Mountainous glamping near Aberfoyle

The Gateway to the Trossachs is a pleasant pit-stop or overnight stay to explore the wilds of Scotland’s first national park.

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9 top mountainous glamping sites near Aberfoyle

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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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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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The Charcoal Huts - Isle of Bute

2 units · Glamping8 acres · Scotland
Our Huts are located within the Moss Wood area of Bute Forest - a mixed birch and alder wood that extends up the hillside to the west of the A886 that connects the Rhubodach Ferry to Port Bannatyne and Rothesay. Moss Wood has a range of facilities. Park on the shore-side where the coast can be enjoyed or at the main entrance, and take a walk up through Moss Wood along the Poetry Trail. A steep walk in places, the Poetry Trail is a loop punctuated with places to stop and read, to stop and think. Read nature poetry from throughout the ages, stop at the Blether Stane, or taking the spur to the Viewing Point back south across the Kyles. Moss Wood connects to the West Island Way – take the Poetry Trail and the spur to the Viewing Point – and then take the Stag’s Trod further up (steeply) till you reach the West Island Way. From there, head south towards Port Bannatyne or north along the boundary of the Community Forest. From the viewing point, you can also explore interesting heritage features such as the old WW2 bunker, kayak shelter, Balnakailly settlement, and the SSSI oak woodland.
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Alexander House Glamping

2 units · Glamping14 acres · Crieff, Perth and Kinross, Central Scotland
Romantic yurt glamping near Gleneagles
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St Conan's Escape

4 units · Glamping4 acres · Dalmally, Scotland
Dog-friendly lodges on a Scottish mountainside with incredible loch views
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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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Runach Arainn Glamping

3 units · Glamping1 acre · Kilmory, Scotland
A three-yurt luxury glamping site on the Isle of Arran, steps away from the beach
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Dod Mill Fishing Hut

1 unit · Glamping5 acres · Lauder, Scotland
Artistic riverside cabins in the grounds of a 17th-century watermill
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Mountainous glamping near Aberfoyle guide

Overview

Aberfoyle in the heart of the Trossachs is a quick getaway from Glasgow but still feels far removed from the hustle and bustle of the city. Its prime location on the banks of the River Forth in the heart of one of Scotland’s two national parks means easy access to some of the best forests, lochs and hills in this part of the country. National Cycle Route 7 passes through the town, which has plenty of amenities along its main street. Campsite and wild camping permit areas are scattered throughout the park. 

Where to go

Queen Elizabeth Forest Park

Surrounding the village of Aberfoyle on all sides, Queen Elizabeth Forest Park stretches as far south as the east banks of Loch Lomond. Just outside of town, amble along the trails of the Lodge Forest Visitor Centre down to its red squirrel hide. Further north, hike the short and steep Ben A’an or the more challenging Ben Venue. Cycle the easy path around Loch Katrine or take the steamship across. The Rob Roy Way and the Great Trossachs Path traverse the forests nearby.

Perthshire

About an hour’s drive northwest from Aberfoyle, Perthshire is nestled in the centre of Scotland between the Trossachs and the wilder Cairngorms. Its welcoming landscape is perhaps one of the best places to camp in the country. A network of interconnected lochs and rivers run through the land, connecting quaint villages like lowland Comrie and Crieff to Highland Blair Atholl and Aberfeldy. In autumn, Perthshire is the place to be in Scotland to enjoy the colourful foliage. 

Loch Lomond

West of Aberfoyle, the bonnie banks of Loch Lomond circle Scotland’s largest body of fresh water. The eternally-popular West Highland Way follows its eastern shores and off the route, Ben Lomond is often the first Munro hillwalkers attempt in Scotland. From its peak, enjoy views across the loch to Ailsa Craig in the Firth of Forth on a clear day. From the top of smaller Conic HIll outside of Balmaha, you’ll get an excellent perspective over the Highland Boundary Fault. 

Perthshire

About an hour’s drive northwest from Aberfoyle, Perthshire is nestled in the centre of Scotland between the Trossachs and the wilder Cairngorms. Its welcoming landscape is perhaps one of the best places to camp in the country. A network of interconnected lochs and rivers run through the land, connecting quaint villages like lowland Comrie and Crieff to Highland Blair Atholl and Aberfeldy. In autumn, Perthshire is the place to be in Scotland to enjoy the colourful foliage. 

When to go

The traditional tourist season for most of Scotland is May through October. The villages around Loch Lomond and throughout the Trossachs are popular weekend escapes for Glasgow residents. During these peak months you’ll enjoy extra daylight hours and warmer weather, but book campgrounds well in advance and be prepared to deal with crowds. The shoulder season months of April and October are great times to visit, but be sure to check openings before you arrive.

Know before you go

  • Public transport on this side of Loch Lomond is limited, and having your own vehicle is highly recommended. 
  • Aberfoyle has plenty of restaurants and cafes, along with a co-op shop, as does nearby Callander. 
  • In a west of Scotland summer, bring a midge net and spray to keep the biting beasties at bay.

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