Honeymoon in a Campervan

London to Scotland in a VW Camper Van

Scotland Voted Top UK Destination for Honeymooners

honeymoon in a campervan

 

Places like Gretna in Scotland are traditionally known as spots where young couples elope to. But it seems that not only do people want to get hitched in Scotland, they want to spend their honeymoon there too, as a recent YouGov poll has shown.

Scotland beat out other British countries to claim the top spot gaining 26% of the vote, with England coming in at a close second with 24% and Wales receiving a dismal 7% – sorry Wales!

The poll also revealed several further interesting statistics, in that the majority of honeymooners would rather stay close to home than go abroad.

Approximately 60% of Britons, in fact, would rather stay in the UK than jet off to some exotic land. The Scots questioned were particularly keen on remaining in the country. 77% of the Scottish people questioned would stay in Britain for their honeymoon, while 46% would stay in Scotland. This is a very intriguing and, well, baffling trend, so why do Scots want to stay in their home country for their honeymoon?

Approximately a third of Scottish respondents explained that the main reason was costs. I guess, it’s better to go on a honeymoon at home than no honeymoon at all if things are a bit tight. 30% held that they preferred to spend less time travelling. Now that’s just lazy!

Or perhaps they just can’t wait to get to the bedroom – there were some sexy stats gauged by the poll, but I’m not going to go into it.

The number one reason why Scots wanted to keep it close to home was the desire to explore a new part of the UK. This makes a lot of sense, since Scotland has such a vast array on offer and it’s easy to live somewhere all your life and still not see all of it.

What kind of holidays would Scottish residents like to take? The most popular kind of holiday for the Scots was a luxury break or a stay in the countryside, so at least they still want to make it a bit posh.  A honeymoon in a campervan though would surely be the best way to see Scotland.

Next on the list were coastal holidays, proving a large amount of beach bums in Scotland. And in third place was a city-break. The thing is with Scotland though; a city break still means beautiful scenery and historic surroundings. It wouldn’t be like going to somewhere like Slough for your honeymoon.

Thinking of spending your honeymoon in Scotland? Why not be totally unique and hire a campervan for the duration of your stay? It’ll give you and your other half an opportunity to travel wherever you want to whether you’re opting for a countryside, coastal or city break. You may even want to stick a ‘Just Married’ sign in the window.

Loch Ness Monster Scotland

Loch Ness Monster Scotland

 Loch Ness Monster

Loch Ness Monster Scotland

 

For your next interesting trip, we suggest you hire a campervan, pack some binoculars and make your way to Loch Ness to see if you can spot the elusive monster.

Fondly known as Nessie, you might think that the Loch Ness monster has only been spotted by wack-jobs thus far but there is some photographic evidence that might change your mind.

David Elder a fifty year-old amateur photographer is one of the latest to claim to have seen the mythical beast. He states “Out of the corner of my right eye I caught site of a black area of water about 15ft long which developed into a kind of bow wave. I’m convinced this was caused by a solid black object under the water.” This unexplained object may just have been the Loch Ness monster!

The legend has been going on since as early as 1933, when a part-time journalist spotted a strange going on at the famous loch. He reported his sighting in the local paper, which then developed into a full-blown news story a few weeks later.

This is because man from London also claimed to have seen “the nearest approach to a dragon or pre-historic animal” that he’d seen in his whole life. Further sightings ensued before the story finally reached the national press who described the ‘thing’ as a “monster fish”, “sea serpent”, or “dragon” and this is where the name Loch Ness Monster came from.

One of the funniest things that came out of these sightings is that the Secretary of State for Scotland ordered that the police not to attack the animal, after the first image of it was published in the newspaper.

Although, authors have been carrying out private investigation since news of Nessie came to light and claim that there were sightings as early as the sixth century, no solid proof of the existence of a Loch Ness monster actually exists. Scientists and boffins have no physical evidence that the creature exists and it is therefore known as a cyrptid, i.e. a plant or animal whose existence is only suggested and not proven.

What does it look like? Although accounts vary, the beast is commonly known to have a long neck and resemble a dinosaur. You may spot the sea creature’s head popping up out of the water.

Either way, Loch Ness, in the Scottish Highlands is certainly worth a trip, as a beautiful body of water surrounded by rolling hills.

There is a host of things to see and do in Inverness and the Highlands. This includes displays at the Inverness Floral Hall, great exhibits at the Inverness Museum and Art Gallery or a trip to St Andrews Cathedral.

Blessed with good weather more often than not, Cornwall is a great place to get involved in some of the many outdoor persuits available. From stunning coastal walks to picturesque cycle trails and and golf courses, there are plenty of opportunities to get a tan without ever leaving England.

Drive through the Cornish country side stopping into some of the many quaint sea side towns for a pastie along the way. Driving through Cornwall will show you first hand what it is about this beautful place that has inspired generations of writers from DH Lawrence and Charles Causley to Sir John Betjeman and Daphne du Maurier.

THE 2014 CAMPERVAN AND MOTORHOME SHOW

THE 2014 CAMPERVAN AND MOTORHOME SHOW

February 2014 was a big month for Rockinvans.

With the launch of our new website we wanted to show off a new conversion and what we can do to the public. Frazer and Callum were both there to answer all your questions. Here’s a few pictures of the 4 days.

Top 5 things to do in Dundee

Top 5 things to do in Dundee

Top 5 things to do in Dundee & Angus

The Tay Bridge Dundee

 

Easy to get to by road, and therefore with a campervan of course, this region on the East coast of Scotland has a lot to offer. Not only does Dundee & Angus offer the perfect mix of a city break and beach holiday there are a tonne of great attractions and activities to keep you occupied.

1. Mills Observatory

Visiting this observatory provides a truly unique experience since it constitutes the only full time observatory open to the public in the whole of Britain. To the delight of wannabe astronomers, you can view planets and stars through a state of the art telescope.

The Mills Observatory offers a learning experience too, with displays about space and staff ready to answer any question you might have. The planetarium shows in October and Match are not to be missed.

2. Mountains Animal Sanctuary

Neigh! Visit a few horses, ponies and donkeys at this animal sanctuary set amongst stunning views in Forfar. Well not just a few, since the sanctuary offers the largest re-homing and adoption service for horses in Scotland. You can take a picnic along for your great day out and even organise a tour of the Equine Rescue Centre.

3. HM Friget Unicorn

This 175 year old wooden war ship is certainly worth a visit as it’s the only one of its kind in Scotland. Not only that, the historic ship built for the navy in 1824 is one of the six oldest ships in the world. Visitors are offered four floors to take a look at and info on the local navy, what life was like for those actually at sea and ‘the Golden Age of Sail’.

4. Monikie Country Park

Not only does the park have a vast area of woodland and parkland to explore, but it also boasts 50 acres of water for the adventurous type. With equipment to hire and changing rooms the park is the perfect location for kayaking, windsurfing and sailing dingies.

Here’s one for the nerds, there’s also a bird sanctuary where you might just be able to spot a tawny owl or woodpecker. Heaps of fun is to be had between April and October on the high ropes course up in the trees.

5. Jute Museum @ Verdant Works

Step into the past and experience what life was like in 19th century Scotland for the thousands of Scottish textile workers, women and children included, at Dundee’s jute mill. With restored machinery, computer displays and a film show, this interactive exhibition is both entertaining and educational.

So, there you have it, five things to do for the whole of the family in Dundee & Angus. And believe me there is much more for you to explore.