Scotland is a beautiful place, and it is no wonder that it is one of the most popular places to camp in the UK. Scotland is home to many beautiful camping spots, with locations that are suited to novice campers and experienced campers alike. You won’t want to miss these four amazing Scottish camp sites and the activities nearby to each.
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Loch Tay Highland Lodges, Perthshire
The Loch Tay Highland Lodges are perfect for winter camping- if you are so inclined. The facilities include heated wigwams, tepees with cooking, electricity, and shower facilities. You will also find a classic yert with a wood-burning stove. Of course, if you would rather be less risky, you can visit during other periods of the year.
What to do while there: The location of the campsite looking over Loch Tay offers amazing activities like trout and salmon fishing, kayaking, and sailing on the loch.
The Seton Sands Holiday Park is located just minutes away from a city, which makes it the ideal low-budget place to stay when visiting Edinburgh. At Seaton Sands, you’ll find amazing views and a relaxing atmosphere that makes it feel like you are miles away from civilization. But when you want to visit a bakery or visit a popular festival, you can pop into the nearby town and experience the best of city life.
What to do while there: Seaton Sands is the ideal place to stay during festival season. Try attending the Edinburgh Festival and the Edinburgh Book Destival. If you want scenic views, visit the Scottish Seabird Centre to view the puffins. At the camp site, you’ll find plenty of amenities to keep you busy, including sandy beaches, indoor pools, kids’ clubs, and even a café bar.
Want the fun of wild camping without all the work? Eco-Camp is the place for you. The wildflower meadow on this campsite makes pitching a tent a breeze, and you’ll find plenty of amenities to make your stay easier, like on-site restrooms and laundry facilities.
What to do while there: The Isle of Lismore is sure to keep you busy during your stay. You’ll find an informative heritage museum, a variety of shops, wild beaches, and plenty of wildlife to view including herons, seals, and porpoise. At night, you can try the local film nights, go to frequent music events, or view the numerous sporting events on the island.
Sundrum Castle Holiday Park, Ayrshire
At Sundrum Castle Holiday Park, you can experience the fun of camping and look at old castles at the same time. Within the facilities, you will find indoor pools, restaurants, bowling, wildlife trails, and even kid’s clubs.
What to do while there: Take a tour of the 30 castles surrounding the area, or spend the evening in the on-site pub.
With these four Scottish campsites, you will find the best mixture of getting away from it all combined with the very best activities the country has to offer. You will never regret staying at a Scottish campsite, especially when the bill arrives!
About the author: This is a guest-post by Ashley Williamson. Ashley is a freelance writer and an occasional guest-blogger interested in travel, food and health related topics. When she is not working she likes to travel and discover hidden places around the globe.