A LONG WEEKEND IN SCOTLAND

Thinking of cancelling your summer holidays and to just stay at home?
Don’t let the worlds restrictions cancel your summer; why not take a road trip of a lifetime around scenic Scotland.
The endless picturesque sites scattered around the Scottish countryside are joined by its charming cities steeped in history, making it the ideal place for a summer escape.

Here at Hadrian Motorhomes, we have put together a guide that will have you making the most of your weekend adventure.

 

Let us start with the city that is a must for anyone to see, Edinburgh. The Roman founded city is full of history and beautiful buildings; however, this really is the city to suit everyone; split into the old town and new town, there is something for everyone to do.

Whilst in Edinburgh, the castle is a must-see, built on top of a 700-year-old extinct volcano, this architectural masterpiece is a perfect day trip, whether that’s for a romantic stroll as a couple or to entertain the kids on a family day out. We recommend booking your tickets well in advance especially during school holidays to avoid disappointment.

 

Now one for all of the Harry Potter fans; Edinburgh is one of the many Scottish locations that is associated with the magical world of Hogwarts and is actually where J.K.Rowling spent most of her time writing the first books of the series. The Elephant House Café is said to have been one of Rowling’s favourite places to sit and write whilst being inspired by the winding cobbled streets just outside her window seat.

Within the city, you can find many underground bars, selling anything from on tap beers to cocktail slushies. The Devil’s Advocate bar in Old Town creates beautiful cocktails and is well worth a visit on your trip!

 

After all the excitement of a city, we have a mini paradise nestled into the west coast of Scotland.
Oban also known as the ‘Little Bay’ is truly the most idyllic location for a quiet getaway. Travelling from the entertainment of Edinburgh will only take around 2-3 hours, and there are so many camping spots that you can park your Hadrian Motorhome in before going off to explore. Oban Caravan Park is a beautiful spot to stay whilst in Oban, you will wake up surrounded in scenic beauty, so we highly recommend a picnic breakfast outside to take in those views before starting your day.

For a chilled-out afternoon stroll, Oban offers all the amenities you may need to enjoy yourself; you will find the local distillery at the center of the town where you are able to try the 14-year-old West Highland Malt Whiskey, or why not visit Oban’s very own chocolate factory and shop and indulge yourself in coffees and home baking. You will find lots of fun places to explore during your time in Oban and will be able to fill your days with different activities to please everyone.

 

 

There are endless beautiful spots to visit across Scotland, and we will be putting together more guides to help you put together your ideal getaway. We love seeing your memories being made whilst on a Hadrian Motorhome vacation and know that once you have experienced the escapism of a road trip you will want to do it year after year!

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Motorhome holiday in Northumberland.

There’s nothing quite like a Staycation in a motorhome and if you’ve never been to Northumberland, you’re missing a treat. With a motorhome, you can travel around the county; there are so many places to visit, you’ll be spoilt for choice. Click here to hire one of our luxury motorhomes. You can find plenty of places to park your motorhome on independant sites, for example The Barn at the Beal where you can enjoy a wonderful meal and reception at The Bothy before heading back to the warmth and comfort of your luxury motorhome.  This particular site is on the entrance to the causeway to The Holy Island of Lindisfarne.  You must keep a keen eye on tide times if you’re planning on crossing to the island and don’t take any chances or you could be in big trouble. The tide times can be found here. Book your luxury motorhome here

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It’s a lovely walk over the causeway, whatever the weather and there are plenty of photo opportunities on the way. We parked our Motorhome at The Barn at the Beal which has lovely facilities and fabulous views.

Another fabulous place to visit from this site is if you venture about 19 miles South along the coast, you will arrive at Seahouses where you can catch a boat trip to the Farne Islands. Sir David Attenborough called the Farne Islands his favourite place in the UK to see ‘magnificent nature’. Praise indeed! There are a few companies that offer trips over to the Farne Islands; the one we’ve used is Billy Shiels  who we found incredibly informative It was a thoroughly enjoyable day and enjoyable for all ages. Book your luxury motorhome here and make sure you experience this trip if you’re in the area.

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We visited the Farne Island during mating season; they weren’t too keen on us watching it seems.

You can also get fabulous Fish and Chips from Seahouses, perfect if you’re tired and don’t fancy cooking; genuinely, you’ll find it difficult to beat the food from Neptunes. Everything is cooked fresh and they offer sit in (Covid allowing) and take out.

We are happy to give you any advise from our personal experiences, you just need to ask. Book here.