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Complete guide to Motorhoming On the Scottish Bank Holiday - Summer Bank Holiday Motorhoming Guide.

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Summer - Motorhome Hire

Summer Bank Holiday – Scotland

Make the most of the peak summer bank holiday weekend by booking an UnbeatableHire motorhome and hitting the road. With plenty of events and places to visit, it’s a great time to pack up and have some fun.

For more information on why to hire a motorhome this summer, follow the link.

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Edinburgh Art Festival

Over 250,000 people a year attend the Edinburgh Art Festival – which showcases work from top Scottish and international artists. Many of the events are completely free to attend, so this is a good choice if you want to dip in and out of the festival.

Edinburgh is the premier festival destination in Scotland, and they attract some of the best names in the industry. A great option for art lovers of all ages.

Location: Various venues across the city, Edinburgh.

Website: www.edinburghartfestival.com

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While you’re there

Edinburgh’s Old and New towns are a dedicated UNESCO World Heritage site, so the city itself warrants a visit. There are many landmarks across the city, such as the striking Castle – which stands on top of an extinct volcano. Edinburgh has a thriving shopping centre and many great bars and restaurants too.

Nearby campsites:

Mortonhall Caravan & Camping Park
38 Mortonhall Gate, Frogston Road East, Edinburgh, EH16 6TJ
Telephone: 0131 664 1533
Website: www.meadowhead.co.uk/MortonhallHome.aspx

Linwater Caravan Park
West Clifton, Edinburgh, East Calder, EH53 0HT
Telephone: 0131 333 3326
Website: www.linwater.co.uk

Edinburgh Caravan Club Site
35-37 Marine Drive, Edinburgh, EH4 5EN
Telephone: 0131 312 6874
Website: www.caravanclub.co.uk

West Highland Yachting Week

This is the biggest yachting event on the West Coast of Scotland, and it is now in its 67th year. It’s an excellent family event, with a wide range of activities and events aside from the main attraction.

In 2014, they held ceilidhs, barbeques, live music, hog roasts and lots of parties! Children are very welcome and there are plenty of family-friendly events to enjoy.

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*image from www.whyw.co.uk

Locations: Oban, Craobh and Tobermory, Argyll.
Website: www.whyw.co.uk

While you’re there

Oban is known as the Seafood Capital of Scotland. The scenery is spectacular, and it is possible to see over to the Western Isles, which are just a stone’s throw away. Fascinating and rare sea life can be seen off the coast of Oban – whales, dolphins, sharks and porpoises. It is even possible to see white-tailed sea eagles.

If you’re feeling brave, take a boat trip with Sea.fari to see the Corryvrecken Whirlpool – the 3rd largest in the world!

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Location: Sea.fari Adventures Oban, Easdale Village Shop, Easdale, Oban, PA34 4TB
Website: www.seafari.co.uk

Nearby campsites:

Oban Caravan & Camping Park

Gallanachmore Farm, Gallanach Road, Oban PA34 4QH
Telephone: 01631 562425
Website: www.obancaravanpark.com

Oban Camping and Caravanning Club Site

Oban, Argyll, Scotland, PA37 1SG
Telephone: 01631 720348
Website: www.campingandcaravanningclub.co.uk

Loch Awe Holiday Park

Taynuilt, Argyll PA35 1HT
Telephone: 01866 822666
Website: www.argyllholidays.com

The Turiff Show

This prestigious agricultural show is the biggest two-day show in Scotland, and was even graced by the Queen in 2014! There will be lots of ringside events, such as show jumping, carriage driving and one of the best displays of cattle and Clydesdale horses in Scotland.

Hundreds of trade exhibitors attend the show, and there will be children’s activities, plentiful food and beers to be had!

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*image from www.turriffshow.org

Location: The Turriff Showground, The Haughs, Queen's Road, Turriff, Aberdeenshire, AB53 4EF
Website: www.turriffshow.org

Campsites nearby:

East Balthangie Caravan Park

Cuminestown, Turriff, Aberdeenshire AB53 5XY
Telephone: 01888 544261
Website: www.eastbalthangie.co.uk

Huntly Castle Caravan Park

Huntly, Aberdeenshire AB54 4UJ
Telephone: 01466 794999
Website: www.huntlycastle.co.uk

Wester Bonnyton Caravan & Camping Park

Gamrie, Banff, Aberdeenshire AB45 3EP
Telephone: 01261 832470
Website: www.westerbonnyton.co.uk

While you’re here

How about a visit to Satrosphere – the first science and discovery centre in Scotland. It offers over 50 hands-on exhibits, as well as live science shows and more. Ideal for the whole family, it is an enjoyable and educational day out.

Location: Satrosphere Science Centre, The Tramsheds, 179, Constitution Street, Aberdeen, AB24 5TU
Website: www.satrosphere.net

Campsites nearby:

Deeside Holiday Park

South Deeside Road, Maryculter, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, AB12 5FX
Telephone: 01224 733860
Website: www.holiday-parks.co.uk

Hillhead Caravan Park

Kintore, Inverurie, Aberdeenshire AB51 0YX
Telephone: 01467 632809
Website: www.hillheadcaravan.co.uk

The Caravan Club

North Deeside Rd, Banchory, Kincardineshire AB31 5PY
Telephone: 01330 822477
Website: www.caravanclub.co.uk

The Aboyne and Deeside Festival

This annual arts festival covers a wide range of events – including classical, folk and contemporary music, theatre, film, literature and philosophy. 2014 saw some unique events, such as Monty Python Live, famous folk musician Rachel Sermanni and an evening with Sheila Hancock. The festival even presented its own version of the legendary BBC series Antiques Roadshow!

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Location: Various venues: Deeside, Aberdeenshire.
Website: www.aboyneanddeesidefestival.org.uk

Nearby campsites:

Same as above.

What other possibilities are there?

Lots of people will be having a break on the bank holiday so why not use the time to catch up with friends and family? If you hire a motorhome to visit, you can stay without imposing on your hosts – and have the flexibility to cook meals and take things at your own pace, should you wish.

Get to know your country

Often people focus on holidays in far-flung places; yet miss the treasures on their doorstep. Scotland has so much to offer – from the wild Highlands to the picturesque Borders – have you really seen it all? Why not hire a motorhome for a few days and visit those places you’ve always meant to see...

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Why choose a motorhome?

Do it your way

Motorhomes offer more flexibility to your lifestyle than any other kind of holiday. A home from home, you can have all your creature comforts around you while you get out and have an adventure.

Children love it

If you are travelling with children, it’s easy to stick to their routines and have a relaxing break – and the novelty of the motorhome means that the holiday starts straight away!

Comfortable all year round

Unlike a tent, or less superior motorhomes – our vehicles all come with in-cab air conditioning and heating through the whole living space. Coupled with spacious sleeping areas and a well-equipped kitchen, you have everything you need to recharge.

An accessible choice

There’s no need to hold an HGV license for our motorhomes – they can all be driven on a standard license – even the biggest model. And points on your license are ok – so long as you have no more than 8.

Hold a foreign license? That’s fine too – no need to apply for an International license.

So what are you waiting for? Book your UnbeatableHire motorhome online today, and start planning your bank holiday fun!

For more information on why to hire a motorhome this summer, follow the link.

Essential information

All hirers are required to provide a damage protection deposit of £1250, 7 days before the start of the hire period. This is retained for 14 days post-hire in case any tickets, fines or accidents are brought to our attention. Please be aware that damage to the wing mirror casings and punctures are not covered by our hire insurance.

Certain occupations, convictions and driving license points may attract insurance surcharges, but hirers will be clearly informed at the point of hire if this is the case. If you have any questions regarding cover, don’t hesitate to ask our friendly customer service team!

For more essential information please refer to our FAQ.

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