One way to explore Scotland’s incredible seascapes, towering mountains and vast landscapes is to hit the open road and tour the country at your own pace. Travelling around Scotland in a motorhome is a great way to uncover hidden gems, holiday on a budget, and explore a variety of locations in a short amount of time.
Across Scotland there are many caravan sites and holiday parks who welcome motorhome vehicles, featuring a range of facilities, amenities and services to make your stay all the more comfortable. It is important to plan ahead if you’re touring around Scotland – make sure you book in advance at a caravan site to ensure there is room for you. Don’t set up camp outwith a caravan site or designated overnight parking areas. This will help preserve Scotland’s natural landscape and reduce as much disruption to local resident areas as possible.
Here are some scenic spots to stay at on your motorhome holiday in Scotland.
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1. Linnhe Lochside Holidays, Fort William
If you are touring the Scottish Highlands, Linnhe Lochside Holidays is a great place to set up base. Situated in the glorious location of Lochaber in Fort William, it’s the perfect destination if you plan to have an action-filled break – after all, it is the Outdoor Capital of the UK. Featuring hard standing level pitches, a motorhome service point, shower and bath facilities and more, it’s the perfect park to suit everything from a VW camper to Winnebagos. The park’s pitches also offer plug ins for your camper and 10amp electricity too. Relax by the lochside, tuck into a picnic in the park, enjoy the nearby private beach and free fishing, or bring the dog along and enjoy lovely walks in the area.
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2. Linwater Caravan Park, Newbridge, West Lothian
Head just west of Scotland’s capital city and set up camp at Linwater Caravan Park in Newbridge. An ideal location if you fancy spending a few days, or longer, exploring all the sights of Edinburgh, but would like to relax in the tranquil countryside of West Lothian. The park offers 16amp electric hook-ups, hardstanding pitches, room for an extra car with no extra cost, as well as many good transport links for getting into the city.
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3. Aberfeldy Caravan Park, Perthshire
Also known as ‘Big Tree Country’ Perthshire is home to over 200,000 acres of woodland and is a spectacular place to be if you fancy a peaceful getaway in the outdoors. Aberfeldy Caravan Park will be your home from home with a wide range of facilities available to make your stay that bit cosier. Featuring 128 grass pitches, several disposal points, service point for motorhomes, electric hook ups and more. Well-behaved pets are also welcome. Located in a convenient spot just a 5-minute walk from the centre of Aberfeldy, there are plenty of local shops, cafés and bars within easy walking distance.
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4. Achindarroch Touring Park, Argyll
Situated near the small town of Duror in Argyll, Achindarroch Touring Park is the place to be if you’re touring the western gems of Scotland. From towering Ben Nevis and the iconic Glenfinnan Viaduct nearby, to Steall Waterfall, Inverlochy Castle and much more in the surrounding area, you won’t be lost for things to do here. Featuring hard standing pitches with electrical hook ups, camping pods, heated shower blocks, Wi-Fi access across the park, Calor Gas sales, service points, waste disposal points and more, this touring park has all the essentials you need, for your touring trip around Scotland.
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5. Blair Drummond Caravan Park, Stirling
Situated not far from Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park, Blair Drummond Caravan Park boasts a beautiful location featuring a variety of cosy accommodation, including facilities for your motorhome. Take a day trip to one of Scotland’s most famous locations and National Parks where you’ll be met with an exciting array of things to see, do and explore. From watersports on Loch Lomond, and scaling Ben Lomond, to taking a boat cruise out onto the loch, or just enjoying a relaxing lochside stroll and tucking into delicious local produce.
The caravan park offers grass pitches, service points, toilet and shower blocks, washing machine facilities for a small cost, BBQ areas and is dog-friendly so your pooch can enjoy your touring adventures too!
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6. Sundrum Castle Holiday Park, Ayr
Head south west to Ayr where Sundrum Castle Holiday Park awaits you. Surrounded by the stunning natural beauty of the Ayrshire countryside, immerse yourself in a scenic touring holiday with plenty of activities and things to do nearby. The holiday park comes equipped with all the facilities you need for you and your motorhome, from waste and water disposal points, shower and toilet blocks and a dishwashing area, to a selection of pitches with electric hooks ups, and more.
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7. Belhaven Bay Caravan Park, East Lothian
Situated within John Muir Country Park, Belhaven Bay Caravan Park offers the ideal location for exploring East Lothian. This 4-star quality assured holiday park provides accommodation for everyone, including plenty of fully serviced pitches for your caravan or motorhome. Complete with a fantastic range of pitches, toilet and shower facilities, a camper’s kitchen, chemical disposal points, disposal and recycling points, Wi-Fi and more, it’s the perfect pet-friendly spot on the map to stay in. Explore the nearby Belhaven Bay for a beautiful beach day out, or play a round or two of golf on one of the many courses and links in the area.
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8. Queensberry Bay Holiday Park, Dumfries & Galloway
Head to the Dumfriesshire coast for a glorious seaside break and a relaxing stay at Queensberry Bay Holiday Park. Choose from a range of grass serviced pitches or part serviced pitches for touring caravans or motorhomes, which include electric hook-ups in the cost. There are no additional charges for extra people or dogs either so bring the whole family and make memories you’ll cherish forever!
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9. Eyemouth Holiday Park, Scottish Borders
Located on the perfect vantage point overlooking the harbour and town, Eyemouth Holiday Park is a great spot to set up camp and enjoy the surrounding regions. Complete with waste and water disposal points, a water access point, shower and toilet blocks, baby changing areas, disabled bathroom and facilities, a launderette and more, it has all the facilities you need for a touring holiday in the south of Scotland.
Explore the nearby regions of the Scottish Borders and Dumfries & Galloway for hundreds of incredible things to see and do, as well as inspiring sights to see and fascinating history to uncover. Bring the whole family – pets are welcome too – and tour to your heart’s content.
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10. Lilliardsedge Holiday Park, Jedburgh
Nearby in the Scottish Borders, head to Lilliardsedge Holiday Park in Jedburgh for a glorious stay in this historic royal burgh. With 38 hard standing fully serviced pitches each with their own illuminated bollard and a 16amp electric hook up, the park is fully equipped to welcome you and your camper. The park also features facilities including toilet and shower blocks, dishwashing areas, grey water disposal areas, baby changing and more to make your stay as comfortable as possible.
Make use of the BBQ areas on those warmer summer days and the park is also pet-friendly, so bring your pooch along on your trip too. Explore the historic town of Jedburgh, peruse the colourful shops, try your hand with some outdoor activities, or explore the equally beautiful neighbouring towns of Selkirk and Hawick.
11. Fraserburgh Caravan Park, Aberdeenshire
Located by Fraserburgh’s beautiful sandy beach, enjoy a touring stay at the Fraserburgh Caravan Park. Offering 22 pitches with electric hook-up, free Wi-Fi, and toilet and shower blocks, it’s an ample choice if you’re looking to explore the gorgeous Aberdeenshire countryside. Dogs are welcome and the park is open from April – October.
Nearby, enjoy a round or two of golf at Fraserburgh Golf Club on their 9 and 18-hole courses, or let the kids run free at the play area just a 5-minute walk away.
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12. Glenbrittle Campsite, Isle of Skye
Scotland’s islands are unmatched! Our west coast is a magical spot on the map and with literally hundreds of islands to explore, you won’t be lost for something to do. Head to the Isle of Skye where the welcoming Glenbrittle Campsite offers RV pitches with electric hook-ups, a refurbished shower block, WC facilities, as well as an onsite shop and café offering freshly cooked food and essential camping equipment. Perched on the edge of the stunning Loch Brittle beach, the campsite boasts magnificent views of the Cuillin and loch – a beautiful location to wake up to a glowing sunrise.
13. Balranald Hebridean Holidays, Outer Hebrides
Immerse yourself in a Hebridean getaway with hundreds of incredible touring spots just waiting for you to explore. Balranald Hebridean Holidays features 15 hard standing pitches with electric hook-ups, 6 grass pitches, a modern heated toilet and shower block, as well as dishwashing facilities and free Wi-Fi.
The Outer Hebrides is otherworldly, with pristine beaches, roaring Atlantic waves, mesmerising scenery and centuries of history and culture to uncover. There is so much to do here you may have to extend your trip to fit it all in! From walking, cycling and watersports, to tasting local food & drink and experiencing elusive wildlife up close, there’s plenty to get involved in.
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14. Wick Caravan & Campsite, Caithness
Discover the northern corners of mainland Scotland with a trip to Caithness. Stay at the Wick Caravan and Campsite where you can set up camp with electric hook-up points, hardstanding pitches, toilet blocks and free showers, and dishwashing facilities. There are also motorhome waste points, gas for sale, and a small shop onsite too, so you’ll have everything you need to continue your touring trip. Dogs are welcome and there is Wi-Fi at the park too.
Take a trip back in time when you explore the Viking settlement of Wick. With dramatic ruins, clifftop walks and breathtaking scenery, it’s a must when visiting the area!
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The adventure doesn’t stop there! Scotland is home to dozens of touring parks and sites that would be more than happy to welcome you and your motorhome. Remember, #RespectProtectEnjoy and
- Follow the highway code
- Don’t block entrances or passing places
- Only empty chemical waste in designated areas
- Book ahead and plan your trip in advance.