Scotland is one of the most beautiful countries in the world. From the stunning coastlines and beaches to the remote peaks of the Scottish Highlands, the country has an incredible amount to offer and the options for exploration and adventure are limitless.

There are a number of ways to explore the wilds of Scotland. You could hike or even cycle. However, we think there’s a better way. Renting a campervan is the perfect way to explore Scotland and experience this fantastic country. Let’s find out why.

What is a Campervan?

Campervans, also commonly known as motorhomes or RVs (recreational vehicles), are vehicles that double as living quarters. Campervans will come equipped with all the features and comforts you’d find in a standard home, including beds, sofas, bathrooms, and even kitchens.

Campervans come in all sorts of different shapes and sizes, from small single or double-person vans to enormous vehicles that can comfortably fit a whole family. You might find that campervan is used to describe slightly smaller vehicles, while larger vehicles will be referred to as motorhomes, but there are no real hard and fast rules.

Campervans are commonly confused with caravans, but there are distinctions between the two that are important to note. Campervans are completely self-contained, meaning they can be driven themselves. Caravans, on the other hand, have no driving capabilities and must be towed by another vehicle.

So, now that we know what campervans are, let’s discuss why they are the perfect option for exploring the rural Scottish countryside.

Complete Freedom

The traditional holiday involves booking a room in a hotel and staying around that local area. You might take a day trip somewhere further out, but generally, your holiday will be spent in one location.

There’s certainly nothing wrong with this approach. It can be a wonderful way to relax and escape the stresses and responsibilities of everyday life. However, some of us are looking for something more from our holidays. We crave excitement and adventure and want to experience something new and thrilling.

If this sounds like you, renting a campervan to explore rural Scotland could be the perfect option. You won’t be tied down to one location and instead, you will have the freedom to go wherever you want, whenever you want. If you visit somewhere and find it’s not to your liking, you can simply hop in your campervan and head off somewhere new.

There are countless camping sites and campervan parks dotted across the Scottish countryside, which means you’ll never be stuck for somewhere to park up and rest for the night.

Cruise by the Coast

Experts estimate that Scotland’s coastline isapproximately 18,743 km long. The Scottish coast is famous around the world for its incredible scenic beauty and fantastic wildlife. You’ll stumble upon remote white sand beaches with clear blue waters, not unlike what you’d find in the Caribbean, and you’ll be able to spot animals including dolphins, eagles, otters, puffins, and killer whales.

If you want to take in what is perhaps the finest coastal scenery on the planet, there’s no better way than by campervan. Travelling along the coast by campervan means you can go at your own pace, stopping whenever you please to explore the beach or take a dip in the icy waters.

One of the best things about campervans is how much stuff you’ll be able to pack. You won’t have to deal with the nightmare of trying to fit everything into a standard car. This means you’ll be able to bring your beach gear alongside your regular holiday stuff with absolutely no issues.

Mountain Adventures

As well as fantastic coastlines, Scotland is also home to some truly stunning mountain terrain. Munros are the biggest mountains in Scotland, each over 914m, and there are 282 dotted across the country. Munro-bagging, climbing as many as possible, is a popular hobby, and travelling Scotland by campervan will offer you a fantastic opportunity to tick a few of these formidable Scottish mountains off of your list.

There’s nothing worse than returning to your car after an arduous mountain trek only to remember that you have a long drive home to look forward to. With a campervan, you can relax and unwind the second you get off the mountain, you can cook your dinner or have a nap immediately after your mountain adventure before driving off to bag the next Munro.


A campervan is the perfect way to explore rural Scotland. Whether you’re cruising by the coastline or bagging Munros, a campervan trip will give you the chance to experience Scotland like never before.


Northern girl Laura is the epitome of a true entrepreneur. Laura’s spirit for adventure and passion for people blaze through House of Coco. She founded House of Coco in 2014 and has grown it in to an internationally recognised brand whilst having a lot of fun along the way. Travel is in her DNA and she is a true visionary and a global citizen.

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