Cerys Morgan from Wales chose Open Road Scotland for VW T5 Campervan hire this Easter and had a great time touring the country. As well as taking this great picture for us she had the following to say about Open Road Scotland.
Here is a photo of the van at Loch Leven. The weather was so superb that all my photos are of scenery, not the van. If I’d known I could have taken some lovely shots for you. I thoroughly enjoyed the experience and have already recommended Open Road Scotland to one person who was interested. I was surprised at how easy the van was to drive, it’s fuel efficiency and how warm I was at night under that duvet! Recommended places are Glen Coe and Glen Nevis in the Highlands and Glenbrittle on the Isle of Skye. I will certainly come back to Scotland again but I intend to go to Ireland next.
All the best
With Easter approaching many people are planning their holidays and trips with the kids and family. When considering Motorhome hire Scotland, the Island of Millport (Great Cumbrae) is a great destination for a short Motorhome or Campervan trip as it’s so easily accessible from Glasgow, and has loads to do and see. Combine a visit with a trip down the Ayrshire coast visiting some lovely seaside towns and you have a great options for a short Easter Motorhome break.
You can take the ferry to Millport from Largs which is a pretty little seaside town twenty five miles from Glasgow. The roll on / roll off ferry takes Motorhomes and the crossing only takes 15 minutes. There are loads of options on the Island for wild camping in your Motorhome or Campervan and also some hardstanding pitches with electricity at the Millport Holiday Park.
The Island itself is only 10 miles in circumference but there are outstanding walks to be had with trails all over the hills to deserted bays and beaches. The road around the island is nice and flat and is popular for cycling. A cycle at moderate pace will let you complete the circuit in under 2 hours. Take your binoculars and enjoy great sea views and wildlife spotting.
The Island is known for having the smallest cathedral in Europe which seats only seventy four people and boasts some nice architectural features. For fans of classical music there are often musical performances on a Sunday with local and visiting musicians.
For great views north to Mull and beyond take a trip up to the lovely golf club which sits at the highest point of the island. To the west lies the view to Mull of Kintyre and to the south the isle of Arran and Ailsa Craig. The course itself is a great little 18 hole challenge and the green fees are very reasonable.
For food and drink there are some lovely pubs and restaurants dotted around the island, as well as ice cream parlours. and traditional seaside shops.
All in all for a short Motorhome or Campervan holiday in Scotland, Millport is a great and easily accessible destination.
25th January is the birthday of Scotland’s national poet Robert Burns. Each year at this time groups across the nation gather to toast our literary son with some malt whisky and an address to the haggis.
Burns spent most of his life in Ayrshire and here we highlight some of the qualities that so enchanted Burns, and which also make for a great reason to spend some time here on your Motorhome Scotland journey or in your Campervan when touring in Scotland.
Ayrshire, like it’s neighbouring county Dumfries and Galloway, is an area of contrasts: it offers beautiful, rugged hills combined with fertile farming fields. History abounds, too: there are more than forty castles in Ayrshire including atmospheric Culzean – home to at least seven ghosts.
Sport lovers will enjoy the region: there’s plenty of opportunity to play golf including the world famous Troon and Turnberry courses, both legendary venues of the British Open. For those fond of the horeseracing then head to Ayr Racecours for one of the regular meetings which include the Scottish Grand National in April and the Gold Cup in September.
The coast of Ayrshire is considered one of the most panoramic in the UK. You can walk the entire, 100 mile length on the excellent path. Juts across the water is Arran: take your Motorhome onto the ferry to explore this beautiful island which is rightly referred to as Scotland in miniature.
There are some great campsites to stay in when touring Ayrshire and Arran and these include the Culzean Castle Camping and Caravanning Club site, the Walled Garden Caravan and Camping Park in Maybole and Seal Shore Campsite in Kildonan.
Almost all our visitors that hire with Open Road Scotland, head off in their Campervans or Motorhomes with the intention of visiting the famous Island of Skye. Known as the ‘Misty Isle’ it’s one of Scotland’s gems and deserves it famous reputation for breathtaking scenery, outdoor pursuits, and top class food and hospitality. With a little bit of planning you can make your trip to Skye a memorable one. Below are some highlights of the stunning island.
Scotland is synonymous with golf, it was invented here and the world famous St Andrews is known as the home of golf. The British Open is held on the Old Course at St Andrews every 5 years and this venue has been used more than any other for the most prestigious trophy in the game. With so many courses to choose from, Fife and the East Coast give almost limitless opportunities to enjoy some of the best links golf in the world, and a large number of top quality parkland courses also.