In terms of picturesque and dramatic landscapes, it is hard to beat the Scottish Isles. There is something mystical, wild and very beautiful about this part of the UK, but it is also an area that many never get to visit. They are ideal places for road trips because this allows you to travel around the isles at your own pace and take in the mesmerizing beauty and there are 3 tours that should be on your list. Keep reading to find out more.
Island Explorer Tour
A great way to tick off a few of the Isles of one trip is the Island Explorer tour. This is a tour that will take you to 7 islands in 7 days and leaves from Edinburgh, so you also get a chance to discover the capital. After Edinburgh, you get to explore Arran, Oban, Mull, Iona, Staffa and Ulva. This will be one of the best ways to learn about each island as well as explore.
Isle of Skye
The Isle of Skye is perhaps the most famous Scottish Isle and for good reason as it is breathtakingly beautiful. It is also connected to the coast of Scotland by a bridge, which makes it a good destination for a road trip without the need to book a ferry. Here you can enjoy wild and dramatic landscapes, picturesque fishing villages and the inviting town of Portree where you will find lots of attractions, inching cosy Harbourside pubs.
Grand Borders Tour to Orkney
The Grand Borders Tour to Orkney will show you some of the wildest and most majestic natural beauty found in Northern Scotland. You will travel up the West Coast and follow the iconic NC500 route around the most extreme areas in Northern Scotland before heading to the Orkney Islands with many stunning Neolithic sites and sandstone cliffs.
Practical Things to Consider
When planning your road trip, you need to make sure that you are well-prepared. This will involve getting the car in the best condition to handle rugged terrain – you can book your MOT online if needed. You should also book accommodation in advance, check ferry timetables as they can vary by season and pack everything that you need (the weather can be extreme).
The Scottish Isles boasts jaw-dropping natural beauty and it is an area that everyone should discover at some point. A road trip is the best way to explore and this post should give you a few ideas for tours and ways to prepare for your trip.