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Thistle Holiday Parks are for touring caravans, for motorhomes and for camping  The caravan parks have hard-standing pitches (often with services at the pitch or nearby).  They are of a 4- or 5-star standard and are among the best in Scotland for your touring caravan holiday. Several parks also have glamping pods for camping with mod cons..  .

On Thistle Holiday Parks the facilities include:
-  shower and toilet blocks
-  launderette
-  areas for preparing food and for washing up
-  chemical disposal facilities for caravans and perhaps for  motorhomes.
-  many of the pitches are on firm ground and some have hook-ups to services.
Plus:   Some parks have leisure facilities e.g. swimming pool,  games room, bar and restaurant, and entertainment for the family.

TentsTents Welcome:  Many of our parks welcome tents and some set aside a special area. Look for the tent symbol on the entries when you plan your camping holiday in Scotland.

Glamping pods:. These are small, wooden structures providing sleeping space, table and chairs. Some are basic but often they have electricity, microwave and a small fridge. Others are quite luxurious.
You provide the sleeping bags and cooking and eating utensils. give glamping a go!

Thistle Holiday Parks Children WelcomeChildren and Pets Welcome: The caravan parks have safe play areas;  some have a games room. Many parks welcome pets -  look for the dog symbol and bring your pet to Scotland.

Availability: To check which parks have spacefor  when you plan to travel, you can send one e.mail from our website to all the parks  At peak times it's a good idea to book.

Which Park is where?    You can search alphabetically or search by area.  Or by key criteria: See the Search by Recreation/Facility at the top of the page.

Accessibility:  Some parks have lodges or caravans adapted for guests with a mobility impairment; this is shown by  Wheelchair Access.on their entry, which the parks add;  Thistle Holiday Parks do not check.  Parks may also show the D symbol to indicate accessible facilities on the park. However, we recommend that you speak with the park before you book, ask if they can send their access statement or can answer your questions..  Three parks which do have access statements are Mortonhall in Edinburgh, Tantallon in North Berwick and Belhaven in Dunbar. Red Deer near Glasgow.  Craig Tara in Ayr and Seton Sands on the Firth of Forth

Acitivites on our parks:  Come of our caravan parks have facilities on site. www.thistleparks.co.uk/selfcatering/activities.php
There is also information on walks in Forestry Commission Scotland's woods.  

Itineraries:  Stuck for ideas on where to tour?  Check out our interaries' page.  www.thistleparks.co.uk/touring/itineraries.php  .

What to see:   Before you plan your holiday, be sure to look at what our partners offer;  visiting attractions is an essential part of your holiday.
Wherever you go, whatever your interests, you'll find something to keep you occupied.
Under Places To Go is information on castles, historic houses, gardens, forests, walking trails and visitor centres.  
Historic Scotland,  Forestry Commission Scotland and Edinburgh Woollen Mill's visitor centres.  

For the Autumn:  we have picked out some of Historic Scotland's properties which are often overlooked by visitors

Ayrshire:
• Dundonald Castle www.historicenvironment.scot/dundonald-castle

East Lothian:
• Dirleton Castle and Gardens www.historicenvironment.scot/dirleton-castle
• Tantallon Castle www.historicenvironment.scot/tantallon-castle
• Hailes Castle www.historicenvironment.scot/visit-a-place/places/hailes-castle/

Oban area:
• Dunstaffnage Castle and Chapel www.historicenvironment.scot/dunstaffnage-castle
• Kilchurn Castle www.historicenvironment.scot/visit-a-place/places/kilchurn-castle/


 The brochure:  A pdf of the 2014-15 brochure can be downloaded from this page .

Historic Scotland Forestry Commission Scotland Edinburgh Woollen Mill Scotland
Historic Scotland Forestry Commission Edinburgh Woollen Mill

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