LAND OF CASTLES AND HISTORIC HOUSES, GARDENS AND FORESTS,
WILDLIFE, WOOLLENS, TARTANS AND TWEEDS
On your caravan touring holiday, explore Scotland at your own pace. Visit castles, historic hosues and gardens. Watch wildlife. Walk in the forests.
Enjoy shopping for tartans and woollens. Enjoy the Taste of Scotland. .
Historic Scotland's castles and abbeys tell the story of Scotland's history in peace and in war; they take care of castles and abbeys, which are full of stories about Scotalnd's past.
From Kelso Abbey in the Borders to Urquhart Castle on Loch Ness, and in between are Huntingtower, Aberdour, Tolquhoun, Fort George, Dunstaffnage, Dallas Dhu Distillery - and many more.
If you like walking or cycling, then Forestry Commission Scotland's forests are for you, from Glentress in the Borders to Glenmore in the Highlands.
For shopping and a snack or a meal, Edinburgh Woollen Mill's visitor centres are ideal; Jedburgh, Kilmahog, Inverness, Aberfoyle, Oban - and more.
Itineraries: If you want ideas for your holicay and which area to visit, go to the Holiday Ideas' page. Our Parks have lots of information on what to see in their area
so check their entries. Or ask their staff when you check in; The locals know best.
Scotland's Wildlife: Scotland has many hectares of mountain and moorland, forests and farmland. Ideal for wildlife such as red deer and roe deer, red squirrels, hares, badgers, pine martens. In the sky above you may see eagles, ospreys, sea eagles, kites, hawks, oyster-catchers, curlews and lapwings. Game birds include pheasants, partridges, grouse, On the cliffs are puffins, fulmars and gannets... In the water, you can spot seals and otters, dolphins and whales. Spring is when migratng birds return to Scotland. A great way to spot wildlife and birdlife is to follow one of Forestry Commission Scotland's walking trails. These are graded so that you can choose the one that's right for you. and your family. For information, go to http://www.forestry.gov.uk/scotland Several of our Thistle Holiday Parks are wildlife-friendly, with bird boxes, copses and wild areas tucked away in a corner of their park. .Some have gained a David Bellamy award for the work they do to protect wildlife. .