With kilometres of stunning natural landscapes and beautiful historic towns, Scotland is one of the most impressive countries to hitch your caravan, hit the road and make new memories on the ultimate Scottish Road Trip. Clocking in at just 30,000 square miles, this small scenic nation makes it possible to explore major towns, historical landmarks and forgotten treasures all within a single road trip. While you might not have time to explore every site in Scotland (we do have a fair amount of wee islands too!), you certainly can fit in a lot of historical milestones along the way.
Situated in the heart of Scotland, our hometown of Anstruther is not far off the main Scottish road-tripping track. Perfectly positioned to explore Scotland’s east coast or venture out in any direction en route to Scotland’s best-known cities, we are the perfect overnight stop or starting point for your Scottish road trip.
Got A Lot Of Time? Try An East Meets West Coastal Route
If you can abide by the North Sea wind, the rugged eastern coastline will take you on an eclectic mix of Scottish countryside, towns and cities. Starting off in the Scottish borders, travel up via the town of Ayton and Haddington on the A1 before heading through to Scotland’s beautiful capital. Cross the Forth Road Bridge into Fife and enjoy one of Scotland’s most scenic routes – the Fife Coastal Route. Pass through the enchanting town of Anstruther and take advantage of the many things to do.
Next, take the road less travelled through the rest of Fife. Travel straight into Dundee via the Tay Bridge, and enter the Birth Place of Scotland – the county of Angus. Cross over the borders and enter the far-reaching county of Aberdeenshire. With the beautiful Granite City right on the coastline, make tracks to the fishing towns of northern Aberdeenshire. Once you’ve had your fill of Scotland’s rugged east coast, hit the road to Inverness and the Highlands before venturing down the west cost.
If Time Isn’t On Your Side, Explore The Kingdom Of Fife
If the coastal route isn’t your cup of tea, make Anstruther your base to explore the wonderful Kingdom of Fife. With a diverse mix of towns and countryside, and plenty of hidden gems along the way, road tripping through Fife is a Scottish road trip extravaganza all on its own.
A stone’s throw away from Fife’s three principle towns, Dunfermline, Kirkaldy and Glenrothes, set out from Anstruther to discover Fife in all its glory. Head to the home of golf, St Andrews, and take in a few rounds at the legendary Old Course. Stay on par with a trip to the Golf Museum, or visit the renowned St Andrews University. Or if Dunfermline is your destination of choice, make sure you stop at birthplace of the last king of Scotland, King Charles 1, at Dunfermline Palace and Abbey. With so much to see and do, an abundance of historic attractions and endless possibilities wherever you choose to go, Fife is every Scottish road trip enthusiasts dream.