Camping pods or wooden wigwams are well suited for camping in the 21st century; compact and cleverly-designed, pods are functional and provide an intimate space for couples and small groups. Often facilities include barbeques and outdoor seating so meals can be enjoyed al fresco.
At Ardlui Holiday Park on the shores of Loch Lomond, two timber, armadillo style pods are ideal for walkers looking for a good night’s sleep after exploring the Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park. Another great option is Lomond Woods Holiday Park, which offers heated pods with TVs and mini kitchens for a luxurious glamping break.
Pods and wigwams are situated in a wide range of locations across Scotland. Situated on a working farm on the outskirts of Edinburgh, the wigwams at HillyCoo Wigwams offer the sights and sounds of the country as well as excellent walking and cycling routes. Sands Caravan and Camping also has 10 wigwams, all a stone’s throw from the stunning sands of Gairloch, Wester Ross, one of the best beaches in the country.
Laxdale Holiday Park near Stornoway and Queensberry Bay Holiday Park near Dumfries both offer 4-star accommodation in stylish wigwam pods, while the octolodges at Pine Trees Holiday Park in Perthshire are ideal for an upmarket camping experience complete with en-suite bathroom and flatscreen TVs.
There are a also number of locations within easy distance of Scotland’s cities which means you can enjoy the best of both worlds; have a relaxing, stress-free break in the great outdoors as well as exploring the heart of large cities.
From the sustainable and environmentally friendly wigwams at Mortonhall, Edinburgh city centre is only 15 minutes drive. From this countryside site, which also lies on a bus route, it’s easy to discover many of the city’s attractions; explore the historic Old Town and the visit the iconic Edinburgh Castle, indulge in a dram at the Scotch Whisky Experience or hop on board the Royal Yacht Britannia.
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