You may have seen the adverts on TV, you may have heard gossip from friends, wherever you heard it first, Scotland is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Europe and it’s not hard to see why. Most people conjure up an instant image of Scotland in their minds. For me, it’s a mixture of the Loch Ness Monster, tartan and bagpipes. What comes into your mind when you think about Scotland? motorhome hire There is a lot more Scottish iconic imagery, such as shortbread, mountains, cashmere, whisky, castles and golf. There’s also quite a big royal connection in Scotland, with the Queen owning several official royal residences there, like the famous Balmoral.
If you’re lucky enough to already live in Scotland, you may have already visited many of its majestic viewpoints and historic landmarks. For most other people residing in Europe, Scotland is only a short plane journey away. There are several international airports in Scotland, the main ones being Glasgow Airport, Edinburgh Airport, Prestwick Airport, Aberdeen Airport and Inverness Airport. Cheap flights are in abundance today; the major cheap airlines operating from Scottish airports are RyanAir, easyJet and bmibaby but check for others before making a flight booking. To make the most of your stay in Scotland, I recommend motorhome hire and I shall explain why. I think the concept is remarkable: combining accommodation with transport is a winning idea. If you live in Europe and own a motorhome, and have several weeks or months to spare, you can try driving all the way up to Scotland. The English Channel is easy to cross by ferry or by using the high-speed Eurotunnel line. Most people, though, don’t own a motorhome or, if they do, they don’t get the chance to take enough time of work and other commitments in order to enjoy such a leisurely tour. There is a solution though, in the form of motorhome hire. It works just like the rental of a holiday cottage or apartment and you may have already tried these kinds of holidays. You search for a vehicle online and pay using a credit or debit card. Then, when you arrive, you are shown around the motorhome and given a demonstration on how to operate it fully. Then, the keys are yours for your hire period and you are free to roam Scotland as you please. An added benefit with motorhome hire the airport transfer function, providing a transfer between all major Scottish airports and the motorhome you have hired. There will, of course, be a small charge for this service but it will certainly be cheaper than paying for a taxi on the day or carting your luggage on the train or bus.
When you’re on holiday it pays to be organised. Search for and book motorhome hire in Scotland now for 2011 and 2012.
Sarah is a travel writer and keen motorhome holidaymaker. She specialises in motorhome hire and motorhome travel [http://www.campervangroup.com] in the UK.
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