Travel diary: Scotland by motorhome

Travel to Scotland in a rental motorhome or van for a road trip through legendary lands from an AVIS explore agency. Spectacular landscapes await you, between lakes and breathtaking fjords! Discover cities steeped in history, from Edinburgh to the Highlands.

Preparing for your trip to Scotland

Following Brexit, here are the new rules for entering and traveling in Scotland:

  • Citizens of the EU and Switzerland can travel to the UK visa-free and for 6 months;
  • From October 1, 2021, only passports are accepted, except for Irish citizens;
  • Your pet must have a passport;
  • Certain dog breeds are prohibited;
  • The European driving license is valid.

Our advice: plan your possible administrative procedures 4 months in advance and check regularly with the French government website on developments related to Brexit.

How to reach Scotland by motorhome?

Rent your motorhome in Paris and join Dunkirk to board a ferry. You arrive in Dover and join Canterbury, then York through magnificent English landscapes. Reach the capital of Edinburgh via the Scottish Borders and discover this sublime city dominated by the famous Castle Rock.


An hour's drive away, don't miss the incredible Stirling Castle perched on a volcano and bordered by sheer cliffs.

Our motorhome driver's tip: plan your overnight stays in a parking area that you will find on the Park4night application.

Destination 1: the Scottish Castles route by motorhome

Take the Castle Trail and discover the famous Scottish castles: Fyvie, Aberdeen, Braemar, to name only the most famous. Here are some of our favorite places for RVers:

  • The Dunnottar site;
  • The castle of Drum;
  • Balmoral Castle.


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Tips:With homestay rentals available on HomeCamper in Scotland, discover pretty places like Wigtown and Fraserburgh.

Destination 2: the Whiskey and Aberlour route

Continue your tour of Scotland in a motorhome. Did you know that the capital of Whiskey and Glenfiddich, the world's most famous single malt, is in Dufftown? This is the opportunity to discover incredible places:

  • The castle of Balvenie;
  • The Arched Bridge near the village of Aberlour;
  • And the essential Speyside cooperage.

Destination 3: the Highlands by motorhome

Will you come across the mysterious Loch Ness Monster? Prepare to be blown away by the scenery. From Inverness to Urquhart Castle, immerse yourself in a mystical site steeped in legends.
There is another little-known monster in Scotland: the Mucsheilche. He would be hiding in the beautiful Loch Maree.


To know :

  • At the wheel of your motorhome, you must drive on the left;
  • Bring clothes suitable for the 4 seasons, because the weather changes very quickly in Scotland!

Visiting Scotland in a motorhome promises a sensational road trip. Book your motorhome or van rental with AVIS explore to be sure of a smooth trip.

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