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River, stream, or creek and dog-friendly campsites near Peterhead, Aberdeenshire

Mainland Scotland’s most easterly point, Peterhead is known for its fishing heritage — and Dracula.

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2 top river, stream, or creek and dog-friendly campsites near Peterhead


Cairngorms Glamping and Campsite

10 units · Motorhomes, Tents10 acres · Scotland
We have 10 non-electric pitches in a spectacular setting, surrounded by hills and the River Don. We also have Critter Corner, an area where you can get up close with our friendly animals. We have alpacas, pygmy goats, a donkey and more. We also have a couple of kids play areas. This is all included in the price. For £5 per person we have Cairngorms Kwidditch (a 9-hole disc golf course). You can also go alpaca trekking - £10 per child (16 or under) and £15 per adult. Children will need to be accompanied by a paying adult.
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The Loft Glamping & Camping

12 units · Motorhomes, Tents5 acres · Kinloss, Scotland
The Loft Glamping & Camping site is situated at East Grange Farm. This is a working farm that has evolved into a Wigwam Glamping and Campervan and tent camping site and a Venue. The "wilderness" campsite offers pitches suitable for Tents and small campervans whilst the Stackyard area is suitable for Motorhomes and Mega tents. All motorhome pitches have electrical hook-up and we have a number of electric tent pitches. Unfortunately we do not take caravans. Onsite we also have Wigwam cabins which are wooden camping cabins (Pods) that offer all year round protection against the elements. With heating, electricity, fridge, kettle and toasters. For those wanting a bit more luxury there are also ensuite Wigwam Cabins onsite with wood fired hot tubs. We welcome families, groups, well behaved dogs and do allow campfires outside the wigwams and at pitches and can provide fire hubs on the campsite (this must be pre-arranged). The Loft Glamping & Camping looks forward to welcoming you throughout the year Please visit our website for availability and to book.
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River, stream, or creek and dog-friendly campsites near Peterhead guide

One of Europe’s busiest fishing ports, and home to a bustling fish market, Peterhead is synonymous with seafood. But that’s not all there is to this Aberdeenshire town. The Maritime Heritage Centre tells stories of the local sailors, whalers and fisher folk, while the notorious HM Convict Prison is open to the public as Peterhead Prison Museum. Nearby, perched on the edge of a cliff, you’ll find the dramatic ruins of Slains Castle, said to have inspired Bram Stoker to write Dracula. North along the coast, the Loch of Strathbeg is a winter home for thousands of seabirds.

Where to Go

Know Before You Go

Peterhead Bay

Peterhead Bay is where you’ll find many of the town’s attractions, including the prison Museum. The bay provides shelter to Peterhead Lido Beach, which is a popular spot for water sports. Set along the beach, Marina Bay Holiday Park has pitches for tourers, motorhomes and campervans, as well as a range of glamping pods.

Cruden Bay

A 15-minute drive south of Peterhead, a pink sand beach and towering sand dunes make Cruden Bay a popular excursion. The water is ideal for swimming and paddling, as well as fishing and water sports. A mile away from the beach, Craighead Caravan Park has spacious grass pitches for tents and tourers.


Heading inland, under a 20-minute drive from Peterhead, the village of Mintlaw is home to the sprawling Aden Country Park, which has landscaped gardens and is home to the Aberdeenshire Farming Museum. Within the park, Aden Caravan and Camping has pitches for tents and tourers, as well as a handful of glamping pods.

When to Go

For your best chance for sunshine, and for enjoying long daylight hours, the best time to visit Peterhead is from June to September. Winters are cold and dark but also the best time for visiting Loch of Strathbeg RSPB reserve, where up to a fifth of the world's pink-footed geese spend their winters—and there’s also a chance of catching a glimpse of the northern lights in the winter months.

Know Before You Go

  • Wild camping is permitted throughout Scotland, as long as you follow the Scottish Outdoor Access Code.
  • Local buses can get you around the area. The closest train station is Aberdeen, which has direct links to Dundee, Edinburgh and even as far as London. Local buses can get you around most nearby places of interest.
  • Peterhead has several supermarkets where you should be able to find anything you need.

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