Editor's Pick - The best campsites in Scotland
For a holiday to remember in beautiful Scotland, take a look at these recommended campsites and touring parks from our editorial team
- St Andrews Holiday Park
- Elie Holiday Park
- Blair Castle Caravan Park
- Tantallon Caravan & Camping Park
- Mortonhall Caravan Park
- Sands Caravan and Camping
- Belhaven Bay Caravan & Camping Park
Introduction - Editor's picks for Scotland campsites
Home to some of the most epic scenery in the UK, nature certainly painted a stunning canvas with Scotland, where vast lochs, rugged mountain ranges and unspoilt coastlines are a sight to behold. With welcoming hospitality and breathtaking sights, Scotland certainly makes for a memorable holiday.
St Andrews Holiday Park, Fife
(Photo courtesy of St Andrews Holiday Park)
With views across azure waters and a sandy bay towards St Andrews and beyond, award-winning St Andrews Holiday Park is one of the most sought-after holiday locations on the east coast of Scotland. St Andrews is famed for being the home of golf and the park is positioned within easy reach of all the best courses, including the renowned Old Course. Outdoor types will enjoy the Fife Coastal Path which passes alongside the park, taking in rugged cliffs, long sandy beaches and wildlife reserves.
Back on the campsite is The Braes, a bar and restaurant offering a delicious fresh menu with a focus on gourmet burgers. Guests can watch big-screen sports, find a quiet spot in the snug or relax with a drink on the sun terrace taking in the sea views.
There’s also a Papa John’s Pizza takeaway with the option of delivery direct to your pitch.
Find out more: St Andrews Holiday Park
Elie Holiday Park, Fife
(Photo courtesy of Elie Holiday Park)
Nestled behind an expanse of dunes and sandy beach, multi-award-winning Elie Holiday Park at Shell Bay is a hidden gem. Voted as the Best Visitor Attraction in Fife and Best Family Holiday Park runner-up, families have been enjoying holidays here for generations, attracted by the unique location, fantastic entertainment, abundance of wildlife and the exciting Robinson Crusoe Adventure Park.
You can walk the coastal path, go rock pooling, spot seals, spy deer bobbing between trees and, if you’re lucky, you may even see a rare red squirrel! Kids can go wild at the Robinson Crusoe Adventure Park and enjoy the exciting arcades in the Smugglers' Cove Games Room.
Couples can explore fishing villages, enjoy a walk around Ruddons Point, catch one of the local festivals, sample tasty menus at the Kincraig View Restaurant and enjoy barista coffee at The Mirador Café.
Find out more: Elie Holiday Park
Blair Castle Caravan Park, Perthshire
(Photo courtesy of Blair Castle Caravan Park)
This picturesque campsite is situated in the grounds of Blair Castle, seven miles from the town of Pitlochry. With views over Blair Castle and mountainous Highland scenery, this campsite is a Scottish gem. The campsite is set over nine acres within the historic landscape of Blair Castle and surrounded by breathtaking scenery of Highland Perthshire, and the Cairngorms National Park.
The modern reception building houses a shop, a games room and there is WiFi across the whole park. There's also a launderette, outdoor drying green, and five heated toilet and shower blocks with dishwashing facilities also. The campsite features a play area, putting green and nine acres of green open space, perfect for family games and a safe place for children to play.
Enjoy discounted entry into Blair Castle, before enjoying a leisurely stroll around the picturesque eighteenth century walled garden and woodland grove.
Find out more: Blair Castle Caravan Park
Tantallon Caravan & Camping Park, North Berwick
(Photo courtesy of Tantallon Caravan & Camping Park)
Tantallon Caravan & Camping Park occupies an idyllic location, overlooking the Firth of Forth and with views to Bass Rock – home to a large colony of gannets. The campsite is a short walk to the beach and there is a golf course with nine-hole putting green.
Also within walking distance is the local swimming pool and there are good transport links to Edinburgh. North Berwick is a charming harbour town that is just 15 minutes’ walk away, with shops, bars and restaurants.
The campsite has a range of pitches from fully serviced hardstandings to traditional grass pitches. Facilities on the campsite include two toilet blocks, a games room, laundry and adventure playground for the children.
Find out more: Tantallon Caravan & Camping Park
Mortonhall Caravan Park, Edinburgh
(Photo courtesy of Mortonhall Caravan Park)
When a campsite is set in 200 acres of parkland at the centre of a private country leafy estate, it would be hard to believe you are only 15 minutes’ drive from the centre of Edinburgh. This is the case at Mortonhall Caravan Park, though – an hour’s walk and you can be at the centre of the city’s historic Old Town. There’s also a handy bus route running past the campsite if you’d prefer not to walk.
The open-all-year campsite offers a range of pitch types including fully serviced hardstandings and grass pitches. There are four WC and shower amenities, dishwashing areas, a licensed shop, launderette, camper's kitchen and games room.
Extra facilities include a family restaurant and bar, plus a coffee shop at the nearby garden centre.
Find out more: Mortonhall Caravan Park
Sands Caravan and Camping, Edinburgh
(Photo courtesy of Sands Caravan and Camping)
Set on the beautiful west coast of the Highlands of Scotland, you can choose a pitch wherever you please at Sands Caravan and Camping. This is holiday location perfection on a 55-acre campsite. You can choose a sheltered spot among the sand dunes or a raised pitch with stunning views of the Isle of Skye and Outer Hebrides.
As well as pitches for motorhomes, caravans and tents, there are also camping pods and caravan holiday homes. On the campsite there are three heated toilet and shower blocks, electric hook-ups, a motorhome service point, a games room, play area, licensed shop and café.
There’s also fishing available, a dog walking area and a boat launching slipway.
Find out more: Sands Caravan and Camping
Belhaven Bay Caravan & Camping Park, Dunbar
(Photo courtesy of Belhaven Bay Caravan & Camping Park)
Belhaven Bay Caravan & Camping Park is situated within the John Muir Country Park on the East Lothian coastline in the small village of West Barns and just a few minutes off the A1. In a sheltered spot, this campsite is a great base for sightseeing, and with public transport from the gates of the campsite, you could take the scenic bus route into Edinburgh.
Belhaven Bay Caravan & Camping Park sits half a mile from the East Links Family Park with its coffee house, miniature railway and a petting zoo the children will love!
Facilities on the campsite include heated WCs and showers, a launderette and dishwashing. Confectionery and drinks are available on the campsite and a local leisure complex with pool and sauna are nearby.
Find out more: Belhaven Bay Caravan & Camping Park
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