Glasgow is well known for providing visitors with a warm welcome and a lively atmosphere. Glasgow is the 5th most popular city to visit in the UK and is situated on the River Clyde, with a history steeped in shipbuilding.  

Glasgow is a vibrant city with bustling nightlife and is well known for its proud culture and rich, working-class history. The charming West End of Glasgow is full of important cultural attractions and does not lack in unique bars and delicious, independent restaurants. The city centre of Glasgow offers a fantastic shopping experience, and the city is well connected with a convenient subway line running from the centre to the West End.  

One of the most attractive points of Glasgow for campervan hire is the city's proximity to the incredible landscape of Glencoe and routes along the West Coast of Scotland.

After a short hour's drive from Glasgow, you’ll be met with a series of stunning mountain ranges and iconic Scottish landscapes, making Glasgow an optimal choice when looking to hire a campervan in Scotland. 

campervan hire in Glasgow

Why hire a Campervan in Glasgow from Scottish Tourer? 

Scottish Tourer’s fleet of motorhomes is located at our head office in Perth, just one hour from Glasgow International Airport. We run a dedicated shuttle bus service for all our campervan hire customers to and from Glasgow Airport, providing an easy method of campervan collection if you are arriving by air. We can also collect and return you directly to your hotel, ensuring your campervan hire holiday starts smoothly and seamlessly.  

If you live locally and prefer to take public transport out to Perth, we offer free transfers from Perth Rail Station to our depot. We can also provide a safe place to keep your car while renting a campervan for your Scotland road trip. 

If you have any other special transfer requests, just let us know! Scottish Tourer will always do our utmost to assist customers as best we can and make sure your campervan hire in Glasgow is as hassle-free as possible. Browse our range of available motorhomes for hire.

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Campervan Hire Glasgow: Where to Stay? 

As Glasgow is a busy city, it’s advisable not to drive your campervan or motorhome rental in the city centre.

Scottish Tourer has scoped out a couple of conveniently located caravan parks that provide a safe space for your campervan whilst you enjoy all that Glasgow city has to offer.  

  • Red Deer Village Holiday Park. Conveniently located on the outskirts of Glasgow with a train station close by, offering great transport links to the city. Reviews on TripAdvisor compliment the park on being clean and having friendly staff. 
  • Strathclyde Country Park and Campsite. This caravan park boasts good reviews for facilities and cleanliness, plus a good location for going into the city centre. You can also easily visit the nearby Strathclyde country park for a more relaxed day out. 

Both campsites offer an easily accessible route to leave Glasgow and head north along the West Coast.

For further information on what you can discover as your road trip around Scotland, check out our West Coast Guide.   

west coast of Scotland by campervan


Campervan Hire Glasgow: Top things to do 

Glasgow offers a host of fun activities suitable for individuals, couples or the whole family. By setting up shop in one of the nearby campsites, you leave yourself free to travel the city throughout the day with a convenient spot to sleep during the night.  

Glasgow is also conveniently located only an hour’s journey from Edinburgh, so if you are interested in campervan hire in Edinburgh, Scottish Tourer can provide helpful advice to link the two great Scottish cities together. 

Scottish Tourer has outlined some of the top things to do if you choose to hire a campervan in Glasgow.  


Out of London, Glasgow is the largest centre in the UK for shopping. The three main areas for shopping in Glasgow are all located in the city centre and are within close proximity to one another. Walk along Buchanan Street, Sauchiehall Street and Argyle Street to find a wide range of high street shops, boutique stores and indoor shopping centres.  

Pick up some unique gifts or Scottish souvenirs in the high street shops of Argyle Street or head along to the Merchant City area, which offers you the opportunity to visit a selection of upper-class designer stores.  

St. Enochs, Buchanan Galleries and Princes Square centres all offer a mixture of indoor shopping, including cafes, bars and fast-food stops to suit all tastes. These can also make for a welcome escape from the Glasgow rain! 


                                                          Glasgow Museum


Museums and Art galleries 

Glasgow’s Victorian past has left its mark on the city, with outstanding architecture like the City Chambers or the Glasgow Cathedral. One of Glasgow’s most well-known artists is Charles Rennie Mackintosh, a Glaswegian architect and designer famous for blending traditional Scottish industrial designs with Asian and European styles. Much of his work can be found in the city’s architecture, particularly the highly established Glasgow School of Art. You’ll also spot many of Mackintosh’s designs on exhibit at The Mackintosh House and the Willow Café. 

There are 20 museums and art galleries to choose from in Glasgow, so you are sure to find something that will interest to you.

Some of the best museums we recommend visiting in Glasgow are: 

  • Kelvingrove Art Gallery
  • The Riverside Transport Museum  
  • Gallery of Modern Art (GoMA) 
  • The Science Centre 
  • The Lighthouse Museum 
  • The People’s Palace

glasgow science center  


Food and drink 

When it comes to food and drink, Glaswegians are truly spoilt. The city offers a wide variety of top-class restaurants, delicious pub grub, secret eateries and independent vegan cafes. Great pubs and bars are ten-a-penny in Glasgow, so you certainly won’t struggle to find a lively spot to enjoy a refreshing pint or tasty cocktail 

For whisky lovers, Glasgow offers convenient access to Glengoyne Distillery and The Clydeside Distillery, both of which are located on the outskirts of the city. Take a tour of either to get an idea of how whiskey is brewed, bottled and distilled in Scotland (with samples included!).  

Glasgow is also home to the Tennent's Wellpark Brewery, one of Scotland’s oldest and most famous beer breweries. Take the informative guided tour and discover some of the secrets to creating a pint of Scotland’s most popular beer.   

Glasgow can be a great starting point for delving into the rich history of Scottish food and drink. Scottish Tourer has even mapped out a seafood guide for our customers to try as they travel up the beautiful West Coast.  

For the Kids 

Looking for a campervan rental holiday suitable for the whole family? Glasgow offers some excellent attractions suitable for the wee yins!  

Some of the top-rated activities for kids we recommend are: 

  • The Glasgow Science Centre 
  • Glasgow Botanical Gardens – a lovely spot for the whole family to enjoy. 
  • Snow Factor – an indoor space to snowboard, ski or sledge on real snow! 
  • Pinkstone Water Sports – offering canoeing and rafting activities  
  • Loch Lomond aquarium – located just a short drive or train ride from Glasgow 

If you plan to head north with the whole family after your initial stay in Glasgow, have a read of our West Coast Route with Children guide. Filled with family-friendly camping spots and engaging activities that the kids are sure to love! 

campervan hire in Scotland


Where to go after Glasgow? 

Glasgow is an ideal starting point for your campervan rental journey, especially if you plan on visiting the famous Loch Lomond and hills of Glencoe. Both are easily accessible as you leave Glasgow, and provide fun stops on a fantastic route up North.  

Many travellers’ end-goal when embarking on a Scotland road trip is to tour around the Scottish Highlands. Starting with campervan hire in Glasgow and gradually moving North is a great way to do just that. Check out our gateway to the highlands guide to help plan your route.  

Another popular option when travelling Scotland by campervan is to visit some of the many Scottish Islands, such as Islay, Mull or Skye. See our island hoping guide as your travel through the stunning landscapes of the West Coast of Scotland in your Scottish Tourer campervan.  

Of course, these are only a few suggestions. Scotland is filled with scenic driving routes and where you go will ultimately depend on your own taste and the type of campervan holiday you are looking to experience.  

Contact Scottish Tourer today to book your campervan holiday in Scotland.