STAY AND EXPLORE:
CENTRED STAYS ON THISTLES
Suggestions for centred stays on Thistle Holiday Parks to help you plan your holiday. . .
PERTHSHIRE AND ANGUS
Angus is fine farming country. With beautiful sandy beaches. Inland, the Angus Glens have both low-level walks and treks over the mountains to Royal Deeside.
Dundee is the main town, the home of the RSS Discovery on which Scott sailed to the Antarctic, and the new V & A Museum, popular with both visitors and locals. .
Angus places to visit: Montrose Basin, a bird-spotter's heaven: Edzell Castle; Glamis Castle near Forfar; the V&A and Discovery Point in Dundee.
Perthshire places to visit: Loch of the Lowes Bird Reserve; Blair Castle at Blair Atholl: Huntingtower Castle near Perth; Faskally Forest
Parks to choose from in Angus and Perthshire:
Riverview at Monteith Nethercraig near Alyth Blairgowrie at Blairgowrie Tummel Valley near Pitlochry Blair Castle at Blair Atholl; Calvine at Pitlochry.
AYRSHIRE Known as the Land of Burns, Scotland's national poet. Long stretches of coastline on Scotland's west coast.
Ayrshire places to visit: Land of Burns' visitor centre; Burns' Cottage; the Maritime Museum in Irvine.
Parks to choose from: Bennane Shore at Girvan Crofthead , Ayr Sandylands, Saltcoats
Sundrum Castle, Ayr Turnberry Holiday Park, Turnberry Vewfield Manor Leisure Park, Kilwinning
DUMFRIES AND GALLOWAY: The South West. Mooorland and lovely coast along the Solway Firth with its small vllages and lovely beaches.
Inland the Galloway Forest Park is a must-visit.
Places to visit; the gardens at Wlenwhan, Logan, Dunskey, Threave and Castle Kennedy; Glenluce Abbey. Whithorn, the birthplace of Christianity in Scotland; Glenluce Abbey; Caerlaverock and Threave Castles
Parks to chooe from:
- Glenearly Caravan Park, Dalbeattie Coastal Kippford Holiday Park, south of Dumfries Loch Ken Holiday Park in the Galloway Forest Park
- Queensberry Bay Holiday Park, Annan Seaward Caravan Park, by Kirkcudbright Southerness Holiday Park, south of Dumfries Whitecairn Holiday Park, by Stranraer
EDINBURGH, EAST LOTHIAN AND BERWICKSHIRE: Scotland's capital and the farming countryside
Places to visit the Scottish Seabird Centre in North Berwick Tantallon Castle and Dirleton Castle Rosslyn Chapel; the National Museum of Flight; Glenkinchie Distillery
Parks to choose from:
Belhaven Bay Caravan Park, Dunbar Eyenouth Caravan Park, Eyemouth Mortonhall Caravan Park, Edinburgh Pease Bay Leisure Park near Dunbar,
Tantallon Caravan Park, North Berwick Thurston Manor Leisure Park near Dunbar Scoutscroft Carvan Park, Eyemouth
THE HIGHLANDS AND THE OUTER HEBRIDES: An itinerary for you to follow: From Inverness head west to Gairloch, a fishing village on the west coast (ca.2 hours). A mile from the village is Sands Caravan Park,spread along the beach, protected by dunes from the Atlantic surf. Visit Inverewe Garden, Gruinard Bay, Beinn Eighe, and the small museum near Poolewe, devoted to the North Atlantic Convoy. Next stop is Badrallach Campsite, along a spectacular, winding road (not recommended for touring caravans), on the shores of Little Loch Broom, an oasis of tranquillity. From here to Ullapool is just thirty miles and then the CalMac ferry to the Outer Hebrides. Laxdale Holiday Park is close to Stornoway and from here you can visit the Callanais Standing Stones, the Black House, the Isle of Harris Distillery, Carloway Mill and beautiful beaches. On your return to the mainland go east via Lairg to Black Rock Caravan Park at Evanton, north of Inverness.
OBAN AND THE SOUTH HIGHLANDS: Near Oban are Tralee Holiday Park and Highfield Holidays. From here travel, if you travel south towards Glasgow, you have a choice of staying at Argyll Holiday Park at Inveraray, Pine Trees at Tyndrum, or Loch Lomond Holiday Park on the shores of one of Scotland's most beautiful lochs.
THE EAST COAST:
Aberdeenshire: Huntly is on the Castle and Malt Whisky Trails. Right next door to Huntly Castle Caravan Park is Huntly Castle. A great alternative if you have children is Banff Links Caravan Park, on the beach and a short walk from this attractive town. On Roayl Deeside, west of Aberdeen is Deeside Holiday Park on the banks of the River Dee. From here go south.into Angus; near the beach at Monifieth is Riverview Caravan Park. An alternative is to head inland to the village of Alyth - Nethercraig Holiday Park is a short distance away, at the gateway to the Angus Glens.
From Angus it is a short journey over the Firth of Tay to the Kingdom of Fife and Clayton Caravan Park, just four miles from the historic town of St. Andrews. Ideal for your caravan touring holiday..
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