Inverness is the start and finish of the NC500, and this makes it a popular collection point for campervan hire Inverness. However, we sometimes forget Edinburgh and Glasgow Airports are approximately four hours away by car. Why not break the journey up and collect your hire campervan in Perth. You can enjoy getting to know your campervan before you reach Inverness, plus you can stop at the Cairngorm National Park on the way.
Perth is only 45 minutes from Edinburgh Airport and an hour from Glasgow airport, making this a good starting point for anyone relying on flights or who has had a long drive up from the Scottish Border. There is nothing worse getting off a flight in Edinburgh/Glasgow knowing you then need to get to the centre of the city for a train, then have a four-hour train journey to Inverness to collect your hire campervan.
We have a dedicated courtesy bus and can come to Edinburgh airport or Glasgow airport when you land and bring you to Perth and show you round your motorhome and then get you on your way to start your motorhome adventure.
The NC500 is a very well publicised route and to be honest, in our opinion, it has been a victim of its own success, we decided to try the NC500 route for ourselves earlier this year (2020) after customer feedback, and we found it to be a nightmare - stressful to drive, the infrastructure of the roads and the local communities could not cope with the volume of traffic using the road and users not being aware of the rules of single track roads. My advice would be to give the NC500 a miss and try our west coast route, which was developed by us; we have over 30 years of knowledge and experience of touring in a motorhome.
This route takes you through the Scottish Highlands starting in Perth heading towards the Cairngorm national park. You'll visit Inverness and Loch Ness, then head over to the west coast of Scotland where the true beauty of the Scottish highlands can be found – visiting Ullapool, Gairloch, Applecross, Isle of Skye, Fort William and back to us in Perth through Glencoe.
This route will provide you with some of Scotland's best scenery, castles, distilleries, award-winning restaurants, fishing spots, fantastic walks, and cycling paths.
All of our motorhomes come fully equipped with everything you need for a relaxing holiday; we prefer to wild camp rather than stay on caravan sites and have adapted the motorhome to allow you to be self-sufficient without sacrificing on your comfort. All our motorhomes are fully equipped with a:
We use the motorhomes extensively ourselves and never miss an opportunity to take time off to explore Scotland. We pride ourselves in providing luxury campervans fully equipped with everything you need for touring the Scottish Highlands in comfort and ease. To find out more give us call, or for more details on Inverness see one of our blog posts.
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Touring Scotland with a motorhome allows you the freedom to come and go as you please, giving you the opportunity to drive through the mountain ranges, glens and along loch's at your own pace.