Explore Scotland In Comfort – Luxury Campervan & Motorhome Hire
From the remote and rugged beauty of its highlands and islands to the charm and culture of its major cities, Scotland is a jewel in the crown of the United Kingdom, offering something for everyone tempted to take a motorhome holiday there.
With wild camping protected in most parts of the country you don’t even need to book a campsite to explore Scotland. You will need to hire a motorhome though so once you’ve decided to visit Scotland, use our search facility to track down the ideal vehicle for your needs.
There’s something for everyone when you hire a motorhome in Scotland
Where do you start? This is a dilemma faced by many people who hire a motorhome in Scotland because there are simply so many places to explore and things to see and do.
So, in no particular order, let’s look at some of the highlights of a motorhome hire Scotland style! Scotland is renowned for its enchanting and rugged coastline including its mystical islands. Fingal’s Cave is situated on the Isle of Staffa in the Inner Hebrides and is renowned for its unique acoustics and basalt columns. The Isle of Skye is also part of this island group with its dramatic mountains, rich wildlife and glittering Fairy Pools.
North of Scotland, the Orkney Islands are home to the prehistoric site of Skara Brae while, over the Fair Isle Channel, the Shetland Islands reflect their Scottish and Norse heritage. If you’re booking your motorhome hire for January, you won’t want to miss a traditional fire festival.
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Scotland’s cities are a treasure trove of culture so don’t pass up the opportunity to visit during your motorhome hire. Edinburgh will spoil you with the National Museum of Scotland, Royal Yacht Britannia, Camera Obscura, Mary King’s Close, Holyrood Palace and, of course, Edinburgh Castle sitting atop Castle Rock.
Don’t forget Scotland’s other cities though. Drive to Glasgow to explore Kelvingrove Art Gallery, Glasgow Cathedral and Glasgow Science Centre. Then there’s Camperdown Wildlife Centre and the V&A Museum in Dundee; St Machar’s Cathedral and the Maritime Museum in Aberdeen and, of course, the medieval Stirling Castle.
There will be no shortage of selfie opportunities throughout your Scotland motorhome hire. Picture yourself against the grandeur of Ben Nevis, Britains tallest peak; the dramatic Eilean Donan castle in the Highlands or with the iconic Loch Ness in the background. Who knows, you could catch a glimpse of the elusive Nessie!
No trip to Scotland could be complete without a tour of one of the country’s famous whisky distilleries and you absolutely have to sample some genuine Scottish haggis.
Wild motorhome camping: rights and responsibilities
One of the reasons motorhome users from all over the world are drawn to Scotland is the freedom that comes from the country’s wild camping laws.
Unlike in the rest of the UK, where motorhomes must not be parked on public land overnight, Scotland has protected the rights of campers to roam freely under the Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2003.
If you are planning on enjoying these rights it is important to recognise that there are rules that you must abide by. For example, you should ‘leave no trace’ of your activity so when you move on from one spot to the next, be sure to clear up any litter and the remains of any campfires. On the subject of fires, you should never fell trees to fuel them.
There are also restrictions on wild camping in some areas which you must abide by. For example, some of the land around Loch Lomond has now been protected from campers due to overuse. Enclosed land is also off limits.
Motorhome hire Scotland: plan your great adventure today
Have we whetted your appetite yet? If so, the best way to get started is to use our search facility to choose which type of motorhome hire you want. You will find everything from luxurious Class A ‘home-from-home’ motorhomes to classic VW campervans.
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