VISITING SCOTLAND ON YOUR CARAVAN HOLIDAY
LAND OF CASTLES AND HISTORIC HOUSES, GARDENS AND FORESTS,
WILDLIFE, WOOLLENS, TARTANS AND TWEEDS!
On your caravan touring holiday, explore Scotland at your own pace. Visit castles, historic houses and gardens. Watch wildlife on land and sea. Walk or cycle in the forests.
Shop for tartans and tweeds. Taste the local produce - inclduiding whisky, beer and gin.
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. .