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An Introduction To Scottish Campervan Rental

Pitlochry, Aberfeldy, Dunkeld & Scone

by Scottish Campervan Rental 19 July, 2019

Hiring a Scottish Campervan Rental campervan gives you the peace of mind that you have rented from a very reputable company. We have been in business here in Crieff, Gateway to the Highlands, for over 50 years. We are located in one of the most beautiful parts of Highland Perthshire. Crieff is located about 20 minutes west of the A9 the main route north through Scotland. Crieff was originally a market town famous for cattle droving from all over Scotland. Whether you want to just tour around enjoying the spectacular scenic views around Scotland, the beautiful highland lochs & glens or the turquoise beaches of the west coast it is up to you. You can go on walking tours, do some Munro bagging (mountains over 3000ft) There are 283 Munros you won’t manage them all but maybe 2/3. You can tour around the Whisky trails be it Highland, Lowland, Speyside, Campbeltown and Islay whatever you fancy. 

Other beautiful places close to us and worth a visit are Pitlochry, Aberfeldy, Dunkeld , Scone to name but a few. Whether you are into golfing ,fishing, hill walking, mountain biking, climbing, water sports, they are all at hand around Crieff and beautiful Strathearn. 

With one of our luxury campervans you can just go where you like when you like and as you like. There is no rush, just take your time, you can stop for that leisurely picnic lunch overlooking a beautiful loch. You have the freedom to go at your own pace. Your holiday starts the minute you leave our premises. If you would like to be booked into a local site for the first night just to familiarise yourself with the van just let us know & we will try and arrange this fore you but if it is in high season let us know as soon as possible. You can wild camp if you so wish on the proviso that it is safe and has no restrictions on parking there overnight. You have onboard facilities to allow this. The leisure battery will have enough charge for a night or 2 off the main road. You can use the gas to heat the water and keep you warm on a colder night. Just remember if you’re wild camping to always stay on firm ground. Grass can cause you to skid especially in damper conditions. 

We are located about 1-2 hours from the west coast and about 1 hour north of both Edinburgh and Glasgow - making easy connections from most major airports and rail stations especially Perth, Stirling, Gleneagles, Glasgow and Edinburgh. We can arrange transfers from any of these locations. We are about 2 hours south of Inverness, which makes a most scenic drive. Places worth a visit around here include the Famous Grouse whisky distillery, oldest working distillery in Scotland. Drummond Castle and Gardens recently famous as part of the Outlander series and Mel Gibsons, Braveheart which was recently filmed there. We are close to Perth as well where you can visit Scone palace once famous for the crowning of Kings and Queens of Scotland on the Stone of Destiny. To the west of Crieff lies Comrie, St Fillans and Lochearnhead. Comrie 7 miles along the Strathearn Valley a very pretty little village, locally known as the Shaky town as it experiences earth tremours on occasions due to its location on the Highland boundary fault line. A further 6 miles along the road you come to St Fillans a beautiful village at the east end of Loch Earn, another very scenic spot to stop and take in the beautiful Highland Scenery with Ben Vorlich on the south side (not a campervan route) one of Scotlands Munros, this can be seen from the main road about half way down the loch. At the west end of the loch is Lochearnhead another picturesque Scottish village. At this point you can either turn right taking you north and west or left taking you south and west. Personally I’d head north and west if you want to see Scotland at its finest. You are now heading towards either Oban to the west a major ferry port for the outer isles or again fork right at Tyndrum towards Fort William, Mallaig and over the sea to Skye. If you want to do the NC500 I  would recommend you drive up to Inverness again up another route of scenic beauty through the Scottish mountains. You will drive past Aberfeldy, Dunkeld, Killiecrankie, Blair Atholl, Dalwhinnie, Aviemore – all places worth visiting if you have the time. 

Our vans are the new Elddis Autoquest CV20 and CV40 models both luxuriously appointed 2 berth vans. They are very easy to drive and handle just watch your position on the road and you will soon get used to it. They come fully equipped with Reversing cameras and Reversing sensors to aid manoeuvring, Alarm system, Smoke and CO2 alarms, full Toilet and Shower facilities, TV with DVD, Full oven and cooker, good sized Fridge with freezer, Cab air conditioning, Radio CD player, Full size blinds on all windows, for privacy, Blown air heating, all Cutlery and Crockery, Pots & Pans, Kitchen tools & tea towels. They all have bike carriers (not for e-bikes) for 2 bikes, Side and rear opening doors. They come with a full tank of diesel fuel which can achieve in excess of 30 mpg if driven a reasonable speeds. The LPG tank for heating and cooking is located under the van the filler is on the right hand side near the water filler. The nearest station to fill up with LPG is the BP Petrol Station, next to Grassicks Garage on the roundabout on the Dunkeld Rd in Perth PH1 3GA. If you put in the post code into the Sat Nav it should take you there. We offer the optional bedding and towel packs. We put in an initial Welcome Pack - small packs of tea, coffee, & sugar.You also receive Privilege Card for the Camping & Caravanning Club who have many sites around the UK. 

If you are going to be hiring the campervan during the high season it might be advised to make some campsite bookings in advance. You will probably require the registration number of the campervan you are hiring to make the booking. We can give you this info in advance if it is required. The best times to see Scotland are May, June and September. 

There are many websites worth a visit to give you more information on events, castles, golf , fishing, castles, beaches, lochs & glens, water sports, walking, climbing, mountain biking, cycle routes amd Highland Games:

www.getyourguide.com

www.ukcampsite.co.uk

www.visitscotland.com

www.campingandcaravanningclub.co.uk

www.scotlandwelcomesyou.com

www.freedomtogo.co.uk

www.pitchup.com

www.scottishcamping.com


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