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Scottish Highlands Self Drive

Scotland UK

Scottish Highlands Self Drive

story by: Inspire UK & Ireland

5 days/4 nights.
Scotland is a great place to travel by car. The highland roads can be quite narrow but are often relatively free from traffic and the surrounding countryside is simply stunning, Restaurants offer some great locally produced meals. There are loads of historic sites but perhaps the best thing about driving is the warm Scottish hospitality you get wherever you go.

Day 1: Glasgow - Oban.
Drive along the shores of Loch Lomond and visit the stunning gardens of Crarae and Arduaine before arriving in the seaside town of Oban.
Option: take the ferry out to Mull or Iona and spend some days in these delightful islands!

Day 2: Oban - Inverness.
Head North along the coast past the solitary Castle staler picturesquely set on a tidal islet on Loch Laich. Visit Form William, Ben Nevis, Loch Ness and Urquhart Castle on route to Inverness - home of the Loch Ness Monster!

Day 3: Inverness - Perth.
Just outside Inverness you can visit Culloden - the last battle fought on British soil and site of the massacre of many of the Scottish clans. Travel the winding roads through the Grampian Mountains to Perth. If the highlands natural beauty with its long shimmering lochs, snowy mountains, green glens and rugged coastlines isn’t enough, its also common to spot some fantastic wildlife like seals, red kites and stags as you drive so keep your eyes open.

Day 4: Perth or St Andrews. 
Explore Perth and take in a round of golf at the legendary St Andrews course.

Day 5: Perth or St Andrews - Edinburgh -driving through the delightful town of Stirling.
Stirling is home to Stirling Castle and the legacy of William Wallace of Braveheart fame.

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