5 Best Camping Spots In Scotland

by Julie on September 19, 2017

Camping is always one of the best ways to get up close with the natural scenery of a country. It allows us to escape our busy city life and enjoy some relaxing days in a calm and stunning place. Scotland is a naturally rich region in the UK with a good number of campsites and holiday parks. If you are planning for our next camping adventure in Scotland, make sure you choose one of the following five best camping spots in Scotland:

1. Auchenlarie Holiday Park

Located in Dumfries and Galloway within a mile from the beach, Auchenlarie Holiday Park is perfect for families. It has a heated indoor pool, solarium, Leisure Centre, kid’s club, Bistro restaurant and more. The facilities are first-class and of high standards. The nearby attractions include historical castles, vintage buildings, and abbeys, award-winning Creetown Gem Rock Museum, Galloway Forest Park, Logan Botanic Garden and more.  So, you can expect to enjoy some memorable days in camping location in Scotland. Electric grass tent pitches are available from £21.5 per night.

2. Anwoth Caravan Park

This is another popular camping location situated in Dumfries and Galloway. This is a wildlife haven perfect for family camping. The facilities include solarium, gym, restaurant, pool and most importantly all are free.  This quiet park within walking distance of Gatehouse of Fleet is actually a sister site of Auchenlarie Holiday Park. Bird watching, sailing, mountain biking, fishing and golfing are some popular activities for campers in this Caravan Park. Electric hard-standing touring pitches are available from £16.5 per night.

3. Brighouse Bay Holiday Park

Located in Kirkcudbright, Brighouse Bay Holiday Park is a pet-friendly family camping park with 18-hole golf course, sandy beach, fitness room, amusement room, café and indoor pool. Nearby local attractions include Threave Castle, Maclellans Castle in the Centre of Kirkcudbright, and Brighouse Bay Trekking Centre. If golfing is your thing, you should not miss a chance to camp here. Other than golfing, you can go kayaking, canoeing, climbing, fishing, mountain biking and more in this popular holiday park in Scotland. Non-electric grass trailer tents are available from £16 per night. There are other costlier accommodation options are well.

4. Muasdale Holiday Park

Located in Tarbert, Argyll in Scotland, this holiday park is relatively smaller but more peaceful choice just a few steps from the beach. You can enjoy the spectacular sea views over to Islay and Jura from your camping tent. This is also a Bird watching and wildlife haven. If you want to enjoy the natural beauty, it is a perfect place to be with your family and friends. Electric grass pitches are available from £20. There are plenty of opportunities for adventure around the holiday park.

5. Thurston Manor

Located just 25 miles to Edinburgh, Thurston Manor is a perfect camping location as it boasts of golden beaches and rolling hills. Its facilities include indoor swimming pool, fitness Centre, clubhouse and bar and more. Other than beholding the stunning natural beauty of the area, you can go golfing, sailing, fishing, and various water sports.

Motorcycle Camping In Scotland

Some of these popular camping spots in Scotland are perfect for motorcycle camping as well. You can take your favorite bike and various camping gear with you and head to one of these camping sites. The best advantage you get when going for motorcycle camping is visiting the nearby attractions in your own bike in nice and quick time. But make sure you have KTM parts to use or repair your bike in case of emergencies.

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