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Motorhome Rental Scotland

Motorhome Rental Scotland – This is Your Opportunity To Experience New Place.

Motorhome Rental Scotland

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Motorhome Rental Scotland vacations are popular with a lot of people around the world. A  motorhome offers people the chance to travel in comfort and and at their own pace. It also lets people save money by cooking their own meals .. like an apartment on wheels. This offers freedom, economy and a holiday package all in one.

Speaking of which, there are many options when one is travelling  Motorhome Rental Scotland– if you have a lot of time and want to travel at your own pace – Motorhome Rental SCotland is the way to go. Many companies have websites where they offer packages and They will help you pick the right camper for the duration of the trip.Below is some general information to look at – especially if you are travelling in a foreign country.

Motorhome Rental Scotland

Motorhome on the road

Motorhome Rental Scotland

· What do I need to know about driving in Scotland

· Steering is on the right side – so we drive on the left side of the road. Overtake safely on the right side. Seatbelts are mandatory for all passengers, especially children. A valid driver’s license is required. Mobile phones usage is banned while driving. Stay at an accident site and call the police. We recommend that the motorhome not be driven at night, for safety reasons. Watch out for animals on the road as they come out of their habitat looking for food.

· What about Speed Limits?

· Signs are posted on streets and highways – Cameras and speed detectors are used to monitor traffic. So, if you are issued a speeding ticket you are liable for the amount.

· What do I need to know about driving conditions?

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· Scotlanda  has a range of temperatures to deal with. Check information well so you have appropriate clothing and can participate in activities that are right for the season.

· What is the procedure to book a motorhome online?

· Go to our website and select a vehicle. Get a quote and if you are satisfied with the price and the have the right vehicle, proceed to the check out page and pay for the rental. You can request information on different rental options, depending on the number of people and duration of stay. Make sure to mention if you need baby seats, as it is mandatory to have children safely strapped in, while driving.

· What can I expect for inclusions?

All vehicles are serviced and maintained in good driving condition. All our Motorhome rental Scotland vehicles come equipped with crockery, pots and pans and also other amenities like a stove, microwave and refrigerator. Our aim is to give you all the comforts of a home while you are on vacation, at a fraction of the cost of hotel rooms.

In essence, if you are planning a long trip anywhere in the world, a motorhome rental is the perfect way to see any country and experience the culture and people up close.

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Motorhome Routes Scotland

MOTORHOME ROUTES SCOTLAND 

This is one of the most popular Motorhome Routes Scotland  for our customers when they tour Scotland in their motorhome.

Motorhome Routes Scotland

Motorhome Routes Scotland

Your journey begins  in Perth at Scottish Tourer Motorhome hire.  We are conveniently situated close to the Crieff road which takes you  to Oban.

OBAN

Oban is poplar stop when touring in a camper van or motorhome.  It is the gateway to so many of the islands accessible by ferry.  It takes approximately two and a half hours to drive in a campervan or motorhome from Scottish tourer in Perth.  There are a selection of campsites in the Oban area with the camping and caravanning site being the most popular for our customers due to the privilege card we provide with each campervan hire. This entitles you to discounts and entry into some members only sites.

Motorhome Routes Scotland

Motorhome Routes Scotland

FORT WILLIAM

Fort william is known as the outdoor capital of the UK. Now if that wasn’t good enough reason to visit whilst visiting Scotland in your Motorhome then I don’t know what is!

There is something for everyone in Fort william whether that be walking , climbing, white water rafting or quad biking.  You will find every outdoor activity you can think of in Fort William.  If that is too much you can always stay in your Motorhome and relax!

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ARISAIG

leaving Fort William take the A830 to Malliag. This takes you through the village of glenfinnan. The viaduct may seem familiar, it features in the Harry Potter films. This is an ideal spot to stop in your Motorhome for a cup of coffee or a bit oflunch.

The village of Arisaig (the Safe Place) is centred on the sheltered shore of Loch nan Ceall, it spreads west along the Rhu road and north along the shore towards Morar. It is accessible wit your motorhome. Here the stunning views to the islands of Eigg, Rum and Skye begin and the beautiful sandy beaches that stretch along the old road towards Mallaig.

There are a selection of campsites available to stay in your campervan or motorhome, many have access to the white sandy beaches and are well catered for people touring Scotland in their motorhome.  A favourite of ours is sunnyside croft touring site.

SKYE

There are ferries operated by Cal Mac three times a day Mon-Fri. Check the recent timetables for more accurate information. All our motorhomes can be carried by any Cal Mac Ferry

Skye is an island of contrasts.The jagged Cuillin ridge drops to the gentle white of a soft sand beach. Inlets, bays and islands create a complex pattern with the sea. Tiny villages and historic keeps are familiar, fascinating and steeped in history.

Again there are a selection of campsites on Skye that will be able to cater for those touring Scotland in a campervan or motorhome. The privilege card provided to you by Scottish Tourer ensures you get the discount on the camping and caravanning site on Skye.

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Touring Scotland by Motorhome

Ten Days Touring Scotland by Motorhome.

Touring Scotland by Motorhome

Touring Scotland by motorhome is the ideal way to ensure that you see much of Scotland, but life will be easier, if you stay more than one night in each caravan park; study a map and plan your visit so you can stay in one place for a few days and explore in a different direction each day.

VisitScotland, the national tourist board, inspects caravan parks every year and the best of them are awarded 4 stars (excellent) or 5 stars (exceptional) for their standard of facilities and services. Many of these parks have joined the group of Thistle Holiday Parks.

For a 10-day stay, I suggest an itinerary along the following lines:

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Edinburgh and the Lothians: Stay in the area east of the city, in Tantallon Caravan Park in North Berwick or Belhaven or Thurston Manor at Dunbar. Both towns have a good train service to Edinburgh, so you do not have the hassle of parking and can enjoy the city and the countryside.

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There is plenty to see in Edinburgh – the Castle, the National Museum of Scotland, Dynamic Earth and the Scotch Whisky Heritage Centre are just a few of many attractions. Near North Berwick are the Scottish Seabird Centre (with a possible boat trip to Bass Rock), the Museum of Flight (with a Concorde), Tantallon and Dirleton Castles, and Glenkinchie Distillery. Plan to spend at least a day in Edinburgh and a day in the Lothians.

If you are heading north, the next stop could be in Perthshire, where there is Pitlochry and Dunkeld and Blair Atholl, all of which have good caravan parks. Set up home in any of these places and you have an excellent choice of excursions for daytime and places to eat in the evening.

Touring Scotland by Motorhome

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Touring Scotland by Motorhome

You could head west to Kinloch Rannoch (one of the most remote parts of Scotland, where few people go); or to Aberfeldy (Dewar’s World of Whisky) and Kenmore (Scottish Crannog Centre); or east to Loch of the Lowes (where ospreys nest) and south to Scone Palace. There are also places where you can hire a bike and find cycle paths or quiet roads.

In the West Highlands Oban is a good choice, because from here you can take the Caledonian MacBrayne ferry to Mull and across to Iona. If you have a car or a small motorhome, an exciting journey is along the Ardnamurchan peninsula right to the furthest west point of the Scottish mainland;  climb to the top of the lighthouse and you may be lucky enough to spot whales. Return via Glenuig, Lochailort and Glenfinnan – and you will travel through one of the most beautiful parts of Scotland. Two places to visit are the Glencoe Visitor Centre and Dunstaffnage Caste.

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On the way south, stop off at Inveraray. This village sits on the shores of Loch Fyne and has a magnificent Castle, owned by the Duke of Argyll, as well as Inveraray Jail, where you can see how the criminals of two hundred years ago were treated. From Inveraray, it is only a couple of hours to Glasgow, along the banks of Loch Lomond.

 

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Motorhomes for Hire in Scotland

motorhomes for hire in scotland

Every spring and summer there is always a large demand for motorhomes for hire in Scotland.  Scotland is good place to visit when the weather is looking up as it can get a bit chilly and wet in the winter, but really it is always the season to visit Scotland especially when the small country is perfectly formed in autumn.

Forests of golds and greens, haunted castles, grand lochs, big skies and epic mountain scenery; unforgettable beaches, wonderful wildlife, adrenaline fueled activities, romantic getaways and cool cities too. Autumn is spectacular in Scotland so come and see the sights. So what is it about Scotland?

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If you like castles, Scotland has plenty of them:  Craigievar Castle looks as though it’s come straight from a fairytale. Fyvie Castle is an another outstanding example of Scottish baronial architecture. Castle Fraser is for many the Scottish citadel par excellence, its turrets commanding the scene as visitors approach down the Broad Walk.

Set amid the stunning scenery of the Cairngorm mountains, 17th century Braemar Castle is appropriately spectacular, with castellated turrets, a star-shaped curtain wall and a bottle-necked dungeon. The magnificent ruin of Huntly Castle is majestically sited where the rivers Bogie and Deveron join, on the outskirts of the pretty market town of Huntly.

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So let’s look at one of the motorhomes for hire in Scotland, this is the

The innovative 2012 Swift 696 features twin full width bunks at the rear, and the lower one swings up to the vertical to turn the rear space into a garage store with a large exterior doors at the side so the cycles and toys etc are stored away from the living area. Fixed double size bed over-cab sleeping area and another double bed when the dinette is converted. good sized luxury washroom with  shower, electric flush cassette toilet and wash basin.

A spacious fully fitted kitchen including cooking hob with oven and grill, comfortable dinette ,The dinette table and seating extends to allow six people to sit together at meal times and all six can travel in safety and sleep in comfort.

For your safety as well as the front driver and passenger these motorhomes are also fitted with 3-point inertia seat-belts for all four rear  travelling passengers, gas fired blown air central heating, fully winterised for all season camping.

Motorhomes for hire in Scotland

On The Ferry

This particular vehicle is a ‘no pets’ motorhome, There are plenty of motorhomes for hire in Scotland, so do call and we can make sure you get the right one for your holiday.

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TOUR SCOTLANDS ISLANDS BY MOTORHOME

Tour Scotlands Islands by Motorhome…. Tips and Advice.

Tour Scotlands Islands by motorhome is becoming a popular choice for people within and for those who travel to the UK. The reasons are many and varied, However they will almost certainly include the rugged coastline, wild and open wilderness, high mountains and stunning secluded lochs. Here are some routes that take you to the Hebridean islands.

Easy access to the Hebridean Islands is one reason why many people choose to tour Scotlands islands by motorhome . Perth to Ullapool and then on to the Ferry to Stornaway in Lewis is one of the main Hebridean islands . Perth to Ullapool  only takes around 3 .5 hours.

Travel through Lewis then to Harris then Ferry across to North Uist travel down to Barra through South Uist the the Ferry to Isle Of Skye the from Helmsdale get the Ferry to Malaig on the Mainland.

THE WHALE BONE ARCH LEWIS

This is situated beside two houses on the A857. If you are coming from the North then it is on the right hand side. If from the south, then obviously on the left.tour scotlands islands by motorhome

The two bones that comprise the arch are the lower jaw bones of a Blue Whale and were removed from a beached Whale that came ashore in 1920. The harpoon that is shown in the picture was still in the Whale, however the explosive charge in the Harpoon’s head had failed to explode. Therefore, both Whale and Harpoon were intact. The Crofter that dealt with both Harpoon and Whale was lucky not have been injured when the Harpoon’s head finally exploded in his shed. Luckily he was not in the shed at the time.

The magnificent Whalebone Arch now stands as a gateway in the garden of the two houses.

THE BLACKHOUSES LEWIS

If you do intend to tour Scotlands Islands by motorhomes then don’t miss the blackhouses in Lewis

Blackhouses were so named not because of the fact that they were in the early days smoke filled and had small windows, but because they were compared to new houses being built in the late 1800′s which were called ‘white houses’. The new ‘white houses’ were designed to separate humans from their livestock and animals.

The design of a blackhouse originates back several thousand years, as does the constructional method. The building consists of two concentric dry stone walls with a gap between them filled with earth or peat. The roof was either thatched or made up of turfs and constructed upon a wooden frame. The frame was supported by the inner wall, which gave the characteristic look of a shelf around the outside of the building. As the roofing material had to withstand quite extreme weather conditions at times, the roofing material was often secured down by using netting with large stones tied at the ends.

Unbelievably, some of the blackhouses were still inhabited until the middle 1970′s, although it has to be said some blackhouses had fireplaces and chimneys, instead of the chimney free traditional construction.

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The fresh air, the relaxed atmosphere and the perspective of adventure are the key ingredients at the beginning of any tour of Scotlands islands by motorhome.

HARRIS

The Isle of Harris is joined to the Isle of Lewis and is the second island down the Outer Hebrides chain of islands. Magnificent beaches and scenery along with its famous Tweed and Art galleries are its hallmarks.

Tour Scotlands islands by Motorhome

Beaches are probably the feature of Harris that impress most visitors. The colour of the water, even on a dull day, and the purity of the sand are simply stunning. The beaches range from the huge expanses of Traigh Losgaintir (Luskentyre) and Traigh Sgarastaigh (Scarista) to little sheltered coves beside the road at Na Buirgh (Borve). Behind the beaches are the machairs – green grassy plains covered in a mass of wild flowers in the summer. The images probably don’t do justice to the wonderful colours and sheer size of the beach area.This area is a must if you intend to tour scotlands islands by Motorhome.

Isle of Skye. An abundance of wildlife can be found here. Home to the famous Golden Eagles, you may also see otters, Minke whales and dolphins around the island.

A well known tourist route is to drive along the Mallaig road towards the camping sites of Arisaig, where you will find plenty to see and do. Surrounded by stunning scenery, this area is a must see for all who tour Scotlands islands in a motorhome.

 

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