2015-03-162015-03-16 Campervan Hire in Prestwick couldn’t be easier
Campervan Hire in Prestwick couldn’t be easier
Your main reason for passing through Prestwick is likely to be Prestwick Glasgow International Airport. This airport is a busy port for Ryanair. It’s just 34 miles from Prestwick to Glasgow, but there is enough to do in the area to warrant some time, and not rush straight off to the bigger centres. With a motorhome hire in Prestwick, you have the freedom to explore at your own pace.
Get cheap motorhome hire in Prestwick with Motorhome Republic
You won’t get a better price on your camper hire in Scotland than with Motorhome Republic; we are so confident of that, we offer a best-price guarantee. Getting on board with us is simple: visit our website and input a few details. Once we know your city of pick-up, dates of travel and driver’s age, we can show you all the available campers for your trip in Prestwick. You can easily compare the facilities and specifications of each and the price you see displayed is for your whole holiday – with extra-special deals highlighted. You can book securely online, or talk to one of our motorhome experts over the phone. We have 450 depots in 28 countries, so whichever vale you wish to roam, we can have a camper there for you.
What to see and do in Prestwick
Golfers will have special interest in visiting Prestwick. The Old Prestwick Golf Course is one of the oldest in the United Kingdom, and was the birthplace of the British Open Golf Championship. In fact, the first 11 championships were held here, and today only Royal St Andrews has hosted more. This stunning links course is open to visitors to play. There are two other excellent courses in the town.
For those with a literary bent, visit the Bachelors’ Club in nearby Tarbolton. This 17th century thatched roof cottage was where Scotland’s national bard, Robert Burns, established a debating club in 1780. The cottage has been authentically restored and now houses a museum devoted to Robbie’s younger years.
Don’t miss the long stretch of sand that makes up Prestwick Beach. You get great views of the Isle of Arran, as well as spectacular sunsets.
Food and drink in Prestwick
Fuel up for the day at the Boswell’s coach house, a restored 18th century building which offers delicious home cooking. A fresh batch of scones is baked every morning and served with jam and cream, alongside specialty teas.
The Parkstone Hotel has a much admired bar and is home to Restaurant 33. It overlooks the Prestwick Promenade, with those vistas of Arran and the sunsets. All the food is locally sourced and seasonal. Settle in at the bar for real ale and single malts.
Where to stay in Prestwick
The Prestwick Holiday Park is in a great spot, just 500 metres from the beach, between the Old Prestwick and Royal Toon golf courses. It has a shop and a bar onsite.
Exploring Scotland - Road Trips from Prestwick
Prestwick is in the larger region of Ayrshire, the heart of Robbie Burns country. From the town, you can follow the Galloway Tourist road that curves inland to Gretna Green, a long-time sanctuary for runaway couples. Alternatively, take the camper on a 55-minute ferry ride from Ardrossan to Brodick to the Isle of Arran - the ‘best of Scotland in miniature’ is its tagline.
From Prestwick, you can easily get to Edinburgh and Newcastle. You can also make your way to Belfast, in Northern Ireland by taking a ferry from Cairnryan.
Safe driving in Scotland
Using the National Tourist Routes of Scotland, such as the Galloway tourist road, is a great way to experience smaller villages and scenic drives. Be aware that the rural nature of the countryside means you should be alert for wandering livestock. Don’t be too distracted by the magical scenery, remember to keep at least one eye on the road!