Scotland in Winter – 4 magical camping holidays
Scotland is breathtaking at any time of the year. From majestic mountain ranges, castles where history was made, distilleries filled with wonderful whisky and the big 5 wildlife, Scotland can be as adventurous or as relaxed as you like.
As winter in Scotland approaches, this week saw the launch of our Winter Campervan Hire deal. From November through to the end of March 2015, you can rent a Roadie from our Edinburgh depot from only £35 per day.
Hiring a campervan in low season has many benefits. From off season rates, less tourists and access to those stunning off the beaten track destinations where public transport is very limited. More so, every corner reveals a new horizon, coastal path, mountain pass or breathtaking vista.
For those wanting a breathtaking winter escape in Scotland, here are our top 4 camping holiday ideas:
1. Take the open road on the whisky trail
Travel through Speyside in Scotland on the Whisky trail, the only trail of its kind in the world. Scotland is famous for whisky and if you have ever tasted it, you are sure to know why. With 7 local distilleries, glens, forests, traditional towns and countryside to discover in your campervan, the area is a real delight for travellers who love to experience local cuisine and drinks.
2. The big 5 wildlife drive
Scotland’s 5 iconic animals are a sight to behold! Whether on a mountain, in a glen, forest or along the coast, there’s a wealth of wildlife experiences to be had in Scotland. Why not ‘Go on safari’ in your campervan in search of Scotland’s big 5 wildlife. Campervan hire enables you to get off the beaten track and get back to nature in some of Scotland’s most picturesque areas. The Highland’s and Shetlands are a great place to spot Scotland’s wildlife. Plus, with such an array of animals, Scotland’s promises an unforgettable experience!
As an extra bonus for real wildlife enthusiasts, we are offering a prize for every picture of a Bunk Camper spotted with the elusive Loch Ness Monster!
3. Mountain & Castle exploration
The castles of Scotland are among the most popular reasons for visitors to the country! Go on a journey to some of Scotland’s most famous and historical castles and learn about each castle’s unique heritage. Urqhurt or Eilean Donan is a great place to start. If coming from our Glasgow depot, stopover in stunning Glencoe on route. Scotland’s most romantic glen is a paradise for outdoor enthusiasts, beginners and experts alike who want to experience world famous scenery, snow capped mountain peaks, rushing rivers and waterfalls.
4. Wild camping and isolation on the Isle of Lewis
Scotland has hundreds of islands, each with its own unique character and story so there is plenty of choice when It comes to getting off the beaten track and enjoying a night parked up under the stars! This year Lewis in the Otter Hebrides was named as the best island in Europe by an international travel site. With its endless stretches of beach, stunning Cliffside scenery and monoliths, why not combine a rural coastal escape with the chance to spot the famous Northern Lights? Park up your camper under the stars, make a warm cup of tea and wait for the fantastic Aurora Borealis to appear! Access to Lewis in your campervan is available via Calmac ferry.
For those wanting to switch off from the world without giving up luxuries, Bunk Campers Aero is the perfect choice. This 2 person campervan comes equipped with a cosy bed, shower, toilet, heating, electricity and a well equipped range of cooking facilities and dining facilities. Ultimately, everything required to be self-sufficient for up to days at a time.
For ultimate cosiness, the Roadie or the Ranger are perfect for a winter road trip Scotland. The smaller vehicles are well suited to Scotland’s road network and what could be better than a spot of wild camping under the stars whilst enjoying a warm cup of tea from the comfort of your camper!