SCOTLAND is home to more than 140 distilleries.

But what happens if you want to explore them while travelling around Scotland in a campervan or caravan? You’ll need somewhere to park up for the evening to allow you to enjoy your whisky experience responsibly.

We’ve rounded up some of the best locations to discover the beauty of whisky from your motorhome.


Aberlour Gardens Caravan Park is right in the heart of malt whisky country and even on the official Whisky Trail. This five-acre site is set within a Victorian walled garden where red squirrels and buzzards are a regular occurrence.

Best of all there are guest spots for motorhomes and caravans. The Aberlour Distillery is around a two mile walk from the campsite where you can enjoy exquisite tastings of this famous malt whisky from just £20. Head in the other direction and you’ll reach the Speyside Whisky Cooperage in Craigellachie where you can savour the sight, smells and sounds of a working cooperage.

The Macallan

Staying in and around Aberlour is perhaps one of the most famous whisky experiences in the world: The Macallan Estate. Browse the boutique or book one of the experiences where an expert gives an insight into the dedication, craft and passion that goes into creating The Macallan.

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Speyside Camping is the ideal spot to base yourself for a trip to the The Macallan Estate and gives a real flavour of the Scottish Highlands. The site is run by the Camping and Caravanning Club and has excellent facilities.


Take a ferry over to Islay and you’ll be surrounded by some of the most famous whisky distilleries in the world. Port Mor Centre and Campsite at Port Charlotte is the perfect basecamp to explore the island’s distilleries and with an excellent bus service you’ll be able to make your way around them safely and responsibly.

Check out the nearby Bunnahabhain Distillery which sits right on the sea front and is just four miles from the campsite making it a great starting point. Enjoy an exclusive look at the warehouse or an expert tasting to see what your senses unlock.

Ben Nevis

Located in the Highland town of Fort William, the Ben Nevis Distillery is a must-visit. This single malt is crafted using brewer’s yeast and is the last distillery in Scotland to use this traditional method of fermentation.

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Silversands Caravan and Campsite is the ideal spot to park up to visit the Ben Nevis Distillery. Located on the golden sandy beaches of Arisaig with stunning views to the Isle of Skye, it’s perfectly placed for easy access around the whole of Fort William.

Royal Lochnagar

If you’d like to be near the company of royalty then look no further than Royal Lochnagar in the Cairngorms National Park. This single malt, known for its outstanding flavour and incredible location, is high on every whisky lover’s wish list. There are multiple tour options including a warehouse tasting or a whisky and chocolate matching experience.

The nearby Ballater Caravan Park has plenty of motorhome pitches and facilities, plus is just a short bus or taxi journey from the distillery. The park is in a stunning location, surrounded by the beauty of the Cairngorm mountains and plenty of pubs, restaurants, and shops in the nearby village of Ballater.

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