CAMPING FOR SOFTIES
If you like the idea of camping on your touring holiday in Scotland, but don’t have a tent - try glamping. Glamping pods are small wooden structures with a sleeping space and a table and chairs. They vary in size and what is inside. Some may be basic, with only a sleeping space and seating, others have electricity, a fridge, a microwave and a kettle.You can also find more luxurious ones, such as at Lomond Woods and Mortonhall.. If there are no en-suite facilities, then showers and toilets are in central blocks nearby.Take your own sleeping bag, towels, cooking and eating utensils, Some pods have a barbecue outside the door. Car-parking space is right outside or nearby. .
Length of stay: You can often book a pod for one night only, but there is likely to be a minimum of two nights durng the main season..
The price: Prices vary depending on the season. Expect to pay from £40 per night for the accommodation (per unit, not per person), depending on the season, the number of people and the facilities provided. Extra may be charged for a dog.
Thistle Parks with glamping pods: You can find more information on their entries - go to the Park Directory
Blair Castle Caravan Park at Blair Atholl: 4 glamping pods and 5 woodland lodges
Belhaven Bay Caravan Park, near Dunbar
Black Rock Caravan Park at Evanton, north of Inverness. www.blackrockscotland.com/
Five Roads Caravan Park at Alyth, at the foot of the Angus Glens
Laxdale Holiday Park near Stornoway in the Outer Hebrides.
Lomond Woods Holiday Park at Loch Lomond
Mortonhall Caravan and Camping Park in Edinburgh
Nethercraig Holiday Park near Alyth in Angus
Pine Trees Leisure Park at Tyndrum en route to Fort William and Oban
http://www.portban.com Portban Holiday Park near Tarbert in Agyll.
Queensberry Bay Holiday Park at Annan near Dumfries in the South West
Sands Holiday Park near Gairloch in the North West Highlands
Tantallon Holiday Park at North Berwick
Tralee Bay near Oban
Photographs: N.B. These photographs may not represent accurately what the individual parks have on-site because glamping pods vary in size, shape and internal fittings. The internal photographs were supplied to us by Queensberry Bay Holiday Park. Some of the external shots were supplied by Scots Pods who also make garden pods. www.scots-pod.com
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