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Drive around Scotland with a hired car

Experience unique Scotland independent and flexible with a hired car from our price comparison portal. At Driveboo, you can compare the offers of various car hire companies in Scotland in order to find the best and cheapest offer.

Lonely castles on promontories, magnificent landscapes, Highland cows, the Loch Ness Monster, and bagpipers are all images that come to one’s mind when thinking about Scotland. All of these elements combined create a unique experience for travellers who choose this country as their holiday destination.

Car hire Scotland - Experience a unique country

Scotland is a realm of endless exploration opportunities. Those who seek active holidays can try hiking, bike riding, and strolls around the long trails twining the famous lochs. Travelers who enjoy a relaxing atmosphere among monuments that bore witness to many turbulent yet interesting historical events, should choose one of the major cities – Glasgow, Edinburgh, Aberdeen, or Dundee.

The weather in Scotland is diverse. During their journey, travellers can experience sun, mist, and strong winds throughout the day. The eastern part of the country is considerably sunnier and windier than the western part. Typical temperature in the summer season oscillates around 18°C.

What is the best place to hire a car in Scotland?

Each larger city across Scotland offers a wide selection of car hire firms. As most travellers arrive in Scotland by plane, the easiest way to equip yourself with a rental car is to find a car hire company at the airport itself.

Main airports in Scotland:

Airport IATA-Code
Glasgow International Airport GLA
Glasgow Prestwick Airport PIK
Aberdeen Airport ABZ
Inverness Airport INV
Dundee Airport DND
Edinburgh Airport EDI

The ideal insurance for the hired car in Scotland

There are multiple insurance options when it comes to car rental in Scotland. However, you should be aware that every rental car must be covered by civil liability insurance. Civil liability insurance should be included in the rental price. You can purchase a non-compulsory insurance covering other types of risk: vandalism, injury, damage of the vehicle, theft, etc. You should read the terms and conditions of each agreement carefully in order to be aware of the scope of protection that a given company provides.

Traffic regulations in Scotland

Left-hand traffic same as everywhere in the UK is characteristic. Inexperienced drivers are advised to first practice their skills on less frequented roads. In order to rent a vehicle, drivers in Scotland must be at least 18 years old and have a valid driving licence – in some cases an international driving licence is required. You are required to have a warning triangle in your car. It is also recommended that you have spare bulbs, a fire extinguisher, and a first aid kit. Wearing seat belts is mandatory.

Emergency phone numbers in Scotland

Emergency situation Phone number
Police 101* or 999
Fire brigade 999
Ambulance 999

*101 is a non-emergency number for general enquires and situations that do not require an immediate police response

Places you should see with your hired car in Scotland

Scotland is a treasure trove of tourist attractions, all to be discovered with your rental car.

Edinburgh Castle

Considered to be Scotland’s most notable fortification, it has been dominating the skyline of Edinburgh since the 13th century. The castle will grant its visitors spectacular views of many city landmarks and monuments, including Esplanade, the Palace of Holyroodhouse, Princes Street, and Royal Mile. Inside the fortification, you will also find the statues of Robert the Bruce and William Wallace.

Loch Lomond

The idyllic landscape and quaint atmosphere are main features of Britain’s largest lake. The lake, sometimes referred to as “the Queen of Scottish Lakes” is a home to a plethora of animal and bird species. What’s more, those who seek some activity during their holidays will have plenty of opportunities to take long hikes around the lake. You will surely find this superb scenery enchanting.

Isle of Arran

Known as Scotland in Miniature, Isle of Arran offers stunning and breathtaking promontories. Here, the land meets the calm sea. Travellers who choose this place as one of their holiday to-see venues will be surprised with the abundance of sandy beaches, castles, and towering mountains that can be found in the area. Also, don’t miss such places as Brodick Castle, or Goat Fell Mountain with its majestic peak.


It can be found between Glasgow and Edinburgh – another two cities worth visiting with your rental car. The place is famous for the Battle of Bannockburn that took place in 1314, and the Battle of Stirling Bridge. The tourist attractions in the area include: Bannockburn Heritage Centre, Bridge of Allan, Wallace Monument, and Stirling Castle.

Discover the Loch Ness with your rental car

Loch Ness is one of the most easily recognisable tourist attractions in the world. According to the legend, the lake is home to a mythical monster known as Nessie. The legend still lives thanks to the Loch Ness Exhibition located at Drumnadrochit Hotel where you will learn more about the lake’s past and Nessie’s story. A stone’s throw from Loch Ness, there is also a stunning Urquhart Castle.

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