Campervan Hire Scotland


Scotland is one of Europe’s most beautiful and widely visited countries. It is also regarded as a perfect place to explore using campervan hire. Scotland has rich history and heritage with numerous attractions and large open spaces that appeal to travellers of all kinds, utilising a camper van will enable the hirer to visit parts of the country that would normally be out of the reach of other holidaying methods. Travelling the length and breadth of Scotland using public transport can be restrictive and costly, campervans will allow people to travel how and when they like and at a leisurely pace.

For suppliers of campervan hire, Scotland a big market and there are companies in cities and towns across the country that aim to offer the perfect vehicle for self-catering holidays. Finding suitable hire at the best prices will take plenty of shopping around and it is advisable to book hire early.

Planning campervan hire early

There are some months that are more popular than others for campervan hire. Scotland is a country perfect suited to campervan travel and suppliers will have increased demand during summer months when the climate is more favourable and during school holidays. Hiring a camper in any of these periods is likely to prove tougher and often more expensive than in the low season when vehicles are less in demand.

If your intention is to book travel in the summer then hiring a vehicle as early as possible is recommended to avoid missing out on preferred dates; companies will also recommend that you have an alternative choices for dates of travel. Booking in low season or “off-peak” months can lead you to decent savings and many companies have cheaper hire available in the months of March and April which is classed as low season but has improved climate and can be a good time to hire.

Types of campervan and features

There are numerous choices of campervan available and different companies will be able to offer a vehicle that will appeal to any kind of traveller. Campervans are available in a range of styles and sizes, with vans from 2-7 berths regularly provided. Both classic VW campervans that are suited to lovers of life in the slow lane and motorhomes which favour those looking for a home from home experience are designed to include all of the modern features and equipment needed for the complete self-catering holiday. Motorhomes (often referred to as campervans) are larger in size than traditional campervans and will house bathroom facilities and entertainment equipment not found in smaller vehicles, having said that all customers can expect their campervan to include:

  • Hob/stove
  • Beds
  • Seating/dining area
  • Sink and water supply
  • Worktop
  • Fridge/coolbox
  • lighting
There are many added extras that companies can offer, some will include these as standard while other companies may charge a small fee, these include TV/DVD, bedding, cutlery and crockery and satellite navigation.

Whatever vehicle you choose for campervan hire, Scotland should have companies that provide insurance, breakdown cover, unlimited mileage and VAT included in the price of hire.

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