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Top 5 caravan sites in Scotland

28 January 2015 ( 06 March 2020 )

Whether you're drawn to Scotland for its rugged mountain beauty, golfing opportunities or the chance to follow one of the many whisky trails, there are touring caravan sites to suit all tastes.

Glenfinnan Viaduct, near Fort William
Glenfinnan Viaduct, near Fort William, is best known as part of the Hogwarts Express route in the Harry Potter films

Here are our suggestions for some of the top caravan sites in Scotland.

Woodland Gardens, Fife

"You came in search of a peaceful site, where children don’t run riot. You found this perfect spot in Fife, right size, right quality and quiet."

So proclaims this compact but welcoming adults only camp on the road to St Andrews, (The Open was last there in July 2015), overlooking the sandy beach of Largo Bay. The home of golf is a 12-mile walk away along the Fife Coastal Path, and if you fancy a round there are links courses close by.

Dogs are welcome.

Open: March 27 – end of October

Prices per night: From £19 low; £23 mid; £25 high 

Visit:; 01333 360 319

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Glen Nevis Caravan & Camping Park, Fort William

This wonderful 1,000-acre site wood-and-river site boasts its own herd of Highland cattle who probably won’t be in as much awe as you of the spectacular views of Ben Nevis and its surrounding mountains. There are four fields set aside for caravans and motorhomes and it’s a dream location for walkers and climbers.

Muggles who fancy a less challenging time of it are welcome to join the Jacobite Steam Train between June and September along the rail line featured in the Harry Potter films, which will appeal to the kid in all of us.

Wi-Fi can be purchased on site at £2 per hour, £5 per day or £20 per week.

Open: March 13 – November 5

Price per night: From £19.50

Visit; 01397 702 191

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Muasdale Holiday Park, Argyll

Overlooking the Atlantic, the caravan park boasts views of the isles of Gigha, Islay and Jura – and sunsets to die for. 

A ferry service can take you island hopping, and while the site facilities are limited, you can find all you want in the nearby village. 

So just build a sandcastle, go canoeing in the Atlantic, or take a leisurely walk along the Kintyre (bet you can’t avoid the Paul McCartney earworm). Or simply go and talk to the seals.

Open: April 1 – October 30

Prices per night: It's under new ownership; prices haven’t been set yet so please call or email for details.

Visit; 01583 421559

Broom Fisheries, Annan

Just a few miles north of the border on the Solway coast, this is a fantastic site for anglers and nature lovers alike. Catering for adults only and set in a 200-acre private estate, it’s renowned for its on-site coarse and match fishing. For those interested specifically in coarse fishing, the caravan and campsite is situated just 100 metres from the bank side.

A Site of Special Scientific Interest, Broom’s incredible variety of native and visiting birdlife attracts twitchers as well as fishing folk, while deer, otters and foxes are among the wilder residents.

Do take advice from the site on how to get there as it’s not that satnav friendly.

Open: Year-round.

Price per night: From £17. Camping and caravanning club membership number required.

Visit; 01461 700386

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Myrus Holiday Park, Aberdeenshire

Lead on, MacDuff – it’s the small town where this excellent touring adults only caravan site is located, on Banff Bay. Family owned, with Thistle tourist awards, there has been considerable investment in the site facilities in recent years.

Away from the caravan park, you can explore the busy coastline by foot, car or by boat from MacDuff harbour, sightseeing along the Moray Firth (fishing trips are available, weather permitting). The fishing towns of Peterhead and Fraserburgh are within driving distance and the local catch will make a refreshing change from the usual BBQ burgers. There are the inevitable golf courses within niblick range.

Open: March 1 - October 31

Prices: On application


Please note that all prices and opening times are correct at time of writing. Always check beforehand.

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