GLAMPING : CAMPING FOR SOFTIES OR A FAMILY ADVENTURE!
Our parks are now open, but some may not have opened their glamping pods and central facilities.
In the man season, parks let their glamping pods for a minimum of two nights.
Glamping is a relatively new trend, but there is already a good choice of "glamping pods". Parks use different names for what they have - huts, pods, wigwams. Pods now have mod cons or can be rather luxurious, Kids love them becasue of the adventure; parents love them because they are terrific value for money, and fun for the whole family. You may have to bring own sleeping bags and cooking utensils, so ask when you book.There may be a barbecue right outside the door, or you can opt to eat in the park's restaurant. Below is a list of Thistle Parks which offer glampng.
Length of stay: There is usually a two-night minimum stay in the summer season.
The price: Prices vary depending on the season and on the facilities in the pod.. Expect to pay from £60 per night per pod (not per person).
Pets are often welcome, but you may be charged extra, so ask when you book.
The Argyll Holiday Park is just over 2 miles from the Royal Burgh of Inveraray and in an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The Park is ideally situated fo rthose who simply want to relax and for those who wish to explore this beautiful part of Argyll. Just 60 miles from Glasgow and only 45 miles from Oban the visitor can explore the West Highlands with ease.
Open: We will announce our open date soon, but for tourers only. Please note that we have no availability for caravan holiday homes for hire this season.... MORE
On the quiet shores of Little Loch Broom under the gaze of the mighty An Teallach is Badrallach Campsite, Bothy & Cottage. This is a place where campers, travellers, wanderlusters, families and hikers amongst others have been coming for over 25 years to connect, relax and explore. We are open all year round and have camping facilities for tents and smaller campervans (under 6 metres) and caravans (only with four-wheel drive vehicles), a simple bunkhouse we call ‘the bothy’ and a holiday cottage with gas lighting for an even more cosy stay!
But please note that only our Cottage and Bothy are open. Badrallach cannot accept tourers and campers at present.
If you like stunning scenery, abundant wildlife, peace and quiet and an open yet rugged countryside to explore then you’ll be at home in Badrallach!
Sheltered in West Barns on the beautiful East Lothian coastline, Belhaven Bay Caravan and Camping Park enjoys being set in the sunniest and driest part of Scotland and is awarded a Bellamy Gold award for environmental conservation over many years. Located in the John Muir Country Park, Belhaven Bay is the perfect destination for your holiday with stunning scenery and relaxing views. Nestling within a lakeside setting on one side of the park and miles of sandy beach on the other, this will be a holiday to create happy memories and where a warm welcome awaits.
Open from 3 July for wigwams and holiday homes.
Tourers welcome from 15 July; Please note that our toilet and shower facilities are closed but our chemical waste disposal is available for use by guests.
The Black Rock Caravan and Camping Park is in the village of Eventon, just a mile off the A9, the main road north from Inverness (15 miles to the south) and Thurso and Wick. From Evanton there is a regular bus service north and south and there are trains from Dingwall (4 miles away). Near the Park is the impressive Black Rock gorge at 120' deep.
Open: 15 July... MORE
Awarded the AA campsite of the year for 2017 the park has nine acres of green open space at its heart, four-star facilities and a relaxed family-friendly atmosphere. Set within the historic landscape of Blair Castle, and surrounded by the spectacular mountain scenery of Highland Perthshire, enjoys easy access to Atholl Estates’ 40-mile network of way-marked trails and cycle tracks so there is loads for the family to do. There is also Segways, off-road Land Rover Safaris and tractor tours available on the estate.
Open: From 3 July for woodland lodges, caravan holiday homes, camping pods, motorhome and touring caravans. We regret that we are unable to welcome campers just now because our toilet and shower blocks will not be open until later; this is under review so please check
Deeside Holiday Park is a cosy and friendly 5-star park set in the idyllic countryside between Royal Deeside and Aberdeen. Being a favourite destination for the Royal family, the area also attracts visitors from all over the UK and beyond. The park is open all year round and offers a superb selection of luxurious hot tub lodges, caravans (some with hot tubs), ensuite glamping, camping pods, touring pitches and family camping pitches.... MORE
Highfield is a peaceful, dog-friendly, 7-acre croft with stunning views of the surrounding countryside located just a 5-minute walk from the long sandy beach of Tralee Bay. It offers as a range of luxury glamping pods and safari tents. The fully equipped glamping pods and tents have en-suite bathrooms, private hot tubs and fire pits. Pet-friendly pods are also available and come with their own dog pod.
The site is one mile from the pretty village of Benderloch, which has a well-stocked local shop and the wonderful Beinn Lora Cafe with its to-die-for homemade cakes, sandwiches and pizzas. There are well-marked cycle paths around the area and some beautiful woodland, hill, and beach walks.
Open: from 10 July. Open all year. Our shower and toilet blocks are open.... MORE
Meadowhead's Mortonhall Caravan and Camping Park
Mortonhall Caravan and Camping Park is a 4 star graded park situated in a 200 acre country estate offering you the ideal holiday experience. On the south side of Edinburgh, within the city boundary and easy reach of the ring road, Mortonhall is superbly situated for visiting Edinburgh and the surrounding area. Our quality Holiday Homes and Wigwams are exactly what you require from an award winning Holiday Park that provides the perfect contrast of country living and city entertainment. Mortonhall is on the main bus route so you're only fifteen minutes from Edinburgh Castle, National Museums, galleries, theatres, restaurants, shopping and much more to see and to do, includling walks on the Pentland Hills.
Access: Ask for our access statement.
Season: Open all year.... MORE
Nethercraig Holiday Park is a VisitScotland-4-star retreat in the heart of the Angus Glens - yet only four miles from the village of Alyth. The park, with well spaced-out accommodation, has spectacular views across the Angus countryside. On the border of Angus and Perthshire, it is the perfect base from which to explore boh counties. The rural and tranquil atmosphere of the park makes it hard to believe that Dundee, with all its attractions, shops and nightlife, is only half an hour away!
All our accommodation is spacious and modern, with top-of-the-range Holiday Homes and Lodges. We also have Glamping Pods for hire, but regret that they are not available until the Government restrictions have been lifted further. Our holiday homes are available, and touring caravans and motorhomes are welcome - if they have their own facilities. We regret that we cannot take tents at the moment.
Check out our website for information.
Pine Trees has recently been given two significant awards, which reflect the work we do to provide the best possible facilities and services for our guests and to protect the wildlife in this beautiful part of the Highlands. Pine Trees is now:
- VisitScotland 5 Stars - which means we are "exceptional".
- David Bellamy Gold - which recognises the work we do to ensure that we protect the environment.
Pine Trees is run by enthusiastic caravanners, and is designed to incorporate the best features of all the caravan parks we have visitied.
We are close to Tyndrum, a small village in the Central Highlands, on the road from Glasgow to Oban and Fort William, ideal for touring and for a base from which to explore the area.
Season: We plan to open on 15 July - for motorhomes and tourers only. Our central facilities will remain closed until further notice.... MORE
This is a quiet, rural park on the shores of the Solway coast, offering total peace and relaxation in luxury holiday homes, lodges, bothies and wigwams. There is private beach access overlooking the Cumbrian hills, plus bird-watching, fishing, cycling, walking and golf nearby. Set in an area of outstanding natural beauty and spectacular scenery. Luxury pampering suite, with sauna, hot-tub and swim-spa available on site for private hire from 31 July.
Open: On 6 July for self-catering. On 15 July for touring.
Situated on the spectacular north west coast of Scotland, with uninterrupted views to the Isle of Skye and the Outer Hebrides, Sands is ideally situated for those looking for a relaxing break or the active holidaymaker wishing to explore the hidden gems of Wester Ross; we are a short drive to the famous Torridon mountains and the renowned Inverewe Garden. With our award-winning beach only a stone’s throw from the park, Sands has something for everyone.
Open: 15 July. But please visit their website for information on booking, etc.... MORE
A beautiful location perfect for family holidays by the seaside
Just a stone’s throw from Coldingham Bay beach, Scoutscroft is a relaxing holiday park offering self-catering accommodation and a superb range of holiday homes for sale.
Meadowhead's Tantallon Caravan & Camping Park
Tantallon Caravan & Camping Park is a 4-star graded park which overlooks the Firth of Forth, with spectacular views to the Bass Rock, especially if you ascend the 14th century Tantallon Castle's magnificent towers to watch some of the 150,000 gannets plunge into the North Sea. Situated on the East Lothian coast, Tantallon occupies a truly idyllic location with North Berwick's bustling seaside town and lively harbour, unrivalled sandy beaches, golf courses, sailing, fishing, galleries, boutique shopping, cafes and restaurants, you are sure to be returning year after year.
Open: from 10 July