Land of castles and historic houses, gardens and forests, wildlife, woollens, tartans and tweeds.
On your caravan touring holiday this year, explore Scotland at yor own pace. Vsiit castles, historic hosues and gardens. Aatch wildlife, walk in the forests.
Where to go: Historic Scotland's castles and abbeys tell the story of Scotland's history in peace and at war, from Kelso Abbey in the borders to Urquhart Castle on Loch Ness.
If you like walking or cycling, then Forestry Commission Scotland's forests are for you.
For shopping and a tasty snack, Edinburgh Woollen Mill's visitor centres are ideal.;
Itineraries: If you want ideas for your holicay and which area to visit, go to the Holiday Ideas' page. Some of our Parks have lots of information on their local area.
Scotland's Wildlife: How's this for a roll call of what can be seen... red deer and roe deer, red squirrels, hares, badgers, pine martens and the Scottish wild cat. In the air there are eagles, osprey, sea eagles, kites, hawks, oyster-catchers, curlews and lapwings, pheasants, partridges, grouse on farmland and moorland, and puffins, fulmars and gannets on the cliffs.. 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. 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 Green Tourism award or a David Bellamy award for the work they do.