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5 of the best: the holiday parks in Scotland you just have to experience

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There’s nothing quite like a break in Scotland to make you feel better in body and soul.

Holiday parks across the country offer you a chance to reconnect with yourself and enjoy all that the great outdoors has to offer. They’re situated in idyllic parts of the countryside where fresh air and stunning views are in abundance. There’s no shortage of activities to partake in either.

But where should you pick for your next adventure?

We’ve put together a list of some of the best holiday parks in Scotland. They’re places that will let you relax, unwind and truly make the most of our beautiful country.

Chill out at Crakaig Loth Campsite

Beach by Crakaigloth Campsite, one of the best holiday parks in Scotland.

Crakaig Loth Campsite is the perfect base to explore Helmsdale and the Highlands.

The laid-back attitude to choosing your own pitch on arrival ensures that you will enjoy a stress-free time from the moment you arrive.

Allowing you to enjoy the magnificent views and hopefully catch some sun on the lovely sandy beach, this whole section of Sutherland coast is one big stretch of golden sands. It’s located on the NC500 trail just outside of the village of Brora with a spectacular sandy beach.

Crakaig Seaside Caravan Site, also known as Crakaig Loth Campsite, offers campers a semi-wild feel camping experience with the comforts of a toilet and shower block.

Be aware to access this site you must pass through a rather narrow tunnel, so it’s only really suitable for smaller campervans.

Pitches are set on the grass and within the dunes looking out towards the stunning beach and North Sea.

From the site, you can wild-swim, take a long walk along the coast or relax and enjoy the peaceful surroundings.

Nearby you will find the village of Brora which has pubs, shops, restaurants and is home to the recently re-opened Brora Distillery (Clynelish Distillery is also located within Brora).

Campfires are permitted within the grass and the beach where you can cook up some local seafood or just roast some marshmallows.

You can find out more on Crakaig Loth Campsite’s Facebook page.

You’re always welcome at Evelix Pods

Cabins at Evelix Pods holiday park in Dornoch, Scotland.

Enjoy a warm Highland welcome and stay in a cosy and comfy Glamping Pod near the Dornoch Firth.

Evelix Pods is situated on a peaceful croft with plenty outside space and lovely views of the surrounding hills.

The pods are fully equipped with all you would need for a holiday, whether it’s a couple of days or a week. They are situated outside Dornoch on land adjacent to the A9, an ideal location as a base for days out to explore further north and west.  They are only a five-minute walk away to the nearest licensed restaurant.

Dornoch, unique with its world-class golf course, glorious beach and charming town, is a perfect holiday destination.

Stroll along the sea, explore the local pubs and cafés, play a round of golf
or check out the famous landmarks around the city.

The park is also on one of the most iconic coastal touring routes in Europe, if not the world! The North Coast 500 satisfies your hunger for freedom and scenic landscapes, mystical castles, cliffs and hidden beaches!

For more information go to Evelix Pods’ website.

Get back to nature at Resipole Farm Holiday Park

Resipole Farm Holiday Park

For almost 50 years, Resipole Farm Holiday Park has been welcoming visitors and holidaymakers looking to explore the natural beauty Ardnamurchan has to offer.

Everyone is welcome to stay at Resipole Farm where there is a range of self-catered accommodation.

Resipole Farm is a working farm situated on the shores of Loch Sunart, with stunning views in every direction to enjoy.

The owners are proud that their site is a haven for wildlife, and throughout your stay here, you may see red deer, eagles, seals, porpoises and otters. It’s also in the prime location for enjoying the beauty of the loch and hiking on Ben Resipole.

Resipole Farm is also home to the Resipole Studios Fine Art Gallery, where you can enjoy ever-changing and exclusive exhibitions all year round.

Staff are dedicated to ensuring you have the best experience possible, and the team work hard to ensure everything’s just right.

For more information about visit Resipole Farm Holiday Park website.

Enjoy wild camping with a twist at South Whittlieburn Farm

South Whittlieburn Farm

South Whittlieburn Farm is a family run campsite and farm near Largs on the west coast of Scotland.

The owners moved there in April 2019 and have worked tirelessly to improve and update the new family venture.

The farm, campsite and touring caravan as well as motorhome site are run by Katie and Chris alongside their three sons, Myles, Marcus and Max. They all bring their unique personalities and strengths to the popular site.

They love seeing their site with tents of all shapes and sizes! They aim to offer an experience that is similar to wild camping but with the luxury of hot showers and toilets a short stroll away.

The park is not regimented in terms of where you pitch your tent, which enables people to camp where they like!

If glamping is more your thing, there is a luxury bell tent with hot tub to hire and a truck on site offering fresh coffee and hot food called Pitch Up an’ Pig Out.

An added bonus for the campers is the park does not allow cars on the actual pitches to provide a safe environment for children to run and play freely and also to provide quiet later on in the evening.

Katie and Chris hope you enjoy your stay with them and enjoy the lovely piece of Scotland that they are lucky enough to call home.

You can find out more at South Whittlieburn Farm’s website.

An idyllic park nestled under a blaze of red turrets

Thirlestane one of the best holiday parks in Scotland.

Thirlestane Castle Caravan Park is a four-star park, beautifully situated in the Scottish Borders, within the Estate of Thirlestane Castle and by the winding river Leader. Where else can you wake up with a castle as your neighbour?

If you love walking, cycling, fishing, riding, historic houses, shopping in Edinburgh or just quality family time, then Thirlestane Castle Caravan park is the perfect place for you.

The Park caters for holiday home owners, tourers and campers and provides visitors with a spectacular base from which to explore the many attractions of the Scottish Borders.

It is within walking distance of the local town, Lauder, where you will find pubs, restaurants and shops.

Thirlestane Castle Caravan park is undergoing an exciting development. The park is expanding and offers you the opportunity to purchase your perfect holiday home on a historical site with beautiful charm.

If you are looking for a new site for your holiday home in the beautiful surroundings of Lauderdale, Thirlestane would welcome the opportunity to show you the new development as well as the castle and grounds.

For more information go to Thirlestane Castle Caravan Park’s website.