If Scotland is not on your bucket list for a campervan roadtrip, it should be added immediately. Scotland's immense beauty renders it the ideal location for your next holiday, and the perfect place to go camping. Imagine watching the sun rise and set across those vast mountains and forests, watching the reflection of it across the loch. Using our site, finding a motorhome to rent in Scotland will take mere minutes, and then you’ll just be planning where to go! We’ve decided to make that easier for you as well, by providing our pick of the best sites in Scotland for you to stay with your motorhome. Read on for our top 7!
Coldingham Bay Leisure Park
ts seaside escape is a mere 10 minutes from the award-winning Coldingham Sands, where you can enjoy a variety of watersports, including kayaking, diving and bodyboarding. Set in the scenic coastal village of Coldingham on the Berwickshire coast of Scotland, it is the ideal spot for seaside getaways and family trips. The site features a playground, games room, bar and supermarket. Enjoy a wonderful day at the beach surfing or just relaxing with a good book, and then return to Coldingham Bay Leisure Park to barbecue or roast marshmallows on a campfire, before tucking in under the starry Scottish sky. If you’re looking for a day out whilst there, visit the St.Abbs Head National Nature Reserve to witness the true beauty of Scotland or take a boat tour to see this magnificent coast the way it should be seen.
Drummohr Caravan Park
If you’ve come to Scotland to see the popular city of Edinburgh, then this campsite is the perfect place for you to rest your tired travelling head. A mere twenty minutes’ drive to Princes Street, with a local bus to Edinburgh leaving every ten minutes, you could not find a decent motorhome campsite closer. The location gets even better, as it is also close to the hikes of East Lothian countryside, so you can take a day off from the bustling city to reconnect with your surroundings. This well maintained site is highly spacious, allowing you the choice of staying with your group or venturing to others to socialise. It not only features a playground to distract the children, but a hot tub for the parents to treat themselves in. Soak away your stress in this beautiful haven!
Loch Lomond Holiday Park
A trip to Scotland cannot be complete until you’ve visited a Loch. If Loch Ness is a bit too mainstream for you, then give Loch Lomond a try! The Loch Lomond Holiday Park is nestled away in this lush hideaway. The campsite is easy to reach with the A82, yet once you’ve arrived you’re totally hidden from the bustle of daily life and traffic. There is easy access to the site’s private jetty and small sandy beach. The site is close to the Trossachs National Park, which was Scotland’s first national park and includes a wide array of mountains, forests and lochs. You can go cruising on one of the many lakes in a historic steamship, rent a canoe or kayak, go climbing or explore the aerial adventure park! After a full day out, return to the Loch Lomond Holiday Park and either chill in the communal lounge and play a board game with your kids or other travellers, or retreat back to your motorhome for a relaxing evening with the sounds of nature filling your ears.
Glendaruel Caravan Park
One of the most rural motorhome campsites in Scotland is the Glendaruel Caravan Park, located 30 minutes from Dunoon and on the Cowal Peninsula. The rural nature of this site is what makes it so perfect, as it is truly the perfect escape from our modern day stressors and materialistic needs. The views here are unbeatable, surrounded by mature woodland. This site is the perfect stop before exploring Argyll and the Isles, or a base camp whilst day trips are made. Despite its’ rural location, the site is equipped with all the sanitary buildings you require, including a laundry area to wash those sweaty hiking clothes! After a full day travelling, the hosts of this campsite recommend a trip to Loch Fyne Oyster Bar. Just because we’re keeping it minimalist, doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy some delicious local delicacies!
Machrihanish Holiday Park
If you’re looking for motorhome sites in Scotland to let you explore the Kintyre, look no further than Machrihanish Holiday Park. The Kintyre is an extremely long and narrow peninsula, featuring a rugged and incredibly beautiful coastline. From this campsite you can make numerous trips to explore this magnificent area, such as hiking, biking or taking a boat out. The site offers kitchen facilities, including a freezer and microwave, allowing you to expand on your culinary options. With a supermarket and launderette on site, you’ll be living in luxury during your stay. Golf enthusiasts will be thrilled to hear that the campsite overlooks the historic Machrihanish Golf Club and is close to the Machrihanish Dunes golf club. You’ll even get a discount on green fees as another perk of staying at this wonderful site. Following a round of golf, stroll over to meet the rest of your family at the Old Clubhouse bar and restaurant, which serves hearty pub favorites and Scottish cuisine. Will you brave a taste of some traditional haggis?
Aberfeldy Caravan Park
Trying to find motorhome campsites in Scotland that were once home to the famed poet Robert Burns? We found one for you! Robert Burns did indeed live on the land that has now been transformed into this caravan park. The Aberfeldy Caravan Park is a green rural getaway with stunning scenery and plenty of open space. Situated next to the River Tay, you can spend your days fishing, hiking and biking in this picturesque paradise. This site is situated in Aberfeldy, Scotland’s first Fairtrade town, and thus a trip to the market is necessary whilst here! Aberfeldy is also renowned for its whisky, so go for a tasting at one of the many distilleries (which often provide tours too!) and get a bottle to take home as a souvenir. Looking for something a bit more peaceful in town? Pop over to Aberfeldy Watermill, a bookshop, cafe and gallery housed in a listed former watermill.
Rosetta Holiday Park
Are you searching for motorhome sites in Scotland that are pet-friendly, kid-friendly and retail-friendly? Then Goboony has got you covered! This campsite is situated in Peebles, next to Glentress Forest. Peebles was named Top Independent Retailing Town in Scotland, with great prices to reduce the buyers guilt! It is also known for having numerous festivals and artsy attractions, providing something for everyone. The nearby River Tweed is internationally famous for salmon fishing, with the Peebles town motto and crest even featuring three salmon jumping out of the water. The forest next to the campsite features over 50 miles of mountain bike trails, ensuring you’ll have plenty to explore. The campsite itself is a haven for children, with a vast playground to keep them entertained. Parents will be entertained as well, through the free evening entertainment provided during weekends - did someone mention karaoke?
And there you have it, seven campsites scattered across Scotland, just waiting for you and your van to pull up. The range in locations and styles should ensure there is something for everyone. And why limit yourself to just one? Make a road trip out of it and try and catch several, Scotland is too beautiful to not be explored fully!
Written by Fleurine Tideman