Where To Go and What to See and Do
What is there to see? The answer is - plenty! Historic Scotland has castles and abbeys, standing stones and chambered cairns; if you are interested in history, every day will be full of interest!. Forestry Commission Scotland's forests have paths for walking and cycling and bird-watching or just enjoying the peacefulness; Edinburgh Woollen Mill Visitor Centres are where to go for snacks and meals - and some retail therapy, because they have a wide range of tweeds and woollens 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 the South West,, Fort George near Nairn, Huntingtower near Perth, and Dunstaffnage Castle near Oban. Each one adds another piece to the jigsaw which is Scotland's history.
For great value for money, ask about Historic Scotland's Explorer Passes for all of Scotland or certain areas; staff at HS properties can tell you more. Historic Scotland And just see how many lively and entertaining events are taking place between now and next Easter. 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. 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. Some of the forests have excellent visitor centres where you will find 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