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Scottish Staycation Inspiration

Making the most of your staycation time in Scotland

It is all about staycations right now; a chance to get away from it all, have a change of scenery and discover all the great things our country has to offer.

If you’re planning to head to Scotland on your staycation then look no further. Our friends at VisitScotland have shared some of their top picks of staycation locations, all of which are within easy reach of our Easirent pick-up locations.

Before you head to Scotland to discover it’s beautiful landscapes, be sure to check out the latest outdoor access guidelines and guide on how to enjoy Scotland responsibly as COVID restrictions continue to ease.

City break

If a staycation city break floats your boat, then the Capital of Scotland, Edinburgh, has it all, gothic architecture, endless cultural experiences and award-winning restaurants. It’s also a small enough city to easily explore on foot and is within easy reach to both hill walks and seafronts if you’re looking to find a quieter spot during your stay.

Some must-see attractions include Scotland’s extinct volcano, Arthur’s Seat within Holyrood Park, Edinburgh Castle which was recently voted as the UK’s top heritage attraction by the British Travel Awards and UNESCO World Heritage Site, Calton Hill.

Head up to the Highlands

The Scottish Highlands and Islands were named as one of the top regions in the world for travellers in 2019 by Lonely Planet and it’s easy to understand why. Made up of mountains, glens and spectacular walks, cycles and driving routes, a visit to the Highlands can provide a welcome respite to reconnect with nature, get fresh air and partake in outdoor pursuits.

Some of the experiences recommended by Lonely Planet included: climbing the iconic peak of Suilven in Lochinver in Ullapool, enjoying the region’s sought-after seafood from Skye’s Oyster Shed, and taking in Scottish wildlife, including red deer, golden eagles and dolphins.

Pick-up your Easirent vehicle at either our Edinburgh city centre or Newbridge (next to Edinburgh Airport) locations before you head off on your adventure within Edinburgh and surrounding regions.

Exploring the coast

The west coast of Scotland includes the delights of seaside towns Largs, Ardrossan, Troon and Ayr, to name a few.

If you enjoy outdoor activities, the Clyde Muitshiel Regional Park in Largs offers picturesque woodlands for walking. It also has a country park where you can take part in sailing and paddle sports.

The town of Troon overlooks the Isle of Arran and is where part of season one of Outlander was filmed, but it’s probably best known for its golf course, Royal Troon. If you’re looking to venture to the Isle of Arran, the ferry port with regular CalMac services is located in Ardrossan.

The Scottish west coast offers brilliant exploring grounds to enjoy Scotland’s seaside culture and delicious ice-creams in equal measure.

Pick-up your Easirent vehicle at our Paisley (next to Glasgow Airport) location before you head off on your adventure.


For more inspiration about all that Scotland has to offer, watch this Only in Scotland video.

All that’s left to do is to keep your fingers crossed for some sunshine. Now where’s the sun cream…


Coronavirus (COVID-19) advice. It’s worth keeping in mind that not all businesses are operating as advertised due to the current Coronavirus situation. Be sure to book ahead where possible.

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