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Camping in Scotland

Camping in Scotland

Scotland is a true camping paradise, whether with a tent, RV or caravan. Make your way to Scotland and experience the breathtaking landscapes up close. The drive along the diverse coast up to the famous Highlands is especially recommended. In Scotland you will find a wide choice of campsites for every type of holiday. Whether you are looking for an active family vacation or a relaxing break, you can be sure that there is a perfect place for your next vacation!

Pitches for campers

Classic pitches - which as in Germany or France are reserved for motorhomes with electricity or even water connections - are rare in Scotland. Public parking is sometimes provided with the sign "No overnight parking", meaning you can't leave your motorhome here. However, those who leave the tourist routes and travel to more isolated areas or to the islands should usually find a place to stay. Public toilets are available in almost all villages. Wildcamping is generally allowed in Scotland - but the owner should be asked for a private plot.

Wild camping in Scotland

For spontaneous campers who would like to be flexible and rather stay for themselves, there is the possibility of "Wild Camping" in Scotland. This form of accommodation is allowed, but linked to various rules, which the Scottish Outdoor Access Code describes:

  • Small groups are allowed to pitch their tents in the same place for 2-3 days
  • Any garbage must be removed and the space left as clean as it was found
  • Wildcamping does not include private houses, gardens, farms and fields

There are special rules for RVs and caravans:

  • The vehicle may be parked up to 15 yards (14 meters) from the road
  • For security, the consent of the respective landowner should be obtained

Camping in the Lowlands

Explore the lowlands of Scotland individually with your own motorhome. If you choose a camping trip in the land of tartan and bagpipes, the Lowlands are the perfect starting point. The relatively flat hilly landscape around southern and central Scotland is very popular with campers. As the scene of many battles, especially the region around the Scottish Borders carries a bloody past with it. But also many romantic castles and palaces are in the area. On the west and east coast countless campsites wait directly on the water with sea view.

Camping in the Highlands

If you drive further north, we recommend you to spend a few nights in the most beautiful and, above all, the largest lake in Scotland - Loch Lomond. In Alexandria, a city on the south bank, try the specially made whiskey. A visit to the distillery is certainly worthwhile. Another camping recommendation for Scotland is the Cairngorm National Park, which incidentally is the largest in the country. In the center of the Highlands, at Loch Ness, stay in close proximity to the most famous sea monster in the world. Park your motorhome at one of the many campsites and enjoy the region on sporting hiking trips to the mountains.