Ideas for your Holiday

Here are suggestions for centred stays on our Parks. If you’re not familiar with an area, you can find information on our About Scotland pages.

Perthshire and Angus:  Farmland, woods and glens

Angus has some of the finest farmland in Scotland, but to the east are fine beaches and to the west there are the Angus Glens, with both low- and high-level walks..Dundee, the main town, is the home of the RSS Discovery on which Scott sailed to the Antarctic.  

Places to visit:  
Montrose Basin, a bird-spotter's heaven
Edzell Castle
"Peter Pan" - J. M. Barrie's home in Kirriemuir
Glamis Castle at Forfar

In Perthshire there are

Loch of the Lowes Bird Reserve, home of ospreys
Blair Castle at Blair Atholl
Huntingtower Castle near Perth

Parks to choose from in Angus and Perthshire:
Riverview at Monteith
Five Roads at Alyth
Nethercraig near Alyth
Blairgowrie at Blairgowrie
Tummel Valley near Pitlochry
Blair Castle at Blair Atholl

Ayrshire:  Land of Burns

Ayrshire has several visitor attractions and the Isle of Arran is a short ferry journey away, plus you can hop on a train to Glasgow for shopping and plenty to do.  This is where Robert Burns, Scotland's national poet was born and lived, and the Natonal Trust for Scotland's Land o' Burns Centre is close to Ayr;  visit here for the story of his life and the Burns' Cottage to see where he was born. A short distance down the coast from Ayr is Culzean Castle, a castle with plenty to show you and with its gardens and extensive country park, ideal for kids to let off steam. ..

Parks to choose from:
-  Bennane Short Holiday Park and Spa at Girvan
-  Craig Tara Holiday Park, Ayr
-  Crofthead Holiday Park , Ayr
- Sandylands Holiday Park, Saltcoats
-  Sundrum Castle Holiday Park, Ayr
-  Turnberry Holiday Park, Turnberry
-  Viewfield Manor Leisure Park, Kilwinning

Dumfries and Galloway:  Scotland's South West

Dumfries and Galloway stretches form Dumfries in the east to Stranraer in the west, with village, castles, museums, beaches and miles of open countryside in between. Here are some ideas:
-  Super gardens -  Glenwhan, Logan, Dunskey, Threave and Castle Kennedy Gardens near Stranraer
-  Unusual places, such as the Gem Rock Museum in Creetown, the Mull of Galloway Lighthouse, New Abbey Cornmill and Cream o'Galloway Farm
-  Glenluce Abbey and Whithorn, the birthplace of Christianity in Scotland
-  Caerlaverock and Threave Castles (to get to Threave you cross the river in a small boat and you may spot the ospreys)
-  the Galloway Forest and Loch Ken for thousands of acres of forest and moorland to explore.

Parks to chooe from:
-  Glenearly Caravan Park, Dalbeattie
-  Coastal Kippford Holiday Park, south of Dumfries
-  Loch Ken Holiday Park, Castle Douglas
-  Queensberry Bay Holiday Park, Annan
-  Sands of Luce Holiday Park, by Stranraer
-  Seaward Caravan Park, by Kirkcudbright
-  Southerness Holiday Park, south of Dumfries
-  Whitecairn Holiday Park, by Stranraer

Perthshire and Angus

Perthshire is in the heart of Scotland, a mixture of farmland and woodlands, whilst Angus to the east, is rich farmland and coastline and beaches.  Stay for a few days at Blairgowrie Holiday Park or nearby Alyth (Five Roads and Nethercraig)  and you are within easy driving distance of many places for a day out.  In the north of Perthshire is Blair Atholl and Blair Castle Caravan Park.
Places to visit :
House of Dun, near Montrose
Arbroath Abbey, where the Declaration of Independence was signed in 1320
Pitlochry the Moulin Inn for real beer and Pitlochry Festival Theatre
-- Blair Athol Distillery for a tour and a dram
-  the Angus Glens for low-level walks

Parks to choose from:
-  Blair Castle Caravan Park, Blair Atholl
-  Blairgowrie Holiday Park, Blairgowrie
-  Five Roads Caravan Park, Alyth
-  Nethercraig Holiday Park, Alyth
-  Riverview Caravan Park, Monifieth

Edinburgh and the Lothians

Stay in East Lothian and you have the choice of town and countryside.  From East Lothian it is a short distance to Edinburgh by trian, by bus and by car.

There are plenty of places to visit:
_  the Scottish Seabird Centre in North Berwick
-  Historic Scotland's Tantallon Castle and Dirleton Castle
-  Glenkinchie Distillery
-  Rosslyn Chapel

Parks to choose from:
- Belhaven Bay Caravan and Camping Park, Dunbar
- Eyenouth Caravan Park, Eyemouth
- Mortonhall Caravan Park (in Edinburgh
- Pease Bay Leisure Park< near Dunbar
- Tantallon Caravan Park, North Berwick
- Thurston Manor Leisure Park, near Dunbar

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