Scotland is a terrific glamping destination for a number of reasons, from the wonderful countryside to the famous tourist attractions and the local culture you can sample here.
A glamping trip in Scotland can be enjoyed in a number of different ways, with many sites offering a wide variety of types of accommodation and settings. If you are keen on checking out this special part of the UK on a trip soon then here are some of the best places you might like to consider.
The Scottish Highlands is such a vast region that it doesn’t seem quite right to try and cover it all in one section. There are many different areas here you could explore from your comfortable glamping base. For example, you could check out the lovely area around Loch Ness, take pictures of one of the most scenic ruined castles in the world and maybe even catch a glimpse of old Nessie. Alternatively, you could head up to fort William and try to get to the top of the UK’s biggest mountain, Ben Nevis. Even a long glamping trip here will leave you with lots to do on your next visit.
Dumfries and Galloway
This gentle and welcoming part of the country is starting to gain more glamping sites, making it an option well worth considering from now on. The lovely towns around this area all offer different treats, from the renowned food town of Castle Douglas to the Scotland’s national book town of Wigtown. Of course, any couple planning on making it a truly romantic break should head over the famous wedding town of Gretna Green and take a wander round the Old Blacksmith’s Shop.
Edinburgh and the Lothians
You might that a trip to city would be all about spending time in the big city. While the Scottish capital has a lot of exciting attractions, you could end up surprised at how much time you spend in the countryside. The Lothians region offer easy access to Edinburgh and lovely Fife is just across the Firth of the Forth as well. When you choose some time in the capital city you will find the spectacular castle, great shopping and a lot of authentic Scottish culture. Out in the countryside close to your campsite you could choose to see stunning Rosslyn Chapel, head to the coast or play a round or two of golf at one of the area’s many courses.
Glasgow and Ayrshire
As the biggest city in Scotland, it is no surprise to find that Glasgow doesn’t offer too many glamping possibilities within its borders. However, it is easy to get here from a number of other great destinations. For example, Loch Lomond is a marvellous place. It offers top class scenery and a tranquil setting but it is easy to get to Glasgow from here as well. Ayrshire is another option, with the home county of poet Robert Burns containing many pretty villages and great rail and bus links to Glasgow. If you choose to go to Glasgow you will find lots of theatres, parks and some of the best sporting events in the UK.