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Pitmedden Gardens(National Trust for Scotland)
Caol Ila Distillery
Edinburgh Woollen Mills

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Land of castles, wildlife, and woollens

On your caravan touring holiday this autumn, explore Scotland and our castles and historic houses, but there is much more to do;  watch wildlife, walk in the forests, watch a weaver at work.  Autumn is here and now is the time to enjoy a short break before Winter comes..Our attractions are still open and it's fun getting out and about.

Where to goHistoric Scotland's castles and abbeys tell the story of Scotland's history in peace and war, from Kelso Abbey in the borders to Urquhart Castle on Loch Ness. If you like walking or cycling, then Forestry Commission Scotland's forests are for you.and Edinburgh Woollen Mill's visitor centres are ideal for shopping or a good meal; 

Itineraries:  If you want ideas on a tour, visit where we post new ideas from time to time.  These are just ideas;  on each Thistle Park you can plan to stay in one place for a few nights and make day trips.  These pages will help you discover more about each region..

For more information: .   Historic Scotland
Edinburgh Woollen Mill  
Forestry Commission 

Itineraries:  If you want ideas for touring,

Scotland's Wildlife:  How's this for a roll call of what can be seen?  red deer, roe deer, red squirrels, hares, badgers, perhaps pine martens and the Scottish wild cat, eagles, osprey, sea eagles, kites, hawks, oyster-catchers, curlews and lapwings, waders at the seashore, pheasants, partridges, grouse on farmland and moorland, and puffins and gannets on the cliffs.. In the water, you can spot seals and otters, and dolphins and whales. Autumn is when the migratng birds return to Scotland.  A great way to spot wildlife and birdlife is to follow one of Forestry Commission Scotland's walking trails.  These are graded so that you can choose the one that's right for you.  For information, go to    Several of our Thistle Holiday Parks are wildlife-friendly, with bird boxes, copses and wild areas tucked away in a corner of their park. .



Aberdeenshire and Moray

Perthshire and Angus

Fife, Stirlingshire and Argyll

Edinburgh, the Lothians and the Borders

Ayrshire, Clyde Valley, Dumfries and Galloway


Touring holidays in Scotland, castles, historic houses, distilleries, shopping and gardens

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