Tour Scotland -
With Your Caravan, Motorhome or Tent
Our parks are now open, but may not have yet opened all their facilities.
Some will ask that you have your own on-board facilities because their shower and toilet blocks are not yet open.
Some are not yet able to accept campers, so please call first.
There has been a strong demand and we recommend that you book your pitch.
Although parks are open, it is possible that the showers, toilets, catering and leisure facilities are closed. Park-owners have been working hard to put in place the measure to ensure the safety of their guests and can tell you what cleaning processes are in place. Please help them by following the guidelines they give you.
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. Most have hard-standing pitches for touring caravans and motorhomes, often with hook-ups to electricity nearby. 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 still be closed on some parks.
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. However, some parks have opted not to accept tents until they open their shower and toilet blocks. .It may be that they are not able to accept tents this season, so pelase ensure that you book.
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 for 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 some have a games room.
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 definitely have these are Mortonhall in Edinburgh, Tantallon in North Berwick and Belhaven in Dunbar, and Blairgowrie in Perthshire. Ask them for a copy or talk with their staff about your requirements.
Acitivites on our parks: Some of our caravan parks have activities on site. But these may not ab 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, Forestry and Land Scotland's forests and Edinburgh Woollen Mill's visitor centres.