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Recommended campsites in Scotland

Posted on: Saturday 16th of February 2019

There are many places to visit in Scotland mainly because of the vast expanses of mountains and lochs.  We would recommend that if you want to visit Scotland, your length of hire needs to be at least two weeks unless of course you want to spend your whole time just travelling on motorways. Here are some customer recommend campsites in Scotland to help begin your search.

Craig Tara Touring Park, Ayr, KA7 4LB

An all-action, touring caravan site set on Ayrshire’s coast, with stunning views and direct access to the beach. They have been a whole host of renovations and refurbishments done ready for 2019 including, the Lighthouse Harbour Adventure Village, a Toddler’s Play Village, Aerial Adventures and loads more fantastic activities. Let’s not forget the Splashaway Bay – a huge multi-level pool complex with flumes, slides, and spray cannons, and the Airspace indoor sports complex. We’re exhausted just thinking about it!

Haggerston Castle Holiday Park, Berwick-upon-Tweed, TD15 2PA

Not technically in Scotland, but only 2.5 miles short of the border, and we don’t yet have a list of Northumberland sites! Like Craig Tara (above) it is a Haven Holiday Park and has been updating its services and offerings ready for the 2019 season. Not only is there a castle but there is also a ton of things to do and enjoy such as, Aerial Adventure, 2 heated pools and even pony trekking. New additions include a Garden atrium-style entrance along the lines of the Eden Project in Cornwall, and a Multi-level indoor soft play area.

Loch Katrine Eco Camping, Stirlingshire, FK17 8HZ

Opened only last year is the camping and glamping site by the renowned steamship company on Loch Katrine in Loch Lomond & The Trossarchs National Park. Motorhome pitches are in the car-park but do have electrical hook-ups, Wi-Fi, water and are also close to a toilet block where there is a wet room and shower. Dogs are welcome, and it’s open all year round. Another nice little perk is that all visitors get discounted tours on their famous steamships!

Glenmore Camping & Caravanning Club Site, Aviemore, PH22 1QU

One of the most popular sites used by a lot of our customers, this idyllic site is located right by the sandy beach at Loch Morlich which is in the heart of the Scottish Cairngorms. Open all year, you can enjoy sailing and other watersports and a number of walking and cycling trails start at the site. There’s also skiing at Glenmore during the winter.

Braids Caravan Park, Gretna, DG16 5DQ

If you’re planning on visiting Gretna, Gretna Green or are looking to explore Dumfries & Galloway in South Scotland, Braids Caravan Park provides the ideal base to discover the many interesting features of the area. Just some 8 miles north of Carlisle, Braids Caravan Park is seen as the Gateway to Scotland and is open all year round.

Strathclyde Country Park, Glasgow, G71 8NY

Going further north to Glasgow? Nestled on the edge of picturesque parkland, Strathclyde Country Park Caravan & Motorhome Club Site is the perfect holiday location for the entire family. Open all year, the Country Park is just a short stroll away where you’ll find 1,000 acres of mature woodlands, wetlands, wildlife refuges and neat open parkland. With miles of walking and cycle routes, as well as a host of watersports on offer, you’re sure to have a great time.

Slatebarns Caravan Park, Edinburgh, EH25 9PU

Located just outside Edinburgh, Slateburns is the perfect site if you’re after all the attractions that the capital has to offer, but would like the peace and tranquillity of a more rural setting. The bus stop into Edinburgh is directly opposite and on the 29th March 2016, a new direct bus service to Edinburgh commences, running every half hour during the day and also runs through the night into the early hours of the morning. Site doesn’t open until 23rd March 2016

Oban Camping & Caravanning Club Site, Argyll, PA37 1SG

Over on the west coast, Oban Camping & Caravanning Club campsite enjoys a beautifully secluded location hidden in a glorious Victorian walled vegetable garden. The sheltered, level campsite is next door to Sutherland’s grove, a Forestry Commission woodland criss-crossed by colour-coded walks and cycle paths. Opposite the campsite is a marina with a little beach you can walk along.


Alternatively, you could try wild camping, which can be a great way of exploring remote parts of Scotland’s stunning countryside. That’s what Trevor Smith did last year when they parked up alongside Loch Eriboll, and had the place all to themselves…well nearly!

 Wild camping alongside Loch Eriboll 

Wild camping alongside Loch Eriboll

Travel Guide Scotland

Recommended Attractions:

  • Loch Ness
  • Loch Lomond
  • Wallace Monument
  • Balmoral Castle
  • Blair Drummond Safari Park
  • Edinburgh Zoo
  • St Andrews Cathedral

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