A camping escape with your furry companion is a great way to enjoy Scotland’s great outdoors. Up and down the country there are hundreds of campsites and caravan parks that are dog-friendly, meaning your pooch doesn’t get left behind on your family holiday.
From the stunning Big Tree Country of Perthshire and coastal gems on the Isle of Canna, to the ancient Highland landscapes and back to nature escapes in the Scottish Borders, there’s plenty to choose from, and many of which offer extras such as dog bowls, treats and dog beds too. Keep reading to find more stunning dog-friendly camping spots in Scotland.
1. Alexander House Glamping, Gleneagles
Head to the picturesque Gleneagles in Perthshire where you can enjoy a relaxing glamping stay at Alexander House. Home to traditional yurts and quirky converted lorries, you and your pooch can cosy up in this unique accommodation option, surrounded by plenty of outdoor activities, woodland trails and more to explore too.
Rowan Yurt sleeps up to 5 people and one well-behaved pup and is complete with all the essentials you need for a glamping break in Scotland. And it even has its own private hot tub – perfect for a spot of stargazing on those clear nights. At night, listen out for hooting owls and rustling wildlife in the forests nearby, and during the day there are plenty of attractions, things to do and places to see in the area too, so you’ll never be lost for an adventure or two.
Converted lorries, Juniper and Thistle, offer a unique place to stay. With an en-suite cabin and wood-fired hot tub, it creates the ideal ambience for a romantic getaway in Perthshire.
2. Ruberslaw Wild Woods Camping, Hawick
Head south to Hawick in the Scottish Borders for a secluded stay at Ruberslaw Wild Woods Camping. Only a 1h 30 minute drive south of Edinburgh, immerse yourself in a woodland camping experience where you can get back in touch with nature and enjoy the tranquillity of the outdoors. Delve into an eco-friendly stay with friends or family on the designated pitches, that are discreetly accompanied by a Thunderbox Pine Hut. These have a sink supplied with fresh water daily for drinking, washing, washing up and a composting toilet. For the early birds, watch the sun rise in the east over the Cheviots, and for the night owls, watch the sun set in the west over the Craik Forest in the evening – both offer magnificent sights to see.
Dogs are welcome for a small fee, as long as they are on leads and cleaned up after.
3. Sauchope Links Holiday Park, Crail
The Kingdom of Fife is no stranger to stunning beaches, pretty coastal towns and bustling harbours, and Crail is no exception. Enjoy a stylish camping experience with dog-friendly beach huts overlooking the Fife coast, just minutes from the village of Crail. With your own fire pit, wood-fired hot tub and patio furniture, it is the picture-perfect location to unwind on a getaway with your pooch.
Nearby, St Andrews is the Home of Golf and is perfect for any keen golfers out there, as well as boasting an incredible sandy stretch of golden beach and blue waters to splash around in. Elsewhere, head out on a boat trip to the Isle of May. This National Nature Reserve has lots of hidden gems to explore including beautiful coves, historic attractions, delicious local cuisine and much more.
4. Suilven View Pod, Assynt
The perfect romantic setting for couples and your furry companion, book a delightful stay at the Suilven View Pod in the stunning Highlands. Located just 10 minutes from the beach and with hundreds of outdoor activities and incredible things to do on your doorstep, it is the ideal place to be for a dog-friendly stay in Scotland.
Relax and unwind in your own private hot tub, admire the scenic views around you, tuck into a home cooked BBQ on a summer’s night, and enjoy a tranquil break away in this peaceful corner of Scotland.
Up to 2 friendly, well-behaved dogs are allowed at Suilven View Pod.
5. Canna Campsite, Isle of Canna
Located off Scotland’s west coast, the Isle of Canna is part of the Small Isles, made up of the isles of Canna, Rum and Eigg, which are beautiful paradises to visit and stay. Venture on a trip over by ferry and enjoy a break at Canna Campsite. From just £12 per night, pitch your tent in your favourite spot and admire the magnificent views that surround you. You can also marvel at the breath-taking sun rises and sunsets that can be seen from the campsite too. There are WC and shower facilities on site, as well as a campfire area, picnic tables and water, bowls and towels provided for your pooch too.
Perfect for a family break, solo adventure or a trip with your friends, there is plenty to explore and enjoy across the island. From dozens of beaches to splash around , watersports to try and local cuisine to taste, to coastal walks and more.
6. Inchcailloch Bonnie Barn at Lennox of Lomond
Treat yourself to a luxurious getaway in the new Lennox of Lomond Bonnie Barns, complete with the finest contemporary interiors to create a stylish, cosy retreat that you and your canine companion will love. You can spend your time relaxing in your own private garden or sipping your favourite bottle of fizz in the hot tub, accompanied by magnificent views of Loch Lomond, whilst your pup can enjoy its welcome pack complete with doggy treats, a towel and poo bags, as well as there being a purpose-built doggy shower for cleaning up after all those muddy adventures.
Lennox of Lomond is a working farm so only one well behaved dog is allowed and must always be on a lead when out and about.
7. Trossachs Yurts
Perfect for a family break or even just a couple’s retreat with your furry friend, Trossachs Yurts offers a stay in traditional 18’ diameter yurts that are built from an authentic Kyrgyk design and local materials that create a warm and welcoming atmosphere. Choose from yurts Stuc a’Chroin, Ben Lomond or Ben Ledi, all of which provide a cosy, back to nature feel, complete with home comforts and soft furnishings, the sounds of wildlife on your doorstep, and hundreds of things to do and places to explore nearby.
The yurts are self-catering and off-grid but include mains water from a tap, a camping gas stove, a wood burning oven and a barbeque, giving you lots of options for cooking up a culinary storm. All crockery, cutlery and cooking utensils are included in the kitchen area. There is also a communal and well-equipped kitchen with a fridge, hot water, a small electric cooker and kettle. The two washroom facilities are close by, one of which is accessible.
8. Comrie Croft, Perthshire
You’ll have plenty of accommodation options to choose from at Comrie Croft! Nestled in the glorious Perthshire countryside, Comrie Croft offers a magical eco-camping experience, featuring some of the best, uninterrupted views in Scotland, as well as Nordic Katas for a quirky glamping getaway. Enjoy the gems of wild camping without actually wild camping with your own pitch, fire pit, expansive views, alongside facilities and hot showers. For the fire pits, you can bring your own firewood, buy logs onsite, or go foraging up in the High Wood for your own – just a 20-minute walk up the hill.
Why not try a glamping stay in one of seven unique handcrafted Nordic Kata tents? Fall asleep to the sound of owls and deer in the woodland, snuggle up by the wood-burning stove that will keep you warm no matter the weather, cook up tasty dishes on the outside fire pit, and access to the campsite facilities too.
Well-behaved and quiet dogs on a lead are very welcome, with a small £10 charge per dog.
9. Boutique Farm Bothies, Aberdeenshire
Enjoy a stay in a boutique bothy in the picturesque Aberdeenshire countryside where you and your pup will have a whole host of amazing attractions and places to explore on your doorstep. These individually designed bothies encourage guests to slow down their travels and soak up the authenticity and playful character the area has to offer. Situated on a working farm, experience true bothy life complete with a wood-fired hot tub, king-size beds with stargazing windows, a wood burning range cooker, a wood pellet pizza oven and much more to make your stay that bit more luxurious and enjoyable.
From magical coastlines, whisky, fishing, castles and more to uncover, you and your pooch won’t be lost for things to do whilst you’re here.
Pets are welcome for an extra £15 charge per dog per stay.
10. Islay Glamping Pods
Camp in style with added luxury at Islay Glamping Pods on the west coast of Scotland, just south of the Isle of Mull. The Isle of Islay is a stunning haven for wildlife, outdoor adventures and the perfect place to experience true island life and culture. Boasting unique, high quality, well-equipped pods, add a touch of luxury to your traditional camping experience, without losing the tranquillity of that back-to-nature experience, at Islay Glamping Pods. If you don’t want the hassle of assembling and packing away a tent, these glamping pods may be right up your street. With electricity, hot water and more privacy and security than a tent, these pods are ideal for stepping up your camping game.
Well behaved pets are welcome for an extra charge of £8 per stay.
11. Braewick Caravan park, Northmavine, Shetland
Set up camp with your canine companion and admire the dramatic scenery of Eshaness. Featuring cliffs, collapsed caves and blowholes, this ancient landscapes is an incredible place to stay and explore on your pet-friendly camping trip.
Braewick Caravan Park in Northmavine on Shetland offers up the ideal location to pitch your tent, with toilets and showers on site, laundry facilities, a café, and pitches for campervans and motorhomes too. Explore the sub-arctic slopes of Shetland’s highest peak, Ronas Hill, with your pooch, wander to the deserted fishing settlement of Fethaland or explore the many beaches and coastlines nearby, perfect for a splash in the sea.
12. Point of Ness Campsite, Stromness, Orkney
Situated on the shoreline overlooking Stromness, Point of Ness Campsite boasts a peaceful setting just a few minutes’ walk from the town centre and ferry terminal. Enjoy your morning coffee with a stunning view over the shoreline and the Hills of Hoy before venturing out to explore the countless amazing things to see and do across the Orkney Isle that you and your pup will love.
The campsite is on a firm, level, grassy site and is suitable for touring caravans, motorhomes and tents, with 42 pitches, 28 electric hook-up pitches, toilet and shower facilities on site, as well as washing up amenities too.
Pets are welcome by prior arrangement.
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