9 most beautiful campsites in Scotland

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Endless vastness, a breathtaking mountain landscape, charming villages and magical castles – this is Scotland! Experience absolute freedom on the road and explore the Highlands or travel along the Wild Coast. In addition to our travel tips and highlights for a holiday with a Campervan in Scotland, we’ve collected the 9 most beautiful campsites in Scotland that you should visit while travelling through this simply compelling country.

 

 

9 most beautiful campsites in Scotland
9 most beautiful campsites in Scotland

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Campsites in Scotland – These are our 9 highlights

 

Have you found the perfect Campervan, you are ready for your adventure? Great! Then let’s get started with our favourite 9 campsites in Scotland. From camping right on the beach, to visiting the famous Loch Ness and the perfect campsite for Harry Potter lovers, there is something in it for everyone.

1. Culzean Castle, Ayrshire

 

The Culzean Castle campsite is located directly on the grounds of the fairytale castle of the same name. It offers stunning views of the sea, which lies directly at the foot of Culzean Castle and the Isle of Arran. The sunsets here are just gorgeous, and the beach right below the castle is perfect for lazy afternoons.

Campsite facilities
  • Pitches with electric hook-ups
  • Hardstanding pitches and grass pitches
  • Motorhome Service Point
  • Dogs are welcome
  • Designated dog walk
9 most beautiful campsites in Scotland
9 most beautiful campsites in Scotland

2. Dingwall, Highlands

 

If you’re a hiker, the Scottish Highlands are probably one of your dream destinations in the UK. The Camping and Caravanning Club Dingwall campsite is the perfect base for exploring the Highlands, with the Dingwall Heritage Trail close by. The campground is located near the Cromarty Firth and invites you to explore the Black Isle. Here you can watch the wildlife in the forest and even spot dolphins on the coast.

Campsite facilities
  • Pitches with electric hook-ups
  • Hardstanding pitches and grass pitches
  • Motorhome Service Point
  • Dogs are welcome
9 most beautiful campsites in Scotland
9 most beautiful campsites in Scotland

3. Campsites in Scotland – Glencoe

 

The Glencoe campsite is situated at the foot of the Scottish mountains and is also perfect for hiking. During a boat trip on Loch Linnhe you can enjoy the great panoramic view particularly well. Glencoe is also a big highlight if you’re a Harry Potter fan! The campsite is a perfect base for taking a ride on the Jacobite Steam Train, known in the films as the Hogwarts Express. The journey on the steam locomotive is one of the most beautiful in the world and leads, among other things, across the famous Glenfinnan Viaduct.

Campsite facilities
  • 100 pitches with electric hook-up
  • Hardstanding pitches and grass pitches
  • Motorhome Service Point
  • Dogs are welcome
  • Designated dog walk
  • Shop for convenience goods
9 most beautiful campsites in Scotland
9 most beautiful campsites in Scotland

4. Loch Ness Shores

 

Would you like to join us on the “hunt” for the Loch Ness Monster? Then Loch Ness Shores campsite is your next stop! This campground offers great panoramic views of the lake and surrounding mountains and is situated on the quiet south coast near Foyers. It’s easy to visit historic villages such as Fort Augustus and Drumnadrochit from here, and stop by the famous Urquhart Castle ruins. Who knows, Nessie might even say hello while you’re walking by! What is particularly great is that this is an environmentally friendly campsite that uses green technologies.

Campsite facilities
  • Pitches with electric hook-up
  • Hardstanding pitches and grass pitches
  • Dogs are welcome
  • Designated dog walk
  • Shop for convenience goods
  • Kid’s playground
9 most beautiful campsites in Scotland
9 most beautiful campsites in Scotland

5. Campsite in Scotland – Milarrochy Bay

 

The Milarrochy Bay campsite is popular with hikers, as not only the West Highland Way hiking trail starts almost directly in front of the site, but it is also gorgeously located right at the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park. North of Milarrochy Bay rises the highest mountain in the region, Ben Lomond, above the clouds.

Campsite facilities
  • 100 pitches with electric hook-up
  • Hardstanding pitches and grass pitches
  • Dogs are welcome
  • Designated dog walk
  • Shop for convenience goods
  • Kid’s playground
9 most beautiful campsites in Scotland
9 most beautiful campsites in Scotland

6. Campsites in Scotland – Oban

 

Number six of our best campsite in Scotland is the Oban campground! Tucked away and secluded on the west coast of Scotland, Oban itself is dubbed the “Seafood Capital”. But that’s not all, because the campsite location itself is quite unique. In the middle of a large vegetable garden, surrounded by a Victorian wall, you are close to nature here. Best part of it all: you can also take ferry trips to the Western Isles from Oban.

Campsite facilities
  • 75 pitches with electric hook-up
  • Hardstanding pitches and grass pitches
  • Motorhome Service Point
  • Dogs are welcome
  • Designated dog walk
  • Shop for convenience goods
9 most beautiful campsites in Scotland
9 most beautiful campsites in Scotland

7. Isle of Skye

 

The Skye campsite is situated right by Loch Greshornish, on the beautiful Isle of Skye. Apart from the fact that the Isle of Skye is a paradise for all hikers and stargazers, you are also very close to nature here on this campground. Cute Highland cattle and sheep graze right next to this campsite, and you can even spot seals while you’re on a boat trip. Additionally, Dunvegan Castle is worth a visit to the west coast of the Island.

Campsite facilities
  • Pitches with electric hook-up
  • Hardstanding pitches and grass pitches
  • Motorhome Service Point
  • Dogs are welcome
  • Designated dog walk
  • Shop for convenience goods
9 most beautiful campsites in Scotland
9 most beautiful campsites in Scotland

8. Tarland by Deeside, Cairngorms National Park

 

If you are already on the road in Scotland, then you should of course also stop by the Cairngorms National Park. The Tarland by Deeside campsite is right by the National Park and surrounded by historic countryside and prehistoric sites. From here you can start trips to Balmoral Castle or the Royal Lochnagar Distillery Visitor Center.

Campsite facilities
  • Pitches with electric hook-up
  • Hardstanding pitches and grass pitches
  • Motorhome Service Point
  • Dogs are welcome
  • Designated dog walk
  • Shop for convenience goods
  • Battery charging station
9 most beautiful campsites in Scotland
9 most beautiful campsites in Scotland

9. Campsites in Scotland – Rosemarkie

 

The last of our 9 best campsites in Scotland leads you right to the beach. Yes, you heard that right, a beach holiday in Scotland! The Rosemarkie campground is nestled in rolling hills on the Black Isle, right on the edge of a crescent-shaped bay with a beach of the same name. Here you also have the chance to watch dolphins! Just start a boat tour from the harbour in Avoch or Cromarty. Additionally, the surrounding area is also ideal for hiking. Discover mystical waterfalls and spot migratory birds at Munlochy Bay.

Campsite facilities
  • Grass pitches with electric hook-up
  • Dogs are welcome
  • Designated dog walk
9 most beautiful campsites in Scotland
9 most beautiful campsites in Scotland

We have reached the end of our journey and hope that these beautiful campsites in Scotland have inspired you to take a Motorhome road trip to explore the countryside! Let yourself be enchanted by the unique nature and the rough coast of Scotland. Looking for more inspiration for a camping holiday? Check out these articles:

 


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