Nowadays, glamping accommodation comes in all shapes and sizes. If you consider yourself to be a bit of a traditionalist, then opt for a stay in a tipi, a true icon of the camping trip.

What's in a name?

Whether you prefer to call it a tipi, teepee, or even a kata, staying in a pre-pitched traditional tent offers a unique experience in Scotland's great outdoors. Often hand-crafted with natural wooden poles and pegs and cotton canvas covers, the tipi provides environmentally-friendly accommodation with a low environmental impact and an authentic back-to-nature break. Many tipis across Scotland are based on Native American designs, and can be found nestled in the most beautiful of spots.

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Tipis, and the facilities that they come with, vary between sites, but here are a few examples of what you might expect to find:

  • Spacious and bright interiors filled with colourful Afghan rugs and cosy sheepskins.
  • Self-catering kitchen essentials, such as cooking utensils, plates and cutlery.
  • Some models have a vent at the top meaning that campfires can be lit within the tipi itself.
  • Luxurious touches - the accommodation provider might offer special hampers, breakfasts and BBQ packs stocked with local produce.