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Discover Scotland with motorhome hire Glasgow
In any season, Scotland is spectacular—and there’s no better way to see it than with a campervan hire from Glasgow. Take in the gritty vibe of this cultural and commercial centre as you enjoy eye-catching architecture, fascinating history, live music, art galleries, parks and museums along with some of the nation’s best shopping. Then leave the city behind and get amongst the many natural delights that call Scotland home, including Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park, and the Scottish Highlands. Pick up your campervan rental Glasgow and GoSee it all.
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Campervan rental Glasgow tips for the savvy traveller
Located in the central belt of Scotland, Glasgow has its own international airport, just nine miles from the city centre, with connections to more than 100 worldwide destinations. While there are no physical depots at the airport, most rental providers offer a transfer service—which may or may not incur a fee. Check the terms of your Glasgow motorhome hire before booking, and confirm your plans before departure.
Motorhome rental Glasgow: Some tips for your travels
- While the motorways are wide, country roads and village lanes can be a tight squeeze. Go slow and be prepared to pull over to allow others to pass.
- There are no toll roads in Scotland, but you may come across some while driving your campervan in the UK.
- Red Deer Village Holiday Park is very near which is just outside Glasgow, in the village of Steppes. It is also less than an hour’s driving time to Edinburgh in your campervan hire, and handy to Stirling with good access to Loch Lomond.
- Named as the rainiest city of the UK, expect to rain anytime during the day. It is best to bring an umbrella or raincoat when travelling.
- Scotland passed a law reducing the legal alcohol limit from 80mg to 50mg in every 100ml of blood, which is lower than the rest of the United Kingdom. While many factors affect blood alcohol levels, it could mean that drinking as little as a pint of beer may be sufficient to reach your legal limit. Be safe—if you drink, don’t drive.
- Scotland is one of the few places that still allow wild camping. Respect the local rules and leave no trace. Take all your rubbish with you and don’t overload public bins.
- If you require a pet-friendly motorhome and campervan hire, make sure you check the terms on each listing before you book. If ever in doubt about a pet policy, contact us.
You’re going to love Glasgow
Before you head off to explore the wild coast and countryside of Scotland, spend some time in the cultural hub that is Glasgow. Admire the architecture, institutions, and artistic character of this port city and get to know its fascinating legacy of trade and development.
Some nearby must-see attractions for your motorhome holiday in Glasgow include:
An exceptional example of Scottish Gothic architecture, the Glasgow Cathedral is considered one of the finest medieval buildings in Europe. If you want to see another church, you can also head to Paisley Abbey which is just a few minutes from the Glasgow Airport.
This lively and historical city district is full of stylish bars and cafes, and home to some of Glasgow’s oldest sites.
This distillery is a wonderful whitewashed wall building at the bottom of Dumgoyne Hill. They have tours to understand the art of whiskey making, offer tastings, and even teach about whiskey and chocolate matching.
Visiting the west coast of Scotland? A university town with a well-preserved castle, Stirling is home to the National Wallace Monument, commemorating William Braveheart Wallace. It is a fantastic place to learn some graphic detail of Scotland’s struggle as a nation.
Campervan hire Glasgow: Where to go
There is so much to see in Scotland that you’ll likely need more than one road trip to tick everything off your list—particularly if you’re visiting other parts of the UK at the same time. If you only have time for the best of the best on your Scotland campervan hire road trip, try to hit these highlights.
Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park
Head 45 minutes northwest of Glasgow International Airport to explore 1,865 square kilometres of natural beauty. Traditionally divided into four distinct parts: The Trossachs forested hills, Breadalbane, Loch Lomond, and the Argyll Forest, the park is home to 21 “munros” - mountains over 3000 feet.
Calling to adventurers from around the world, the highest mountain in the United Kingdom, Ben Nevis, lies directly behind Fort William. Its beautiful setting between peaks and sea lochs is the main draw, but sightseeing highlights around Fort William abound, including Neptune’s Staircase, the Old Inverlochy Castle, Glen Nevis and the short River Nevis.
Nessy, the monster who allegedly lurks in the nearby Loch Ness, is one of the main draws for visitors to the “Highland Capital,” but the friendly atmosphere, heritage buildings, restaurants, shopping and events certainly add to the appeal.
The northern coast of the Highlands region is a wild place—a spectacle of craggy cliffs, churning ocean and hidden coves once you are past the gentler landscapes around Thurso. Pick up a motorhome hire in Glasgow and explore the many famous spots of the North Coast.
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Campervan rental Glasgow: Frequently asked questions
How much does it cost to rent a campervan from Glasgow?
Prices for campervan rentals in Glasgow UK depend on factors like the time of year you visit, vehicle availability, and the length of the rental. Renting a motorhome is quick and easy with GoSee. Simply type your dates into the search form at the top of this page to compare up-to-the-minute prices across multiple brands.
What is the cheapest way to rent a campervan in Glasgow?
The cheapest way to rent a campervan in Glasgow is to book a no-frills campervan model well in advance for the off-season. Certain brands are generally cheaper, but make sure you check the inclusions in the terms and conditions, as having to add extras to your motorhome booking can add up.
What’s included in the campervan rental price?
Glasgow campervan rental inclusions vary by brand and model. Check the specifications on each listing to view the terms relating to mileage, air conditioning, linen, and other such requirements. Some luxury motorhomes such as VW campervans are fully equipped with two double beds that are perfect for family holidays. If you require something specific and it is not listed, contact our friendly customer service team before booking.
How old do I have to be to rent a campervan from Glasgow?
You must be at least 21 years old to hire a campervan from Glasgow. Some rental providers will only rent to drivers 25 years old and above, and many rental providers charge additional fees to drivers under 25.
Where are the closest places to camp near Glasgow?
Red Deer Village Holiday Park is on the outskirts of Glasgow, in the village of Steppes. It is also less than an hour’s driving time to Edinburgh Airport, and handy to Stirling with good access to Loch Lomond. It is a five-star facility, having undergone recent upgrades.
Can I rent a campervan one way from Glasgow?
Yes, it is possible to book one-way campervan rentals from Glasgow to any UK destination. For example, you can collect the vehicle in Glasgow and drop off your campervan hire in Belfast, or in London Heathrow. Simply type your desired location into the search form to see which brands offer other drop off destinations and their associated fees. If you have further inquiries, you can also contact your chosen Glasgow depot directly.
What is the minimum rental period?
Minimum rental periods for Glasgow campervan hires vary depending on the brand policy and time of year. Certain brands have minimum days, while others have minimum prices equivalent to a certain number of days (5 or 7, for example). Popular rental periods may have longer minimum rental periods. Generally, you get the best value for money with longer rental periods.
What do I need to bring when I collect the campervan?
Here are the things that you need when picking up a campervan hire in Glasgow: a valid original driver’s licence, credit card under the name of the renter, and passport/I.D.
Do I need a special licence to drive a campervan in Scotland?
No. All you need is a standard full car licence to rent and drive a Glasgow campervan hire. A category C1 licence is required only if you plan to book and drive a motorhome and campervan hire that is more than 3.5 tonnes. If your driver's licence is not written in English, you must also provide an IDP/International Driving Permit.
What is the speed limit in Glasgow?
In Scotland, speed limit are posted as miles per hour (mph). In urban areas the general speed limit is 20 or 30 mph, on single carriageways: 60 mph, and on motorways and dual carriageways: 70 mph.