Campervan hire Glasgow
UNESCO City of Music and a European City of Culture, Scotland’s biggest city is disarmingly charming, sophisticated, and yet so very down to earth and lively
There are many reasons why you should jump in a motorhome or a campervan and visit Glasgow. Rest is not one of them. With the reputation of being Scotland’s most intriguing city, Glasgow is a hotbed of contemporary and performing arts. The city puts an unconventional spin on architecture with a unique cityscape that ranges from Victorian sandstone buildings to modern ‘Glasgow Style’ constructions, and with Gothic cathedrals, award-winning museums, and live music venues. Whatever you decide to visit, you’ll be pleasantly (and differently) surprised each time. If you want to experience the city’s extravaganza and vibe even more vividly, schedule your visit during the Merchant City Festival. This delightful combo of street art, music, plays, and comedy will surely add an extra dimension to your trip. Hire a motorhome or a campervan in Glasgow and put all your energy into discovering a city that will return the favour multiplied a million times.
Depot + Transfer
We’re right there for the start and finish of your motorhome or campervan hire experience in Glasgow. We’ll meet you at Glasgow International Airport (GLA) - just a 20/25-minute campervan drive away from the city centre - where you can pick up and drop off your Indie van – free of charge in regular hours, of course!
Parking in the city
Parking your motorhome in Glasgow might prove a bit complicated, so we recommend you choose one of the camping grounds located nearby instead. These also offer simple parking slots for a limited amount of time that can fit your Indie campervan.
Camping grounds nearby
Red Deer Village Holiday Park is a natural choice (literally) to spend the night for your motorhome hire in Glasgow. Conveniently located at just a 30-min drive from the city centre, the camping grounds offer all the facilities you might need in order to have a comfortable stay in your campervan near Glasgow.
Still standing strong, the Antoine Wall tells the story of Glasgow’s culminating history. Its stones have seen the Romans in battle and have witnessed all the events which lead to the creative present of this charming Scottish city. The story of Glasgow officially started in the 6th century, when Saint Mungo built a Church on the spot of present-day Glasgow Cathedral. Blessed with this godly edifice the city flourished and grew to become one of the richest in Scotland. Leveraging the legal benefits that came with its wealth, Glasgow expanded steadily becoming a bustling trade metropolis. Without a financial worry on its agenda, Glasgow focused on advancing the Scottish Enlightenment and involving both intellectuals and workers in the development of the Industrial Revolution. And thanks to the river at its core, it continued to blossom into a shipbuilding centre that kept on generating riches.
Considering its heritage, it’s no wonder that the Glasgow we know (and love) is as vibrant as it is. Glimpsing through the looking glass of time, it becomes apparent that the city’s liveliness has been cultivated for centuries. The River Clyde invites visitors to travel its waters and enjoy a moment of quietness on its banks. But not for long, because the excitement of Glasgow calls with unbeatable bars and restaurants where you can taste the freshest seafood, daily caught on Scotland’s west coast. Satisfy your appetite and then walk a while in Glasgow’s shoes by paying a visit to the plethora of museums and art venues that make the city one of the most stimulating creative metropolises in Europe -- and the perfect start for a campervan road trip around the UK!
What to discover
In and around the city
The West End
Vintage shops, lovely architecture, charming alleyways, independent bars, and delightful restaurants — these are just a few of the ways to pass time in the most beautiful neighbourhood of Glasgow (allegedly). The West End is so diverse that it appears to be a different neighbourhood at every visit. But although it encompasses such variety, West End remains truly Scottish through its architecture and high spirits. Leave your campervan parked nearby and take on the West End by foot. You’ll be pleasantly surprised at every step.
St. Mungo Museum of Religious Life and Art
Bringing all religions (past and current) under one roof, the St. Mungo Museum of Religious Life and Art is the only one of its kind in the world. Spread across two stories, the impressive collection of artworks and artefacts recount the history of religions from Buddhism to Christianity, Judaism to Hinduism, and from Islam to Sikhism. And if this isn’t spiritual enough, step outside and see how well the traditional Scottish fortress that hosts the museum intertwines with the Zen garden which lies in front of it. Talk about diversity!
Sharmanka Kinetic Theatre
Displaying the elaborate mechanical sculptures of Eduard Bersudsky, Sharmanka Kinetic Theatre is a fascinating, whimsical, and sometimes scary world. Designed as a multi-sensorial experience, the theatre combines daunting lights with shiver-inducing sounds in order to bring the kinetic sculptures to life in a spectacle that resembles more of a performance than an exhibit. We’re not sure if this is what nightmares are made of or if this is art at its finest. But it’s definitely highly entertaining, deserving at least a small fraction of your time in Glasgow.
Only 30-something km away from Glasgow, Scotland’s largest mainland lake hails visitors with its vastness, sheltered by striking sceneries. South of the loch, you’ll find several quaint Irish cities bustling with tourists in summer time. Up north, the peak of Ben More rises to quietness, offering trails that can be more zen-ifying than meditation. If you’re yearning for even more calmness, head east and walk the West Highland Way footpath. You’ll have 154 linear kilometres to think about anything and everything. While trying to rent a campervan near Loch Lomond might prove unsuccessful, you can definitely hire a motorhome or campervan in Glasgow with us and start a beautiful Scottish adventure on the road. Are you in?
Falkirk is best known for its impressive history. But there’s more to this city than the Antonine Wall, which still stands tall, casting shadows of heritage. The more recent Falkirk Wheel, considered (rightfully so) a wonder of modern engineering, encourages travellers to take a boat ride and pay it a visit. The Falkirk Wheel offers more than rotating boat lifts. It also has a water play park, a cafe, and a visitor centre where you can find out everything there is to know about the wheel. Since the city doesn’t even have an airport, it would prove quite hard to rent a campervan in Falkirk. A better idea: hire a campervan motorhome in Glasgow to make your way to Falkirk and, even further on, to Edinburgh. You will surely not regret it.
The village of Glencoe is not so much famous in itself, as it is for its fantastic surroundings. Starting with the grand Glen Coe, a glen of volcanic origins, and continuing with some of the most spectacular mountains in Scotland, Glencoe is definitely worth a detour. With soaring, dramatic, and scenic high mountain passes, the area gathers climbing buffs and a diverse group of free spirits. Hire a motorhome in Glasgow and make your way to Glencoe by van without rushing. It’s the best course you could take to see all there is to see, at your own pace.