Rent a Campervan in ScotlandPosted on: August 12, 2015
Autumn is a delightful time to rent a campervan in Scotland! From early September to early November, the countryside and city parks are decorated in hues of golds, reds and oranges amongst the velvety evergreens, turning this already fairy tale landscape into an ethereal fantasy. And since this is past the peak tourist season, it’s easy to find room when you rent a campervan in Scotland- at a touring park or out in the gorgeous wilds.
Cycling, hiking and wildlife watching are at their peak in the fall, when the weather is still nice, but a bit crisp, and the trails offer more solitude than the busy summer months. This is the time of year that is perfect for sitting around a crackling campfire, drinking hot chocolate, toasting marshmallows and spending quality time together- when you choose to rent a campervan in Scotland, nothing stands between you and nature’s show.
We’ve put together a list of some of our favourite routes to best enjoy Mother Nature’s autumn display when you rent a campervan in Scotland– all within three hours’ drive from Edinburgh.
Rent a campervan in Scotland & favourite routes
Edinburgh to Killin. Take the M90/A9 north from Edinburgh, then Old Military Road/A 822 towards Kenmore. You’ll go through historic sites such as Scone and charming villages such as Aberfeldy, passing through beautifully coloured forests along the way. Stop in Kenmore at one of Scotland’s oldest inns for a meal and dram- so picturesque, with delicious traditional pub fare on offer in front of a roaring woodstove. Quintessential Scotland! On to Killen, home of Dochart Falls, one of the most photographed in the country. And this time of year it’s at its most beautiful.
Edinburgh to Inveraray. Rent a campervan in Scotland, then head west on the M8 from Edinburgh, hit the A82 then the A819. You’ll drive through the Loch Lomond and the Trossachs national park, along that famous loch of song amongst a rainbow of autumn colours. As you approach Inveraray and cross the bridge, look to your right- the site of the castle surrounded by a riot of fall shades is like something out of a fantasy film!
Edinburgh to Galloway Forest Park. Take the A702 and A712 to Dumfries and Galloway. Filled with lovely, welcoming campsites and touring parks, this is one of the UK’s most beloved forests. You’ll see why once you catch a glimpse of its autumn palette! Breathe in the pure, crisp fall air and let the worries of the city melt away.
Get in touch with Roseisle, Edinburgh’s premium hire company, and rent a campervan in Scotland.