Scottish tour

Scotland is endowed with the superb natural asset of many lovely islands. A great number are located off the Scottish west coast and can be easily reached. The Isle of Skye also has a free road bridge. A few of the best islands to choose from for a campervan tour include Arran, Mull, Islay, Lewis, Harris and Skye. If there is one thing about Skye that will leave a lasting impression on you, it’s got to be scenery, Arran, Mull, Islay, Lewis, Harris isle of Skye are all perfect for campervan tour.

Each island offers a unique scenery, charm and atmosphere and it depends on what you enjoy as to the island you might choose to visit on a campervan trip in Scotland.
The Outer Hebrides lay off the North West coast of Scotland. Throughout the islands there’s great beaches and walking trails, if you are looking to get out on the water we would recommend the sea-kayaking https://www.visitouterhebrides.co.uk/see-and-do/activities/sea-activities

For wildlife and quiet roads, we love Mull; for iconic mountain scenery and bustling villages and towns, you’ll enjoy Skye; and for whisky fans we recommend Islay. If you are visiting mull and fancy a day trip or tour either land based or marine then take a look at these http://www.isle-of-mull.net/trips-and-tours
Arran is known as Scotland in miniature thanks to a landscape of Lowlands and Highlands so it’ a great island for outdoors adventures, while Harris and Lewis, located in the Outer Hebrides, offer you best opportunity to get away from it all on a Scottish campervan holiday.

The isle of Harris and lewis stretch for 100 miles the islands are well known for the oldest rocks in the world dating back three thousand million years these can be seen from some of Scotland’s amazing beaches. Although only a small place isle of Harris has a lot to do and see the sea harris which offers day trips and shorter boat trips around the islands http://www.explore-harris.com/what-to-do/sea-harris
Isle of Skye has the most superb scenery perfect for those photography enthusiasts on a clear day, if the mist does descend there is still plenty to do in Skye with museums art galleries and cosy pubs. There are also many beaches in Skye the best beach that we know of is camas daraich which has the softest white sand and clear blue sea perfect to take a dip on a sunny day.

A great way to spend time in Scotland is in a campervan and here at Glasgow campervan hire we have 4 Berth vw California campervans to hire. We can also help with all the little extras you require to make your stay comfortable so just ask at the point of booking and for a small fee we will source the extras for you.

To book you campervan from Glasgow call our free phone number 0800 688 9869 or alternatively you can book at https://easicampervanhire.com/
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Super League Weekend Motorhome Tour

Being based in the North West our motorhome depot at Manchester Airport is in the heartland of rugby league.
The weekend of the 7th of February(I know its Thursday but were trying to give you more game time) starts over in the city of Hull on the East Coast. After collecting your motorhome from our Manchester Airport depot at 14:00pm, take the M60 motorway to the M62 then travel for 1-2 hour’s until you arrive at the KCom Stadium home of Hull FC Rugby club since 2002.

Tonight at 19:45 they take on Castleford Tigers who won the league leaders shield in 2017 for the first time in their history crowning an incredible year. They went on to lose in the showpiece grand final at Old Trafford against Leeds Rhinos in front of almost 73,000 spectators. This will be a fierce game as it involves two Yorkshire sides.

After what could be an enthralling battle of guts why not spend a couple of hours wandering around the city of Hull which was named Capital of Culture in 2017. Visit the local Aquarium or take a trip down the docks. Visit https://www.thedeep.co.uk for opening times.
On the Friday evening it’s a battle of the past two winners of the Grand Final over the Pennine’s in the town that is probably just as famous for its Rugby as it is it’s Pie’s. Wigan Warriors take on Leeds Rhinos at the DW Stadium, these two mighty teams take to the field in what will be a vocal and fantastic spectacular in front of a bumper crowd. Make sure to get there early to catch all the pre match entertainment.

Whilst in Wigan why not visit the world famous Wigan Pier or Trencherfield Mill both located on the Leeds-Liverpool canal which brought coal and cotton from Yorkshire to Liverpool to go to the ships for more info follow the link below https://canalrivertrust.org.uk places-to-visit/wigan-pier

After indulging in a pie for your dinner, it’s a short trip down the A49 to Warrington in your motorhome this should take roughly half an hour. The Warrington Wolves have been the nearly men in Super League and in the past 7 seasons they have been involved in four finals and have always come up short. Could this be “Their Year” finally and break the mould. They take on the other team from Hull in the form of Hull KR on Saturday 9th at 15:00pm. Warrington are looking to build on their near misses last year and Hull KR are trying to improve on last years from.

Warrington is based on the River Mersey and was founded by the Romans as a very important crossing place over the River. With great transport links including the main West Coast Main Line railway which runs from Edinburgh to London and is close to the M6,M62 and M56 motorways is perfect for travelling around in a motorhome as you go anywhere in the north west within a short space of time.

Walton hall Gardens is a local park which is located a few miles south of the town and is next to where they hold the famous music festival Creamfields every august. The gardens are home to a children’s zoo, crazy golf and a tea room and a large adventure playground for the kids. Entrance is free but there is a pay and display parking. On warm days it does get very busy so be there early. The zoo is home to many animals including Alpacas and pigs you can even go on an Alpaca walk if booked in advanced. See the below link for more information https://www.warrington.gov.uk/waltongardens .

Your final bit of Action comes at the AJ Bell Stadium home of the Salford Red Devils. On Sunday the 10th February they take on newly promoted London Broncos who beat Toronto Wolfpack in the Million Dollar game last September. The Red devils are going through a difficult time at the minute but they are looking to make steady progress this year, London will be looking to hit the ground running in the first season back in the Super League since 2014.

Salford’s stadium is located at the side of the M60 motorway on the opposite side from the Trafford Centre. Before you watch the teams go at each other take a trip to the Intu Trafford Centre and have a look at the designer shops or have a bit to eat in one of the many restaurants in the food court. If you fancy something a bit more energetic there is indoor Skydiving and also skiing or snowboarding at Chill Factore https://www.chillfactore.com a purpose built indoor arena where you can learn how to do these outdoor sports, or if you prefer to play golf there is an amazing new crazy golf course built under the ski slope. Dino Falls is one of the Uk’s biggest adventure golf courses and is perfect for adults and kids a like see the following link for prices and more information https://www.dinofalls.co.uk

Your motorhome journey is over and you are back at our Manchester depot for the return of your vehicle.

To book your motorhome visit our dedicated page https://easicampervanhire.com/ or contact us 0800 688 9869 or email us direct at bookings@easicampers.com

Romantic valentine’s trips in Edinburgh

When you think of Valentine’s Day, would you consider a motorhome trip? If your answer was no, well I’m here to change your mind and give you plenty of reasons to enjoy an Easicampers Motorhome in Edinburgh for that romantic time away with the one you love. If your answer was yes, then here are some great ideas for your trip.

So now that you have decided that you want to go on a romantic adventure in a motorhome, you can start to plan your trip.
So when you think of Glamping in your motorhome, what springs to mind? Some people would say muddy shoes and cold beans on toast. I can honestly say that in my experience of going away in a motorhome, I have never had cold beans on toast or muddy shoes for that matter. Whatever your enjoyment is, there are plenty of sites that would suit the muddy shoes type of traveller or the more Glamorous type of traveller. You can plan which site to stay on at https://www.pitchup.com/tents/Scotland/Scotland/Lothian/Edinburgh this is one of my favourite sites to plan your journey. You can select the type of site, so if you want a pitch with electric points, you can select this & also the distance from where you want to see or go to.

There are some fabulous places to visit in and around Edinburgh, so whether you are an outdoorsy type of traveller or you like the hustle & bustle of the City life, there is plenty to enjoy here. You should plan what you would like to do while in this beautiful City of Edinburgh. So for the love birds, you could enjoy creating a keepsake of your romantic time away together at the ceramic experience, the company has many years of experience in creating the best keepsakes, whether it is a 3D cast or imprint you are looking for, they have it all. You can visit their website for further details & to book on: http://theceramicexperience.com

If you like having the wind in your hair and enjoy romantic strolls hand in hand, you could take a walk or a romantic sunset stroll up Calton Hill to enjoy the breath-taking views of this lovely City, who knows, if you are planning to pop the question, what a great place to do it, overlooking the stunning views of Edinburgh.

So the main part of your Valentines evening would usually be taking your loved one out for a lovely meal, however, personally I find a cooked meal by my husband has far more meaning and sentiment, they have actually taken the time to prepare and cook the meal for you. The beauty of hiring a motorhome from us here at easicampers is that you have all the luxuries of home, so you have the fridge & freezer to keep the food & wine cool, you have the stove for cooking that special meal and also the oven for cooking. So if you have any ideas of struggling with a small camping stove, get them out of your mind. You can enjoy cooking together and chatting or you could sit with your feet up and a lovely glass of your favourite tipple while your other half prepares a lovely meal for you. Pre planning is the key here, you should decide on the meal you would like to prepare, my favourite would be something like Pan fried chicken with a Diane sauce and oven roasted vegetables. Simple but fantastic and with all your utensils provided, you don’t need to stress about taking all your pots & pans with you.

After you have enjoyed your meal together why not entertain yourself with a cosy evening in the motorhome, you could hire one of our portable DVD players and watch a romantic movie together, or if you prefer there is still plenty to do in and around Edinburgh including a visit to the theatre, a snuggle at the cinema or even enjoy an evening at the Observatory where you could see if love is in the stars for you?? The Royal Observatory’s Public Astronomy evenings run on selected Friday evenings up to April. You can check dates and make a booking here https://www.roe.ac.uk/vc/public-events/astronomy-evenings

I really hope this helps with that romantic trip away and has given you some Ideas as to how best to plan your trip and enjoy that special time together.

Happy Valentines!!

Family friendly activities in the peak district

We are well situated for motorhome hire in Manchester as our office is located 1.7 miles from the airport, there is a shuttle bus that can transfer you from Manchester airport to our office. There are excellent motorway connections surrounding Manchester including the m60, m56, m6 with lots of beautiful places to visit in the surrounding areas including the Peak district which is known for its unique views and picturesque villages, the peak district is perfect for a family visit with go ape, the peak Wildlife Park and guided walks. There are also plenty places to grab a bite to eat that are family friendly these include the garden tea room, eyam tea room , the royal oak and all are perfect for an afternoon treat.

Chatsworth house
This is the home of the duke and duchess of Devonshire and is set in the heart of the peak district with 105 acres of stunning gardens to take a walk around there is a lovely surprise around every corner including rose cottage. Every year Chatsworth house hosts a number of events including country fairs, horse trails etc.

Matlock Farm Park
What family doesn’t enjoy a day trip to a farm matlock farm is one of our favourites do you have a favourite? This is a working farm where the kids can feed the animals wallabies, meerckats, lamas, turkeys ect. The farm is open all year round please see the link for prices http://matlockfarmpark.co.uk

Wild Park Derbyshire
Wild Park Derbyshire is 10 minutes from derby. The park is perfect for a full day out in the country with an endless list of activities including quad biking, paintballing, laser tag and some lovely home cooked food a bacon butty for breakfast, beef stew and jacket potato for lunch along with hot and cold beverages provided all day see there page for more information http://www.wildparkderbyshire.com/about-us

Middleton top cycle hire- high peak trail
The wonderful high peak trail 17.5 miles of traffic free trail so this is safe for all family members, you will some amazing sites along the way including the vies of the countryside and lots of derby heritage. There are terms and conditions to hiring bikes so please enquire first https://www.derbyshire.gov.uk/leisure/countryside/access/cycling/cycle-hire/cycle-hire.aspx

Peak shopping village

Peak shopping village is a relaxed and accessible environment with lots of the stores to suit all the family. Peak shopping village is also home to Bram fords Auctioneers and valuers.

Maybe you’re hiring a motorhome from us this year and are visiting the Derbyshire country side we would love to hear of the places you visit, you can share pictures with us at https://www.facebook.com/easicampers and https://twitter.com/EasiCampervan

If you would like to book with us call 01942778899 or alternatively you can book on https://easicampervanhire.com/manchester

Looking for Nessie Roadtrip

Is it a Myth? Is it the truth? Why don’t you hire one of our campers and take a trip around Loch Ness and find out for yourself whilst in one of our VW Campervan’s which are available from our Easicampers Edinburgh branch located just 5 minutes shuttle bus journey form the terminal building. Once you’ve been handed the keys to your campervan head north over the magnificent Forth Road Bridge and head up the A9 past the wonderful city of Perth towards the Cairngorms National Park.

Now it’s up to you if you start at the North end of the Loch near the busy city of Inverness or the southern end near the settlement of Fort Augustus which is home to just over 600 people. We suggest you start In Fort Augustus where the famous Caledonian Canal, River Oich and the River Tarff meet Loch Ness. We don’t think you’ll see Nessie here but it’s a quaint place to start your expedition for this creature (imaginary or real it’s something to tell the Grandkids about). Why not spend a few hours on a cruise vessel or take a power boat ride visit https://www.cruiselochness.com for more info on the different water based activities you could get up to on your camper trip.

After a night here it’s time to set off north east up the A82 which is the main road between Fort William and Inverness. On this road there are a few spaces to stop and have lunch at the side of your campervan make sure you have packed your binoculars to look out for Nessie or just to watch the wildlife in this serene part of the world.
Your campervan from Edinburgh is fully equipped with cutlery and crockery and a wind out awning which is easily put up in 5 minutes.
There are quite a few campsites along this stretch but whereas in England you need an official campsite to stay on, in Scotland it’s a bit different where you are allowed to “wildcamp” just remember to keep your camper area tidy as you don’t want to spoil the views, or have a fine to pay.

Half way up the A82 is the Loch Ness Centre showing pictures and memorabilia from tales
from people that have tried to see Nessie. It was back in 1933 that the first sighting of the “Monster” was first brought to the world’s attention but according to legend it was way back in 565(AD) when Irish monks claimed they were attacked by a water beast., take a look at their website for more info http://www.lochness.com

After a day learning about the creature it’s time to head to Inverness on the most northern point of the loch, this is where Loch Ness meats the Moray Firth.
After a few days enjoying the aquatic side of Loch Ness it’s time to slow it down a bit and take a stroll round Inverness and visit the many historical sights here which includes Inverness Castle or Inverness Cathedral both which are made of red sandstone. Visit https://www.visitscotland.com/info/services/inverness-icentre-p333031 for more information and places to visit whilst in Inverness on your campervan holiday.

After your trip round Loch Ness drive back south in your campervan to Edinburgh Airport via the A9 through Aviemore and Pitlochry.

If you would like to book your campervan trip from Edinburgh then visit our dedicated website https://easicampervanhire.com/ or contact our Freephone number 0800 688 9869 or email us direct on bookings@easicampers.com

If you take any photos of your trip please send them to our twitter page https://twitter.com/EasiCampervan or our facebook page https://www.facebook.com/easicampers we also have instagram sites or pinterest boards.

Glasgow road trips & ideas

With Glasgow being the Sixth largest Economy in the United Kingdom, there is plenty to see & do. If you are planning a road trip in your campervan from us here at Easicampervan hire or want to explore the City its self, Glasgow is so diverse that within half an hour of the city centre you can be in the most glorious Countryside, enjoying the peaceful surroundings of Loch Lomond with the most beautiful scenery. Here at Loch Lomond you can enjoy family walks, bike rides and they also have a great variety of water sports to offer.

On the south side of the water there is a small village called Balloch where you can hire things such as Canoes & Kayaks and you could also take a trip on one of the Loch Lomond Cruises. A great site to book your cruise is https://www.sweeneyscruiseco.com/contact-us/
A little further from Glasgow, around an hour’s drive you will find Kelburn Castle & estate. The castle is from around the 13th Century & has had an amazing face lift by a team of outstanding Brazilian artists in 2007, which was commissioned by Lord Glasgow. The Castle is set in over 3,500 acres, however there is a 7ft wall that contains the best 1,500 acres, where you can enjoy walks and other activities. https://www.kelburnestate.com/ is the website to plan your visit.

With Glasgow’s Historical sites, there is plenty to explore in and around Glasgow. You could plan your campsites around where you would like to visit with your campervan. A great site to plan your sites ready for exploring this amazing city is https://www.campsites.co.uk/search/campsites-in-scotland/glasgow-and-the-clyde-valley/glasgow

Some great sites to visit with plenty of history and character are places like The Peoples Palace and Winter Gardens, which dates back as far as 1750. Here you can enjoy the artefacts, pictures, films, paintings and also the interactive displays they have on offer. You can enjoy a walk through the winter gardens that are set to the side of The Peoples Palace or enjoy a spot of lunch at the café.
Another place to enjoy some of the finest sights in Glasgow whilst on your travels in the Campervan is the Tall Ship at the Riverside Museum. The ship is called The Glenlee and was a cargo carrier that took to the waters in around 1896. The ship navigated the globe 4 times before being bought by the Spanish navy, where a British Naval Architect spotted the ship in
Seville in 1990 and the ship was saved by the Clyde Maritime trust & restored to how you see it today. You can also enjoy free entry to the Riverside museum where you can see the many exhibits and interactive displays. Visit their website for further information at https://thetallship.com/index.aspx

Glasgow has so much more to offer, including some fabulous road trips where you can enjoy breath taking scenery. You could take the Glasgow to Oban road trip, heading along the A82 enjoying all the sites it has to offer. Some of the sites are The Trossachs, the highest point on the road trip called “The rest & be thankful” where you can enjoy the most spectacular views and even enjoy the sites that the traditional town of Inveraray has to offer. Once you get to your destination, you can access many Islands by regular Ferry connections including the Isles of Mull, Staffa, Iona, and many more.

I hope you enjoy your trip in Glasgow and the surrounding areas, with so much to do, you are spoiled for choice. Visit our website for prices on our campervans at https://easicampervanhire.com

Edinburgh Castle

As Edinburgh has been labelled by many as one of the most beautiful cities in Europe, naturally it is a very intriguing and popular tourist attraction to visit. A great way to see all that Edinburgh has to offer is in a Motorhome from Easicampers. We have 2,4 and 6 Berth Motorhome hire vehicles available in Edinburgh. The advantage of visiting Edinburgh in a Motorhome is that you can visit more than one location during your holiday. We have written a short blog below on Edinburgh Castle which is a great place to start your holiday in Edinburgh.

Edinburgh is the capital of Scotland and is a place in which there are numerous things to do and see. It holds particular beauty due to its fascinating rocks, rustic buildings and a huge collection of architecture. Most structures in the old town have remained in their original form throughout the years, which makes it more of a unique place to visit.

One of the things that is a must see when visiting Edinburgh is, Edinburgh castle. It holds rich and
intriguing history and you even have the option to choose a guided tour, to really fill up on
knowledge. Edinburgh castle is built on a 700 million year old extinct volcano called castle rock. Due to its complex building history, there is so much more to learn about it than what meets the eye. While in the castle you can get the opportunity to see the little chapel, the Prisons, the crown jewels and sword and much much more, all the while educating yourself with the story behind the fascinating scenery. Over the years Edinburgh castle has been a Fortress, a royal residence and a Prison. Located at Edinburgh castle is St Margarets Chapel this is the oldest building on the site and dating back to the 12th Century is also the oldest building in all of Scotland.

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Pollok Country Park

In need of a short break? Want to take the family away for a long weekend? Then Holidaying in Glasgow in a Motorhome hire vehicle may be the perfect enjoyable experience that you’re looking for. With the option to relax in the beautiful Scottish environment or even to take part in different activities there’s something to do for all the family.

One place to visit for a relaxing and scenic adventure after collecting your Glasgow Motorhome hire is Pollok Country park in Pollokshaws west (only 10 minutes from Glasgow central). Here you can observe the beautifully sculptured greenlands, grand old Pollok house and a huge art gallery. It is the largest park and only country park within Glasgow, so if you’re up for a nice quiet stroll, it will not disappoint. It also now offers a wide range of activities and the opportunity to explore the gardens, woodland walks and various cycle routes. Visiting the park would be a fun day out for all ages whether it’s to let off some steam with the children or for a quite walk for the adults it is worth seeing while in Glasgow.

If the relaxing garden atmosphere is not for you there is still things for you to do in Glasgow. If you’re a fan of challenging and mind-boggling tasks then maybe taking a trip to Escape Glasgow will be more suited to you. There are lots of escape games to choose from, with Escape Glasgow alone having five different rooms to try. Escape Glasgow was the first of the many escape room places to choose from, which opened in 2014. Taking part will have you trying to crack codes, open doors, solve riddles and in the end try to break out of your room with different interactive team activities.

Easicampers has a freephone number so call us for FREE to check availability and discuss all your Motorhome needs on 0800 688 9869.

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Glasgow Campsite Tips

Here at Easicampervan Hire we want to give you the best advice and information so you can get the most from a campsite during your Easicampervan holiday.

All campsites facilities are different. Please ask if the campsites you are looking to visit are geared up for camper vans. Grey water and fresh water points are a plus point.

Prices

Prices for campsites vary it is always worth paying a little extra to get a pitch including electrical hook-up.
The price often varies from season to season and a sites offering bar/shop/swimming pool etc. are usually found to be a little more expensive. Always check the internet for campsite information, reviews and pricing before arriving. Bear in mind during the popular months, some sites will offer a minimum 3-night hire period. This is not unusual but there are lots of sites that don’t.

Arriving at a Campsite

When you arrive go to reception and ask for an available pitch.
Reception could be shut (wardens often clean the facilities and maintain the site alone ), so if possible park up the camper van in the appropriate spacing outside the reception block (so as you are not blocking people entering or leaving the site) and walk to find a pitch for yourself and then return to reception to pay.
Please note most receptions have instructions on the front door for new arrivals (or a contact number).

Be careful when you look for a vacant pitch because it might be taken already. Usually the owners leave their electric cable or a chair to let you know the pitch has been taken. Some people may have a ‘This pitch is taken/reserved’ plate on a little stick to let others know the pitch has been taken.
Please try to respect these signs and choose your pitch with care to avoid any problems. Some people like being right next to the toilet and shower block, while others prefer to be further away. It is personal preference.

Booking in advance or not?

Depending on the season you might want to book in advance. A good tip is to use an app or POI file on your navigation system, smartphone or iPad if you have one.
We recommend booking sites, just to be sure you have a pitch. The fun however of traveling in a camper van is often not knowing where you are going to end up .
Booking in advance can be a good idea, especially when its high season , and campsites become busier.

Easicampervan hire always advise, our customers to visit a couple of campsites on their travels, mainly to fill up with fresh water, empty your waste water in an appropriate chemical disposal point and take advantage of the facilities while visiting.

Wild Camping

If campsites are full or if you would rather save your money you can always go Wild Camping in Scotland. It’s perfectly legal and a great way to have a cheap holiday. Remember to take all your rubbish away with you and respect other peoples privacy.

For Campervan Hire in Glasgow visit www.easicampervanhire.com for your tailored quote. Alternatively call 0800 688 9869.