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Driving & Road Trips in Scotland

Scotland has all the essential ingredients for the perfect road trip. Beautiful ever-changing scenery, incredible attractions and welcoming towns and villages. All you need is a vehicle, an amazing playlist and some great company!

When touring Scotland by car (or camper or bike), 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 region over a weekend - no matter what you choose to do, you're guaranteed to have the best road trip around Scotland.

Plan a road trip around Scotland to see some of our most awesome sights. Explore the dramatic mountains of Glen Coe, skirt the eastern coastline to Dunnottar Castle, wind your way along the bonnie banks of Loch Lomond, or venture on a road trip around the west coast of Scotland for amazing island views and culture.

If you're planning a UK road trip, adding Scotland to your travel plans would not go amiss! If you're touring the north of England, stop by our southern regions to admire incredible landscapes, bags of ancient history, fascinating culture and more.

Keep reading to find out more about driving in Scotland and all the essential information you need to know to plan your amazing road trip around Scotland.

Advice on driving in Scotland

You can find all the practical information and advice you need for driving in Scotland here, with details of speed limits, license and insurance, hire companies and how to plan your route.

We've also got help for you on petrol stations, charging points for electric vehicles, and how to keep Scotland looking beautiful by taking your litter with you and following the Scottish Outdoor Access Code.

Watch our handy video for all the top driving tips, or click through to our practical pages for more details and helpful websites.