5 Best Campsites in the Scottish Highlands

September 26, 2019 in Destinations, Scotland & Campsites

Release your imagination and let’s dream about the best holiday in one of the most beautiful places in the UK. Think about the most mind-blowing landscapes, endless skies, dramatic mountainscapes and more. Go wild and picture the dolphins dancing along the coast. What did we miss to make it even more perfect? Oh! Those historical castles and romantic escapes, recreating the love stories of the centuries. I know, it sounds like heaven right? Get your kit ready because we have found this heaven for you. Camping in the scottish highlands is the adventure that awaits you, and we will help by finding you the best of these Scottish campsites. 

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1. Red Squirrel Campsite Glencoe

Get the family together and head out this summer to Red Squirrel Campsite in the beautiful Glencoe to discover Scotland wildlife. This friendly family campsite has an excellent location, being only one mile away from the breathtaking Lost Valley Trail and a quarter mile from the attractive building of Glencoe Visitor Centre where you can visit the “Living on the Edge” exhibition, and enjoy the woodland walks. 

Best feature: Stay refreshed and go swimming in the River Coe alongside the campsite, followed by a hot shower in the spotlessly clean facilities of the site.  When the night falls you can keep warm and share stories with your family around a campfire built in the provided fire pit.

Suited for: This social campsite is perfect for your next family trip. The kids will get rid of their Ipads and enjoy playing in nature and making friends between the stream and trees. The spacious pitches will allow you to bring the family pet, and ensure privacy for cosy evenings together as a family.

Price: starts from £12.50 per night. Keep in mind that the campsite accept cash payment only!

GPS: 56.670018, -5.070615 

Glencoe, Argyll PH49 4HX, UK

2. Clachtoll Beach Campsite

If you want to be amazed and realise the real meaning of marine life then Clachtoll Beach Campsite is the place for you! At this environmentally friendly campsite, you’ll witness everything from dolphins, seals, otters, and even minke whales passing along the coast. Not to mention the wildlife as the woodlands of the area are home to badgers, deer and plenty of plants and flowers.   

Best feature: Be ready for an active holiday! At this campsite you can partake in a variety of watersports such as bodyboarding, sailing and water skiing. Apart from the numerous sporting activities you can find here, camping in the Scottish highlands must include a bit of history. So, lace up your walking shoes on and start from the nearby Stoer Head Lighthouse that was built in 1870, then walk to the Old Man of Stoer .Whether you are a climber or not, this sea-stack is worth it for the 200 feet high spectacular view of the rugged coastal scenery. And another bonus of this walk is that it is the best in Assynt for spotting whales and dolphins. 

Suited for: The smell of fresh sea air in the early morning, the surrounding quiet beach and the sounds of the waves gently crashing, ensure this fabulous campsite exactly what couples need to celebrate their love, or to simply reconnect again away from the world.    

Price: starts from £10 per night.

GPS: 58.190890, -5.334734 

134 Clachtoll, Lairg IV27 4JG, UK

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3. Loch Ness Shores Camping and Caravanning Club Site

On the quieter southern shore, near the village of Foyer, the most famous of Scotland’s lochs will be your backdrop at Loch Ness Shores Camping and Caravanning Club Site. With a variety of fabulous pitches to choose from, this campsite has first class views and a desirable location. It features direct access to the shoreline, mountains behind, and close proximity to some of the most magical historical places around, such as the amazing Urquhart Castle and the town and village of Fort Augustus and Drumnadrochit.       

Best feature: The friendly staff and excellent service will definitely be the highlight of your stay. The facilities of the campsite are designed to give you the best camping experience, including battery charging facilities, washing machines, an on-site shop, and much more. And they certainly didn’t forget about the little ones with a safe play area, and ball games available for them.        

Suited for: If you are planning to head out this summer with friends, then this Scottiish campsite is your ideal destination to explore the highlands. Within a short distance of Loch Ness, hike up with your friends to the magnificent Falls of Foyer that plummets over 165 feet and enjoy the outstanding view. Visit the Loch Ness centre and exhibition that opened over 30 years ago and discover the environment of Loch Ness. 

Price: starts from £8.65 per night .

GPS: 57.255218, -4.500317

Monument Park Lower, Foyers, Inverness IV2 6YH, UK    

4. Bunroy Park Self Catering Lodges and Campsite: 

At Bunroy Park you can expect a warm welcome from the friendly staff running this site. This family-run campsite in the highlands is a real gem. It will allow you to enjoy the amazing nature of the highlands given its close proximity to the gorgeous River Spean, and the spectacular mountains of the Nevis Range.

Best feature: This campsite is the ideal destination for those seeking an outdoorsy holiday. Live the adventure at the outdoor activities hub of Fort William which is only a 20 minutes drive. After all the excitement there you can return to a hot shower at the site, and relaxing in the evening with the excellent Wifi provided from the campsite and sharing the best moments with your friends.      

Suited for: At this well-maintained campsite you will get the family holiday you dreamed of. Children will love to play on the spacious pitch and spotting the many rabbits running around, while you can enjoy some peace and quiet and perhaps even a spot of fishing. All followed by coming together as a family to the sizzling sound of the BBQ.

Price: starts from £16 per night. 

GPS: 56.885188, -4.834025

Roy Bridge, Fort William PH31 4AG, UK

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5. Caolasnacon Caravan & Camping Park

Coalasacon Caravans and Camping Park is a little cosy campsite located within a few miles of the highlands paradise of Glencoe, and just next to the amazing Kinlochleven. Surrounded by stunning mountain scenery, and only 3 miles away from the infamous massacre. At this campsite you will find the free spirit of camping that you've been searching for. Head into the mountains and go climbing, biking or hiking, only a short distance from the campsite.

Best feature: For a competitive price, Caolasnacon will offer you the highland holiday you always wanted. The amazing view will soak away your stress, leaving you excited for a day of exploring the famed Scottish Highlands..

Suited for: If you are looking for a weekend to yourself then head to this campsite to enjoy water skiing and other watersports .Here you can enjoy the stretch of water between Kinlochleven to Glencoe, to practice your favorite watersports and meet people who share the same passion.      

Price: starts from £22 per night.

GPS: 56.701602, -5.040534

Caolasnacon, Kinlochleven PH50 4RJ, UK

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So pack your bags and head to this magical destination, and explore it for yourself. Find a campervan with Goboony and discover the adventure that will knock your socks off!