Tour Scotland -
With Your Caravan, Motorhome or Tent
Thistle Holiday Parks are for touring caravans, for motorhomes, for camping and for glamping. The parks are of a 4- or 5-star standard and are among the best in Scotland.
Several parks have glamping pods for camping with mod cons. Most have hard-standing pitches, often with hook-ups nearby. Several Thistle Holiday Parks are open during the winter, but their touring pitches may be closed, so check before you go.
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 perhaps also for 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. Information is given on their entries.
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 plan your camping holiday in Scotland.
If you have an extra large tent or an awning for your caravan, please let the park know in advance.
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 and ideas give glamping a go!
Children and Pets Welcome: Thistle Holiday Parks have safe play areas for children some have a games room. Many parks welcome pets - look for the dog symbol on the entries.
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 the access guide which they have drawn up. Parks which have these are Mortonhall in Edinburgh, Tantallon in North Berwick and Belhaven in Dunbar, Craig Tara in Ayr and Seton Sands on the Firth of Forth, and Blairgowrie in Perthshire. Ask them for a copy of their access guide or talk with their staff about your requirements.
Acitivites on our parks: Some of our caravan parks have activities on site.
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.
Historic Scotland's castles and abbeys, Forestry and Land Scotland's forests and Edinburgh Woollen Mill's visitorscentres will add to the enjoyment of your holidays.