6 Great Reasons to hire a campervan this winter
Crisp mornings, dewy glens and the sun low in the sky…A winter road trip in the UK or Ireland offers something completely different from any other season, bringing with it a mystical and magical feel. From enchanted days at the fairytale castles along Scotland’s North Coast 500, experiencing the winter solstice at England’s mysterious Stone Henge to the wild waves crashing into the rugged coast along Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way, our customers hit the road in their campers all year round.
With beauty, drama and incredible scenery around every corner, there are more reasons than you’d think to take a campervan holiday in winter. Here’s our top 5 reasons to grab your room with a view during the low season months!
1. Get Some Elbow Room
With many people choosing to travel during the summer months, tourist attractions can often be packed full of families and bus tours. The added space offered by travelling in low season, gives you the chance to appreciate it all at your own pace. No rushing around historic sites, cultural locations or the country’s natural beauty to try and get a photo without the crowds!
2. Natures Theatrical Performance
During the winter months, the world’s most magical natural phenomena takes centre stage in Scotland. The Northern Lights can be seen in Scotland from December – February in the Northern Highlands, far from the blinding city glow. With freedom to park up at the most remote locations, a camper is the perfect way to chase the Aurora Borealis. Don’t forget to cook some popcorn in the onboard kitchen before the show starts! If you are looking to tick this off the bucket list, we’ve put together 5 tips to chase the northern lights in Scotland to get you on your way.
3. Photos look great in Winter
If you only needed one reason to hire a campervan in winter, this would be it! Bright mornings and crisp colours are the backdrop to miles of coastline, meandering mountain passes and quaint countryside. As for your road trip photos, well….. we will let them speak for themselves!
The Ranger – Ben Bulben, County Sligo, Ireland (Photo courtesy of Stephen Foley)
The Nomad – Isle of Skye, Scotland (Photo courtesy of Pie Aerts)
The Grande – Scottish Highlands (Photo courtesy of Mario Vakantaseren)
4. Get to know the Locals
One of the UK and Ireland’s great allures are the friendly and fun people, but don’t forget that the summer often take the locals abroad as well in search for the warmer European sun! With everyone back from holiday and full of festive cheer, you’re sure get a taste of the true culture that makes these countries so famous.
5. Cosy up with on board heating
No need to feel the freeze! All of our campervans and motorhomes come equipped with on board camper heating making them perfectly suited for travel in the winter months. This means, no matter where you park up your camper for the night, you can be sure of a warm cup of tea and a cosy night’s sleep!
6. Cut back the costs with winter pricing
One of the biggest advantages of traveling out of season is the big savings to be made on flights and accommodation. With many direct flights to the UK & Ireland from major cities in Europe, budget concious travellers can take advantage of cheap airfare and tourist attractions helping to cut the costs of winter getaway.
At Bunk Campers, winter campervan hire starts from just £35 per day from our depots in London Gatwick, Edinburgh, Belfast and Dublin from November to March. That’s £17.50 per person for your transport and accommodation – cheaper than car hire and B&B! Plus, why not travel longer and combine the early bird discount with our long stay discount and save up to an additional 10%?
Why not book this winter?
There are simply lots of reasons to travel in the winter and what’s stopping you? And of course, Bunk Campers know the UK and Ireland best! We are travellers too! Talk to us about some great winter holiday suggestions.
All our campervans for hire come equipped with everything you need to cook, wash and relax this winter. With a choice of 8 different vehicle types for your campervan holiday, whether you want a budget camping car, a compact but fully equipped camper or a large motorhome, there is something to suit everyone.
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