IDEAS FOR YOUR HOLIDAY
These are some suggestions for centred stays on Thistle Parks. These may help you plan your holiday in advance. .
Remember that the staff on our parks have an in-depth knowlege of their area.
PERTHSHIRE AND ANGUS
Angus has some of the finest farmland in Scotland. And 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, which is very popular with both visitors and locals. .
Angus places to visit: Montrose Basin, a bird-spotter's heaven: Edzell Castle; Glamis Castle at Forfar; the V&A ; Discovery Point.
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 Five Roads at Alyth Nethercraig near Alyth Blairgowrie at Blairgowrie Tummel Valley near Pitlochry Blair Castle at Blair Atholl
AYRSHIRE Plenty of farmland in Ayrshire and long stretches of coastline, whilst the island of Arran is ideal for a day out. .
Ayrshire places to visit: Land of Burns' visitor centre; Burns' Cottage; the Maritime Museum in Irvine.
Parks to choose from: Bennane Shore Holiday Park and Spa at Girvan Crofthead Holiday Park, Ayr Sandylands Holiday Park, Saltcoats
Sundrum Castle Holiday Park, Ayr Turnberry Holiday Park, Turnberry Vewfield Manor Leisure Park, Kilwinning
DUMFRIES AND GALLOWAY: Stretching from Dumfries to Stranraer. Mooorland and little villages, 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 Historic Scotland's Tantallon Castle and Dirleton Castle Rosslyn Chapel
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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