5 Things to do in Scotland this Spring
For Travellers seeking affordable prices and pleasant weather, spring is the perfect time to visit Scotland on a campervan holiday. Scotland in spring offers a variety of sights and activities that are ideal for any tourist. With the days longer and the blooming flower parks alight with colour, the festival season can get into full swing.
To give you some inspiration, we have put together our top 5 things to do when you hire a campervan in Scotland this spring!
North Coast 500
When speaking of road trips and Scotland it would be impossible to forget the North Coast 500 route. Scotland’s newest coastal driving route is affectionately nicknamed after Americas famous “route 66.” Pick up a campervan from Bunk Campers depots in Edinburgh or Glasgow and get on the open road.
The route starts in Inverness, just 3 hours from our depot, and journeys 500 miles around the best scenery the Highlands has to offer. Medieval castles, mountains and glens, wild, isolated beaches and natural wonders are just some of the sights waiting for you. For those interested in the Scottish menu, the coast has plenty of mouth watering food and drink. Try the Lochinver larder for the best pies in Scotland or park up your campervan in the great outdoors and enjoy a home cooked meal while enjoying the scenery. All of our campervans are equipped with a gas hob meaning you can cook almost anywhere.
If traditional Scottish culture is your thing, stop off in your camper at the famous Highland games, held annually in Scotland during spring. The tradition-heavy athletic events include hammer throwing, tug of war and highland dance. Memorable sights of the Highland games include the Bag pipes and drums, with the solo bagpipe competition offering a fascinating range of bagpipes from around the continent. This year, Gordon’s Castle will hold the first events this spring on 20th May and is located along the North Coast 500 route, a short distance from Inverness.
Spirit of Stirling Festival
Scotland’s famous Spirit of Stirling Whisky Festival takes place this year on 12th May. The long running festival celebrates Scotland’s famous drink with tasting sessions, master classes of rare malts and a range of other activities. After the festival, visit the medieval Stirling Castle and the Wallace monument or travel further in your camper along the Whisky Trail for more of the country’s famous malt.
Fife Coastal Path Walk
With the blooming of a new season in full flow, spring is an ideal time to enjoy one of Scotland’s amazing walking routes. Take a walk along Scotland’s coastal regions in bite sized chunks or go long distance if preferred. A campervan offers great access to all of Scotland’s walking trails and provides a homely accommodation to relax and put your feet up after you’ve earned that well deserved rest. Hiking enthusiasts will be treated to panoramic views of the Scottish coast in the fresh spring air and the Fife Coastal Path Walk has a range of routes made for experienced and inexperienced alike.
One of the most remarkable discoveries in modern archaeology, Skara Brae is one our top picks when visiting Scotland. Older than Stonehenge and the Pyramids, Skara Brae is a neolithic settlement situated on the Bay of Skaill on the west coast of Orkney Mainland. It is the largest island in the Orkney archipelago of Scotland, easily accessible to campervan by ferry. The island is home to one of the best preserved groups of prehistoric houses in Western Europe and dates back 5000 years, before even Stonehenge was thought to be built. Keen adventurers will be able to see ancient homes fitted with stone beds, dressers and seats. Spring time marks the beginning of the visitor season and is an ideal time to go to the island – beat the busy crowds while enjoying the sea air and spring weather!
Campervan Hire – transport & accommodation for Scotland this Spring
Campervan hire in Scotland is the perfect way to experience all that Scotland has to offer this spring. Pick up a camper from our depots in Edinburgh and Glasgow and experience all the sights, sounds and smells that spring in Scotland has to offer. We offer a choice of 8 vehicle types to suit all tastes and budgets – from budget camping cars to luxury 6 berth motorhomes, there is something to suit everyone. Plus, enjoy free membership to the Camping and Caravanning Club for up to 30% discount on campsites in Scotland.
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