Campsites in Scotland
Scotland is surely the home of camping. It’s one of the only places in the UK where wild camping is still legal and it’s awash with good campsites. We at Cool Camping have been touring the Scottish roads, from Highlands to Lowlands, east coast to western isles, in order to bring you the very best campsites in Scotland. Below is a collection of our favourite Scottish campsites and, within, you’re sure to find a real mix. There’s something in Scotland for every type of camper. From luxurious glamping sites on remote Scottish islands to family-friendly campsites in the most popular locations. Whatever the campsite, we’re confident that all of those you find here will have a certain something that puts a smile on your face and keeps you returning to Scotland for future camping holidays. Planning a trip to Scotland? Pick a campsite from our list below and we’re sure you won’t regret it…
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North Rhinns Camping Dumfries And Galloway
North Rhinns CampingDumfries And Galloway
Glengyre Cottage, near Leswalt, Stranraer, Wigtownshire, Dumfries and Galloway DG9 0RG
Back-to-basics camping near Scotland’s wildly beautiful south-west coast.
Greenhillock Glamping, Lower Greenhillock, Kirkbuddo, Forfar, Angus
Glamping and camping in five gorgeous acres of wild flower meadow in Eastern Scotland.
Lickisto Blackhouse Isle Of Harris
Lickisto BlackhouseIsle Of Harris
1 Lickisto, Isle of Harris HS3 3EL
Owners Harvey and John really make this place a delight. Providing freshly baked bread, wonderful company and waterside campfires.
Ormsaigberg, Kilchoan, Acharacle PH36 4LL
A geographical beauty where you can forget the harsh realities of life and remember what it is you’re living for.
Rothiemurchus Estate, Coylumbridge, Nr. Aviemore, Inverness-shire PH22 1QH
Trees, trees, trees. Oh the trees!… Perfect for working on your Tarzan impression.
Fidden Farm Isle Of Mull
Fidden FarmIsle Of Mull
Knockvologan Road, Nr Fionnphort, Isle of Mull PA66 6BN
Fidden stays true to meaning of “getaway”. Insanely idyllic, you will find yourself too mesmorised by the views to care about anything else.
Comrie Croft Perthshire
Braincroft, Crieff, Perthshire PH7 4JZ
Modern camping in Scotland at its finest, perfect and peaceful for all the family. Best part? Tipi-style tents!
Balloch O' Dee Dumfries And Galloway
Balloch O' DeeDumfries And Galloway
Balloch O’ Dee Campsite, Kirkcowan, Newton Stewart, Wigtownshire, Dumfries & Galloway, DG8 0ET
With horses for neighbours and chickens for playmates, Balloch O’ Dee campsite is the kind of site for rural-loving campers in need of space and stargazing opportunities.
Caolasnacon Caravan & Camping Park Argyll
Caolasnacon Caravan & Camping ParkArgyll
Kinlochleven, Argyll, PH50 4RJ
A little hidden lochside haven with some of the best scenery in Europe and yet still in close proximity to the ever needed creature comforts.
Sands Wester Ross
Sands Caravan and Camping, Gairloch, Wester Ross IV21 2DL
Pack your wetsuit, and get water happy, but stop and look at the breath-taking sand dunes on the way.
Roulotte Retreat Scottish Borders
Roulotte RetreatScottish Borders
Roulotte Retreat, Bowden, Melrose, The Scottish Borders TD6 0SU
Relax and deep breathe in a yoga teacher’s dreamy caravan of love.
Kinloch Isle Of Skye
KinlochIsle Of Skye
Dunvegan, Isle of Skye IV55 8WQ
A variety of people all frequent Kinloch and with its simple lochside location and humble owners, it’s easy to see why.
Glendaruel, Argyll, Scotland PA22 3AB
Beautiful trees, and your own real life Bambi film all enclosed in the grounds of an historical stately home. Perfect for the kids.
Arisaig, Inverness-shire PH39 4NT
Here you have an eco-friendly campsite as naturally beautiful as it’s surroundings. Long walks, NO CARS!
Lazy Duck Inverness-shire
Nethy Bridge, Inverness-shire PH25 3ED
The best part about the Lazy Duck is being like one. Stunning Views, hammocks and a sauna means you have no excuse but to get lazy.
Cnip Grazing Isle Of Lewis
Cnip GrazingIsle Of Lewis
Cnip, Uig, Isle of Lewis HS2 9HS (Telephone 9am - 9pm)
If you’re hunting for that new world experience, then come here. Pleasant scenery matched with true escapism.
Ruberslaw Wild Woods Camping Scottish Borders
Ruberslaw Wild Woods CampingScottish Borders
Spital Tower, near Denholm, Hawick, Scotland TD9 8TB
Enchanting woodland campsite with some of the Scottish Borders' most stunning views.
The Shielings Isle Of Mull
The ShielingsIsle Of Mull
Shieling Holidays, Craignure, Isle of Mull PA65 6AY
Easy to access, this island is the place to bring your bike, see some wildlife, absorb a view or two and relax in your shieling afterwards.
Ythan Valley Aberdeenshire
Smithfield, Ythanbank, Nr Ellon, Aberdeenshire AB41 7TH
A true down-to-earth camping experience, with stunning nearby woodlands to keep you entertained.
Camus More Isle Of Skye
Camus MoreIsle Of Skye
Kilmuir, Isle of Skye IV51 9YS
The wonderfully romantic Skye hotspot boasts a variety of wildlife and epic scenery.
Cashel Camping in the Forest Site
Cashel Camping in the Forest Site
Cashel Campsite, Loch Lomond, Rowardennan, Dunbartonshire, G63 0AW
Located right on the shores of Loch Lomond, this welcoming, harmonious campsite comes with one hell of a view.
Muasdale, Tarbert, Argyll PA29 6XD
Challenging, isolated, peaceful and unspoilt by tourism. Leave your laptop at home, turn your mobile off and embrace this campsite.
Marthrown of Mabie Dumfries And Galloway
Marthrown of MabieDumfries And Galloway
Mabie Forest, Dumfries DG2 8HB
Make like an inner anglo hunter in this forest. Sit around the central woodburner-as long as you chop your wood first!
Sunart Camping Argyll
Sunart Camping Argyll
Granite Square, Archaracle, Strontian, Argyll PH36 4HZ
Stunningly remote yet well-equipped; this family-friendly site on the Arnamurchan Peninsula is the perfect base for exploring Scotland's western isles.
Glen Nevis Holidays
Glen Nevis Holidays
Glen Nevis Holidays Ltd, Glen Nevis, Fort William PH33 6SX
An expansive campsite set below Ben Nevis in the middle of the UK's largest and most spectacular natural playground.
Bramble Bield Stirlingshire
Powis House, Stirling FK9 5PS
Gypsy caravans – Holly, Rowan and Bramley – with more character than you can shake a stick at. Plus Scotland, with its endless host of hikes, cycling routes and indoor activities, is on your doorstep.
Houstry Road Dunbeath, Caithness KW6 6EH
Here you’ve got mountains, sea and hills. Scotland’s finest.
Lochranza Isle Of Arran
LochranzaIsle Of Arran
Lochranza, Isle of Arran, North Ayrshire KA27 8HL
With glorious glens, breathtaking coastlines and more wildlife than you can shake a sand wedge at, visitors to Lochranza have it all just outside the tent flaps – plus their very own 9 hole course.
Shieldaig Grazing Wester Ross
Shieldaig GrazingWester Ross
Shieldaig, Wester Ross IV54 8XN
Beautiful whitewashed houses, quaint villages and lush sea views make Shieldaig a lovely retreat.
Sligachan Isle Of Skye
SligachanIsle Of Skye
Sligachan, Isle of Skye IV47 8SW
Not for the faint-hearted, Sligachan is the home of the maddest scenery in this part of Scotland. Don’t forget to say hello to the midges.
Aviemore Glamping Inverness-shire
Eriskay, Craig Na Gower Avenue, Aviemore PH22 1RW
Calling all ski junkies! Hassle-free pod camping in the heart of the Cairngorms – the Scottish Highland's breathtaking answer to Méribel.
Cleadale Campsite Isle Of Eigg
Cleadale CampsiteIsle Of Eigg
13 Cleadale, Isle of Eigg, Scotland PH42 4RL
The view. The View. Really, the – oh, wow...
Glenmore Camping in the Forest Site Inverness-shire
Glenmore Camping in the Forest SiteInverness-shire
Aviemore, Inverness-shire PH22 1QU
A little oasis of green, and one of the finest places in Britain for wildlife spotting.
Loch Tay Highland Lodges Perthshire
Loch Tay Highland LodgesPerthshire
Milton Morenish Estate, By Killin, Perthshire FK21 8TY
Outdoor activities galore, from clay-pidgeon shooting to sailing –or you could put your boots on and enjoy a long traditional Scottish walk.
Glenbrittle Isle Of Skye
GlenbrittleIsle Of Skye
Glenbrittle, Carbost, Isle of Skye IV47 8TA
When was the last time you saw the Milky Way? Or had no signal on your mobile? In this remote glen on the Isle of Skye, far away from the ubiquitous glow of sodium street lamps, you’re bound to see the streak of a shooting star and if you listen carefully enough you’ll hear nothing at all.
Sango Sands Sutherland
Durness, Sutherland IV27 4PP
If the world did end, it would end here. If it’s scenery you’re after then get a move on. Truly stunning in everyway.
Croft 9, Badrallach, Dundonnell, Ross-shire IV23 2QP
It's activities galore at this site. Take your pick from blo-karts (a 3-wheeled sail board), a power kite or a tandem kayak, plus many more.
Faichemard Farm Inverness-shire
Invergarry, Inverness-shire PH35 4HG
This welcoming place is genuinely perfect for adults who need a serious retreat. NO KIDS ALLOWED!
Red Squirrel Argyll
Glencoe, Argyll PH49 4HX
Drink whisky and daydream about history whilst surrounded by Scotlands finest views-you may even see a red squirrel or two!
Arisaig, Inverness-shire PH39 4NT
If you live for the next awesome sunset then pack now. Perfect for idyllically passing time and ideal for taking along that someone special.
Ardroil Grazing Isle Of Lewis
Ardroil GrazingIsle Of Lewis
6 Ardroil, Timsgarry, Isle of Lewis HS2 9EU
A true gem of a campsite, unspoilt but not for long. If you do go and have a fabulous time, tell no one!
Ardgualich Farm Perthshire
Ardgualich, By Pitlochry, Perthshire PH16 5NS
Loved by Queen Victoria, this royal paradise is a real gem. If you have a boat, bring it. Catch your dinner for a late evening fish barbecue.
Wheems Organic Farm Orkney Islands
Wheems Organic FarmOrkney Islands
Wheems, Eastside, South Ronaldsay, Orkney KW17 2TJ
Glamping and camping on the Orkney Islands. Go back in time and leave your materialistic self at home. Sample some organic veg whilst admiring the views – delightful!
Resipole Farm Highland
Loch Sunart, Acharacle, Argyll PH36 4HX
Extreme views and extreme sports. Grab your bike and explore. If you feel lazy, sit down relax the mind and stare at Scotland’s landscape.
Dunnet Bay Caithness
Dunnet, Thurso, Caithness KW14 8XD
Pitch your tent on the sand or grass; here you are spoilt for choice. The scenery and views over the nearby bays are simply phenomenal.
Shiel Bridge Ross-shire
Glenshiel, By Kyle of Lochalsh, Ross-shire IV40 8HW
Hills, hills, hills and yet oh so mesmorisingly beautiful. Whether looking down on the world or up at the sky, you can easily lose yourself here.
Torridon, Achnasheen, Ross-shire IV22 2EZ
Take a walk on the wild side at Torridon. It still has shower facilities, however it’s deserted and ruggedly rural.
Ecocamp Glenshee Perthshire
Ecocamp Glenshee, Blacklunans, Perthshire, Scotland PH10 7LA
Camping and glamping on the southern edge of the Cairngorms National Park, with breathtaking mountain views.
Glampotel – Dundas Castle
Glampotel – Dundas Castle
Dundas Castle, South Queensferry, Edinburgh, EH30 9SP
Luxury tent glamping in the grounds of grand Dundas Castle on the outskirts of Edinburgh city.
Inver Coille Inverness-shire
Inver Coille, Invermoriston, Inverness-shire IV63 7YE
A small, friendly family run camspite, with partial views of Loch Ness.
Runach Arainn Isle Of Arran
Runach ArainnIsle Of Arran
Runach Arainn, The Old Manse, Kilmory, Isle of Arran KA27 8PH
A two-yurt luxury glamping site on the Isle of Arran, steps away from the beach.
Skye Shepherd Huts Isle Of Skye
Skye Shepherd HutsIsle Of Skye
Skye Shepherd Huts, 1 Heaste, By Broadford, Isle of Skye IV49 9BN
Bed and breakfast shepherd's huts on the Isle of Skye – small-scale, remote glamping on Scotland's very edge.
Ace Hideaways Aberdeenshire
Ace Hideaways, Auchnagairn, Dunphail, Forres, Moray, North East Scotland IV36 2QL
Romatic woodland escape? Adrenaline-filled adventure? Paintballing war with the work crew? This secluded Scottish gem in the spectacular Findhorn Valley offers it all.
Chesters Estate (Feather Down Country Retreat) Scottish Borders
Chesters Estate (Feather Down Country Retreat)Scottish Borders
Roxburghshire, Jedburgh TD8 6UL
Luxurious safari-style camping on the Scottish borders.
Cobleland Camping in the Forest Site Stirlingshire
Cobleland Camping in the Forest SiteStirlingshire
Station Road, Gartmore, Stirlingshire, FK8 3RR
Wonderfully positioned by the Loch Ard Forest, Cobleland is close to over 21 miles of picturesque trails – ideal for hikers and bikers.
Craighead Howfs Perthshire
Craighead Farm, Braco, Dunblane, Perthshire FK15 9LP
Cute glamping cabins and a treehouse in private grounds that offer both privacy and easy access to the rest of central Scotland.
Culzean Castle (Ready Camp) South Ayrshire
Culzean Castle (Ready Camp)South Ayrshire
Culzean, Maybole, Ayrshire, KA19 8JX
A pleasing family glamping set-up for enjoying the Ayrshire coast and Scotland's great outdoors.
Loch Ness Shores Camping and Caravanning Club Site Inverness-shire
Loch Ness Shores Camping and Caravanning Club SiteInverness-shire
Loch Ness Shores, Monument Park, Lower Foyers, Inverness IV2 6YH
Enjoy forest and mountain views at this eco-friendly site that teems with wildlife.
Port Bàn Argyll
Port Bàn Holiday Park, Kilberry, Tarbert, Argyll, PA29 6YD
Have you ever felt like you’ve camped at the edge of the earth? No? Then come to Port Bàn. This tiny community near Kilberry, on the beautifully unspoilt western coast of the Knapdale Peninsula may look like the last stop in Scotland, but of course that’s its attraction.
Scone (Ready Camp) Perthshire
Scone (Ready Camp)Perthshire
Scone Camping and Caravanning Club Site, Scone, Tayside PH2 6BB
Friendly camping and glamping in the grounds of an ancient royal palace.
Harvest Moon Holidays, Lochhouses Farm East Lothian
Harvest Moon Holidays, Lochhouses FarmEast Lothian
Tyninghame, Nr Dunbar, East Lothian EH42 1XP
Safari-style glamping with all the creature comforts. Hurray!
Inverinate, Kyle IV40 8HQ
Want a real outdoor adventure? Come clear your lungs at this highland patch. Dramatic castles alongside some seriously epic mountains. Get exploring!