At Adventure Wagons we want you to get the most out of your adventure. It's best to spend a bit of time before hand planning your route and narrowing down some attractions that are high on your priority list.
We love planning adventures, so our team are always happy to be of help if you need some tips on what to see and where to travel when it comes to Scotland, just ask.
Please see some well-known driving routes in Scotland that we cannot recommend highly enough to get the full Scottish experience.
Here are a few of Scotland's routes we would suggest.
Borders Historic Route – The only tourist route that ventures across the border, the Borders Historic Route, Starting in Scotland’s historic capital city, you will have the chance to explore plenty of charming villages and passing through the beautiful countryside of the Scottish Borders before finishing up this route near Carlisle.
Heart 200 – Heart 200 is a spectacular circular route on existing public roads, with sub-routes suitable for walkers, cyclists and bikers as well as motorists. A vast array of visitor attractions and activities can be found in the vicinity of the 200-mile route, which uniquely links Scotland’s two national parks, Loch Lomond and The Trossachs and The Cairngorms.
The route, which is a broad 30-mile corridor, encourages visitors to take a wide range of different sub-tours as part of the experience, enabling them to access and enjoy a huge array of visitor attractions, places to visit, restaurants and hotels in the vicinity.
North East 250 –The North East 250 explores everything for which Scotland is famous in a unique Scottish road trip taking you through the whisky distilleries of Speyside, the spectacular mountain passes of the Cairngorms National Park, the famous castles of Royal Deeside, the Granite City of Aberdeen, the rugged North Sea coastline to the East, and the picturesque seaside villages of the Moray Firth Coast.
North Coast 500 – The NC500 starts in the northern city of Inverness, weaves along the west coast to Applecross and then northwards towards the towns of Torridon and Ullapool. From there, you'll venture to some of the most northerly coastal points in Scotland, passing by Caithness and John O' Groats before heading south again through Dingwall and finally back to Inverness. Booking campsites and activities in advance are highly recommended when completing the NC500.
Isle of Skye – The Isle of Skye is one of the most popular places to visit in Scotland. Around 650,000 people add the Isle of Skye to their Scotland itinerary every year. But it’s a big island. Much bigger than it looks on the map – mostly because the roads are narrow, and winding and it takes longer to get from A to B than you’d think. Thus, it is important to plan your itinerary in order to maximise your time on the island and get the most out of your trip to the Isle of Skye. Depending on how many days you spend on Skye, you might only have time to see some of its most iconic sites.
Argyll Coastal Route and Inverness - If you’re a fan of seafood, sea air and stunning sunsets then the Argyll Coastal Route will be the drive of your life! Set off from the banks of Loch Lomond to explore Scotland’s west coast and travel the scenic route to Fort William. Discover the excellent produce of Loch Fyne, the fascinating history of the Kingdom of Dalraida at Kilmartin and the astonishingly diverse landscapes – from seashores to mountain top. Why not continue your journey upwards by completing the North Coast 500.
South West Coastal 300 – One of Scotland’s newer road trip routes, the South West Coastal 300 takes in over 300 miles of quiet roads through Dumfries & Galloway and South Ayrshire and is perfect for a long weekend. The experience? Think winding coastlines of secluded sandy shorelines and rugged cliffs, characterful towns and villages, and rolling hills and glens clad in heather inland, with plenty of opportunities to test your photography skills or simply enjoy some splendid views and quirky locations to visit.
You have Scotland at your fingertips so some of the routes can work well together such as the Heart 200 into the North East 250 or the Argyll Coastal Route and continuing into the North Coast 500. You have the whole of Scotland to explore so set off on your adventures and see what some memories you can make.