Easicampers provides Campervan Hire and Motorhome Hire in Edinburgh. We have a large selection of rental vehicles including the iconic VW campervan and state-of-the-art modern Motorhomes that are perfect for exploring Edinburgh and Scotland.
Address & Business Hours
1 Drovers Road
Monday to Saturday: 9am-5.30pm
Collections are strictly between 1:00pm – 4:00pm
Telephone Number, E-mail & Socials
0044 (0)131 322 6597
0044 (0)1942 821080
Frequently Asked Questions
Frequently Asked Questions for our Edinburgh Camper hire and Motorhome Hire branch to help customers.
Can I leave my car at your Edinburgh branch?
Yes you can. We have a large secure car park with 24hr monitoring. This is free of charge. You leave your car at your own risk but the site has 24 hr monitoring and is very secure. We need it secure as we have very expensive motorhomes there.
What time can I collect the motorhome?
Collection time is normally 14:00 hrs but please ring a few days before if you require and earlier collection with no extra cost. If we can do this we will. It depends on the previous hire but during quiet, off season periods we will di this for you.
Can I leave heavy luggage there whilst we have the campervan or motorhome on rent?
Yes you can. We have a room to store luggage.
Is there a minimum period for renting the campervan?
Yes, 3 days is the minimum hire period.
Is there a minimum age requirement to hire your campers and motorhomes?
Yes, the minimum age for a campervan is 25years and held a license for 2 years.
How many penalty points are allowed on my license?
If you are registered in the UK and have more than 6 points on your driving license you will not be able to drive our vehicle
What paperwork do I require to hire the camper or motorhome?
For all UK registered renters, a driver license check is compulsory at the time of pick-up at Edinburgh in order to be fully covered by our insurance package.
You will need to provide the following:
• Driving license number
• Address information (As displayed on Driver’s license)
• National Insurance ID
You can enter the required information on the Official DVLA website https://www.gov.uk/view-driving-licence in advance and generate a “check code” and show it at the time of pick-up at the station.
Please note that this code is only valid for 21 days.
What if I am from a EU country coming to Edinburgh for my campervan?
Drivers with a driver’s license from other European countries picking up our vehicles from Edinburgh are not subject to the driver license check.
What if I want to hire from outside the EU?
We treat visitors from the USA, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand the same as EU travellers above. For the rest of the world we need to refer you to our insurance company and this will take 24 hrs to get approval.
Can we get a coffee at your branch?
Yes of course we have free coffee and tea for our guests.
How long will it take to check out the camper or motorhome so that we can be on our way?
It usually takes about one hour as they can be quite complicated with the various on board facilities such as hot water, heating, and cooking.
Do I need to purchase gas?
It is recommended that you buy a full gas bottle as the gas is used for heating, cooking, and hot water.
What time do I return the motorhome?
It is important that you return the campervan or motorhome by 10am in the morning so that we can prepare the van for our next customer at 14:00
Are your campers and motorhome pet friendly?
Yes, we are dog lovers so please bring your pooch with you for a great road trip around Scotland
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Finding our branch
Please call our branch on 00 44 (0) 131 322 6597 then make your way to our branch address:
1 Drovers Road
Dropping Off your Campervan at Edinburgh Airport
Please return the campervan to the Easicampers branch.
Our Campervan and Motorhome Fleet in Edinburgh
California Ocean – Automatic
Our VW California Ocean’s are top of the range, new T6.1 models with automatic gearboxes. They come with an awning and a bike rack for 4 bilkes and 2 chairs stored in the boot section and an outside table cleverly stored in the sliding side door. There is a small kitchen with a hob and a fridge. Sleeping is for four people. The kitchen is equipped with all the pots and pans you need and utensils, plates and mugs. Bedding can be provided at an extra cost.
Grand California – Automatic
This is our flagship model and the pride of our fleet. And the most expensive !!!These are the latest 4 berth additions to our fleet with all the facilities of the california ocean above BUT with a shower room and toilet which makes them ideal for wild camping around the Scottish Highlands and Islands. They are an amazing bit of kit and do everything that the california ocean does only better!
Expedition 66 (2 berth) / Expedition 67 (4 berth)
These are our brand new models for 2024and are ideal for wild camping as they too have a bathroom on board and kitchen with a fridge. They are fully equipped for your wild camping around Scotland and the Western Isles. They are ideal for the narrow lanes around the islands.
Imala 4 berth / Zefiro 6
The Imala 4 berth and the Zefiro 6 berth are our bigger motorhomes, ideal for families and are fully loaded with all that you need.
BEST TIME TO HIRE A CAMPER OR MOTORHOME IN EDINBURGH
It is always cheaper to hire the campers and motorhomes off season. Our peak periods are July and August and these months are more expensive. We are open all year so autumn, winter, and spring are always the best times to get bargains, often half the price of summer. All our motorhomes are suitable for cold weather camping,
WATER, WATER EVERYWHERE IN SCOTLAND
Yes, water is very plentiful in Scotland but you need to make sure you have enough on board when you collect your camper or motorhome from our Edinburgh location. We can fill the fresh water tanks for you but if you are going to a camp site for your first stop it may be an idea to fill up there as water is very heavy and can lower fuel consumption. Otherwise we will fill the camper for you. Be very careful with your waste water as this can only be emptied in designated places. Please refer to www.campa.org for a full list of disposal points for all your waste. Keep Scotland Tidy. Please leave it as you found it.
PARKING IN OUR EDINBURGH LOCATION
You can leave your car in our yard free of charge during your hire.
STOCKING UP WITH GOODIES FOR YOUR ROAD TRIP AROUND SCOTLAND
Stocking up with food and essentials for your motorhome adventure from Edinburgh is important. If you are heading north or to the islands you will need to stock up with food and drinks.Your camper or motorhome comes fully equipped but you will need to buy food and drinks. There are lots of supermarkets in the area and our staff will point you in the right direction to stock up on goodies. Lidl is just next door to us and a very large Scotmid is around the corner which is ideal for a big shop with everything you need. Our staff will point them out to you.
NEAREST FUEL STATION WITH COFFEE SHOP AND GREGGS
Just down the road from our Edinburgh Branch is a fuel station where you can buy diesel and adblue. It is important when you return the motorhome that you replenish the diesel and adblue at the same level you collected it on. To find the fuel station just drive down the road to the first roundabout and turn left. The fuel station is there. Don’t forget to buy a Gregg’s pie as they are delicious. Starbucks coffee shop is part of the same area. Don’t forget all our vehicles are DIESEL.
CAMPING NEAR EDINBURGH AND BEYOND
If you want to make your first stop nearby while you get used to the motorhome there are lots of local sites. It is worthwhile , and not very expensive to join the Caravan Club or the Camping and Caravan Club. Both these organisations have superb campsites and being a member allows discounts to be given. Nearest site to us is Linwater Caravan park and others nearby are Gallowhill Caravan park and Carr’s hill.
SITES FURTHER AFIELD
Black Rock Caravan and Camping Park has been voted the best camping site in Scotland. Try it out.Its located in the village of Evanton off the A9 towards Wick at the top of Scotland.
The Wee Caravan Park in Ayrshire is an amazing site and in Argyll & Bute I would recommend Mausdale Holiday Park.
Scotland is unique in that wild camping is allowed, unlike the rest of the UK where motorhomes must stop on designated camp sites. We do need to be careful to retain this advantage in Scotland and it is worrying that some inconsiderate campers are leaving rubbish behind in beauty spots and not clearing up after themselves. This spoils it for everyone and Scotland may stop wild camping if inconsiderate people destroy the natural beauty. Please leave the area as you found it and if you see litter left by others please be good enough to pick it up.
A BOOK TO BRING WITH YOU
I can recommend Martin Dorey’s book “Take the Slow Road to Scotland” It is a fabulous book from a campervan nut who has really researched in great depth all the best places to stay, the best pubs and restaurants, etiquette in Scotland and keeping the place tidy. It is a wonderful book available on Amazon and I would recommend buying it weeks before your trip so you can plan some of the wonderful places he recommends. Don’t forget that campsites get fully booked very early in the season so plan well ahead.
CLOTHING AND OTHER ESSENTIALS FOR EDINBURGH
As you must know Scotland can be very wet as well as being very beautiful. This is what attracts so many people to our wonderful country. If you need waterproof clothing and hiking gear there are lots of places nearby which supply these essential supplies. I would recommend Decathlon and our staff will point you in the right direction. The city centre is also loaded with outdoor shops such as “go outdoors” and Mountain Warehouse in Princess St are very good. My favourite is Cotswold Outdoor Edinburgh which is in Rose St, Edinburgh. I am also sure you will pass lots of outdoor shops on your travels.
The benefits of hiring a motorhome compared to booking a hotel room
- Hotels are very expensive and you would need 3 rooms for 6 people whereas a six berth motorhome is a fraction of the hotel cost.
- A camper is really a hotel room on wheels so rather than hire a car and use hotels it is much better to hire a campervan.
- You always get a sea view from a campervan !! The view is where you park it.
- You are completely independent and off grid and you can legally wild camp in Scotland so the scenery is spectacular.
- All our motorhomes are new and have all the comforts of home.
- Breakdown cover on all vehicles.
- Unlimited mileage
ONE WAY HIRES FROM EDINBURGH TO LONDON HEATHROW OR VICE VERSA
A clever way of touring the UK is to fly into London Heathrow and fly back home from Edinburgh Airport . Or reverse this and fly into Edinburgh and go home from London Heathrow. This way you can explore all the glorious sites around England besides the Scottish Highlands. England and Wales
EDINBURGH NATIONAL PARKS
Edinburgh is home to two astonishing national parks. Both are easily reached in your campervan or motorhome hire.
The Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park are stunning and varied. It features a mix of lakes and mountains, an incredible coastline, and impressive wildlife, including the endangered ospreys.
The Cairngorms National Park is just as impressive. It offers a mix of walking, cycling, and snow and water sports for campervan travellers with an urge for outdoor activities. A park of this size is full of hidden gems, like the trails at Loch Einich, a boat trip on the Gaick Pass, or the chance to see some unforgettable highland cows.
If you’re taking a campervan or motorhome hire from our Edinburgh Branch, finding a way to fit in both parks is an excellent idea. There is so much variety and activities to experience that there is something for everyone.
ARTHUR’S SEAT EDINBURGH
Also don’t forget in the centre of Edinburgh we have St Margarets Lake which is a short walk from Holyrood Park Rd and Arthurs Seat is here. This is a very famous and loved area so please put it on your bucket list. The views are stunning.
BEACHES AND LOCHS NEAR EDINBURGH
Why not pause a while before heading for the mountains and explore locally.Portobello beach is only 20 minutes away with plenty of surfing and sailing. A great way to spend your first day. Check for nearby campsites in the caravan club handbook. Also worth visiting is Silverknowes Promenade in Fife. North Berwick is also worth a visit with lovely beaches such as Mosley Bay and West Bay Beach. Of course Loch Lomond MUST be on your list with incredible views. It is so famous it would be a shame to miss it. The best site there is Milarrochy Bay which is in the Camping & Caravan Club site list.
ISLANDS TO VISIT IN YOUR MOTORHOME
You haven’t visited Scotland unless you have seen the fabulous Western Isles, fronting the North Atlantic Ocean. Use Caledonian MacBrayne ferry services starting at Oban. Oban itself is a fascinating town with lots to see and do. It is the gateway to the islands.
Why not visit the islands of Barra, Uists, Harris, and Lewis for a start.These islands are beckoning travellers to immerse themselves in uncharted territories and untouched vistas. Prepare to be entranced by the ever-changing landscapes, secluded hideaways, and the welcoming embrace of Barra, a compact haven spanning a mere five miles in breadth and eight miles in length, which reveals its treasures. Nestled within the tranquil bay of Castlebay lies the formidable Kisimul Castle, while the island’s airport boasts an unconventional charm, with aircraft gracefully descending onto the sandy expanse of Cockle Strand. Loganair fly here most days so it is exciting to go and watch these Islander aircraft land on the beach.
Continue your voyage to Eriskay and unearth the captivating tale of ‘Whisky Galore’, where islanders salvaged a trove of 250,000 bottles of whisky from the wreckage of the SS Politician. Traverse northward through the captivating causeways of the Uists and Benbecula, where breathtaking vistas await at every turn.
For golf enthusiasts, the renowned Askernish golf course in South Uist offers a sanctuary amidst rolling sand dunes and panoramic ocean views. The western coast beckons with miles of pristine beaches, enticing adventurers and nature enthusiasts alike.
Journey onward through Benbecula and North Uist, where untouched beaches, verdant meadows, and serene lochs punctuate the rugged terrain. Nature enthusiasts can revel in birdwatching at the RSPB Nature Reserve in Balranald.
Cross the brief ferry passage from Berneray to Harris. Encounter dramatic landscapes and secluded beaches, including the renowned stretches at Luskentyre, Seilebost, and Scarista.
As you venture towards Lewis, rugged mountains give way to expansive moors and tranquil lochs. Explore the rich heritage and culture, from the ancient Callanish Standing Stones to the storied Blackhouse and Carloway Broch.
Bid adieu to the bustling capital of Stornoway as you embark on the ferry journey to Ullapool, reflecting on your Hebridean escapade aboard your trusty motorhome. Sit back, relax, and savor the scenic drive back to Glasgow, cherishing memories of your extraordinary journey and eagerly anticipating future adventures in the heart of the Hebrides.
SPEYSIDE MALT WHISKY TRAIL
Embark on a truly unique adventure along Scotland’s Speyside Malt Whisky Trail, an unparalleled experience unrivaled anywhere else in the world. With one of our luxury motorhomes at your disposal, the journey is yours to command, allowing you the freedom to explore at your own pace, savor a dram or two, and safely retire for the night under the star-studded sky.
Set your sights on Perth, then chart your course along the scenic A9, venturing into the heart of Grampian via the enchanting A95. Prepare for an enchanting voyage through Speyside, Scotland’s revered distillery heartland.
Your odyssey begins at The Glenlivet Distillery, where you’ll be treated to your choice of a standard distillery tour or an immersive Spirit of the Malt experience. From there, venture 13 miles northward to reach Knockandu, home to the pioneering Cardhu Distillery, the brainchild of a visionary woman.
Continue your expedition to Dufftown, hailed by aficionados as the beating heart of the Speyside whisky realm. Here, uncover the mesmerizing allure of the Speyside Cooperage, a living testament to the ancient craft of barrel-making, where traditional methods and tools transport you back in time. Don’t miss the chance to fashion your very own mini-cask—a truly unforgettable experience.
Press on to the illustrious Glenfiddich Distillery, where history was made with the inaugural flow of whisky on Christmas Day, 1887. A brief jaunt to Rothes reveals the storied Glen Grant Distillery, the only Scotch whisky distillery to bear the name of its esteemed founders. Take a leisurely stroll through the enchanting Victorian Garden before making your way to Keith, where the venerable Strathisla Distillery awaits, a testament to Highland whisky-making prowess since 1786.
The final leg of your journey commences at Glen Moray Distillery in Elgin, extending a warm and hospitable embrace. A mere 20-minute drive brings you to Forres, where the esteemed Benromach Distillery beckons, home to the world’s first fully certified organic single malt. Immerse yourself in the art of whisky-making with an Exclusive Managers Tour or opt for the hands-on Bottle Your Own Experience.
Conclude your epic odyssey with a brief 10-minute drive to Dhallas Dhu Historic Distillery, a testament to the entrepreneurial spirit of Alexander Edward. Delve into the rich tapestry of its storied past, as you wander through its hallowed halls, closed for production in 1983, yet forever etched in whisky lore.
The origins of Scotland’s first whisky remain shrouded in mystery, yet for over five centuries, it has stood as our cherished national libation—a testament to our rich heritage and enduring spirit.
AVOIDING ACCIDENTS IN SCOTLAND
You may have realised that out on the mountains and around the islands that the roads can be VERY narrow, sometimes only suitable for one vehicle. Accidents only happen when one vehicle runs into another and can cost you, the customer, a lot of money- up to £2,000.00. PLEASE give way to other vehicles where the roads are very narrow.
I always advise customers that if a vehicle is approaching and you both can’t fit then STOP. Do NOT try and squeeze past as this will damage the whole side of the vehicle. If you stop they will cause the accident not you. They ran into you. Please be patient and ignore vehicles behind you. They will not pay for damage.
Just stop and if you have to get out of the vehicle to help the other driver pass then do so. Better to stop and hold up traffic for a few minutes than ruin your holiday with a damaged vehicle. Driving an unfamiliar and large motorhome is daunting at the best of times but once you leave the beaten path and are out in the wilds then please be very careful.