If you’re a road trip pro and haven’t added Scotland to your bucket list, then you’re missing out on one of the best road trip destinations out there. While it may be small in size, the land of mighty mountains and the freshest air offers infinite beauty, with breath-taking landscapes, picturesque towns and fascinating historic monuments. With so much to see, there’s no better way to travel than by hiring a car and setting off. |
There’s no wrong way to plan your trip (unless you forget to sort out your car hire excess insurance) but to help you plan your itinerary, here are a few of the top reasons why seeing Scotland by car is such an unforgettable experience.
Whether you’re all about the highlands, prefer a stroll on the coastal cliffs, a film buff looking for familiar locations, or you just want to take in a giant slice of nature’s beauty, you have thirteen fantastic routes to choose from. Here are three of our favourites and some of their highlights.
Fife Coastal Route
Ancient forests: home to the rare red squirrel, this route starts and ends in the forest. A walk in the woods is a wonderful way to get back to nature and disconnect. Picture-perfect villages, such as Elie, Crail and Pittenweem. Ancient castles. Home of celebrated artists, including John Vettriano. You’ll find several galleries along the way.
North Coast 500
This is for the adventurers. This circular route measures 516 miles and although it requires planning it is rich with attractions. 37 ‘munros’. These small mountains offer hidden lochs, glens and sensational views. Beach days: although a little colder than the Med, the turquoise waters and soft sands will be mostly isolated and are perfect for a long, relaxing walk.
One for the history buffs, this route is all about engineering, with the famous nineteenth century Forth bridge and the ruins of Linlithgow Palace. Site of the Battle of Bannockburn. Stirling, one of the country’s most beautiful cities.
Get Away From it All
While there are a number of cities to visit, if you so wish, this destination is perfect for those looking to escape the noise of everyday life. Veer off the beaten track and lose yourself in the peace and quiet of Scotland.
You’re in the Driving Seat
One of the best parts of travelling by car is that you’re in control. You choose where you want to go and when. All these routes are flexible, which means your itinerary can really be the one you dreamed about.
Before You Go
Although this form of travel is easy-breezy, when you hire a car you’ll want to make sure you’ve sorted your car hire excess insurance. Once that’s arranged and you’ve got your bags packed, there’s really nothing more to think about, apart from relaxing.
So, what are you waiting for? A holiday of a lifetime awaits!
Author Plate Sam Walker is a specialist insurance expert at LowerHire, a company that offers low-cost single trip and annual multi-trip car hire excess insurance policies. Travellers can rest easy knowing they will be fully protected against any hidden hire car costs and look forward to a stress-free rental experience.
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