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River Clyde in Glasgow

Campervan Rental Glasgow

The River Clyde has long been the center of the city and flows westward towards the islands of the Inner Hebrides. While often thought of as a bustling city bursting with cultural delights, Glasgow is also just 40 kilometers from Clyde Muirshiel’s regional park. The largest in Scotland, it offers a plethora of walking trails and acts as a fine introduction to the nation’s lake, perfect to rent a RV in Glasgow. A similar distance north is the stunning vistas of Loch Lomond & the Trossachs National Park, meaning that between them there are staggering arrays of ways to connect with Scotland’s landscapes.

Getting to Glasgow

Glasgow is well-connected with the rest of Scotland by road. One of the main entry points is the M8 freeway, which starts its journey in Edinburgh. Those coming from England will likely make use of the M74, which connects up with the M6 at Carlisle.

Airlines offering direct flights to Glasgow International Airport (GLA) include KLM from Amsterdam and Lufthansa from Frankfurt. EasyJet, Jet2 and Ryanair operate Europe-wide connections at their most comprehensive during the late spring and summer. As an example, it takes just 1.5 hours to reach Glasgow from Amsterdam, with the airport 10 km west of the city.

Glasgow Central is also the main rail terminus for the UK’s west coast mainline, connecting the city with London’s Euston station via Manchester in as little as 4.5 hours.

Parking in Glasgow

Most parking for a RV rental in Glasgow is found on the north bank of the River Clyde. It comprises a mix of multistory structures designed primarily for family-sized cars, and pay-and-display on-street parking. Cadogan Square and Sauchiehall Street are the locations of two major multistory car parks. The likes of Dunlop Street and Newton Street in the Financial District have bay parking. Finding parking spaces gets easier, and cheaper, the further from the center you’re able to stay, and most residential streets will have parking available. Prices start at £8 per day.

Annual Events in Glasgow

  • Celtic Connections, January: While intended to celebrate Celtic musical traditions, the festival has expanded to include everything from jazz to techno and helps brighten the dark January nights. Many events are free.
  • Govan Fair, June: The history of the fair extends back more than 250 years, with the fair’s grounds today welcoming an assortment of family-friendly rides. From £3.
  • Open Doors Glasgow, September: A once-a-year chance to explore places usually closed to the public, such as behind-the-scenes areas of the council building and Glasgow Necropolis. Free.

Camping in Glasgow

  • Trossachs Holiday Park: A peaceful site on the edge of the national park with bluebell woods and views of the lake. From £15 per night.
  • South Whittlieburn Farm: A working free-range farm with a handful of electric hook-up points in rolling countryside. From £20 per night.
  • Loch Lomond Holiday Park: This park has a great range of facilities for all ages, from a private lake beach to a TV and games room. From £35 per night.

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The best time to rent an RV in Glasgow

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Average temperatures in Glasgow per month

Located in lowland Scotland, Glasgow is the country’s second city while being its largest by population. Although it sits on a very similar latitude to Moscow, Glasgow has a much milder oceanic climate.

As a result, winters are typically cool rather than cold, with average temperatures of around 5 °C. The months between November and March are generally quite dreich – a Scots Gaelic word meaning overcast. But the cloud cover does nothing to lessen celebrations around St. Andrew’s Day, Hogmanay, or Burns Night.

From the beginning of June until the end of August, temperatures can be four times that of their winter averages. Peaks of around 20 °C are usual, and those as high as 28 °C are possible but not as common. June, July and 10 °C August are also the driest months of the year, seeing half the rainfall of the winter months.

Autumn is known to be changeable, with rain showers and sunny days seemingly competing for attention. Temperatures fall to around 10 °C. Similar temperatures are seen in the spring when the city’s urban parks and surrounding countryside are a blaze of color from the appearance of snowdrops, bluebell fields and bright tulips.

For natural beauty, spring in Glasgow is hard to beat. Those looking to rent a RV in Glasgow also have the advantage of some of the lowest prices of the year. The only period this isn’t true is the weeks immediately around Easter Sunday, which see prices that match those you’ll pay for an RV rental in Glasgow in the high season months of July and August.

 

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