Motorhome Hire Edinburgh
DISCOVER SCOTLAND’S HIDDEN TRESURES
Motorhome Escapes is a friendly family run motorhome hire company based near Edinburgh. We hire out luxury, high quality motorhomes and campervans which are kept impeccably clean and maintained.
Our placement just outside Edinburgh makes it easy for you to reach us to pick up your motorhome whilst also an ideal launching point to explore everything Scotland has to offer.
Motorhome Hire Edinburgh Airport
You can quickly travel to pick up your motorhome at our yard from Edinburgh Airport or Edinburgh Waverley train station. The airport is just a 5-10 minute car ride away, while you can reach us from central Edinburgh in around 20-25 minutes.
Exploring Edinburgh Before Your Motorhome Adventure
Edinburgh is a city well worth exploring, even if only for a day or two. The city boasts a wide range of incredible attractions, so whatever you’re into you’re sure to find something of interest in Scotland’s capital city.
Step Back in Time
A simple stroll through the streets of Edinburgh is a fantastic experience as you enjoy beautiful architecture in the Medieval, Georgian and modern areas of the city. Then, of course, there is the castle, elegantly towering over the city, an absolute must-visit. It’s easy to forget that Edinburgh also has a palace in the city centre, in fact you can take pleasant stroll to Holyrood Palace from the castle along what is known as the Royal Mile, probably the most popular street to visit in Edinburgh.
Edinburgh plays host to a great number of festivals throughout the year, so no matter when you visit the city will be buzzing with activity. Although some favour the festivity of the winter festival, it is the variety of summer festivals, in particular The Fringe, the largest arts festival in the world, that Edinburgh is famous for. Theatre, comedy, art, dance, and much more besides, there’s something for everyone.
Food & Drink
For foodies Edinburgh is an absolute haven, playing host to an incredible range of restaurants and bars to enjoy. Top of the list of things to do in the city for many people is to sample one of Scotland’s most popular exports, whisky. Although whisky is a big part of Scottish culture and identity, there is now a wide range of other beverages produced in Scotland, with gin being the latest to see a boom in popularity.
Stunning Driving Routes From Edinburgh
Driving the North Coast 500
Scotland has a variety of stunning driving routes across the country, each with something unique to offer, but we know for many people there is one that stands out as a must-do route: the North Coast 500. Being based just outside Edinburgh, we are the perfect location to start the NC 500, and many other spectacular routes. You may also wish to spend some time in Scotland’s magnificent capital city before hitting the road since there so much to see.
North Coast 500
The official start point for the NC500 on the east coast is typically given as Inverness, which is a straight 2 hours drive north from our location along the stunning scenery alongside the A9, but there are a number of ways to reach Inverness. In the immediate vicinity of Edinburgh you can join the Forth Valley Route, a historical route that takes you to Stirling, or alternatively cross the Forth river to drive the stunning Fife Coastal route. Fife is an often overlooked location by tourists as they rush further north, and is a hidden gem of quaint old fishing villages, stunning beaches and the historical city of St Andrews.
Further north you can progress either through Perth and into the rugged beauty of the Cairngorms, or go via Dundee and up the breathtaking east coast of Scotland. Each offer something very different and equally worthwhile.
Whether you choose to go through the Cairngorms initially or up the east coast, to reach Inverness you’ll want to join the Highland Tourist Route at some point between its starting point in Aberdeen and end point, your destination, in Inverness. This route truly has it all, epic history, wonderful scenery, and, of course, the ever popular whisky distilleries.