Imagine a drive through glens and mountains where rival clans battled for supremacy; walking along rugged coastlines and spotting dolphins playing in the firth; touching ancient stones that are older than the pyramids; learning the hidden secrets of compact cities on a guided walking tour; enjoying the sights of UNESCO cities of music, design, literature and world heritage; savouring fresh seafood and beef straight from the land; landscapes filled with endless opportunities for adventure.

Scotland has all the essential ingredients for the perfect road trip. Beautiful ever-changing scenery, incredible attractions and welcoming towns and villages. All you need is a vehicle, an amazing playlist and some great company!

When touring Scotland by car (or camper or bike), your route can vary in length; trips can be as short or as long as you like. You could easily spend a week or two touring a large area of the country, or explore a region over a weekend – no matter what you choose to do, you’re guaranteed to have the best road trip around Scotland.

Plan a road trip around Scotland to see some of our most awesome sights. Explore the dramatic mountains of Glen Coe, skirt the eastern coastline to Dunnottar Castle, wind your way along the bonnie banks of Loch Lomond, or venture on a road trip around the west coast of Scotland for amazing island views and culture.

If you’re planning a UK road trip, adding Scotland to your travel plans would not go amiss! If you’re touring the north of England, stop by our southern regions to admire incredible landscapes, bags of ancient history, fascinating culture and more.

Keep reading to find out more about driving in Scotland and all the essential information you need to know to plan your amazing road trip around Scotland.

Scotland offers all this in abundance, and VisitScotland is ready to help you discover more!

The Departure Lounge

About The Departure Lounge

The Departure Lounge team of contributors is made up of seasoned travel journalists and travel experts from the Connections Group of Companies #everyconnectioncounts

We are committed to protecting and respecting your privacy. We use cookies on our website to personalise content and to analyse our traffic. You can change your cookie settings at any time.