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Motorhome Tours of Scotland’s North Coast NC500

The Scotland NC500, notoriously one of the world’s most beautiful ‘road trip’ routes discovered. This specific northern route takes you on Scotland’s most iconic inland and coastal roads around the wonderful north coast of Scotland, starting and ending at inverness castle.

What to expect on Scotland’s North Coast NC500

From first-hand experience you can expect to see scenery like never before, from medieval castles set upon jagged pinnacles to vibrant blue lakes surrounded by immense Munroe’s and forestland. Safe to say your camera is unquestionably in for a treat. There is also a small chance of a glimpse of the northern lights concluded the summer months. Below is a sneak peak of some of the sights/activates you’d expect to see during your ‘staycation’.

The Whaligoe Steps

The whaligoe steps are a man-made stairwell that descend into a natural harbour located between two sea cliffs. The steps zig zag down the sea cliff and there is no elevator back to the top, so ensure your walking boots are packed and ready!

Motorhome/campervan friendly roads

Without doubt the NC500 boasts some of the world’s most spectaculars road surfaces as shown above. From first-hand view you could easily mistake this route as a New Zealand road trip. So pack your sunny’s and take it all in… YOU’RE IN FOR A TREAT!

To conclude the NC500 is a necessity for any road trip or campervan fanatic. We can’t stress how much there is to see and do and tailors for everyone and anyone. Easirent where a vital part of helping us select this route and provided us with excellent customer service and advice/knowledge throughout our summer holiday on the NC500. I couldn’t recommend the company and route anymore and for all you intending on doing the NC500… You’re in for a luxury!

“mar sin leat”
(Goodbye)

Motorhome hire

Motorhome and Campervan Hire in Edinburgh


Edinburgh – known for its mix of culture, castles and cobblestones – is the ideal place for a
fabulous road trip. While Scotland’s capital may be compact, it offers an abundance of activities,
whether you’re searching for intrepid outdoor adventures or a chic city break.
Whatever brings you to Edinburgh, you’re in for a treat. Widely regarded as one of the most
beautiful cities in the world, Edinburgh is dramatic and charming, full of history and yet lively and
youthful at the same time.
From taking in the sweeping views from the Edinburgh Castle to taking a road trip to the rugged
Highlands, this is a place you won’t soon forget.
Why opt for RV hire in Edinburgh?
With campervan or motorhome hire in Edinburgh, you’ll have a comfy place to rest your head as
you adventure around the city and its surrounds.
This can fit in with all budgets – whether you’re looking for an affordable campervan in
Edinburgh or you’re on the lookout for a glitzy motorhome, Easicampers has got you sorted!
In fact, Edinburgh is ideal for an RV or van trip, as Scottish laws permit free camping on most
public lands. This means that home really is wherever you park it, and there’s a true abundance
of amazing camping spots to choose from.
Why Easicamper for campervan rentals in Edinburgh?
We’re thrilled to offer you everything you need for your trip to Edinburgh and surrounds.
We provide high quality and perfectly maintained campers to suit two to six people. We have a
range of different models available, with our VW campervan hire in Edinburgh being a
particularly popular option.
The campervans are well equipped with cooking appliances and cutlery included. Before you
set off on your epic adventure, our friendly staff will show you how to use everything on-board.
All you need to bring is your bedding and personal belongings!
Thinking of bringing your four legged best friend? We’d love to have them on board. We’re
pleased to offer pet friendly RV rental in Edinburgh.
Once you’ve collected your Edinburgh campervan or motorhome, it’s time to start adventuring!
Whether you’re planning to stay close to the city or venture further afar on a longer road trip, our
Easicampers are the perfect addition to your trip.

Coastal Getaway in Scotland

If you have never visited the Scottish coast line, first of all why not as this is the most picturesque coastline in the Uk.

The best way to do it is in a Campervan from Edinburgh, where you can enjoy the scenic views along this magical route. The Scottish coast is ideal for those that like walking, sea fishing or if your one of the brave souls out there open water swimming.

Our camper van’s in Edinburgh offer a place for 4 people to sleep and chill out during the day whilst watching the sunset over the horizon.

Once collected from Edinburgh take the east coast route and head over the magnificent Forth Road Bridge towards the historic coastal town of St Andrews. Here you will find the world famous University where Prince William attended, the world famous St Andrews Golf Course where the British Open has been held here 29 times since its inception in 1860 with the 2022 tournament the next time it arrives here.

After a short stop off here head across the Tay Road bridge which leads to the City of Dundee. this city is steeped in nautical history and is home to the newly built Victoria and Albert Museum. take a walk round the docks and see the magnificent yachts all lined up.

Your camper van is ideal for the short narrow roads you may encounter on your trip there are so many places to visit on the East coast but a popular beach to visit is Hopeman East Beach this is a 3 hour drive from Edinburgh but well worth it.

Park your campervan up at West beach Caravan park for a few nights and explore the local area. The beach is ideal for surfers or dog walkers, you may even see some RAF jets here as the airbase of Lossiemouth is a stones throw away.

If you want to book a campervan from Edinburgh just give us a call on 01942 778899 or 00 44 (0) 131 322 6597

Cairngorms Campervan Hire

Ever wanted to travel through the Highlands of bonnie Scotland. Have you ever thought about doing it in a campervan then why not hire one from Edinburgh. The VW is iconic in camper circles and although the original ones look funky and cool they have less mod cons compared to the VW T6 which you can hire.

Just collect your campervan from outside Edinburgh airport and you can be on your way in less than 2 hours after a guide on how to use your vehicle in the best way.

The VW is ideal for the bends and straights that you will come up against on your travels through the Scottish Highlands. You can also park these anywhere as they take up the same amount of room as your standard estate car.

Just a few hours from Edinburgh winding your way over the famous Forth Road Bridge bypassing the city of Perth you will enter the base of the Cairngorms National park in the town of Pitlochry famous for its whisky distilleries.

Start your campervan journey around the Cairngorms  here after a restful night’s sleep in your diesel heated vehicle take in the magical views of the A9 towards Aviemore. A haven for skiing fanatics and walkers this is a perfect stop off for a day of rambling and enjoying the peace and quiet.

A full circular tour of the national park only a total of 3 hours but split it up in a few days and enjoy the splendour of the breath taking landscape that you will wake up to each morning.

There are too many little towns and places of interest to name as you would need a few weeks to explore them all grab a map and find your best route in your VW campervan from Edinburgh

If you would like to hire a campervan to explore this fantastic country then contact us on 01942 821080.

Winter Motorhome Hire

Lots of people are looking to have a short break away in a motorhome or campervan over the winter months. With people having holidays cancelled, plans being cancelled due to the Covid restrictions, it’s one way to have a holiday and some valuable family time. Some people are put off by the thought of being cold or weather issues, however, the motorhomes if they are used correctly are really toasty warm. We have put some things together that should be a must when considering which campsites to use, these handy tips will allow your trip to be as fuss free as possible.

What to consider when looking for a campsite over winter:

The main thing that you should consider about the pitch in winter is checking that it is hardstanding. The reason for this is that when pitching up on a hardstanding pitch, the ground is much sturdier than on a grass pitch. This will prevent you from becoming stuck in a muddy puddle!

Another really good tip is to check that the site has electric hook up. This is great to have in winter, even though the heating & hot water will work on both gas & electric, it will be used much more over the winter months than in summer. With electric hook up it is a lot more cost effective, this way you can leave the heating & hot water on overnight. If you are going to run off gas only, you should make sure that you have at least one spare bottle in case you run out.

It is important that you know exactly how your motorhome works and if there are dump valves & how to isolate them. Most of the motorhomes or campervans have an automatic frost control valve that will automatically dump any water at low temperatures. This prevents water from freezing in pipes. This is a really good reason to have your heating on low whilst using the electric hook up. This would allow your vehicle to stay at a temperature where the dump valve will not be activated. Spend some time with the representative from easicampers that shows you around the vehicle & ask about trips they may have had in the motorhome, the staff are all very knowledgeable about the vehicles & will have used them at some point to get to know them better.

The larger motorhomes are self-contained and have showers & toilets on board so that you don’t have to nip to the shared facilities on sites, however, due to restrictions, you will find that many of the facilities (showers & toilets) may not be available in the current restrictions. If you plan to hire a VW California, it would be advisable to check the sites you are planning on visiting have facilities open. If they are not available you may want to add on one of the porta potties that can fit easily in the back of the vehicle.

You will also need to make sure that you pack appropriate clothing for your trip. If you are planning on taking a pet with you and having long winter walks, you should consider taking plenty of warm clothing and good dry footwear, also consider what items you will need to take along for your pet, for example blankets or wash items.

There are some really fantastic landscapes around the UK and there are campsites that open all year round so you will have plenty to choose from when hiring your easicamper from us.

Festival Camping in a Motorhome

What  you need to know, about festival camping in a motorhome?

You will have to buy a separate motorhome ticket in addition to your festival tickets.
Everyone staying in your motorhome will require a festival ticket.
In some instances it is allowable to park a car next to the motorhome.
Once settled in your designated  space you will probably be required to remain there until the end of the festival.
You will not have access to an electric hook up but your motorhome rental will run on the leisure battery and gas for all of its amenities (hot water, shower, fridge, cooker, heating, lighting) with the exception of the 240V plug sockets (remember to pack a car phone charger) Turning over the engine each morning will keep the leisure battery topped up throughout your stay. This is important as generators are usually not allowed.

But the best thing of all is, you will get to enjoy the atmosphere of the event,  but still have all your home comforts.

Motorhome Try before you Buy

Have you ever thought about owning your own motor home. Being able to travel the UK and beyond staying in the most romantic and remote parts of the world.

If you’ve never driven a motor home then here in Wigan we advise all potential buyer’s to rent one for a few days or at least a week to give you the idea of what it’s like to own one.

We always suggest a rental of a motorhome before taking the plunge to buy one, these aren’t cheap and cheerful and take a lot of care and attention to maintain and look after.

We have had numerous customers rent from Wigan taking them to Scotland’s Highland’s and Islands to test the water, then after a few hire’s they’ve taken the plunge and purchased a motorhome then gone on to travel Europe in them. 

Quite a popular route is the NC500 this route is a famous road trip round the Northern coast of Scotland you choose if you go East to West or vice- versa. Whichever way you go the views in your motorhome are amazing(so we’ve been told).

Motorhome size is also a good factor for which one to purchase. We hire 2 berth up to 6 berth motor homes there may only be 2 of you but you want space to lounge and watch the day go by if this is the case why not try a 4 berth with extra sofa space and storage for those weeks away.

For more information on renting before you buy contact us here in Wigan on 01942 778899 or visit  www.easicampers.com

European Markets

Christmas market blog

With Christmas fast approaching and the big count down on, here at Easicampers we have some great ideas for you to get the festive season in full swing. Many people do want to experience the sights & sounds of traditional Christmas markets. If this is what you are looking for to get you in the mood, there are lots of Christmas markets in Europe for you to explore.

There are many Christmas markets, however from reviews & customer feedback here are some of the best you could visit this winter:

Nuremberg Christmas market is one of the most magical out there. With Nuremberg being the biggest Christmas market in Europe it has a fun & festive atmosphere, they choose a local girl to be “the face of Christmas” on the opening day of the markets she is the most important person there!! At Nuremberg Christmas market you will find many stalls ranging from beautiful wooden gifts to local food and mulled wine, what’s not to like?? The Christmas markets here start from November 29th – December 24th.

Dresden Christmas market is the oldest Christmas market dating back to 1434! Dresden has over 11 different markets to chose from and they all have different things going on, from glass blowers to bakers. You can see all the locals busy at work, making baubles, bakers decorating their goods and many more. This makes it feel so much more authentic. The Christmas market in Dresden start from November 27th – December 24th.

Strasbourg Christmas market is known as the “Capital of Christmas” If you are looking for that little bit of something special, this is the place for you! The Christmas market is set against the backdrop of the breath taking city and Strasbourg Cathedral. As far as the eye can see there are stalls and shops filled with ornaments, lights, decorations and gifts. The Christmas market in Strasbourg starts from November 22nd – December 30th.

Munich Christmas Market is spread out over several sites in the city, The main square is a great place to start as it has everything in one place. Stalls are filled with beautiful gifts, the most amazing food and beer. It has a great atmosphere for everyone to enjoy and the sights, sounds and smells of the market are out of this world. You can find the perfect Christmas gift or souvenir to take home with you. The Munich Christmas market starts from November 27th – December 24th.

Here are just a few for you to look forward to for the Festivities and with prices starting from £420.00 per week with Easicampers, it’s too good to miss. We will be more than happy to help with any queries you have, just give us a quick call on 01942 821080.

Winter Hire

Motorhome/RV Winter Tips

If you are hiring a motorhome from us at Easicampers this winter then here a few helpful tips to make sure you get the most out of your motorhome/RV experience in the UK. Here at Easicampers we strive to give our customers a first rate experience.

Gas Bottles

During the winter month’s when using your hired motorhome/RV you will use more gas on the heating and hot water in the vehicle. Also if you aren’t on a camp site with hook up connection, the fridge will run of the gas supply. We supply you with a gas bottle that is remaining in the vehicle of its last hire. If you do want to make sure you have a full bottle as well as this one bottle we do hire them out at a cost of £45. We do need notice for this so please book in advance.  if you don’t request this and turn up at one of our airport branche’s we can’t get a bottle but if you are collecting from our local city branches (Wigan,Preston,Blackburn) this is subject to availability.

Windows/Vents

Make sure at night your windows are shut completely. Any windows left slightly ajar will let the cold weather /rain in. The window over the table in your motorhome needs to be shut for your heating to work correctly. Make sure any roof openings (windows/vents) are shut correctly. To keep more heat in the vehicle it is advisable to put the 2 blinds down over every window. Also you are provided with front window blinds to go on your windscreen and side front windows.

Water tank

During the winter season where temperatures drop your motorhome water system will dump its water if the vehicle gets too cold. If you think the temperature will drop we advise to empty your water tank to the  minimum so you don’t lose water. Always make sure you drain your waste water tank more regular during the cold snap.

Heating

Your heating system in the motorhome goes upto 30 degrees, if there are 6 of you in the vehicle it will get really warm. The warmer you have the heating the more gas it burns, these vehicles do get really warm. Ideally if you put the vehicle heating on about 6pm on a temperature of round 15- 16 degrees for a few hours this will keep you warm over night with the correct bedding that is.
You can set your heating to come on at certain times. So if you want it on at 10pm and then 7am these vehicles allow you to do that.

If you need any more advice on your motorhome hire over winter please call us on 01942 821080 to speak to one of our knowledgeable members of staff.

The Top 20 Walks in Britain

Although exploring the roads of Great Britain is fun, a lot of our hirers enjoy long walks too. We would like to share Britain’s top 20 popular walks as a potential activity during your rental with us.

1. SH6054 Snowdon (Summit)

2. SK1285 Edale

3. NY2107 Scafell Pike

4. NY2308 Allen Crags

5. NY2208 Great End / Long Pike

6. NY3415 Helvellyn

7. SK1384 Edale (Hollins Cross)

8. SK1687 Hope Cross

9. SK1587 Crookstome Hill

10. SK1789 Fairholmes

11. NY2806 Dungeon Ghyll / Raven Crag

12. NY3704 Ambleside

13. NY2514 Longthwaite

14. SK1283 Edale (Mam Tor)

15. NY2906 Great Langdale

16. SK0886 Edale Head / Jacob’s Ladder

17. SK0786 Edale Cross

18. NY3511 Fairfield

19. NY3414 Nethermost Pike

20. SH6455 Pen-y-Pass

Source: Ordnance Survey. The table was produced by analysing 1km grid squares and collating the number of routes going through that square.