Motorhome to Hire Scotland
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We are experts on helping you find a motorhome to hire Scotland.
Scotland is, without a doubt, one of the best places to hire a motorhome, and probably if we’re being honest, the absolute best in the whole UK (and coming from an Englishman, this is quite the statement!).
A motorhome to hire Scotland allows you to experience the whole gamut of wild and rugged nature, right through to beautiful and cultural cities. For its size, Scotland probably packs more of a punch than any other similar location in the UK, and indeed Europe.
To start your search for a motorhome to hire Scotland, enter a pick up and drop off location (Edinburgh and Glasgow airports are unsurprisingly our two most popular) and let your search begin.
We allow you to filter between a whole range of Scottish motorhome hire businesses, which means you can rest assured that you are getting the best price as well as seeing the widest possible types of motorhomes.
This is important if you are looking for a certain motorhome berth (for example the larger 7 berth vehicles, perfect for big families or groups of friends, but not always offered by all suppliers) or even a particular model or type of motorhome (perhaps you are more comfortable driving automatic vehicles over manual ones, for example).
We also let you add optional extras, sort by ratings, as well as to toggle hire dates and locations to secure the most affordably priced motorhome.
We offer an ever growing number of locations in Scotland where you may hire a motorhome. The current locations broadly are Glasgow (including both airports, i.e. Glasgow Airport and Glasgow Prestwick Airport) and Edinburgh (including the Edinburgh Airport).
Of course, having a motorhome to hire Scotland site near an airport is convenient for international travelers, but it also suits people who are ‘staycationing’ in the UK as well, since these airports themselves have excellent transport links of various kinds, for example train, car and bus links.
Glasgow and Edinburgh are well located cities that allow you to get out and visit the rest of the country easily, as their wide motorways, which are ideal for people just getting accustomed to their newly hired motorhome, are the primary arteries into all the smaller roads criss-crossing the rest of Scotland.
Hiring a motorhome in Scotland for the first time can be a daunting experience, so we’ve put together seven tips to help you find the perfect motorhome to hire Scotland.
Scotland has some seriously small roads! It’s true that, especially when you head out from the larger cities, Scotland contains some very narrow and tricky roads.
Therefore, you really want to be hiring the smallest possible motorhome that you can get away with - you definitely do not want to be getting stuck on a tiny (but admittedly very scenic) stone bridge in the middle of nowhere in Scotland with no phone signal, for example!
Wild camping does not mean wild motorhome camping.
Scotland is famous for introducing wild camping rules that allow people on foot or bike to camp in a great many locations across the country (often known as ‘right to roam’ rules), however this most certainly does not apply to motorhomes.
Therefore you are absolutely going to need to find places to park your motorhome, such as campsites or other officially approved sites - if you are going at a busy time of year, be sure to book in advance so you don’t get caught out on the day.
Allow extra time to travel Scotland in a motorhome, particularly in high season.
This is somewhat related to the small roads point above, however because of these small roads, the high likelihood of tractors and other slow moving vehicles, peak season traffic, few passing places, road damage due to natural events and so on, it is fair to say that a trip of say 50 miles throughout much of Scotland will take quite a bit longer than you are used to.
So budget some extra time, accept that you’ll be going slow and enjoy the journey rather than stressing out about being late.
Book the ferry in advance if you’re planning to visit Scotland’s islands.
Scotland is spoilt with an abundance of incredible and historic islands that are well worth a visit. However, the ferries can easily book out if you leave it till the last minute.
Also, as a motorhome, you are a larger vehicle that may well have a lower priority or fewer ferry spaces than a smaller car. So simply book in advance if you know you want to visit an island and don’t worry about an already full ferry destroying all your plans.
Scotland’s weather is … unpredictable. And when we say this, we’re being generous!
Because of the sometimes inclement weather, make sure you bring games, devices and more to keep you entertained during what might well be a few quite rainy or cold days. Any plans that revolve around only spending time outside and enjoying the weather are bound to come up against some very unpredictable weather, so make sure you are comfy and entertained inside your motorhome.
Don’t forget to consider fuel timings. Unlike many other fairly remote places, Scotland is well serviced by fuel stations, so running out is unlikely unless you tempt fate by waiting right until the fuel warning light comes on.
However, one thing to consider is that the fuel stations in more remote locations are very unlikely to be open for 24 hours a day; therefore, simply plan to refuel during working hours and you can’t go wrong.
Download offline maps. If you’re planning on navigation using your phone, make sure you have all your maps already downloaded so you can operate fully offline.
Once you leave the major Scottish cities the phone signal can become spotty at best, and you’ll frequently struggle to even send or receive a text message, much less use a far more data hungry application like a satnav app.
Google maps and maps.me are two of the most popular navigation apps, and both offer offline maps that you are allowed to keep on your phone for easily the whole length of the average motorhome holiday.
To begin your search for a motorhome to hire Scotland, all you need to do is to scroll to the top of any page on this website.
Enter your preferred hire location in the dropdown menu, as well as your dates of travel and where your driving license is from. You will then be presented with a list of every motorhome to hire Scotland we know of that is available to hire at that time.
You can browse at your leisure or book online easily, so start now to find the perfect motorhome to hire Scotland!