Category Archives: Uncategorized

Island hopping in a Hire / Rental Motorhome in Scotland

When in Scotland why not Book an island hopping break in your hire motorhome to explore the Inner Hebrides and discover the geography and unique character that each island has to offer.

From rural getaways to isles lying just off the mainland, Scotland’s west coast is easy to explore in your hire / rental motorhome with the affordable and reliable ferry service ran by Caledonian MacBrayne.

Oban’s bustling port is an excellent place to start island hopping as it is well-known as the ‘Gateway to the Isles’. Admire the beautiful landscapes of Lorn on a sea cruise along Loch Etive, before making your way round the jagged coast to admire the iconic Castle Stalker, which enjoys a superb setting from the comfort of your hire / rental motorhome, overlooking Loch Linnhe.

Motorhome Hire / Rental Scotland

Motorhome in the Sunshine

Head to Mull, to explore Tobermory’s brightly coloured seafront buildings and the fascinating Mull Museum. During your visit, bag a Munro by climbing Ben More, and soak up the panoramic views over the Sound of Mull, Staffa, Ulva and Iona.

For a more relaxing break, take the short boat trip to tranquil Iona, which is a tiny island close to the southern tip of Mull, to absorb the deep spirituality of Iona Abbey and explore the Pictish carvings and Scotlands Celtic crosses that have made their mark on the island’s strong heritage.

Sail to Fingal’s Cave on the uninhabited island of Staffa to hear the unique acoustics that inspired Mendelssohn’s Hebrides Overture before carrying on island hopping to uncover the unspoilt northerly isles of Tiree and Coll. Adrenaline junkies can make the most of the crashing waves of Scotland’s surfing capital, Tiree. you can leave your hire / rental motorhome on the mainland

Motorhome Hire / Rental Scotland

Enjoying Barbecue in Scotland

On Scotlands isle of Islay meanwhile, there are eight distilleries where you can taste the distinctively peaty flavours of the Whisky Coast travel round them in your hire / rental motorhome. Nearby Jura has a larger population of deer than people and nearby you can witness the dramatic Corryvreckan Whirlpool, the world’s third largest whirlpool on a guided boat trip. The pounding roar of the swirling waters can sometimes be heard over 10 miles away. Enjoy your trip in a hire / rental motorhome

via Island hopping – Argyll & The Isles | VisitScotland.

Motorhome Hire Scotland – Itinerary Guide

Motorhome Hire Scotland – Itinerary Guide

Scotland is a very beautiful country full of culture and history. Touring Scotland by motorhome will allow you to experience first hand the fantastic scenery and sights of our beautiful country. Please find listed below some suggestions on possible routes that you may find of interest. These suggestions may also spark ideas on where and what to visit. Of course these are merely suggestions as when you hire a motormome you have the freedom to do as you please!

Motorhome Hire In Scotland

Parked up for night

Follow links for more information on various attractions and activities for further information.

PERTHSHIRE GATEWAY TO THE HIGHLANDS AND THE WEST COAST

Day 1

Why not spend your first day in and around Perth also known as the fair city. Home of some fine art galleries and the oldest reparatory theatre in Scotland. A short drive away is Scone Palace and the National Hunt Race Course, or for motor sport enthusiasts this is also the headquarters for the Scottish Rally Championship, Mcrae Forest Stages rally in October.

OR

Leave Perth and head north in your Motorhome to Dunkeld, If your needing to stretch your legs a walk up to the Hermitage situated of the A9 is perfect. Travel and spend first night at Pitlochry, a popular and busy Victorian town in the Perthsire Highlands. Don’t miss a visit to the Pitlochry dam and the salmon ladder. There are also well signed woodland walks and it’s paradise for mountain bikers. Close by at Blair Atholl is one of Scotland’s many malt whisky distilleries and the famous Blair Atholl Castle, the home of the only private army in Britain. For the more adventurous of you, a half day booked with Nae Limits is a must.

Day 2

Driving north head for Aviemore, a winter ski resort and also hill walking and water sports in the summer months. Aviemore is set in Scotland’s Cairngorms National Park. Close by at Carrbridge is the Landmark Adventure Park. very popular with the young and the young at heart. For a more relaxing attraction fit in a visit to the Waltzing Waters. Motorhome parking is available at a vast number of sites in this area.

Motorhome Hire In Scotland

Motorhome at Gibraltar

Day 3

North again to Inverness, plenty to do and see here from Shopping to Battle Fields, the capital of the Highlands of Scotland has plenty to offer everyone. Why not take one of the many boat trips available, and then park up the motorhome for the night on the banks of Loch Ness to do some monster spotting!

Day 4

A beautiful scenic drive north in your motorhome will take you to John O Groats, the most northerly tip of Scotland. Following the road around this coast of Scotland will take you through quaint and picturesque fishing villages and harbours. Why not stop and spent a peaceful night in your motorhome at Ullapool . Perhaps you,ll be lucky enough to watch the fishermen landing their catch.

Day 5

Head back to Inverness and drive down the side of Loch Ness. The locks on the Caledonia canal at Fort Augusta or Neptunes Staircase just North of Fort William are well worth a visit. A fantastic scenic drive down through Fort William and Glen Coe and onto Oban.Ferries (timetable available here) are available to the Islands of Mull, Collinsay, Barra and Uist from Mull, why not have a trip as foot passengers to the picturesque village of Tobermory on Mull.

Day 6

A leisurly drive in you motorhome will take you to beautiful Inveraray, a visit to the town jail and Inveraray Castleare worthwhile. For seafood lovers don’t miss out on the Loch Fyne Oyster bar where restaurant customers will be welcome to park their motorhome overnight overlooking the Loch.

Day 7

A drive round some of the sea lochs and Loch Lomond. Perhaps fit in time to visit Blair Drummond Safari Parkor head across to Stirling where you can visit Stirling Castle or climb to the top of the 220ft Wallace Monument. Also close by is the Falkirk Wheel the only revolving boat lifter in the world. Spend the night in your motorhome in this area to allow you a leisurely drive back to Perth on your final day.

PERTHSHIRE THE HIGHLANDS AND THE EAST COAST

Days 1 to 3 as above

Day 4

Head East along the coast for Elgin, miles of beautiful beaches are to be found at Lossiemouth and it’s favoured by the mild Gulf Stream. Boat trips for dolphin spotting, surfing and cycle paths are all available here.There are plenty of sites available to park up the motorhome along this coast.

Day 5

Motorhome down and spend the day in , the Granite City. Scotlands third largest city has something for all ages and taste. Shopping, granite architecture, modern arts scene, indoor and outdoor activities the list goes on and on.

Day 6

Further south along the beautiful coastal road will take you through Stonehaven, Montrose and onto Arbroath. Don’t miss out on sampling Scotlands famous Arbroath Smokies and how they’re prepared in the many smokehouses. A short drive will take you to Dundee where you can visit top quality award winning visitor attractions including Discovery Point, follow captain Scotts journey to Antarctica and The Verdant Works, a history about the Dundee weavers.

Day 7

An hours drive will take you to the capital city of Scotland, Edinburgh, which is listed as a world heritage site. With sights such as Edinburgh Castle set atop an extinct volcano it’s easy to see why Edinburgh has been voted one of the top visitor destinations in Europe for many years. With an abundance of shops, restaurants and bars as well as all the tourist attractions, one day won’t be sufficient to see all the Edinburgh has to offer. If you have a late night park up the motorhome in one of the sites available in Edinburgh before travelling back to Perth on your final day.

This is just a few suggestions of what Scotland and the Scottish Highlands and Islands have to offer you on your motorhome holiday, the visitor attractions, activities, castles and distilleries are to numerous to mention. Your motorhome comes complete with maps, books on great days out and activities in Scotland, and Historic Scotland Places to Visit. The beauty of your motorhome holiday is the freedom to choose what you want to do at your own pace.

We are situated very central in Perthshire Scotland, it’s the ideal starting point to tour Scotland whether you want an action packed adventure or a restful motorhome holiday enjoying barbeques Loch side underneath your motorhome awning admiring the scenery. The choice and freedom are yours.

For other ideas visit the Undiscovered Scotland website many idead can be sought here for things to do within areas of Scotland.

Experience Touring Scotland in a Hire Motorhome

Experience the freedom and luxury of a Motorhome Hire in Scotland and the United Kingdom.  The Motorhome hire / rental holiday is a truly unique experience, giving you the freedom and independence to explore Scotland at your own pace without compromising on luxury.

Motorhome Rental Scotland

Your Hire / Rental Motorhome

Explore the best that the Scotland has to offer with the flexibility to go anywhere, anytime and all at your own pace in your Hire / rental Motorhome.  You’re free to choose your own route, mapping out where and when you want to travel.  Stay an extra day or leave a day early, the choice is yours!

Motorhome Rental Scotland

Snow Capped Mountains Scotland

 

When considering Motorhome Hire / Rental in Scotland, consider Scottish Tourer Motorhome Hire.  We provide excellent value for money.  For your safety, our Motorhomes are maintained and serviced to the highest standard ensuring that you have a smooth and stress free Motorhome Hire / Rental touring experience.

Motorhome Rental Scotland

A Beach in Scotland

Our Motorhomes have been designed with “easy driving” in mind and include such features as power steering, spacious leg room and swivel chairs for both driver and front passenger.  Our motorhomes are prepared to the highest standard before each hire, and is fully equipped for the ultimate in Scottish Tourer Motorhome Hire

Motorhome Rental Scotland

on the Beach in a motorhome in Scotland

 

Whether you’re looking for the solitude of the Scotlands highlands, the rugged beauty of the Jurassic coast, a short break with Scottish Tourer Motorhome Hire in Scotland , your choice of inspiring destinations is unlimited and Sun Motorhome Hire provides the perfect solution to your Motorhome hire needs.

Motorhome Rental Scotland

Sunset Scotland

 

One of the most exciting, affordable and practical ways to see the Scotland is by motorhome hire / rental.  Discover the dramatic and changing landscapes at your own pace.  Whether you decide to travel around or remain in one place, our motorhomes are well equipped to give you that choice and flexibility.

Motorhome Rental Scotland

Wild Dear Scotland

Our motorhomes provide you with the experience of freedom that only motorhome hire /rental can provide and all within one of the world’s top motorhome hire / rental destinations.  Motorhome Hire in Scotland around the United Kingdom is a great option for families, couples and friends.

TOURING SCOTLAND IN A HIRE MOTORHOME

WELCOME TO SCOTLAND IN YOUR HIRE /RENTAL MOTORHOME

Motorhome Rental Scotland

Although relatively small, Scotland is a land rich in contrasts. Often within a few hours easy travelling in your Hire / rental motorhome, you can experience a landscape that changes rapidly from gentle rolling hills to rugged coasts and dramatic, towering peaks. Elsewhere, you’ll discover vibrant, dynamic cities and towns whose outlook is definitely to the future rubbing shoulders with Scottish ancient castles and monuments rooted firmly in the past. But if the cosmopolitan pace gets too much, you’re never far from the peace and tranquillity of sandy beaches, country parks and outstanding nature reserves all within easy reach in your Hire / rental motorhome. In fact, the only constant is the warmth of the welcome you’ll receive wherever you go!

Motorhome Rental Scotland

Views in Scotland

And for such a compact country, Scotland offers an amazing variety of things to do and see  in your Hire / rental motorhomeIts cities are all modern, dynamic and thriving centres, each with a distinctive character of its own but which all guarantee their visitors a vibrant mix of history, culture and entertainment, stirred together with some of the best retail therapy in the UK! Scotland also boasts a year-round calendar of events that cater for every enthusiasm: art, music, food and drink, history, sport to name but a few – in fact, if they can think of a reason to gather like-minded individuals together in your Hire / rental motorhome , the Scots will celebrate it and invite their visitors to join them!

Motorhome Rental Scotland

A view from your Motorhome

Whatever your reason for visiting these pages, be it that you are considering a motorhome vacation, holiday or are simply looking for information, then hopefully you will find it here. If there is any information you would like to see on these pages, then feel free to e-mail scottishtourer motorhome hire who are actual resident in Scotland.

Scotland has a wealth of museums and attractions many of which are attempting a meaningful online presence. This is just some of those.

Motorhome Rental Scotland

Our Hire / Rental Motorhome

 

PLACES TO VIST in your Hire / rental motorhome

Association of Scottish Visitor Attractions.
This site contains “Over five hundred key sites, who are committed to providing a quality service to the visitor. The attractions range from Historic Buildings to modern Science Centres throughout Scotland”

National Museum of Rural Life
This is a treasure house of objects and documentary evidence, covering not only farming to the 1950s, but also the trades that supported farming and the social and economic life of the countryside.Scotland wecomes you in your Hire / rental motorhome

Motorhome Rental Scotland

Scotlands Veiws

Armed Forces Museum
A bit of a disappointment. The site is not very informative and is not particularly in depth. However if you wish a brief history then this is the place to go.

Culzean Castle
Culzean Castle whilst being a castle is also a very good museum housing some excellent exhibits, for example a very good Eisenhower exhibition dating from W.W. II Details are a little brief though.

Discovery Point
This is the site of Discovery Point in Dundee where the sailing ship is berthed. This ship took Scott to the Antarctic. Well laid out but the graphics can be a little annoying.

Glendale Museum
Glendale Toy Museum Award winning visitor attraction on the Isle of Skye now reopened after a massive fire in 2002

Motorhome Rental Scotland

Enjoy the View

Hunterian Museum
The Hunterian, beside Glasgow University, is the oldest public museum in Scotland. The Web site is excellent with sections on a range of exhibits including the Romans in Scotland, dinosaurs and fossils.

John Paul Jones Museum
This is the site commemorating the birthplace of J.P. Jones, founder of the American Navy. Good biographical details without being too “academic”. The ships bell sound is a nice touch.

National Museum of Scotland
This is an extensive, illustrated description of the various National Museums including The Royal Museum and The Museum of Scotland which opened on St Andrew’s Day, 30 November 1998, beside the current Royal Museum.

National Trust for Scotland
This is the official site but to be honest it is rather disappointing in terms of graphics. It is however highly informative about the subject areas it does cover.

Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre 
SECC is a large scale conference and event centre. It also provides a fully computerised Box Office which currently handles more than a quarter of a million tickets each year for events at the SECC and – through SECC Xtra – for events at other venues throughout Scotland.

Sensation
Sensation Dundee is the only UK science centre based on the five senses. It attempts to bring science to life in dozens of imaginative ways.

Tayside- A Maritime History
This is a wonderful site even if you are not particularly interested in seafaring. It is well laid out and has several good search facilities such as famous heroes, maps and tours. Well worth a look

Accessories for your Hire / rental Motorhome in Scotland

Must have motorhome accessories and equipment – What equipment and accessories should be included in the rental price of a hire / rental motorhome in Scotland?

Motorhome Rental in Scotland

Enjoy the view, Scotland

Motorhome air conditioning

If you are hiring a motorhome in the summer months or visiting a hot country in your motorhome, then air conditioning is a must not a should.  Air conditioning is pretty standard in motorhomes these days and should be included automatically within the rental price.  On very hot days motorhome air conditioning is a life saver!However its unlikely you would need this in your hire / rental motorhome in Scotland

Motorhome Rental in Scotland

Motorhome Hire in Scotland

Motorhome entertainment

The latest models of motorhome tend to be very up to date when it comes to entertainment, with Free-view TV, DVD and iPod connectors all fitted and usually included within the motorhome hire/ rental price.  Flat-screen TV, digital broadcasting and ipods are the future of motorhome entertainment and many motorhomes have digital Free-view aerials; 12 volt flat screen TVs and integrated DVD players as standard these days. Movies can be watched on the journey, but obviously not by the driver of the motorhome! Most motorhome hire / rental companies install the home entertainment in the living rooms and bedrooms of a motorhome for your convenience. Its some parts normal tv is not available hire / rental motorhome in Scotland

Motorhome Rental in Scotland

Motorhome bike racks (optional)

You really should consider taking bikes with you on your motorhome holiday as you will have the time and opportunity to see beautiful countryside and sights easily this way – and you can get fit at the same time!  Around 50% of motorhome hire holiday makers take their bikes with them on their motorhome holidays.  Fiamma bike racks are a popular choice and are designed to take up-to 4 bikes, these towbars are lightweight and make it easy to fit your bikes on to the back of your hire / rental motorhome in Scotland

Motorhome Rental in Scotland

Castle Scotland

Motorhome cooking facilities

Do you want a full English breakfast or French croissants for you breakfast?  Then your hire / rental motorhome should have all the essential kitchen appliances you need for food warming and cooking food.  Most rental motorhomes have gas powered kitchen combination ovens that can carry out all the cooking task’s that you would be able to do at home.

Motorhome Rental in Scotland

Overlooking Beach Scotland

We hope you found this article informative and that it helps you find the right hire / rental motorhome for your holiday – have a great motorhome hire / rental experience from the Holiday motorhome hire team! Here at www.scottishtourer.co.uk