WHERE TO GO AND WHAT TO SEE
What is there to see in Scotland? The answer is - plenty! Historic Scotland has castles and abbeys, standing stones and Stone Age villages; if you are interested in heritage, then every day will be full of interest!. Forestry Commission Scotland's forests have paths for walking and cycling and bird-watching - and for just enjoying the tranquillity. Edinburgh Woollen Mill's Visitor Centres are where to go for snacks and meals - and some retail therapy, with a wide range of tweeds and woollens (and whisky!) in their shops.
Edinburgh Castle, Stirling Castle, Urquhart Castle – three magnificent castles in the care of Historic Scotland. Oher places to visit are Threave Castle in Dumfries and Galloway,, Fort George near Nairn, Huntingtower near Perth, and Dunstaffnage Castle near Oban. Each one has a story to tell and adds another piece to the jigsaw which is Scotland's heritage.
For great value for money, ask about Historic Scotland's Explorer Passes which include all of their properties or those in certain regions. Staff at HS properties can tell you more. Historic Scotland For entertaining events at Historic Scotland sites www.historicenvironment.scot/events
Food and drink are important on your caravanning holiday, so visit an Edinburgh Woollen Mill Visitor Centre, for a coffee or a meal; yand buy good-quality knitwear, tweeds or tartans. Some also sell whisky and give you the chance to sample a dram. There are several Woollen Mill centres in Scotland. www.simplythebestdestinations.co.uk/
Make sure you visit one of the Forestry Commission Scotland forests, where you can walk, cycle and bird-watch along the forest trails. There are walks to suit all ages and levels of fitness so great for all the family to enjoy time together.. Some of the forests have excellent visitor centres with detailed information, knowledgeable staff, a shop and a restaurant.
Forestry Commission Scotland Whatever the season, the forests are full of life and colour, from Glenmore Forest Park in the north to Galloway Forest Park