Ideas for your Holiday
Some suggestions for centred stays on Thistle Parks. If you’re not familiar with an area, you can find information on our Visiting Scotland page.
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; on its coast are sandy beaches and to the westare the Angus Glens (with both low- and high-level walks).
Dundee, the main town, is the home of the RSS Discovery on which Scott sailed to the Antarctic and the new V & A Museum, featuring Scottish design. .
Angus places to visit: Montrose Basin, a bird-spotter's heaven: Edzell Castle Glamis Castle at Forfar the V&A
Perthshire places to visit: Loch of the Lowes Bird Reserve; Blair Castle at Blair Atholl: Huntingtower Castle near Perth
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 Ayrshire has several visitor attractions to enjoy:
Parks to choose from: Bennane Short Holiday Park and Spa at Girvan Craig Tara Holiday Park, Ayr 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: The area stretches from Dumfries in the east to Stranraer in the west, with small villages, castles, museums,
gardens, beaches and miles of open countryside in between.
Places to visit:
- Gardens at Glenwhan, Logan, Dunskey, Threave and Castle Kennedy Gardens near Stranraer
- Glenluce Abbey. Whithorn, the birthplace of Christianity in Scotland
- Caerlaverock and Threave Castles
- Galloway Forest, thousands of acres of forest and moorland to explore.
Parks to chooe from:
- Glenearly Caravan Park, Dalbeattie Coastal Kippford Holiday Park, south of Dumfries Loch Ken Holiday Park in the Galloway Forest
- 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 south towards Glasgow and stop off at Argyll Holiday Park at Inveraray, Pine Trees at Tyndrum and Loch Lomond Holiday Park on the shores of one of Scotland's most beautiful lochs.
THE EAST COAST:
Aberdeenshire: Huntly in Aberdeenshire is in the heart of Castle and Whisky Country. Almost 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. Head south to Royal Deeside for a stay on Deeside Holiday Park west of Aberdeen. then south into the county of 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, in the heart of the Angus Glens.
From Angus it is a short journey over the Firth of Tay to Fife and Clayton Caravan Park, just four miles from the historic town of St. Andrews – with its castle and cathedral and lots of interesting shops.
THE SOUTH WEST: This is farming country, hills and moorlands, and beautiful beaches. Crofthead Holiday Park near Ayris a good starting point. Ayr is a busy market town so there is always plenty to do. Turn south to Stranraer (Whitecairn Farm Caravan Park) and then east along the Solway Firth and you have a choice of Seaward Holiday Park, Kippford Holiday Park, and Southerness Holiday Park, whilst inland are Loch Ken, Glenearly and Queensberry Bay Caravan Parks. :
Tour Scotland with Caravan, Motorhome or Tent or go Dlamping!