Our guide to some of the best locations that make great bases to explore Scotland.
Home to some of the world’s most beautiful landscapes, Scotland is the perfect place to get away in your motorhome.
With something for everyone and stunning scenery, you can get lost in its beauty. With so many things to do, where will you go first?
Our Picks in the North
John O’Groats – Caravan and Camping Site
In the Northernmost corner of Scotland sits the John O’Groats Caravan and Camping site. With 90 pitches available for caravans, motorhomes, and tents, you’re sure to find somewhere to park up. An ideal base to stop during the North Coast 500, you can get to many of the fantastic locations on the route easily. With a washing machine and tumble dryer facilities on hand this a perfect spot to stock back up ahead of your next port of call.
Allt Mor Parking – Aviemore
A quiet spot set in a circular forest car park, with great access to the Cairngorms, this is a wonderful spot for those looking for a hiking trail! With some plots having tables, make sure you’re on-site quick, it also has a cosy pub not too far away which is great for a drink or two after a long hike!
Our Picks of the Islands
Kinloch Campsite – Isle Of Skye
Set in the shores of Loch Dunvegan on the picturesque Isle of Skye. Explore the winding roads and spectacular views by day and pitch up in Kinloch in the evening. This popular campsite is well known for its shore-side location giving customers amazing views of the tidal waters. With plenty of things to see and do within short walking distance including Dunvegan Castle make sure you add this to your itinerary.
Seal Shore – Isle of Arran
If you want a relaxing trip away with great views, then Seal Shore on the Isle of Arran is for you. This fantastic campsite on the Southern tip of the island has spectacular views of Ailsa Craig and the Pladda Island. Enjoy peace and tranquillity but make sure you keep an eye out for the seals which are regularly spotted by visitors. The ferry books up fast, so make sure you book in advance.
Our Picks in the West
Glen Nevis Caravan and Camping Park
The award-winning touring caravan and camping park near Fort William is set in the spectacular location of Glen Nevis with stunning views to Ben Nevis and the surrounding Mountains. With great amenities on-site and a fantastic restaurant & bar offering breakfast lunch and dinner, you can even splash out a little!
Staying at Glen Nevis gives you access to much more than somewhere to park up. There is a multitude of walks and cycle tracks on the doorstep and with Ben Nevis only a short walk. The With picturesque location has even been used for multiple films including Harry Potter and Braveheart.
Mellon Udrigle Wild Campsite
Looking for a wilder, secluded or quieter campsite? Look no further than Mellon Udrigle, set in a stunning location of the West of Scotland looking out onto the Summer Isles. You can enjoy the view to the Assynt mountain range and look onto the Atlantic Ocean, you might even see some seals and dolphins if you’re lucky! This hidden gem is one not to miss.
Our Picks for Central Scotland
Lomond Woods Holiday Park – Loch Lomond
Ideally located on the Southside of Loch Lomond, the Lomond woods holiday is the perfect spot for one night, a weekend or a week away. Regularly winning top awards including “Best Park in Scotland” it’s the perfect base for you to enjoy some of Scotland’s finest scenery. With everything you need on your doorstep to keep you entertained, from cruises down the loch, mountain biking, hill walking and water sports, there really is something for everyone. Open all year round, it’s well worth a visit.
Tantallon Caravan Park – East Lothian
If you are a golf enthusiast, then you have to visit East Lothian. Tantallon Caravan Park, North Berwick, is perfectly located on Scotland’s Golf Coast. Take in a round or two and then enjoy the breath-taking views out across the water and to Bass Rock. The caravan park has it all with access to the beach, a children’s play area, games room, an onsite 9 hole putting green and BBQ hut. Perfect for the whole family to enjoy.
Our Picks for Southern Scotland
Melrose Gibson Park Club – Borders
With over 1,500 miles of footpaths to explore in the surrounding area, keen walkers have an abundance of amazing trails to discover. Just 5 minutes’ walk into the town of Melrose and you’ll find plenty of restaurants, cafes, and shops. With the train station close by you are perfectly placed for day trips to Edinburgh – just under an hour away.
Mull of Galloway Lighthouse – Galloway Peninsula
With large parking available with a public restroom and dustbins on deck, this is an ideal spot for a quick stop along the West Coast. Be warned though, it can be an adventure to get to this idyllic spot but once you’re there, you will never want to leave with the Scottish coastline on one side and Ireland on the other… and it’s free!