EDINBURGH – LOCH LOMOND AND THE TROSSACHS – VALLEY OF GLENCOE – FORT WILLIAM – GLENFINNAN – OBAN

We would like to share with you few trip ideas around Scotland.
That’s only our short suggestions and we do not intend to give you detailed description. We think that you will find something for yourself and we are sure you will enjoy what Scotland has to offer.

We think that you will never forget beautiful Scottish landscape, and hope that will be trip of your life as this jurney is for us.

The adventure begins with VanGo Campers!

This route is perfect if you don’t have so much time and you want to enjoy multiple places: starting in Edinburgh, you will go through Loch Lomond and the Trossachs national park, have one day to enjoy the beauty of one of the treasure of the Highlands: the valley of Glencoe, and experiment the life of Fort William. And it will be enough time to visit Glenfinnan, the famous viaduct of Howgart Express; the indispensable fish and seafood of Oban and the magic of the castles: Stalker, Dunstaffnage and Kilchurn.

Would you like to come with us?

DAY ONE: EDINBURGH – LOCH LOMOND AND THE TROSSACHS – FALLS OF DOCHART, KILLIN

The route will start in Edinburgh. You will have plenty of time to stop in the Loch Lomond and the Trossachs national park in the way, in the east side. After 1h40 min driving, you will arrive to the Falls of Dochart, Killin.

To sleep: After visiting the falls and the surroundings (the beautiful Loch Tay), go back again to the A85, direction Ben More. Choose a place to park your van and enjoy those views!

TIP: In Scotland, roads are narrow and dark, so it is important to choose where are you going to sleep before the sun goes down. If you have troubles finding a place, you can search in google maps: car parking. There are a few among the country and they will be perfect spots for you and your van.

DAY TWO: THE VALLEY OF GLENCOE

The valley of Glencoe is one of the most beautiful places of the Highlands. You will love to have time to explore it. The best part of it is that you will follow the same road (A82): you only have to choose where to stop! 

Here is a list of the best of the valley of Glencoe: Bridge of Orchy, Rannoch Moor, Glen Etive, Buachille Etive Moore (the mountain where the valley starts), the Meeting of Three Waters, the Three Sisters, Loch Achtriochtan. Glencoe. Starting in Killin, this is a 2h15min route. 

To sleep: Glencoe Lochan Trail park is the perfect spot to park your van after this long day of exploring, a quiet and separate place without going out of Glencoe. 

TIP: If you want to see deers, there is two options. First of all is Kinghouse Hotel: they use to be in the surroundings. And if you have more time and want to explore it deeper, in Glen Etive you are going to find dozens of them

DAY THREE: FORT WILLIAM – GLEN NEVIS – GLENFINNAN - LOCHAILORT

Today you will have the opportunity to enjoy the history and life of Fort William (and get some supplies if you need!). This will be your first stop. If you want to do some hiking, turn off to Glen Nevis, you won’t regret. And then it’s time to get to Glenfinnan and admire the famous viaduct. The final part of the day is for Lochailort and surroundings: this area is full of small villages, plenty of charming. 

To sleep: There is a lot of small spots to park in this area, specially around the small town. 

TIP: The Fort William Railway Station has the best public showers. A shower, including towel, will cost you 3,50 pounds. Ticket office opening: 7:00-20:00 (Monday to Friday), 07:00-17:45 (Saturday), 09:30-20:30 (Sunday).

DAY FOUR: CORRAN – STALKER CASTLE – DUNSTAFFNAGE CASTLE - OBAN – KILCHURN CASTLE

Take your time to admire the beauty of the smalls roads between Lochailort and Corran. To get to Corran, you will need to take a ferry: it will take 10 min and cost 8,20 pounds. After that, it’s time to go down again. Today is castle’s day: the first one will be Stalker Castle, to be continued by Dunstaffnage Castle. Then, a stop in Oban: you mustn’t miss the best seafood of the Highlands! We will finish the day in Kilchurn Castle

-To sleep: there are plenty of parking cars near of Kilchurn Castle. Look for the green signs!

TIP: There are public showers in Oban, and it will cost you only one pound. Just need to be sure to arrive before 18h, or you will find them closed.

The next morning you will have to drive 2h20 min to return your van!