5 Reasons to visit Scotland in winter

If you’re looking for winter holiday ideas then look no further! There are many reasons to vacation in Scotland over winter and even more reasons to hire a campervan for your adventure. Here, we’ve chosen what we see as the 5 best reasons to visit Scotland in winter. All of which will provide you with lasting, lifelong memories and all of which are best discovered in a campervan with freedom to explore the landscape at your own pace.

1. Incredible sights

Scottish scenery is awe-inspiring and secluded at the best of times but none more so than in winter. With snow dusting the mountains and red deer roaming free, you can really catch some incredible sights. If your preference is to avoid the crowds and parties, you can find yourself completely alone for days all over Scotland.

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Winter Sports in Scotland

Feeling chills just thinking about campervan hire over winter in Scotland? Fear not! If you’d like a winter escape over the festive period, our 2-4 berth campervans offer diesel heating systems to keep you toasty and winter tyres to keep you safe. There are also a variety of campsites open year-round, offering luxurious facilities at off-season rates.

Scotland has 5 Ski Resorts to choose from. There are a number of advantages for skiing here that provide an exceptional experience, not to be missed. Even if you are not a skier or snowboarder, there are a range of activities on offer at each resort providing fun packed days for all the family. Due to their popularity over winter, accommodation in these areas can fill up quickly and are often booked a year in advance. Therefore campervan hire can provide an exceptional and budget-friendly alternative.
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Outer Hebrides

Now that the summer crowds are beginning to dissipate, the ferries to the Outer Hebrides become much more available, as does the space for campervans on the islands. Click these links for more information on Ferries  and Outer Hebrides Campsites.

Barra, Outer Hebrides

Although a wee bitty colder at this time of year, the Outer Hebrides is a treat you will not want to miss! With spectacular beaches, beautiful scenery and it’s own little taste of history including the standing stones of Lewis and the birthplace of Donald Trumps mother. Don’t let the latter put you off, as these islands are breath-taking in their beauty and serenity.  The autumn or spring months are the perfect time to set off on your campervan adventure. The leaves start to turn, dazzling glorious colours in autumn and in spring everything comes to life, from snowdrops to little lambs with black socks.

 

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3-5 day tour with Lassie

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We set off from the picturesque village of Fintry and headed into the Trossachs to start our campervan adventure.

CALLANDER

First stop in the beautiful town of IMG_4952Callander to pick up supplies. This busy tourist town offers plenty of coffee shops, eateries, outdoor clothing shops and is surrounded by gorgeous scenery. Only 30mins drive from Fintry, it is well worth a visit on your first or last day. If you are arriving late in the day, the supermarket is open until 10pm and check out your Brit Stops guide (free with the campervan hire) for places to stay in the area.

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North East 250

SCOTLAND’s newest driving route, the North East 250, has been officially launched, with high hopes it will bring a tourist boom to Speyside, the Cairngorms, Deeside, Aberdeen, the east coast and the Moray coast.

Launched at the Moray Speyside Tourism Conference in Elgin, the circular route takes in fantastic roads and views along with castles, wildlife, coastal villages, stunning beaches, golf courses, mountains, forests and distilleries.

The North East 250 has been developed by local businessman Guy Macpherson-Grant, whose family’s roots on Speyside go back to the 16th century.

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Driving in Scotland

Many of our clients are from overseas, so here is a handy  ‘Driving tips’ video to help you adjust before you get here. Rules are the same throughout the UK (Other than Alcohol limits which are more strict in Scotland). Have a safe trip in your Campsie Camper.

North Coast 500 by Campervan

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We packed up our VW Campsie Camper with the kids and headed north from Fintry, Stirling to try out the N500 (North Coast 500).  In a nutshell, we had the trip of a lifetime and the scenery is some of the best you will ever see.  Also travelled to the Isle of Skye and North Uist. Castles, beaches and much more… Friendly people, great food. We feel incredibly lucky to have this on our doorstep.