2015-03-162015-03-16 Hire a campervan in Perth
Hire a campervan in Perth
Sitting beautifully along Scotland’s longest river, the Tay, is the city of Perth. It was once a capital of Scotland and was reinstated to the status of a city as part of Queen Elizabeth’s 2012 jubilee celebrations. It is full of history and is a perfect gateway to exploring the Highlands. Pick up your hire camper in Perth and hit the road for adventure.
Hire the right Motorhome when touring Perth
Life on the road in a campervan is a particular way of travelling, and to get the best out of your holiday you need to have enough space and a few basic comforts. If you book with Motorhome Republic, we can offer you a massive choice in campers, as we compare all brands and prices, from local operators to global players. Here’s how the process works: visit our comprehensive website and put a few details into the search engine. Tell us your basic itinerary and we will show you all the available vans for your holiday. You can easily compare specifications and facilities, right down to the floor plan. Once you’ve made your choice, book securely online, or call one of our motorhome experts for further advice. They are available around the clock.
What to see and do in Perth
Scone Palace is an historic stately home, with beautiful gardens on the edge of Perth. While the United Kingdom has any number of palaces and manors to visit, Scone Palace has some unique history. It has been the seat of parliaments and the crowning place of Kings of Scots, such as MacBeth and Robert the Bruce. Don’t miss the gardens, for mythical Moot Hill and the Murray Star maze. Since 2008, excavations in the grounds around Moot Hill have been uncovering the lost Abbey of Scone, which was home to the Stone of Scone, or the Stone of Destiny - a key part in coronations of Britain’s monarchs.
Get a different slice of Scottish history at the Black Watch Castle and Museum, which tells the story of Scotland’s elite Highland regiment and goes back three centuries. Daily guided tours are offered and the complex has a highly rated café.
Food and Drink in Perth
This is Scotland, so single malt whiskey has to be on the tasting agenda. You have a choice of five distilleries in Perth and surrounds, so there are no excuses – just make sure you have a sober campervan driver! Eradour is Scotland’s smallest whiskey producer with malts made by hand and in small batches. Glenturret is the home of Famous Grouse, and it is not only a picturesque distillery to visit, but has an excellent cafe and bar on site.
For a special evening, visit 63 Tay St Restaurant. This fine dining establishment is right on the river, and while the menu changes regularly, it will always feature fresh local produce. Try the roast quail, or Perth specialty, grilled brown trout, with almonds, peppers and potato puree.
Where to stay in Perth
Noah’s Ark Caravan Park is on the outskirts of Perth, perfectly positioned to explore the city or the highlands. It has a children’s play barn, go-karts, bowling and a driving range. The Camping and Caravanning Club has a site at Scone Palace.
A Scotland Road-Trip From Perth
A classic drive from Perth is the Deeside Tourist Route, driving 107 miles to Aberdeen. Along the way you will travel on Britain’s highest main road, the A93, to Gleenshee. This is one of Scotland’s five snow sports centres. From there, it’s through Royal Deeside, with a glimpse of Balmoral Castle, and onward to the Granite City of Aberdeen.
Edinburgh and Glasgow, to the South can each be reached within one hours drive from Perth.
Staying Safe: Driving tips in Perth
The A93 is rated as one of Britain’s best roads, mostly enjoyable because of the lighter traffic flow. In Scotland, when in very rural parts, especially the Highlands, you may find yourself on single lane roads. You need to use the passing places, which are signposted, to pass other traffic, or wait patiently if traffic is coming in the opposite direction.