Wildlife-watching campsites near Montrose

The coastal town of Monntrose promises sandy beaches and a wealth of wildlife.

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The Snug at Logie Farm

1 unit · Glamping1 acre · Falkland, Fife, Central Scotland
Luxury glamping pods with all mod cons, with an elevated position overlooking the River Tay.
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Glen Dye Cabins and Cottages

1 unit · Tent15000 acres · Banchory, Scotland
Glen Dye Cabins & Cottages offer visitors unique and varied self catering rental properties in the heart of the 15,000 acre Glen Dye Estate. From cosy cottages with Swedish wood fired hot tubs to The Saw Mill site which offers the very best of outdoor living combined with luxurious indoor spaces - all of the properties are equipped to the highest standard and each has it's own unique appeal. Perfect for a romantic couples getaway, big family celebrations, holidays with friends, a relaxed chill out with your nearest and dearest - 100% dog friendly too! A short walk from the properties will find you out on the hills of Glen Dye with spectacular views and miles of glorious country to explore; or a short drive will take you to the local surrounding towns with cafes, restaurants and shops galore. Castles to visit, galleries to browse, and the great outdoors.
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Cairngorms Glamping and Campsite

10 units · Motorhomes, Tents10 acres · Strathdon, 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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Culdees Castle Estate Glamping

5 units · Glamping, Motorhomes17 acres · Perthshire , Scotland
Luxury woodland cabins, each with a private hot tub, in the grounds of a Scottish castle
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Loch Katrine Eco Camping

22 units · Glamping, Motorhomes1 acre · Stirling and Falkirk, Central Scotland
Loch-side sleeping and exploring in one of Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park's most historic locations
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West Highland Way Hotel & Campsite

46 units · Glamping, Motorhomes, Tents10 acres · Glasgow, Lanarkshire, South Scotland
A welcoming campsite on the West Highland Way
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Wee Blue Dream log cabin

1 unit · Glamping1 acre · Pitlochry, Perth and Kinross, Central Scotland
A cosy log cabin in the heart of Scotland, with uninterrupted mountain views and pubs within walking distance
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£95
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Ruberslaw Wild Woods Camping

53 units · Glamping, Tents500 acres · Hawick, Scottish Borders
Pick between the woods and the walled garden at this stunning Scottish Borders site
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Beirhope Alpacas

10 units · Tents1 acre · Kelso, Scotland
A small, off-grid campsite with alpacas in the historically rich southern Scottish borders
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Glamping Bothy

1 unit · Glamping1 acre · Inverurie, Aberdeenshire, Central Scotland
An upmarket bothy in the grounds of a 12th-century Aberdeenshire castle
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£160
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Cleghorn Farm

11 units · Glamping, Tents250 acres · Lanark, Scotland
*PLEASE NOTE THAT WE ARE ONLY OPEN FOR WEEKEND BOOKINGS FOR CAMPING. THE CABIN IS AVAILABLE FOR MIDWEEK BOOKINGS* Cleghorn Farm is a mixed farm just north east of the market town of Lanark. Comprised of 250 acres of fields and woodland and bounded to the south by Mouse Water, it is a beautiful spot to get away from it all without having to leave it all behind if you don't want to. The fields are grazed and cultivated but the woodlands are much as they were at the end of the last ice age with spectacular walks along Cleghorn Glen with the chance to see badgers, bats, deer and all manner of birds among the towering pine and beech trees. The Mouse Water (pronounced moose) tumbles down along the edge of the farm and has some glorious pools for swimming, shallows for paddling and some spectacular water falls before it joins the River Clyde.
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Muiredge

8 units · Glamping1 acre · Perth and Kinross, Central Scotland
Rural glamping in a converted railway carriage, shepherd's hut, or bell tent in blissful Scotland
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Wildlife-watching campsites near Montrose guide

Overview

North of Dundee, lying along the Angus coast on the way to Aberdeen, Montrose is an attractive small town that is well worth a visit. The pretty town centre, with its narrow closes and hidden courtyards, is worth a wander around and the wide sandy beach provides the perfect setting for a leisurely stroll. Montrose is also a top destination for wildlife watchers. The town sits on the edge of the Montrose Basin, a nature reserve and haven for wildfowl and wading birds. Further north, the cliffs of St. Cyrus National Nature Reserve are summertime home to a bustling colony of seabirds.

Where to go

In Montrose

The small town is steeped in history, which you can delve into by visiting the Montrose Museum and following the Montrose Heritage Trail. Also of interest is the historic Georgian country home, House of Dun, next to Montrose Basin, which has sprawling grounds and gardens to explore. A stone’s throw from Montrose Beach, South Links Holiday Park has pitches for tents, caravans and motorhomes.

St Cyrus

The village of St Cyrus is home to the St Cyrus National Nature Reserve, which, as well as its seabird-filled cliffs, is known for its flower-rich grasslands and beach. It’s an attractive year-round spot for long walks and wildlife spotting. A 10-minute drive north of the reserve, Miltonhaven Seaside Caravan Park has pitches for tourers and tents.

Lunan Bay

A 10-minute drive south of Montrose, Lunan Bay is a beautiful stretch of golden beach that is a favourite of swimmers, sunbathers, surfers, windsurfers and horse riders. It’s one of the east coast’s best beaches. Next to the beach, Lunan Bay Campsite has grass pitches for caravans, motorhomes and tents.

When to go

For making the most of the long days, and enjoying (with luck) some sunny weather, visiting in spring or summer is ideal. Summer is also the best time to spot seabirds and, possibly, dolphins and whales. While this is peak season, especially during the school summer holidays in July and August, crowds are rarely an issue in this relatively undiscovered part of Scotland. Winters tend to be grey, wet and short (the sun sets around 4 p.m. in winter).

Know before you go

  • The weather in Scotland is changeable, even in summer. Come prepared with warm, waterproof clothing.
  • Many campsites in the area are seasonal: check opening dates before travelling.
  • Wild camping is permitted throughout Scotland, as long as you follow the Scottish Outdoor Access Code.
  • Montrose Railway Station has service to Aberdeen, Dundee,Edinburgh and even across the border to England.

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