Tour Scotland -
With Your Caravan, Motorhome or Tent
PLEASE NOTE THAT ON 23 MARCH THE SCOTTISH GOVERNMENT ORDERED ALL CARAVAN AND HOLIDAY PARKS AND CAMPSITES TO CLOSE.
IF YOU HAVE BOOKED A TOURING PITCH, PLEASE CALL THE PARK.
But for the time when you can travel again, here is how you can find out about where they are located and what facilities you can expect.
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. Several parks have glamping pods for camping with mod cons. Most have hard-standing pitches for touring caravans and motorhomes, often with hook-ups to electricity nearby. All Thistle Holiday Parks are open now or getting ready to open (in time for Easter), but, if you are travelling in February or March, check before you go because their touring pitches sometimes open later.. If you have an awning, it is best to tell the park if it is big so they can allocate a suitable pitch.
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 perhaps also for 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. Information is given on their entries.
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.
If you have an extra large tent or an awning, please let the park know in advance.
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, Craig Tara in Ayr and Seton Sands on the Firth of Forth, 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.
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.
Please note that, as from March 2020, many places of interest are closed until the coronavirus crisis has passed.
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 will add to the enjoyment of your holidays.