What are Scotland’s Most Remote Landmarks?

If you’ve booked a motorhome journey with us, then we’re probably right in saying you’re a bit adventurous. 

Scotland is recognised as one of the most beautiful countries in the world, full of mighty landscapes, snowy mountains and seemingly endless lochs that stretch out into the horizon. It’s a place of adventure, for sure, and if you’ve booked a motorhome hire then it’s clear you want to experience it to the full.

To really do this, however, we’d suggest going off the beaten track. While places like Fort William, Loch Ness, the Isle of Skye, and Stirling are beautiful spots to visit, they’re renowned as being some of the most thriving tourist destinations in the country. A must experience, by all means, but not quite the rugged, authentic adventure you might be looking for. 

If you want to feel like you’re treading into uncharted territory, you’ve got to seek out the most remote Scottish landmarks. The places that – when you’re there – feel like they belong to you, and you only. To give you a few ideas, we thought we’d compile a list of our favourite remote landmarks in Scotland, and what makes them so special.

St Kilda

Before we get started, we should mention that you won’t be able to reach every location in this list in one of our vehicles. Like St Kilda, for instance. This spot is so remote that you can only get to it by ferry from the Isle of Skye, or mainland locations like Ullapool and Oban, but that shouldn’t stop you from checking it out – you can put your motorhome in ‘park’ every once in a while! 

St Kilda itself is a beautiful archipelago consisting of four main islands. Renowned for its gorgeous sea stacks, dramatic cliffs, and amazing seabird colonies, St Kilda could be the perfect day trip for anyone who wants to soak in an isolated scene of beauty.


If you’re fancying a challenging hike during your Scottish adventure – but you want to avoid the groups that tend to hike the more popular mountains, like Ben More or Ben Lomond – then we’d heavily recommend Foinaven. 

Located in the remote northwest Highlands, this is a jaw-dropping mountain that reaches nearly 3,000 feet into the sky, giving you a highly rewarding hiking opportunity should your hiking boots be big enough. Even if you don’t want to climb to the top, Foinaven gives you some great views at any ascent, including views of the sandy Fraid Head beaches and the peak of Ben Hope.

Loch Coruisk

Tucked away in the heart of the Cuillin Mountains on the Isle of Skye, Loch Coruisk is a quaint and picturesque freshwater loch, surrounded by incredible cliffs and incredible wildlife, including otters, seals, mountain hares, and golden eagles. 

Because of its location, this is a far quieter spot than the more tourist-heavy Loch Lomond and Loch Ness, and its scope is a little smaller – to give some perspective, Loch Ness has a surface area of around 23 miles, while Loch Coruisk is roughly 2 miles long – but that just means you’ll get a more intimate, personal experience with nature. Once again, this is a bit of a tricky spot to reach directly in a motorhome, but the Isle of Skye is accessible, and once you’re there, you can reach Loch Coruisk by either hiking or boat trip.

Kearvaig Bay

Our last spot on this list is actually a location we’ve talked about in our blog before. But it’s so good, we’ve got to talk about it twice. Kearvaig Bay is a gorgeous, remote beach on the north coast of Scotland, near the village of Durness. 

We’ve previously described it as possibly the best beach in the UK, mainly due to its fairy-tale-esque qualities and its ability to impress come rain or shine. Providing a distinct sense of solitude and serenity, Kearvaig Bay represents a stunning wilderness adventure on any day of the year. There might not be an ice cream truck nearby, but the scenery will more than make up for that!

Explore Every Part of Scotland

These are just a few of the most beautiful remote landmarks in Scotland, but there are many more. The important thing is to write out your itinerary and try to include some things that aren’t the most talked about online. As we’ve mentioned before, places like Loch Ness or Stirling are stunning, and their must-sees, but if you want a real sense of adventure, then consider adding these locations to your list. One thing is for sure, you won’t regret it!