Campervan Rental Scotland
Campervan Rental Scotland
Compare Campervan Hire in Scotland
When you are thinking of arranging a Campervan Rental Scotland there are so many different and interesting locations to visit in your holiday campervan, whether it is travelling to the Scottish Highlands and the Islands or whether it is starting from the more populated Central Belt, or the Borders.
The best reason for choosing Holiday Campervan for your motorhome hire when you visit Scotland is that we compare campervan hire prices in Scotland, and find you the best vehicle which will suit your budget or the size of your travelling party.
Just 3 simple steps Search, Select and Book will guarantee that when you book your campervan rental in Scotland you will experience the holiday of a life time – it’s as simple as that!
You have several location options to book a cheap motorhome rental Scotland, but the busiest campervan rental depots are in Glasgow, Edinburgh and Inverness.
Cheap Motorhome Rental Scotland
Please remember that a cheap campervan hire in Scotland may not be the best value motorhome hire. So please consider all the cheap motorhome rental Scotland options being offered before finally deciding on the best campervan hire in Scotland.
Who are the Motorhome Hire Suppliers in Scotland?
You can hire a motorhome Glasgow Airport with the main motorhome hire suppliers in Glasgow being - Just Go Motorhomes, Indie Campers, Bunk Campers, Easi Campervans, Open Road Scotland and Rockin Vans.
For your motorhome rental Edinburgh Airport you can choose from Just Go Motorhomes, McRent, Spaceships UK and Bunk Campers.
If you choose a campervan hire Inverness Airport the campervan suppliers include Rockin Vans, who are based within Inverness Airport.
What's Included when Hiring a Motorhome in Scotland?
When you are shown the choice of campervans available, this will also let you know what is included with your chosen vehicle - limited or unlimited mileage, if bedding, linen and kitchen cutlery are included, if 24 hour roadside assistance is provided, if a one way fee is charged and if tourist maps are supplied.
Depending on the size and specification of the campervan you will also be shown if the following facilities are included - toilet, shower, hot water, sink, Air Conditioning (AC), cooktop, oven, microwave oven, fridge/cooler (fridge freezer), number of beds and entertainment options included (radio, TV, CD, DVD, iPod USB connection and/or MP3/MP4 playback facility).
Where Can I Visit when I Hire a Campervan Scotland?
Glasgow is located to the West of the Central Belt, and has a population of just over ½ million people. Glaswegians speak a mixture of English, Scots and Scottish Gaelic, although this has reduced over the years.
Glasgow, although not the Scottish capital, that’s Edinburgh, it is the largest and liveliest city in Scotland. You should take time to visit the numerous museums around Glasgow, including the Scottish Football Museum, the Glasgow Museum of Modern Art (make sure you take a photograph of the Duke of Wellington with a traffic cone on his head), the Burrell Collection, the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and many more. Charles Rennie Macintosh was an artist, architect and designer who is recognised as one of the most creative figures of the early 20th century. He is to the city of Glasgow what Gaudi is to Barcelona, and his legacy of buildings can be seen all over the city. The Macintosh Trail ticket allows you to use public transport to travel to all Macintosh sites and includes entry to each, for 16 pounds
Once settled down at your camping ground, it is vital to take in the historical sites, the famous Edinburgh castle (sitting on top of an extinct volcano), Greyfriars Bobby monument (the best dog movie ever!), the modern design of the Scottish Parliament, and if you visit in August you could take in the many events at the Edinburgh Festival.
The Rest of Scotland
From Glasgow you can also head West along the M8 motorway to the Clyde coast taking in the towns of Largs (famous for it's Viking battle), Troon and Ayr. These are popular seaside resorts, “doon the watter” with ferry crossings to Arran and Rothesay sailing from Ardrossan, or over to Millport from Largs.
Heading North from Glasgow, the next stops in your Motorhome holiday will take you to the Scottish Highlands and Perth, Inverness and Aberdeen. Here you will find many scenic views of the silvery lochs and lush glens, which Scotland is famous for. Keep an eye out for the famous Loch Ness monster, "Nessie". There are plenty of opportunities to do some gentle hillwalking or for the more ambitious who want to "Bag a Munro!".
Keep an eye out for the many whisky distilleries dotted around Scotland. Many of the famous malt whisky distilleries can be found in the Highlands as well as the Isle of Islay.
The popular Outlander TV Series (the Jacobite time travel drama) has been filmed in may locations in the Scottish Highlands and elsewhere including Glencoe, Doune Castle, Stirling, East Linton, East Lothian; Newtonmore in the Scottish Highlands; Rothiemurchus Forest, Aviemore; Bathgate, West Lothian and Aberfoyle in Stirling. Other locations include Loch Rannoch in the Highlands and Falkland and Culross in Fife.
A recently added campervan experience to the "things to do in Scotland list" is the Scotland North Coast 500 (NC500) - a 500+ mile route around the north of Scotland, starting and ending at Inverness Castle. This is attracting many tourist to the northern shores of Scotland. So if you are considering campervan hire Scotland north coast 500 - you could choose to rent a campervan in Edinburgh or Glasgow or more locally you could arrange an affordable motorhome hire Inverness.
Whale watching is another thing to consider with your motorhome holiday in Scotland. The best places to view minke and orca whales (as well as porpoises, dolphins and basking sharks) in Scotland are Gairloch, the Minch, Mull, Orkney, Shetland (killer whales at times) and the Moray Firth.
So when you visit Scotland – you will always find the ideal location for a relaxing motorhome holiday with plenty of activities!
Campgrounds Around Glasgow and Edinburgh
Red Deer Village Holiday Park is just outside Glasgow, in the village of Steppes. It is also less than 1 hour’s driving time to Edinburgh, and handy for Stirling with good access to Loch Lomond. It is a 5-star facility, having undergone recent upgrades - the perfect spot to park up your cheap motorhome rental Scotland.
If you head East along the M8 Motorway you will arrive in Edinburgh. It is essential to find somewhere to park your motorhome overnight. 2 options we can think of are - Seton Sands Holiday Park about 14 miles from Edinburgh with a bus leaving every 10 mins or so, or Edinburgh Caravan Club Site, 35 37 Marine Drive in Edinburgh.
Mortonhall Caravan & Camping Park is peaceful, even when busy. There is a pub and restaurant on site and friendly staff. It has access to a bus stop nearby so is great to get into the city.
Edinburgh Caravan Club Site is close to the coast and has welcoming staff. Public transport buses run every 10 minutes into Edinburgh city during the day, and every half hour in the evening.
Just west of Edinburgh is Linwater Caravan Park. It has good facilities for your motorhome rental and offers lovely walks nearby.
Situated on the outskirts of Edinburgh is Drummohr Caravan Park. It has 108 pitches and an excellent bus service into Princes Street.
Best Time to Visit Glasgow and Edinburgh in your Motorhome Rental
Glasgow’s weather is unpredictable. For an ideal trip in a motorhome in Glasgow, explore the city during the months between March and August when the city is at its warmest. The winter months (November to March) are cool and overcast. If you plan to head out in your campervan hire to see the city covered in snow, be sure to pack accordingly and drive with more caution. Named as the rainiest city of the UK, expect rain anytime during the day. It is best to bring an umbrella or raincoat when travelling.
Just remember when in Scotland - today's rain is tomorrow's whisky!
Another good thing about the rain is that it will keep the famous Scottish midges away!
On certain days, Edinburgh can experience a completely different climate from Glasgow, although on 40 miles apart. Significantly Edinburgh experiences cold mist and fog from the nearby North Sea, commonly known as the haar.
Weather in Scotland
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So Why Book a Camper Van Hire Scotland with Holiday Campervan ?
The beauty of booking your luxury campervan hire UK with Holiday Campervan is the fact that we have so many pick-up locations for the rental motorhomes. Whether it’s Belfast, Birmingham, Glasgow, Newcastle, etc… just click the filter and arrange the ideal collection point. Our friendly customer service team can help you with any queries you may have e.g.. how much does it cost to hire a motorhome UK. If your knowledge of UK geography isn’t strong, we will make sure you know where you’re going, which is especially important if you’re embarking on a family holiday in your motorhome rental
The Roads and Ferries in Scotland
Scotland has a good motorway, road and ferry network, allowing you to travel with your campervan to all 4 corners of the country.
Book your ferries in advance to ensure that the campervan can be accommodated, especially in the peak summer slots. The Scottish summer generally runs from June through to September. CalMac Ferries operates between the mainland of Scotland and 22 of the major islands on Scotland's west coast. Orkney and Shetland are serviced by ferries from NorthLink Ferries.
Calmac is the major Scottish ferry company- it sails to many of the Scottish islands including Arran, Barra, Benbecula, Berneray, Bute, Canna, Coll, Colonsay, Cumbrae, Cowal and Dunoon, Eigg, Eriskay, Gigha, Harris, Iona. Islay, Jura, Kerrera, Kintyre and Campbeltown, Lewis, Lismore, Morvern and Ardnamurchan, Rassay, Rum, Skye, Tiree, South Uist and North Uist.
Please be aware that some inter island ferries may be too small to accommodate your campervan.
Top Tip – Check Customer Online Reviews
Each motorhome rental company which we select for you comes with a previous campervan renters 5-star rating. So why not check out the motorhome hire Glasgow reviews and motorhome hire Edinburgh reviews - you may find useful when making your decision as to which motor home and motor-home rental company you eventually choose in Scotland.
Top Tip - Save Money - Check Motorhome Discounts
Details of motorhome rental company discount codes particular to your holiday destination can be found during the campervan online booking process.
Driving a Motorhome in Scotland for the First Time
If you have never driven a motorhome in Scotland before it’s only natural to feel a wee bit nervous. After all you are probably moving from the equivalent of rowing a boat to maneuvering an oil tanker!
The main thing is not to be overawed. Take your time to get a feel for the cabin and the motorhome controls. Make sure that your driving seat is adjusted to the correct height and distance from the steering wheel. Get to understand how to start the engine and more importantly how to stop!
Ensure you understand all the manual gears (unless automatic), know how to move into reverse, and how easy the clutch is to depress with your foot.
Adjust your wing mirrors, making sure that you can see the full length of the campervan. Watch out for people overtaking when you least expect it – remember slow moving caravans and motorhomes can be frustrating to other impatient drivers following behind.
Get to know your height restriction (very important when travelling on roads with overhanging trees or bridges).
Make sure you know the speed limits in Scotland, and any other regions you are travelling through.
Make sure that you plan your journey in Scotland in advance using old fashioned paper maps or Google Maps on your smart phone.
When you arrive at your campsite, reverse park, to ensure your eventual departure is made easier.
Just remember that your “oil tanker” is a lot longer than your usual “rowing boat” so make sure that you give yourself plenty of space to turn at every road junction.
If in doubt, just ask the motorhome rental agent, who will be happy to take you over all the features of the campervan.
Further Information for Hiring a Motorhome in Scotland
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