About the Region
History, heritage, folklore and mystery are all waiting to be discovered in Scotland along with the region's spectacular scenery and, if you are lucky, a glimpse of the Loch Ness Monster and the Northern Lights. With so much to see and do, Scotland is definitely the place for a scenic road trip.
The Scottish West Coast
Pick up your car hire in Scotland from one of our Glasgow branches and you are perfectly placed to start a tour of the West coast. Make Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park your first destination and be sure to enjoy the view from An Ceann Mor at Inveruglas. Continue west to Oban stopping for lunch in the small town of Inverary which lies on the banks of Loch Fyne. Venturing further North will take you through Glencoe to Fort William. This is the gateway to Ben Nevis, the UK's highest peak.
The highest point on your route between Glasgow and Oban is known as the Rest and Be Thankful. Inquisitive Highland Cattle will watch as you take your photographs.
Tip:With beautiful scenery to observe and winding stretches of country roads we recommend you leave plenty of time for your drive and remember that Scotland's weather is unpredictable at any time of the year.
Pick up your car at Inverness Airport and drive from the city to Moray Speyside, a scenic route that's just the right length for a daytrip. It takes in castles, rivers and whisky distilleries. Travel from Inverness to:
- The pristine white beaches of Nairn.
- Visit Brodie Castle in Forres before reaching Moray Speyside.
- Take time here to explore Spynie Palace and Elgin Cathedral.
- If you want to extend your trip, drive South into the Cairngorms National Park.