Tour Scotland -
With Your Caravan, Motorhome or Tent
Thistle Holiday Parks are for touring caravans, for motorhomes and for camping and glamping. The parks are of a 4- or 5-star standard and are among the best in Scotland, whether for touring caravans or motorhomes. Several parks also have glamping pods for camping with mod cons.. .Most have hard-standing pitches, often with services nearby.
On Thistle Holiday Parks facilities for tourers include:
- shower and toilet blocks
- areas for preparing food and for washing dishes
- chemical disposal facilities for caravans and perhaps also for motorhomes.
- many of the pitches are on firm ground and some have hook-ups to services
Plus: Some parks have leisure facilities e.g. swimming pool, games room, bar and restaurant, and entertainment for the family.
Tents Welcome: Many of our parks welcome tents and some set aside a special area. Look for the tent symbol on the entries when you plan your camping holiday in Scotland.
Glamping pods:. These are small, wooden "huts", not quite a tent, not quite a holiday home! Some are basic but many have electricity and a toilet and some are luxurious!
You usually have to provide sleeping bags and cooking and eating utensils. For more information and ideas give glamping a go!
Children and Pets Welcome: The caravan parks have safe play areas; some have a games room. Many parks welcome pets - look for the dog symbol.
Availability: To check which parks have space for when you plan to travel, you can send one e.mail from our website to all the parks At peak times it is wise to book ahead..
Which Park is where? You can search alphabetically or search by area. Or by key criteria: See the Search by Recreation/Facility at the top of the page.
Accessibility: Some parks have facilities on their park which are accessible for guests with a mobilitiy impairment. They may have information on their entries, but we recommend that you ask for the access guide which they have drawn up. Parks which have access statements are Mortonhall in Edinburgh, Tantallon in North Berwick and Belhaven in Dunbar. Red Deer near Glasgow. Craig Tara in Ayr and Seton Sands on the Firth of Forth, Blairgowrie at Blairgowrie.
Acitivites on our parks: Come of our caravan parks have activities on site. www.thistleparks.co.uk/selfcatering/activities.php
For walking and cycling and wildlife-watching in the forests, go to the Forestry Commission Scotland's page. http://www.thistleparks.co.uk/selfcatering/forestrycommission.php
Itineraries: Stuck for ideas on where to tour? Check out our interaries' page. www.thistleparks.co.uk/touring/itineraries.php .
What to see: When planning your holiday, think about what to see and do.
Wherever you go, whatever your interests, you'll find something to keep you occupied.
Under Places To Go is information on castles, historic houses, gardens, forests, walking trails and visitor centres.
Historic Scotland, Forestry Commission Scotland and Edinburgh Woollen Mill's centre: open all year..
The Thistle Holiday Parks' brochure: A pdf of the 2014-15 brochure can be downloaded from this page .
Camping Caravan parks Scotland for touring caravans, motorhomes and tents, and glamping