Aberdeen lies on the east coast of Scotland between Scotland's largest National Park and the tumultuous North Sea. The rugged natural beauty of the area is reflected in the pale granite stone that dominates the city's architecture and landscape and which gives rise to its nickname of the Granite City.
Aberdeen has one of the strongest economies in the UK due to North Sea oil rigs and new sustainable energy initiatives. This ensures a vibrant city centre packed with bars, restaurants and shops. However, hiring a car opens up another world of possibilities, allowing you to explore both the Cairngorms National Park to the west and the rugged sandy-beached coastline which extends to the north and south.
A short drive from Aberdeen, the Cairngorms is the perfect place to enjoy some walking with many trails and paths running through the area. Home to five of Scotland's highest mountains, the park can justify multiple days of exploration and taking the option of daily car hire from Europcar gives you the time and space to enjoy the fresh air and wilderness. If you prefer to enjoy the countryside by playing a round of golf, you’ll be spoilt for choice in the Aberdeen area. There are thirty golf courses within thirty minutes’ drive of the city centre.
Alternatively, head north out of Aberdeen and pick up the A90 and you’ll be transported into a seaside paradise of fishing villages, sandy beaches and rugged coastline. Car rental is available from hire stations in the city centre and at Aberdeen Airport, so it’s easy enough to spend a few days exploring the area.
Aberdeen van hire
On the practical side of things, Europcar also hires out vans, so whether you’re moving house, or to or from one of Aberdeen’s two outstanding universities, you can easily get an appropriate vehicle for your move. One way hire also gives you the option of making a single trip without having to then return the van to the same location.