05 January 2024 / Struans

Explore Hidden Gems of Scotland: A Comprehensive Guide to Motorhome Hire

Have you spent countless hours online scrolling through Pinterest, creating boards filled with motorhome travel inspiration for the Scottish Highlands? 

Perhaps you've dreamt of the perfect family vacation, where adventure meets flexibility amidst Scotland's rugged landscapes.

Well, guess what? It's time to bring those motorhome ideas to life! 

If you've been longing for a family vacation that combines adventure, flexibility, and the breathtaking beauty of Scotland, a motorhome hire holidaywith Struans is the perfect choice for you.  

In this guide, we're sharing some of our top tips for travelling in a motorhome in Scotland. We’ve listed some of the best-hidden gems Scotland has to offer and included everything you need to know to ensure your journey is a success. 

Our 40-year legacy

We are Struans Leisure, where the spirit of exploration meets a 40-year legacy of motoring excellence. As a local, family-owned business situated in Perth, Scotland, we take pride in providing an escape for families, individuals, and retirees to go explore Scotland's natural beauty.

As well as offering new and used motorhomes for sale, we also provide a fantastic range of motorhomes for hire. Hiring a motorhome for a short but fruitful period can be a great way to ease you into motorhome travel, giving you an idea of what to expect if you were to purchase one of your own.  

We support our customers throughout their hire journey and will be on-hand to assist you before, during and after your trip. From helpful advice to practical tips, we’re here to ensure your motorhome hire journey goes off without a hitch.

Our four decades of expertise speak to this commitment, ensuring your adventure is not just a trip but a cherished memory. 

Read on for further advice on how to make the most out of your Scotland motorhome adventure!

Travelling Scotland by motorhome

Why choose a motorhome for your Scotland getaway?

The excitement of a holiday in Scotland is heightened when it comes to the freedom of a motorhome. Just imagine the flexibility to chart your own course, the convenience of having all your comforts on wheels, and the cost-effectiveness that allows you to explore more.

Below, we’ve outlined how a motorhome can grant you unique access to off-the-beaten-path locations. This only adds to the alure of your Scottish motorhome holiday, ensuring it is not confined by the usual tourist trails.

From families seeking bonding experiences to couples craving romantic getaways and solo adventurers in pursuit of self-discovery, motorhomes cater to diverse travel styles, making every journey uniquely yours.


Our motorhome fleet: Where comfort meets adventure

Pitch up in style and unlock the full potential of your Scottish adventure with our motorhome rental options. We believe in providing not just a mode of transportation but an experience that enhances the freedom and flexibility of your holiday. Our fleet boasts regular and premium motorhomes from trusted brands such as Elddis, Adria, and Sun Living. These vehicles are not just means of travel, they are your ticket to an extraordinary journey through Scotland. 

For your convenience, you can choose between:

We also offer a range of dedicated pet-friendly motorhomes so that you can bring your dog or pet along with you!

So, whether you're exploring pristine nature, marvelling at impressive castles, or gazing at stunning lochs around every bend, our premium motorhomes provide the perfect vantage point for soaking in the unparalleled beauty of Scotland. 

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Comfortable motorhome rental options 

No matter the size or style of motorhome you're looking to rent, we're confident that our fleet has the perfect fit for your holiday needs. We are committed to ensuring that your motorhome experience is not only comfortable but also aligns seamlessly with your travel aspirations.

Trust in the quality, reliability, and variety of our Elddis, Sun Living, and Adria motorhomes as you set out on a Scottish journey that will be etched in your memory forever.

Plus, our motorhomes come with many additional extras to make sure your trip is as smooth and comfortable as possible. From handy kitchen utensils to built-in entertainment systems, you’ll have everything you need to make the most of your motorhome holiday!

Scottish highlands travel advice

Scotland’s go-to motorhome destinations

At Struans, our support extends beyond just providing motorhome rentals—we're here to help you find the best adventures while you're on vacation. 

Allow us to be your guide as we unveil a carefully curated list of lesser-known yet breathtaking destinations in Scotland. These are ideal havens for those who seek the road less travelled, promising an escape into nature's embrace, away from the well-trodden paths and tourist crowds!

1, Loch Voil and Loch Doine

If you're uncertain where to begin your Scottish motorhome journey, start with the tranquillity of Loch Voil and Loch Doine in Trossachs National Park. These interconnected lochs, surrounded by rolling hills and dense woodlands, offer a serene retreat. (Note: a permit is required if wild camping in some areas of The Trossachs).

2. Applecross Peninsula

For those seeking coastal wonders, let us introduce you to the Applecross Peninsula. This coastal haven is embraced by the sea on one side and rugged mountains on the other! Unsure about navigating the Bealach na, one of the most spectacular coastal roads? Our support includes tips on traversing these routes, ensuring you experience the panoramic views that make this destination a must-visit. 

3. Fairy Pools, Isle of Skye

The Fairy Pools on the Isle of Skye are another enchanting destination, offering crystal-clear pools cascading down the Cuillin Mountains. 

The famous Fairy Pools offer a unique and captivating experience, making it an ideal alternative for those looking to immerse themselves in the mythical beauty of Scotland's landscapes. Not to mention the simple pleasure of dipping in Scotland’s natural water – an invigorating yet rewarding experience!

Isle of Skye scotland

Tips for a successful motorhome adventure

Maybe it's your first time embarking on a motorhome hire adventure, or perhaps you're still navigating the vast possibilities of what lies ahead. Worry not! 

We've compiled short but invaluable tips to ensure your journey is not just memorable but also seamlessly executed. Let us be your compass in this exciting exploration of Scotland's hidden gems.

  • Planning the perfect route

If you're unsure where to begin, start by planning the perfect route. Consider your preferences—coastal drives, mountainous terrains, or serene countryside—and let our guide help you choose routes that align with your vision. Whether it's your first time planning or you're a seasoned traveller, our advice ensures you're on the right path to an unforgettable Scottish adventure.

  • Choosing idyllic campsites

Finding the right campsite can transform your motorhome experience. Let us guide you to idyllic spots where the beauty of Scotland unfolds just beyond your motorhome door. Whether you seek tranquillity by a loch or a mountain backdrop, our exploring Scotland in a motorhome blog ensure you have a comfortable stay and wake up to breathtaking views.

  • Efficient packing for comfort

Packing efficiently is a skill, especially when it comes to a motorhome adventure. Make sure you’ve got all your essential items that enhance your comfort on the road. Whether it's cooking utensils, outdoor gear, or cosy blankets–ensuring you have everything you need for a stress-free journey!

  • Timing your visit to hidden gems

Maybe you're unsure about the best times to visit certain destinations. We’ve helped you find the best spots now it’s your turn to make sure you plan the timing of your visit. Let your adventure unfold during the most magical moments, from serene lochs to ancient castles, making your motorhome journey a series of unforgettable experiences.

  • Embracing motorhome etiquette and responsible travel

Whether it's your first time or not, responsible travel is essential. Our guide includes tips on motorhome etiquette, emphasising respect for natural areas and fellow travellers. 

As stewards of the environment, your actions contribute to preserving the beauty of Scotland. Travel responsibly and leave a positive impact on the environment and communities you encounter.

Maybe these tips sparked your curiosity, or perhaps you have more questions. Feel free to send us a message—we love to chat about motorhome adventures! 

Whether you mix these tips with other research or rely solely on our advice, we're here to ensure your journey through Scotland is filled with excitement, wonder, and unforgettable moments.

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Make your motorhome holiday a reality

As we've explored, beginning on a motorhome journey in Scotland is an exceptional way to witness the breathtaking landscapes of the nation. 

By following the guidelines and recommendations provided in this blog, you're not just ensuring a memorable and mindful expedition but also maximising the freedom of the open road!

Experience the enchantment of motorhome life firsthand by reaching out directly to book your motorhome hire in Scotland for the upcoming season – don't wait any longer to take the leap!

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