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Choosing a Motorhome Rental in Scotland company … advice and Tips

Motorhome Rental in Scotland

Motorhome Rental in Scotland

Choosing the wrong Motorhome layout can ruin your Motorhome Rental Holiday in Scotland – So think carefully  about sleeping arrangements, storage and facilities.

Motorhome Hire Driving License

Check your driver’s license before hiring a motorhome, as some motorhomes require a C1 category on your license.When hiring a motorhome, check the minimum and maximum ages for hirers – commonly 25-75.Make sure you declare any endorsements, accidents or disabilities as all these will affect the self drive hire insurance premium you pay.

Route Planning

Planning your route can have a impact on motorhome hire choice. For instance, if you are planning to tour around the North of Scotland with tight single track roads, then maybe a 8m  American RV motorhome would be inadvisable.

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Motorhome Rental in Scotland

Suitable Layout for your Party

If travelling with children, think about the  sleeping arrangements, to allow adults to sit up later in the evening. For example, rear bunk beds are usually curtained or divided off, and leave the forward dining / sitting area for adults in the evening. Alternatively, children can be in the over cab bed (which always has a safety netting) and adults in the rear lounge area if this is the layout you have.

Accessories

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Motorhome Rental in Scotland

If you plan to take your bikes make sure their is a bike rack fitted. However if your bikes are high value, then make sure you have a suitable padlock and chain with you maybe choosing a  motorhome Rental in Scotland, with a large garage were the bikes can be stowed would be advisable.

What motorhome will best suit your traveling needs? Do you expect to need a good amount of internal space if traveling during bad weather / dark evenings, or will you be somewhere hot where you can be outside much of the time?

If you intend using the hire motorhome for a hobby, think about where all the equipment will need to be stored – motorhomes with an integral garage are great for storing things like surfboards or an inflatable dingy.Most  motorhome Rental in Scotland companies, will not have or will allow you to use ,a roof rack or roof bars – don’t work on the assumption that that’s where your kayak or other large equipment can go.

Sleeping Arrangements

Do you mind making a bed up every night? Lots of motorhome rental in scotland have permanent fixed beds to cater for a family with fixed bed above the luton cab, rear fixed bunk beds and central dinette converting to a double bed; a couple may opt for a low profile with a rear fixed bed; and a party of two couples would be best served with a motorhome with two fixed double beds.When travelling with a baby, think about where the baby will sleep as there is rarely space for a travel cot. A smaller pop up travel cot might fit onto the top of a bed but you will want to make sure there is a safety feature to stop it falling off. Alternatively the baby should sleep with an adult in a low bed, or in the over cab bed with the safety netting in place.

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Wild Camping in your Motorhome on Secluded Beach

Motorhome Size for your Party

Don’t ‘overfill’ the motorhome with people. Take a look at the motorhome length and internal layout and think what it will be like if everyone has to be inside to eat or during bad weather. We would suggest that some motorhomes than can sleep six are not ideally suited for six people on holiday, in Scotland as there is simply not enough storage or circulation space.

If you are travelling somewhere hot look for a motorhome rental in Scotland company, with an awning. The awning is essentially a sun shade which is pulled out along the side of the motorhome. Not only does it give you somewhere to sit out of the sun, it also helps keep the sun off the motorhome and somewhat cooler than it might otherwise be.

Wearing a seat belt in Scotland , and Europe is a legal requirement. Make sure the motorhome or campervan you choose has the correct amount of seat belts for the number of travelers in your party.

 

Modern pop up tents are quick to erect ,and are excellent fun (kids love the independence) and will provide extra sleeping area especially around Scotland’s Coasts. The great thing about taking a tent is that the campers still have use of all the facilities of the motorhome or campervan rental.

Motorhome Age

Don’t allaways let the age of the motorhome or campervan put you off. For example, a 4 year old motorhome, manufactured by Burstner, Knaus, Hymer, Bessacarr etc. are high quality motorhomes that are built to last. In some cases these can be far superior to the modern budget equivalent. However we don’t advise hiring a Motorhome ,over two years old as these will have been well used and could be a bit threadbare , Thats why we at Scottish Tourer , Scotlands premier Motorhome Rental Company we only keep our Motorhomes for 6 Months.

Use a Motorhome Hire Company Try before you Buy,

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Hiring a motorhome is a the best way to ‘try before you buy’ option – these are expensive Vehicles and you want to be sure you have picked the right motorhome that best suits you and your needs however buy a motorhome will always be a compromise ,when it comes to choosing the right layout.

Think ‘outside the box’. Yes, motorhomes are great for touring holidays especially around Scotland , but they also offer many other options. They are particularly popular for festivals. They can also be used for business purposes, such as trade shows. And they also offer the option for additional accommodation,when you have more guests than spare beds in your House – park the motorhome on your drive for self contained guest accommodation.

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Motorhome hire Holiday in Scotland

Do you fancy a Motorhome Hire holiday in Scotland? What can be more relaxing, except maybe to hire a motorhome in Scotland. Why not? The roads is Scotland are easy to drive and the lack of traffic makes traveling through Scotland a relaxing holiday.

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Motorhome hire holiday in Scotland

Scotland is home to some of the most ancient castles in the world, and a holiday is not the same if you don’t see at least a few of them. To hire a motorhome in Scotland is great fun and when you are there you must see these four castles.

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Castle in Scotland

Caerlaverock Castle

This castle was built sometime in the 13th century and is a very popular tourist spot. The moat gives it a very “castle” feeling. It is triangle in shape, making it quite unique in appearance. The sheer beauty of this castle brings many happy couples and marks the spot of many weddings.

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Sunset Isle of Skye Dcotland

Stirling Castle

This is one of the largest castles in all of Scotland. It is surrounded by three steep cliffs, giving it its defensive position and its gorgeous views. It sits atop Caste Hill, a volcanic crag. This is where Mary Queen of Scots was crowned.

Urquhart Castle

The castle is now just a ruin, it was once a magnificent structure. The castle was built some time back in the 1200s–no one knows exactly when it was built. How can you visit Scotland and not see the home of the “Loch Ness Monster”? There is a gift shop there for now if you want to gift some “Nessie” memorabilia.

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Beach Scotland

Edinburgh Castle

This castle is one of the oldest castles in the world and the most popular in Scotland. The architecture brings tourists from around the world to see its royal palace and great hall. The battle scenes, restaurants, and canons bring visitors daily. The views alone would make this a must-stop in your Hire Motorhome, but who can resist the re-enactments?

Call now on 01738580755 for a hire motorhome holiday in Scotland, or talk to us about any of the other  locations that you can pick up from.

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Motorhome hire holiday in Scotland

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Scotland by Motorhome,Western Highlands

Scotland by Motorhome Tour around Oban and the Western Highlands 

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Scotland By Motorhome

from Edinburgh or Glasgow

Tour Highlights:Loch Lomond, Luss, Crianlarich, Tyndrum, Glen Lochy, Dalmally, Loch Awe, The Falls of Lora, Oban, Kilchurn Castle, Inveraray, Rest and be Thankful, Argyle Forest Park, Glasgow

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A Beach in Scotland

Enjoy some of Scotland’s most beautiful lochs, glens and mountains as you tour in your hire / rental Motorhome through the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park to visit the attractive town of Oban, in the heart of the beautiful Western Highlands.

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Your Rental Motorhome in Scotland

The journey will take you northwards through the Loch Lomond and  Scotlands Trossachs National Park with it’s lochs and mountains and into the Highlands. From the Capital of Scotland  …Edinburgh  travel to Glasgow then make your way through Rob Roy country towards the little Highland village of Tyndrum.

Next make your way through Glen Lochy to romantic Kilchurn Castle, which stands guard at the head of Loch Awe. For years Loch Awe was a natural protection for the Campbells of Inveraray against their enemies from the North of Scotland.

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Castle Scotland

Oban is a picturesque fishing port set on the Firth of Lorn. Please make plenty of time to discover this bustling town and enjoy the views towards the Island of Kerrera and the Inner Hebrides beyond. you can park at the Ferry Port.

The 3rd Duke of Argyll built the “new” town of Inveraray between 1746 and 1780 at the head of Scotlands Loch Fyne.

The town sits in the shadow of his castle and, as you will discover, this pleasant town retains much of its 18th Century charm.

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Some of our hire motorhomes at castle in Scotland

During our descent of Scotlands “Rest and be Thankful” mountain pass in your hire / rental Motorhome we’ll see the original road, built by General Wade, winding its way up the through the glen.

Soon you will reach the Argyll Forest Park where icy streams cascade down through wooded glens.

Shortly you will return to the gentle shores of Loch Lomond once more. It’s a short drive to Glasgow and then onward to Scotlands Capital .. Edinburgh.

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My Scottish Road Trip

My Scottish Road Trip

 

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Enjoy the view, Scotland

In my opinion, Scotland is the perfect place for a motorhome holiday. I’ve driven extensively around Europe in my Swift 664, but it’s still Scotland that I most regularly return to, the majesty and beauty of the landscape drawing me back time and again.

 

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Wild Dear Scotland

This spring I embarked on a three day long road trip following the Argyll Coastal Route, a journey of 150 miles. You could do it all in a day but I wanted to drive slowly and make the most of my stop offs. Before I left I went through my usual check list of provisions, had the motorhome serviced and, crucially, made sure my breakdown cover was up to date – I recently switched to the AA and have been really impressed by their breakdown cover deals.

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I set off from Tarbet, a village on the banks of the beautiful, or bonny, as the Scottish would say, Loch Lomond. The first leg of my journey took me past the head of Loch Long, through the Argyll Forest Park and up the hills to the delightfully named viewing point, Rest and Be Thankful. These words were inscribed on a stone by soldiers who built the road in 1753, which can be seen near the junction of the A38 and the B828. Sticking with the A38 I then came down the other side of the hills, following the coast round the highest point of the Loch Fyne and spending the night at Inverary.

 

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Sunset in your rental motorhome

The next day I set off in beautiful sunshine along the coast of the Loch on my way to the town of Lochgilphaed, which, as the name suggests, sits at the head of Loch Gilp. The town has many beautiful gardens to visit and makes the most of its proximity to the Loch with boating, diving and fishing trips readily available. After a look around I got back on the road and turned north towards Oban, passing the picturesque Crinan Canal on the way. If you had time for a longer trip you could take a detour and hop on one of the many ferries that sail from Oban to the west coast islands. Looking at the views across the Firth of Lorn and the Sound of Mull I was tempted, but decided to save that trip for another time. Oban itself is a pretty little coastal town, well worth exploring and I had a very pleasant meal at the Cuan Mor, a Celtic restaurant that overlooks the bay.

 

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Typical Camp spot in Scotland for your hire motorhome

On the last day of my trip I set off from Oban on the A85 which would take me over the Connel Bridge, a striking steel structure which spans Loch Etive, and drove through stunning wooded valleys up towards Ballachulish where I stopped for lunch at a high point overlooking Loch Leven. I set off again on the final, and most impressive, leg of the journey as I drove towards Fort William in the shadow on Ben Nevis, the UK’s highest mountain. A highly recommended trip!

 

Scotland 5 Day Motorhome Hire Tour

Scotland 5 day motorhome hire tour, A grand round-tour of fantastic views and fascinating places in your hire / rental Motorhome  throughout the Highlands of Scotland.

From the ancient forests of the Cairngorms, vibrant Inverness – capital of the Highlands, to the majestic splendour of the mountains of Assynt, the romantic beauty of the Isle of Skye and the awe inspiring Glen Coe.

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Scotland 5 day motorhome hire tour

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Day 1 takes you north accross the Forth Road Bridge to the charming highland village of Dunkeld on the banks of the river Tay.

From here you head into Scotlands Cairngorm national park and the ancient pine forests of the Rothiemurchus estate. Lunchtime will be spent on the beautiful shores of Loch Insh before a short forest walk takes you to the ruins of Loch an Eilean castle.

Panoramic views of Loch Ness follow as you travel down to the banks of the famous loch and the village of Dores where you can do some “Nessie” spotting! Then it’s on to the shores of Loch Broom where you can overnight  another night  at the campsite in Ullapool.

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Scotland 5 day motorhome hire tour

Day 2 visits the far northwest highlands and the grandeur, expanse and wildness of the mountains of Assynt with its abundance of Scotlands wildlife.

This area is historically famous as being the first crofting area to be bought by the local crofters, the Assynt Crofters’ Trust.

You will be immersed in the history of the area and visit the 15th century ruins of Ardvreck Castle, once the stronghold of the MacLeods of Assynt.

The day is full of amazing views of some of Europe’s and Scotlands oldest landscapes from the stunning white sand beach at Achmelvich Bay to the traditional fishing village of Lochinver. With the chance of seeing Scotlands wildlife such as whales and red deer as well all from the comfort of your  Hire / Rental Motorhome, this is sure to be a memorable day.

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Scotland 5 day motorhome hire tour

Day 3 leaves Ullapool heading south to take in the drama of the River Droma as it plunges 60m down into the Corrieshalloch Gorge.

From here you travel past the mountains of the Beinn Eighe national nature reserve and along the picturesque coastline of Loch Torridon in your hire / rental Motorhome.

The tranquil setting of Applecross is your destination for lunch before taking one of the highest roads in Scotland, Bealach nam Bo (meaning the Cattle Pass), with its jaw-dropping views, hairpin bends and precipitous cliffs which make this one of Scotlands most exciting drives.

In the afternoon you can stop in “tropical” Plockton where you can see palm trees growing alongside Loch Carron and take time to enjoy its sheltered serenity park your hire / rental motorhome here for a lunch break.

Then it’s over the sea to Skye and the delightful harbour town of Portree with its friendly welcome.

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Scotland 5 day motorhome hire tour

Scotland 5 day motorhome hire tour

 

Day 4 is a very flexible day on Skye. There are many possibilities depending on the weather . For example you might travel north to the stunning Quiraing mountain pass and enjoy a spectacular walk through some of Skye’s extraordinary geological scenery.

Or visit the Kilt Rock stop for a break here and enjoy the views in composed of basalt columns (reminiscent of the pleats in a kilt) with its waterfall cascading over the cliffs and down into the sea below.

After lunch you can travel to Neist Point for a walk out to the lighthouse at the most westerly point on Skye park here in your hire / rental motorhome for lunch. Alternatively a visit to Dunvegan Castle, ancient ancestral seat of the Clan McLeod, may be possible.

Talisker Distillery is also on Skye, as are the famous Cuillin Hills you can overnight here in your  Hire / Rental Motorhome.

Day 5 takes us south from Skye stopping first at the famous stronghold Eilean Donan Castle, used in the film “Highlander”, set at the head of 3 lochs as protection against Viking raiders. Continuing east through Scotlands rugged mountains of Kintail including the splendour of the Five Sisters.

You can  drive down through Glen Garry past Scotlands highest mountain, Ben Nevis.. drive up he Glen nevis road to the end and park here overnight then onto Fort William for lunch.

In the afternoon you will explore spectacular Glencoe, scene of the infamous massacre of the Clan Macdonald in 1692, before stopping in Killin for refreshments beside the Falls of Dochart,

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Typical Camp spot in Scotland for your hire motorhome

For more information about motorhome hire / rental in Scotand contact www.scottishtourer.co.uk

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