Hiring a Campervan in Perth
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To hire a campervan in Perth, simply choose either Perth Bus Station or Perth Railway station from the dropdown menu above. Make sure to also select the dates that you want to hire the vehicle from, as well as your age, and then hit the search button. Once you have done this, our advanced software will compare all the campervan providers in the area, to deliver the best possible price for your Perth campervan rental. Note that you can also sort the results by a number of filters, such as price, berths (the number of people the vehicle sleeps), and even engine type. We are sure that by using this website you will save on campervan hire in Perth by being able to choose from a broad range of suppliers.
Perth is a historic city, and a wonderful place to begin your campervan holiday. Perth is located midway through Scotland, and has a population of around 50,000 people. A settlement has existed in Perth since prehistoric times, and indeed the city once served as the de-facto capital of Scotland, before the prominence of Edinburgh. The city is known as the 'Gateway to the highlands', due to the national parks and spectacular beauty to be found in the highlands, just to the north of the city.
Perth has Gaelic roots; the name 'Perth' comes from the Gaelic word for a wood or a corpse. The city was a for a long time referred to as 'St. John's Town', because of the prominence of a central church dedicated to St John, however the name Perth eventually persevered during the 1600's. Nevertheless, the name of St John's Town still lives on in the city's football team, St. Johnstone FC. Perth was the site of numerous battles throughout the Middle Ages, and was conquered by the English in 1296, thought it was quickly recaptured by Robert the Bruce.
Perth was a major site for Protestantism in the 1600's and beyond; indeed, John Knox delivered his rousing sermon calling for Protestantism in the heart of the city, and act which ultimately ushered in the Scottish Reformation. Later on, as with much of the UK, Perth became a centre for heavy industry during the industrial revolution, with a wide range of major exports such as linen, leather and whisky. Because of it's central location, the city also became a prominent transport hub once railways had been invented.
In more recent times, and due to a decline in the key whisky industry, Perth's economy has diversified and is now based around a range of industries, such as finance, insurance, tourism, energy and retail.
Things to do in Perth
If you do choose to hire a campervan in Perth, you may wish to stay in the city for a while to experience what it has to offer, before you head out into the highlands and beyond. There are a number of things that you can do in Perth:
- Go shopping. Perth is an excellent city for shopping, whether you are looking for outdoor clothes and supplies for your campervan holiday, or if you simply want to purchase some interesting souvenirs. A list of some of the unique independent shops found in Perth can be seen here.
- Visit the Black Watch Castle and Museum. The Black Watch are undoubtedly one of Britain's, if not the worlds, most famous and renowned fighting units. The museum is located in the beautiful Balhousie Castle and makes for an excellent day out.
- Explore the Fair Maid's House. Perth has been known as the 'fair city' since the work the 'Fair Maid of Perth' was written by the Scottish author Sir Walter Scott. The Fair Maid's House is the Royal Geographical Society's education centre, and contains many rooms of geographic interest.
- Enjoy the Famous Grouse Experience. The Famous Grouse is of course one of the most renowned whiskies of Scotland, and the distillery where the drink is still made is a very popular tourist attraction. The distillery is in fact Scotland's oldest, and is a very popular location for tours and a good introduction to Scotland's whisky culture.
- Visit the Scottish Crannog Centre. The Scottish Crannog Centre is an award winning attraction that demonstrates life as it was in the Iron Age. Perth has been blessed with a number of prehistoric underwater discoveries of international significance, therefore a replica iron age dwelling has been constructed on Loch Tay. There are plenty of things to do at the Crannog Centre, such as fire lighting without matches, the ability to dress as the prehistoric people would have done, as well as many artifacts, displays and presentations.
Hit the Highlands
Perth isn't knows as the Gateway to the Highlands for nothing. Once you have done a bit of exploring in the city, hop in your newly rented campervan and begin to explore the great outdoors. The spectacular Cairngorms National Park is just a short drive from the north of the city, and there is so much to see and do in this national park that you could easily spend your entire holiday there. Moreover, to your west you will find Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park; you could visit this park by way of Glencoe and Fort William, which represent some of the most beautiful scenery in Scotland, if not the world.
Overall, we make campervan hire Perth easier and cheaper. Being able to choose from a range of suppliers keeps costs down, as well as giving you far more choice when it comes to your upcoming holiday. So, to reserve your Perth campervan now, simply begin your search using the form above and see all the campervans that are available to hire in Perth.