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Top 5 reasons to hire a car in Glasgow

The meaning of the word Glasgow is the “lovely green place” and it rather lives up to its name, since it has more than 70 parks and open green spaces. It is the cultural centre of Scotland as it can boast lots of museums, art galleries, and concert halls. Moreover, it is also the musical capital and there are lots of concerts and festivals held in Glasgow. This city is really loved by tourists and it can offer a lot of bang for the buck. Once you are in Glasgow, you ought to consider Glasgow car hire since it gives you the freedom to explore both the city and its surroundings. Here are some other reasons to get a rental car to travel to Glasgow. 

Freedom to explore Scotland

Scotland is an amazing place with the most outstanding natural landscapes and there is wonder awaiting you behind every corner. Some of the top locations are Edinburgh, Falkirk Wheel, Highlands, Dumfries, and Galloway. If you are traveling with the family you will be able to hire a minibus and then you can set off on the road trip. It would be an excellent type of adventure for adults and kids since you can pick and choose your desired locations.

Saving up and sticking to the budget

If you opt for a 7-seater van hire, you might end up saving money in the long run, especially if you are planning on going around a bit. Furthermore, it will save you a lot of hustle of getting on the busses and trains and trying to catch all the public transportation. You will save much time as well, since you will not have to stick to all the schedules of the buses and the trains, and you will be able to accomplish so much more and see so many new places, sights, and attractions. Besides, you will be able to try so many various activities.

Try out different activities

If you are a more sporty and outdoorsy type of person, you could also get to go hiking, climbing, and camping. You could even save up money on renting the gear and equipment and if you hire a 7 seater in Glasgow, you will be able to pack your baggage and have it with you at all times. Furthermore, you could even go camping for a few days and spend the rest of your vacation in Glasgow.

The fact that you can pack up all the bags in the boot is also rather useful if you are traveling with children since they usually require plenty of bits and pieces, including toys, clothes, etc. Furthermore, even if children have a temper tantrum on the way, you will be able to deal with it in the privacy of your own vehicle.

Finding the unexpected

There are lots of tourist attractions in Scotland, like Edinburgh Castle, Loch Lomond, Loch Ness and Isle of Sky, etc, and they are all worth visiting. However, if you are traveling off the beaten track, you could encounter some of the most marvelous and unusual places. Besides, the places will not be overflown with tourists and quite frankly, you are most likely to have it all to yourself.  Moreover, sometimes you can kill two birds with one stone if you combine visiting some attractions and make some extra stops on the way. So in this case it makes sense to hire a car, thus you will be able to choose the route and combine visits to a few locations.


It goes without saying that you will be the most comfortable traveling in your own vehicle. First of all, you do not have to travel light and can take as many things as you need on the road. This way you will be ready for all the hiccups you can encounter on the way, and certainly, be prepared for any kind of English weather. Besides if you hire a minivan, you will have a bit more space inside, and all the passengers will surely enjoy it. If you are traveling in a group you could also think about the entertainment and get some board games or prepare some videos and music for the way. In this case, the time on the road will fly by so quickly and you could also spend it productively, if you wish, by listening to some lectures or podcasts. 

On the whole, any travel is a thrilling adventure, and it is particularly true for road trips. Renting a vehicle and going on the road gives you the comfort of home, away from it. There is some unexpectedness and adventurousness linked to these types of trips and you are bound to discover some of the most marvelous places, which will definitely become your favourites.


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