Scotland has all the essential ingredients for the perfect road trip - beautiful, ever-changing scenery, incredible attractions and welcoming towns and villages. Scotland is characterised by its compactness and variety which make it ideal for touring by car. Its complex geology provides a wide range of different landscapes within a comparatively small area – the fertile farmland of Strathmore; the rounded bulk and high plateaux of the Cairngorms; the steep, rugged hills and long sea lochs of the West coast. Whether ploughed and placid or bleak and dramatic – it’s always beautiful. All you need is a soft-top and great company!
When touring Scotland your route can vary in length; trips can be as short or as long as you like. You could easily spend a week or two touring a large area of the country, or explore a couple of regions over a weekend, or get a flavour of Scotland’s awesomeness in a simple day trip.
You may have a specific route in mind such a drive over to Skye or a tour round the North Coast 500 or you may be looking for inspiration. We’ve handpicked some of our favourite driving routes that may take you to places you hadn’t considered, each route offering its own beautiful scenery as well as plenty of stop-off opportunities and places to eat.
The countryside of Highland Perthshire, with Ballinluig at its centre, is some of the most beautiful in Britain. To experience it you need simply choose one of these shorter routes and start driving. These routes make use of many of the back roads around hills, lochs, forestry and farmland which make up this area. The scenery through which they pass is rarely less than stunning, and along the routes there are viewpoints, walks, castles, churches and the small towns and villages of the area, which offer opportunities to stop and explore at leisure.
Some of these routes can be easily accomplished in one day, providing you’re in it for the drive and don’t mind not stopping off to see the sights and take a picnic with you to eat en route. Or take a little longer, stop off for a night and enjoy a slower drive amongst the best scenery Scotland has to offer.
Your Top Down Scotland convertible comes equipped with the latest in satellite navigation technology. Our Garmin DriveSmart 51 has a superb array of features to enhance your special trip: