Tour Scotland -
With Your Caravan, Motorhome or Tent
Our Thistle Parks are open, but some may not have yet opened their shower and toilet blocks,which means that you need to
have your on-board facilities. Some may not yet accept campers.
Open: Some parks close at the end of October but several stay open for much longer, such as Blair Castle near Pitlochry, and quite a few are open over Christmas and New Year.
Wild camping: unfortunately, there have been many problems this year of people pitcing their tent or parking their motorhome in the countryside and leaving their rubbish behind or lgting a fire and cutting down branches. If you cannot find a caravan park and have to overnight away from facilities, please make sure you leave nothing behind.
Thistle Holiday Parks are for touring caravans, for motorhomes, for camping and glamping. The parks are of a 4- or 5-star standard and are among the best in Scotland. Most have hard-standing pitches, often with hook-ups to electricity. And several have glamping pods.
On Thistle Holiday Parks you can expect to find the following facilities for tourers and campers:
- shower and toilet block/s
- areas for preparing food and washing dishes
- chemical disposal facilities for caravans and motorhomes.
- many of the pitches are on hard-standing and some have hook-ups to services
Some parks have leisure facilities e.g. swimming pool, games room, bar and restaurant, and entertainment for the family. But these facilities may be closed on some parks because of Covid-19.
Tents Welcome: Many of our parks welcome tents and some have a special area for campers. Look for the tent symbol on the entries when you are planning your camping holiday in Scotland. N.B. .It may be that some parks are not able to accept tents this season, because they have not opened their shower and toilet blocks.
Glamping pods:. These are small, wooden "huts", not quite a tent, not quite a holiday home! Some are basic but many have electricity and a toilet, and some are luxurious!
You may have to bring your own sleeping bags and cooking and eating utensils. For more information go to give glamping a go!
Pets Welcome: Many of our parks welcome pets - look for the dog symbol on the entries.
And Thistle Parks also welcome children of course! With safe play areas and perhaps a games room, they are ideal for children.
Accessibility: Some parks have facilities on their park which are accessible for guests with a mobility impairment. They may have information on their entries, but we recommend that you ask for their access guide. Parks which definitely have these are Mortonhall in Edinburgh, Tantallon in North Berwick, Belhaven in Dunbar, and Blairgowrie in Perthshire. Talk with their staff about your requirements.
Acitivites on our parks: Some of our caravan parks have activities on site. But these may not be available this season.
Holiday Ideas: Stuck for ideas on where to tour? Check out our holiday ideas' page..
What to see: Wherever you go, whatever your interests, you'll find something to keep you occupied.
Under Places To Go is information on castles, historic houses, forests, walking trails and visitor centres for browsing and shopping.
Historic Scotland's castles and abbeys, forts and palaces, and Forestry and Land Scotland's forests