There is one country in the North of Europe that is perfect for road tripping, and that is Scotland! The best part is that you can experience so much of the region in such a small amount of time, and what could be better than doing it in a VW camper van? Down below is a route that will give you beautiful views of the coast and insights into Scottish history. You can either complete this trip in its entirety or just choose two or three sections, depending on your time and budget.
Edinburgh to Braemar
Depending on when you arrive at Braemar, you can go for a little hike and take in the views, as the surrounding area is breathtaking. You will also get stunning views of the landscape when you're driving in your camper van, making you want to leisurely drive to your destination and enjoy the comforts of the VW camper van. Of course, don't forget to keep your eyes on the road, no matter how tempting it is!
Braemar to Inverness
Inverness has a lot of culture and history. As it lies both on the Ness river and on the sea, you'll be rewarded with some pretty amazing views. Inverness Castle is also well worth a visit for those that love to feel the imposing vibes of a building packed with history. The castle was built on an eleventh-century defensive site in 1836, and is today used as a Sheriff's Court.
Inverness to Elgin to Fraserburgh
The ruins of Elgin Cathedral is worth a visit, as well as Brodie Castle. When you're journeying to Fraserburgh, be sure to make a quick stop at Pennan as it's situated directly beneath a cliff. This is one spot in particular that you'll need to photograph, because the ideallic scenes are amazing to capture. Fraserburgh is a sleepy little harbour town where your camper van will get you smoothly to the beach, so you can enjoy a day in the salty air and (hopefully!) sunshine.
Fraserburgh to Peterhead to Aberdeen
Travelling to Peterhead will give you the perfect opportunity to fully enjoy your VW camper van while being surrounded by views of the coast and beautiful beaches. Peterhead is known for its fish and its daily fish market - though don't buy any unless you have a fridge on standby! A good place to finish your road trip is in Aberdeen, where there is a lot to do and see, including the infamous Aberdeen Market Cross.
For the best VW camper van hire Scotland has to offer, go to Kelpie Campers. We boast an extensive range of camper vans available, and the friendly team can help you decide which one is right for you.