Entwined with nooks and crannies, rocky landscapes next to the sea, and striking monuments, the Athens of the North exudes enough air of mystery to lure you down a few more alleyways in the Old Town.
Home to some of the world’s largest arts festivals, jubilant pubs, and medieval castles casting breathtaking silhouettes, book your Edinburgh car hire alternative and revel in the down-to-earth vibes where you can let the rules slide once in a while.
Leave plenty of room in your schedule to experience the best of Scotland’s capital, which is bursting with medieval history and artsy cultural events.
Worth every minute of your time, head to the grand stone walls of the city’s iconic castle, which perches above the city on an extinct volcano. Feeling peckish? Go for an afternoon tea with homemade scones.
Perfect for all ages and tricking brains since 1835, experience a variety of fun and quirky optical illusions at one of Edinburgh’s oldest attractions.
Head out into nature and hike to the highest point in the city for unparalleled views of the skyline and ancient hill forts believed to be structures from the days of King Arthur.
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Even though Edinburgh itself is a magical place with its charming old-world buildings and cobblestone streets, veer away from the city in your Edinburgh hire car alternative and you’ll encounter a whole new landscape.
Surrounded by elusive beauty and home to the mythical Loch Ness Monster, spend a day in the rugged Scottish Highlands where you can take a boat out to search for Nessie.
Steeped in folklore, Stirling is known as the gateway to the Highlands. Standing strong and tall since the medieval days, make time to visit the majestic Stirling Castle.
Cruise along just over an hour to the gorgeous coastal town of Elie and you’ll be met with golden beaches, a historic 16th-century harbor, and spectacular views at the Elie Lighthouse.
One do the nicest guy I have met, super cool and flexible. The car had great mileage, it was clean and smell great. I would definitely recommend him to anyone who wants to rent a car in Edinburgh.
Best and smoothest car rental I have ever used! Highly recommended for your trip!
Fahad is great very helpful and the car was exactly what I had expected. Would rent from him again
Nice car to drive, pulls well, tight handling, very roomy, great for a family, lots of luggage space. Ajay was very helpful and there were no issues, all smooth.
Great car for a road trip! Small and convenient for two people. It was a good choice to rent a car from Ben.
Super hospitable host. Dropped the car off to us and dropped us home at the end of our trip (as we were staying central Edinburgh) Amazing! Super lovely drive, as it is a Prius the car does lack power. But Scottish roads are well maintained and easy to drive. Would recommend
Very nice and comfortable car. Martin is such a nice guy we asked for an extension and he helped us in all ways he could. Overall it was a good experience as this was my first ever rented car in uk. Turo made it possible for me to rent a car without any hussle as we are international students.
Kevin’s car is just perfect for a trip around Scotland. Definitely the good size to master the single track roads and crowded carparks of the Highlands, Skye and Lewis&Harris in August. And Kevin was really flexible and accommodating, bringing the car to our hotel in downtown Edinburgh.
Great car, very clean, great gas mileage. Could use some new windshield wipers since it rains for at least a little bit every day in Scotland, but I would not hesitate to book with Fahad again! Pick up and drop-off was a breeze - Fahad even parked the car in the hotel parking garage and left the keys with the front desk for me! We were a little late getting back to Edinburgh, but he was totally accommodating of that. It was a great trip through the Highlands thanks to Fahad!!
It was a nice experience renting Ahmed’s car. We - me and my wife drove it to Glasgow, Loch Lomond and Stirling and in Edinburgh. Thanks for being flexible when returning the car. The car itself got some power but don’t expect a quick throw like powerful sports one. Some of the features in the car I liked were automatic wipers - good for Scottish weather haha and cruise control to get my legs relaxed on highways. There is plenty of space for luggage - better than a Mini I think. Some things to take care of - this is a turbocharged engine so if you drive revving up engine all the time -you should expect to have a low mileage but that should be a problem if you drive normally. If you want to save some money on cleaning (we opted to pay £30 for cleaning as we didn’t had time to clean) , so take your time - go to a car shop and do a manual inside and outside clean which shall cost just mere about £10. Drive with style that’s the car for you then.
James’s mini is a great car - fun to drive. Very easy to deal with. Would definitely use James again if I’m in Edinburgh
Kevin is absolutely lovely, as is his car. Kevin went out of his way to deliver and pick-up his car exactly where I requested in Edinburgh, his car was very clean and fueled up, and it was a super smooth drive. Would definitely hire from Kevin again. Thank you!
Such an excellent car for a perfect trip with our family. Michael is incredibly nice and super kind. If you want to travel around Edinburgh and are familiar with an electronic car, I believe nothing could be better than this one. Slient and no cost for petrol. Highly recommend it.
Brilliant car, Tomasz was very friendly and adhered to covid guidelines. Had a great trip with the car, will definitely be renting again!
We had an amazing time and took this car from Edinburgh through Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park, Glen Coe, Loch Ness to Inverness, Dunrobin Castle and all through the Isle of Skye. We had absolutey no problems and loved every second of our trip. Antony was the perfect host and made sure all our needs were met. We wholeheartedly recommend him!
Great way to see Edinburgh and Scotland, the car was a perfect choice. Mo is a good person to rent from!
Nick is very friendly and flexible on timing. The organisation for check-in and out is super clear and convenient in the heart of Edinburgh, but in little streets where I was able to handle the car away from traffic. He answers very quickly if you need advises on his car. The car is awesome! Easy and responsive, very clean. It drives easy both in mountains and the city. Thank you Nick!
It was my second time booking Darren's car and I'd do the same so many times for sure. Darren was very flexible regarding the pick up and drop off. Car is very cheap to run and everything went fine. I'd really recommend
The car is in great condition and we had an amazing trip in Scotland. Tomasz is friendly and easy going with us. We highly recommend him :)
Car was in perfect shape, spotless clean. It was delivered to the Airport on time. We didn't want to return the car to the airport since we stayed in Edinburgh for couple more days, so we agreed to return it to Edinburgh office and David dropped us back to the city centre. Great customer service.
Nice little car and Jorge (the host) was excellent at explaining the cars features and was easily contactable throughout the trip. Car was reliable and good with fuel. Would recommend.
This car is clean, and is in a great condition. Kevin is the best host you could've wished for. We had a small mishap during the trip when we punctured one of the rear tires, and kevin was quick to response to our call for help, advising us on what to do etc. Handled the situation like a true professional. Was also kind enough to drive all the way to our home to pick the car up. Definitely would recommend using his service!
We used Fahad's Prius for a second time, this time for a much longer multi-day trip because we loved his flexibility and a car with no issues. Again there were no issues, Fahad was very nice, communicative, flexible - everything was perfect!
Jorge was easy to communicate with and helpful. The car was great to drive perfect for my small trip to visit a friend. Would definitely recommend and would hire again for sure.
Tomasz was a great host and went above and beyond to make the pickup and drop off convenient including driving me to the train station. His car was very clean, and the great fuel efficiency helped on the trip. I would definitely use this vehicle again. Thanks Tomasz!
Great service, very friendly and helpful. The process was easier and quicker than the ussal rental companies. We had arranged for pick up in the center of town and delivery at the airport. They arrived even earlier at the airport, we loved the car. Strongly recommended.
Excellent car, very smooth driving, Scott is a top guy and helped us with everything. Easy pick up and return in pretty much the very centre of Edinburgh. Thank you Scott!
Scott's VW was perfect for exploring Edinburgh and Northern Scotland. Pick-up and drop-off was super easy, and Scott was very communicative and friendly. Thanks, Scott, for the great trip!
Scott was an awesome host. His car was clean, awesome to drive and most importantly Scott was nice and very responsive. I would most definitely rent from him again.
Antony is very nice and friendly, flexible as well for the delivery of the car. The car is perfect for a road trip through Scotland and was very easy to drive, won't hesitate to hire that car again, we recommande!
Alvaro was so gracious to accommodate me at the last minute when I really needed to rent a vehicle. He even cancelled other plans to let me have the car. The car is fantastic and drives really well. It looks perfect as if it was brand new. Alvaro was always communicative whenever I had a problem. I hope I can rent again from him in the future.
Fahad made our first Turo trip so easy! The car was super easy to drive around the Highlands of Scotland and he offered to drop off the car at our place which was very convenient.
Darren was great to deal with, super fast communication, flexible pick up and return times. The car was great and clean. I would definitely hire from again and recommend!
Jorge is a great host and everything went smoothly. The car itself is fun to drive and is perfect for the small roads in Scotland. We were 4 people driving around almost all day without problem. for a small car it's quiet as well, which is a bonus if conversation is something you enjoy. I recommend renting this car from Jorge!
Tomasz was great and incredibly accommodating. He met us at the nearest station and even dropped us off close to our accommodation afterwards. The car was great, incredibly clean and drove really well.
Adrian could not have been a kinder, more understanding and helpful host. He is very communicative and responsive. His car is great. I strongly recommend him to everyone.
We used the car for a couple of days to travel around Scotland and it was really good, no issues at all.
This was an excellent experience. They were so friendly and flexible. Would 100% rent again. The car was also 100% alright so yeah everything was perfect! :)
They offered to deliver the car and pick us up from our hotel. The staff were amazing and the price was great and the car they had was basically brand new! Would rent again!!
Went for a weekend trip to the Scottish Highlands, Kevin was an excellent host and did everything he could to make sure the trip went smoothly. Pickup and drop off were very simple and he was flexible about times and locations (within reason). The car is exactly as described, and is comfortable and immaculate inside and out, while being very competitively priced. I wouldn't hesitate to book this car again, and can't recommend both car and owner enough!
It was a very Nice Trip with Anthony’s car ! It’s easy to call him , and he is a very nice host.
Will was exceptionally helpful and offered great advice for my trip. The car was exactly i needed and easy/comfortable to drive for 6 hours a day. Highly recommend
Nice nippy little car well suited to highland road tripping! Super easy to pick up and drop off. Being a Turo virgin, I misread the mileage limit and exceeded it a fair bit (completely my fault!) so I'd recommend buying extra mileage if you're heading to the highlands. Many thanks Charlie!
Darren’s an amazing host, and his car is just perfect for a road trip! Interior’s clean and neat, and Darren was very helpful with my queries, prior and during my trip. Thanks for the awesome ride!
Great trip. Car was clean and everything we needed for a day trip. Jorge was easy to get a hold of and quick to respond. Would recommend to anyone
Darren was a friendly host. He was flexible and communicated well. The car was very clean and in great condition. Would definitely use again!
Kevin was a great host. Took the car for a week to the north coast of Scotland. No problems. Easy communication. Would recommend 100%
Darren was really nice and flexible it’s a really good car I recommend it thank you very mush !
The car was great and big enough for my tall family of four and suitcases. Comfortable for exploring the countryside. Will was quick to respond and helpful.
Kevin was absolutely brilliant from delivery to pick up. Very clean car, smooth transaction. Would highly recommend!
Perfect car and super nice owner. Darren has been always available and willing to help. I would definitely recommend him and his car. Thank you again
Darren was amazing and the car even better.The car is really economical and quite spacious.We were 4 people and bo one complained about the space.Would definitely book the car again.
Car was great and excellent drive. Tomasz went above and beyond with helping us to pick up and he dropped us off in airport. He helped us bringing our phone back to us which we left in the car. Highly recommended and he is great!
Fahad was incredibly accommodating to ensure that we were able to make the most of our journey with his vehicle. Such a great host in every way! The car itself was great for 4 people and plenty of luggage. Would absolutely recommend to anyone looking to rent a vehicle in Scotland.
This little car took us all over Scotland and back. If you have the opportunity, rent this small and fuel efficient car. Parking in most of Scotland was tight and some roads were super small. But this little gem of a vehicle fit through everything. Steven was also very accommodating. He picked us up from the airport early and worked around our departure schedule. This is just what you need when you’re worried about getting on a flight in time.
He was nice and the car was in a very good state. We had no problem during the trip and the host was very kind and friendly.
Car extremely clean and well maintained. Flexible pick up and drop off. Had a lovely wee trip. Great communication with Darren. Really recommend 🙂
We had such a great experience with Nick and his mini. He was super responsive and flexible with us. The car was great and made our trip so much easier. Would definitely recommend!
Brian and his A6 are top notch. He was kind, accommodating and quick to respond...an ideal person from which to hire a car. The A6 was clean, loaded with everything I needed and was a blast to drive. 10/10
Drive was great. Kevin and her partner were very supportive and punctual. Car was clean and in an excellent condition.
Great car for a great price! Very willing to work with you on the pickup and drop off. Would book again!
Everything was perfect with that lovely little car, Anthony was really kind and funny, he even drived us back to our flat after we gave the car back ! Perfect from end to finish
Kirsteen is very nice and give us an Excellent and very polite service ... We and my family wish her best of luck in her future..
Great car for Scotland as the roads can be narrow and so happy I had an automatic transmission. It made navigating the country much easier.
Renting from Will could not have been easier with pickup near city centre. Having the sleeping bags and foldable camping chairs in the boot is a huge plus. Very happy with my experience. Would rent from again!
Scott was a great “car host”. He was easy to communicate with and quick to respond if we ever needed anything! We used his car to get up to the highlands for a few days and it was beautiful. This car did a great job and was perfect for the small highland highways. Would definitely recommend this car to anyone thinking about wanting to see a little more of Scotland! Car is in great condition and ran wonderfully!
Very welcome host. Small extra help also offered at pickup/return. Recommend. Car in good condition.
James is wonderful to work with and this Mini is excellent. The car drove really well and is in great condition.
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