6 Scottish Campsites You’ve Just Got To Visit

Relax, your two tents.

Rothiemurchus, Cairngorms

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Staying in Rothiemurchus is a true rugged Scottish highland experience. This campsite is surrounded by amazing scenery and an abundance of outdoor activities in one of Scotland’s largest National Parks.Notable day activities include a ‘Hairy Coo’ safari, or the option to sample some Scotland’s best cycling routes.

Marthrown of Mabie, Dumfries and Galloway

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For something a little bit different, try this campsite in the centre of Mabie Forest. Follow your hillwalking and mountain biking with a spell in the wood fired sauna, or go on a nocturnal wildlife tour. Don’t feel like a tent? Yurts, roundhouses and bunkhouses (ideal for backpackers!) are also available at this campsite.

Red Squirrel Campsite, Glencoe.

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Nestled amongst the hills of Glencoe, this is a simple camping experience met with magnificent views. There are hikes galore of differing difficulty, or instead have the option to kick back and relax in the peaceful wilderness. A short walk away a local pub provides hearty meals and live music, integral to your Scottish experience. The site even has its own power charge points, costing £1 to use.

Comrie Croft, Perthshire.

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This eco-friendly campsite hosts a variety of unique lodgings, including hostel rooms and nordic kåtas. Just an hour away from Glasgow and Edinburgh, this is an ideal weekend trip that won’t take half your day to reach. There are plenty activities for children, as well as a wonderful little tearoom. A mountain bike skills parks adds to the already huge variety of cycling activities.

Loch Ness Shores, Loch Ness

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A bargain of a tent pitch at £5 a night: this campsite on the River Enick is a quaint stop by Scotland’s most visited wilderness: Loch Ness. If you don’t feel like a tent; hobbit houses and wigwams are also on offer – if you make sure to book in advance. Kayaking, motor boating and archery (to name a few) are offered activities by the campsite. Spottings of Nessie, however, are not guaranteed.

Clachtoll Camping Site: Sutherland.

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This serenely beautiful and peaceful campsite is ideal for a true getaway from the stresses of everyday life. Switch off your phone and relax to the gentle waves (look out for dolphins and seals!) or get up and adventure to nearby Ardverk Castle or Smoo Cave. Abseiling and caving are more adrenaline filled activities available in the surrounding areas. 

So what are you waiting for? The wilderness awaits!

 

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