A few weeks ago I read a post by Rachel, a British expat living in Australia blogging at A Nesting Nomad, about the Australia road trips she would like to take. She obviously convinced me because it all looks wonderful! But it also made me think about the road trips I’d like to take in Scotland.
Scotland is obviously a much smaller country, but road trips are surely the best way to see this country! It has so much natural beauty that needs to be admired, and not just from a car window but also stopping to take it all in.
Here are four Scottish road trips I’d love to take one day:
1. North Coast 500
Length: 800 miles to and from Stirling
Duration: At least one week
NC500 is one of the top talked about road trips in Scotland from the last few years. Its popularity has surged through the last few years, becoming known as the Scottish Route 66. The North Coast 500 route follows the top bit of the Scottish mainland, from Inverness to John O’Groats to Durness, down to Applecross and back to Inverness. A friend of mine has just come back from doing it and she was raving about it! It looks like a memorable and wonderful trip!
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2. Outer Hebrides
Length: 170 miles from top to bottom
Duration: At least one week
I’ve dreamed of seeing the Outer Hebrides since I moved to Scotland but still haven’t made any plans of going. I want to have a full week to really enjoy it and haven’t found the time yet. I would love to make a trip and see the entirety, from Lewis and Harris, down to North and South Uist, including Benbecula and Barra.
3. Argyll down to Campbeltown
Length: 300 miles
Duration: 2-3 days over a long weekend
Campbeltown is so far that you can fly there from Glasgow. Because of the way the mainland splits on the west coast, it means you have to go the long way to drive down to Campbeltown. From Stirling, we need to drive across to the west side of Loch Lomond before going toward Inveraray and then south all the way from there. I think it’s a part of Scotland that foreigners rarely explore and it would be interesting!
4. The Borders
Length: 200 miles to and from Stirling
Duration: One or two days, over a weekend
The Scottish Borders is an area that I’ve yet to discover. It looks beautiful with its rolling hills, fields and many historic monuments. There is especially a great abbey route to follow between Melrose Abbey, Kelso Abbey and Jedburgh. I would also love to pop over to the East coast too and see the lovely St Abbs.
Are there road trips you’d love to take one day?xx