Easter is the time of year which brings chocolate eggs, longer days, playful lambs and hopefully some time off with the family. There are many reasons why visiting Scotland at Easter is a fantastic idea as this season is simply a beautiful time to explore all that Scotland has to offer and will give you stunning views when travelling in a camper van. So say goodbye to winter as spring is finally here! Castles are open The majority of castles shut their doors over the winter months and reopen around the time of April, making it the perfect opportunity to visit some truly magnificent castles when it's less busy. You can combine your trip with a picnic as many of the castles have beautiful public gardens which will be flowering. There's plenty of room in a camper van so you don't have to worry about where you're going to put the picnic goods. Sometimes, castles set up exhibitions over the winter so you'll be one of the first to see them. Easter photography Although Easter can be challenging for photographers with the harsh daylight, there are a couple of reasons why it can pay off. Firstly, the morning light during the Easter period is stunning, especially if you capture the morning mists. Secondly, the changing landscapes provide photographers with contrasting landscapes and macro-enthusiasts can focus on specific insect life or blooms which interest them. Travelling to photography spots in a camper, especially in the morning, can give you a calming and relaxed feeling. Less busy If you visit Scotland around the Easter period, you can enjoy all that this magical country has to offer without the bustling crowds. You can take pictures without pesky tourists getting in the way and have a better chance of having a nice meal without the need to book in advance. In short, you have more flexibility regarding where to go, especially in tourism hotspots, and have the space to park your camper van. If you're looking for VW camper van hire Scotland-wide, visit Kelpie Campers today for a wide range of comfortable camper vans.