VISITING SCOTLAND ON YOUR CARAVAN HOLIDAY
PLEASE NOTE THAT ON 23 MARCH THE SCOTTISH GOVERNMENT ORDERED ALL CARAVAN AND HOLIDAY PARKS TO CLOSE
UNTIL SUCH TIME AS THE GOVERNMENT DEEM IT SAFE FOR THEM TO OPEN AGAIN AND TO ACCEPT VISITORS.
LAND OF CASTLES AND HISTORIC HOUSES, GARDENS AND FORESTS,
WILDLIFE, WOOLLENS, TARTANS AND TWEEDS!
March 2020: At this time, you are asked to stay at home to avoid spreading the coronavirus and putting strain on local communities.
Perhaps you are thinking of excursions locally. Please note that Historic Scotland's staffed properties are closed - but those without staff remain open. Simply The Best's visitor centres are closed.
But you can still visito our forests www.forestryandland.gov.scot/covid-19
Information for the day when we are free to go on holiday again....
Historic Scotland's castles and abbeys tell the story of Scotland's history in peace and in war; Historic Scotland takes care of castles and abbeys, which are full of stories about Scotland's past.
From Kelso Abbey in the Borders to Urquhart Castle on Loch Ness, you can visit Huntingtower, Aberdour, Tolquhoun, Fort George, Dunstaffnage, Dallas Dhu Distillery - and many more.
If you like walking or cycling, then Forestry and Land Scotland's forests are for you, from Glentress in the Borders to Glenmore in the Highlands.
For shopping and for meals, Edinburgh Woollen Mill's visitor centres are ideal; Jedburgh, Kilmahog, Inverness, Aberfoyle, Oban are just some of them. . . .
Itineraries: If you want ideas for your holiday and which area to visit, go to the Holiday Ideas' page. And when you check in at your park, talk with staff - the locals know best.
For information on Scotland's areas, visit the drop-down menu on this page.
Scotland's Wildlife: Scotland has many hectares of mountain and moorland, forests and farmland. Ideal for red deer and roe deer, red squirrels, hares, badgers, pine martens. In the sky above you may see eagles, ospreys, sea eagles, kites, hawks, oyster-catchers, curlews and lapwings. Game birds include pheasants, partridges and grouse, On the cliffs are puffins, fulmars and gannets. In the water, you can spot seals and otters, dolphins and whales. A great way to spot wildlife and birdlife is to follow one of Forestry and LandScotland's walking trails through the forests. They are graded so you can choose the one that's right for you and your family. For information, go to https://forestryandland.gov.scot/visit Several Thistle Holiday Parks are wildlife-friendly, with bird boxes, copses and wild areas tucked away in a corner of their park; some have gained a David Bellamy award for the work they do to protect wildlife. .