport or Train Meet & Greet service, if you wish to travel to us by public transport. It is a great location to start your holiday.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.