The northern and northwestern most part of Scotland is known as the Scottish Highlands, home to one of the most extensive areas of pure wilderness in the entire continent of Europe. From families camping and caravanning with their children to romantic couples longing for an intimate outdoor getaway, the Scottish Highlands are the ideal alternative to bed and breakfast accommodations, cabins, and cottages. Here are some of the best camping and caravanning of the Scottish Highlands.
photo by Ted and Jen
Glendaruel Caravan and Camping Park (Argyll, southwestern Highlands) – 22-acre award-winning park located in Argyll and situated in the heart of the Cowal Peninsula. The area is a sheltered glen that is bordered with numerous hills and is the home to a number of wildlife species such as the red squirrel.
Comrie Croft Campsite (Perthshire, Southeastern Highlands) – This is a tents-only camping area situated in the birch woodlands. Were it not for the hot showers available to campers, the area would be a totally undeveloped wilderness. You can bring your own tents or rent one of the Swedish katas (tents used by Laplanders).
Dalraddy Caravan and Campsite (Cairngorms, central Highlands) – situated within a short hike from the River Spey, this camping and caravanning area allows caravans, motor homes, tents, and trailer tents. This family park has a lot to keep a family busy during their stay and features electrical hookups, a launderette, and a licensed shop.
Riverside Caravan Park (Loch Ness, central Highlands) – the meandering Blackwater River borders the park while rolling hills overlook it. It is situated right in the heart of the Highlands and located in central Contin, the main village of the area, and less than 30 minutes from the Highlands capital city of Inverness. Campervans and tents are welcome.
Torvaig Campsite (Isle of Skye, western Highlands) – tents-only camping over 3 acres and 90 tent pitches available (18 have electrical hookups). The camping area features FREE showers with hair dryers, a laundry area complete with washers and driers as well as shaving sinks, and two separate toilet blocks.
Inver Caravan and Campsite (Sutherland, Northern Highlands)– The year-round camping area that is small yet friendly. It is located to the north of Dunbeath, Caithness. Just about every holiday-goer and vacationer is welcome here including caravans, motorhomes (any size), and tents. Dogs are also allowed. Whether you love cycling, hiking, motorbiking, or just lazing away your time outdoors, this is the camping area to consider in the northern Scottish Highlands.
As favorite vacation spots, most of the caravan sites and camping areas are seeing an increase of domestic and international tourism. Panoramic beauty, modern amenities and a place to unwind after the hustle and bustle of city life, these are some of the most popular sites in Scottish Highlands.
Hotels in Inverness
Mercure Inverness Hotel
Average Price: €88
Average Rating: 8
The Royal Highland Hotel
Average Price: €68
Average Rating: 7.4
Loch Ness Country House Hotel
Average Price: €74
Average Rating: 9.7