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The Best Road-Trip locations in Scotland

If you’re not wanting to venture abroad any time soon, why not explore the idea of a staycation instead! Scotland is known for its natural beauty and breath-taking scenery, with many motorists taking to its roads to enjoy the views. Whether you book yourself a caravan or campervan, or just simply head there for a trip in your car and book into a B&B, Scotland can offer so much more than you think. 

Cairngorms National Park

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With over 90 miles of snow-capped peaks, rugged glens, outdoor activities, cycling and delicious food and drink ahead of you, what’s not love about the Snow Roads Scenic Route in the Cairngorms National Park. The route owes its name to the highest public road in Britain and boasts some of the most dramatic scenery you could ever imagine. 

Featuring plenty of Instagram-ready vantage points and photo opportunities for nature lovers, it truly is a must see if you’re heading on an adventure. 

Dumfries & Galloway

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Enjoy a leisurely drive with your family down the South West Coastal 300. With over 300 miles of quiet winding roads through the beautiful countryside of Dumfries & Galloway and South Ayrshire, it boasts a number of postcard-perfect beauty spots for you to enjoy. Why not take a picnic and stare out over the rolling hills and rugged clifftops – you may even see a colourful house or two in some of the surrounding towns and villages!

North Coast 500

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Said to be Scotland’s answer to America’s legendary Route 66, it’s quickly established itself as one of the world’s most iconic driving routes. Following a sweeping loop around the whole northern tip of the country, from Inverness to John O’Groats, head along the jaw-dropping coastline overlooking the North Sea before travelling down the west coast and heading inland at Applecross peninsula. Offering you the most glorious backdrop for your road trip, it’s a must if you’re heading up to Scotland. 

Inverness to Loch Fleet

Soak up the natural beauty of the highlands with this route from Inverness to Loch Fleet. The Moray Firth is an 80-mile semi-circular route bursting with an abundance of breath-taking sights and scenery. Passing through rugged landscapes and a few untouched parts of the country; get your cameras at the ready for some snapshots you’ll never forget. 

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No matter your reasons for wanting to explore Scotland in the future, it truly is one of the most breath-taking locations much closer to home than you think. With so much to offer, from the food and drink to the sights and landmarks, you’d be foolish not to want to explore!