Camping in Highlands

Spectacular scenery and rich culture, the Scottish Highlands make up a vast adventure playground.

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Cairngorms Glamping and Campsite

10 units · Motorhomes, Tents10 acres · Strathdon, Scotland
Pitches and pods in the Cairngorms National Park
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Badrallach Campsite

12 units · Motorhomes, Tents1 acre · Ross and Cromarty, Highlands
Where the end of the road is the start of your adventure
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The Loft Glamping & Camping

12 units · Motorhomes, Tents5 acres · Kinloss, Scotland
The Loft Glamping & Camping is situated at East Grange Farm, Kinloss, Moray. It 's a working farm that has evolved over the years to include Wigwam Glamping and Camping for campervans, motorhomes and tents. A number of the old farm buildings are also perfectly appointed as venue spaces for Weddings, Events and Workshops. 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 good number of electric tent pitches. Unfortunately we do not take bookings for caravans. Onsite, we also have Original 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!
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The Fauld Farm on the Isle of Mull

1 unit · Motorhome, Tent50 acres · Tobermory, Scotland
The Fauld is a small hill farm located close to Tobermory in the north-east of the stunning Isle of Mull in the Inner Hebrides of Scotland. In total, the land comprises around 150 acres - although most of this area tends to be grazed by our Highland ponies and Shetland/Cheviot sheep. In spring and summer, there are wild flowers and birds galore, and bracing fresh air is on tap all year round - as are the spectacular coastal views from the top of the hills. The farm lies within walking distance of the iconic and colourful fishing port of Tobermory, which offers a range of shops, cafes and pubs - as well as being home to the Tobermory Distillery at Ledaig. If you have a car, we can offer off-road parking for a couple of vehicles, and we also have parking space for two campervans (though we do not have water or electricity connections yet). PS: You are advised to come equipped for camping in wet conditions whatever the season - although we promise that the weather can be lovely too! We look forward to welcoming responsible, country-loving campers to The Fauld :-)
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Bankhead Croft

14 units · Glamping, Tents10 acres · Gamrie, Scotland
I am a ten acre Croft. I have an on-site cafe. I rescue animals which surround the property. We are two miles from Gardenstown seaside. I offer camping, glamping B&B, and tiny home, cabins. Many properties have hot tubs and are set alone. It’s a quiet area and for those who want to chill on the countryside.
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Doigh Nadair

4 units · Tents30 acres · Scotland
We are a recently purchased family run croft with ponies, pigs, sheep, goats, ducks, and hens. A rural setting within walking distance of the village of Lairg. We do not allow dogs as your camping pitch will be visited by our hens and you will be surrounded on one side by our ponies and the other by our goats and sheep. If you would like to include some time with our animals during your visit please get in touch and let us know. We will be around during your stay carrying out day to day tasks on the croft. A few patches of mown grass, a few sensible rules and a portaloo are just about all that separate Doigh Nadair from a wild camping pitch. It’s simple stuff: if you’re someone who loves the idea of wild camping, but aren’t quite ready to head into the highlands with a backpack, then this place is for you. It’s somewhere to enjoy the outdoors in all its glory with the basics taken care of, thanks to a thoughtful owner. The owners Kirsteen and Leon are happy to share their journey so far to off grid life and the animals who used to be part of the petting farm they ran in Speyside before they moved. We’re not just talking about the pretty views of the hills surrounding Lairg but the fact that this land has been left relatively untouched for a number of years. The croft is quite biodiverse and Leon and Kirsteen would like to keep it that way. As a result, the few campers who are allowed on site at any one time are asked to exercise a light touch. The whole site is off grid so don’t expect electric hook up. There is water, but self-sufficiency is important here so you’ll need to come prepared. Having said that, there are usually a few farm-fresh eggs for sale, but for more than that you’ll need to head to the nearby village of Lairg where there is a pub, restaurant, take away, spar and a costcutter. The site is not quite seaside, lochside, mountainside or wild — but it’s satisfyingly close to all of these.
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Reraig Caravan and Camping

2 units · Motorhomes3 acres · Kyle Of Lochalsh, Scotland
Reraig campsite is ideally located for exploring the stunning West Coast of Scotland. The Skye bridge is 10 minutes to the West, Eilean Donan castle 5 minutes to the East and the Beautiful village of Plockton just 15 minutes to the North. We are also a great stop off point along the world famous NC500 route.
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Sinclair Bay Lodges

4 units · Glamping8 acres · Wick, Scotland
Luxury seafront glamping pods with private patio and jaccuzi. Fully equipped kitchenette with fridge freezer and en-suite shower room. All bedding, towels, cutlery and cookware are included. We have a bike shed on site and private parking for cars. Located on the John O'Groats trail and NC500 route.
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Glen Dye Cabins and Cottages

4 units · Glamping, Tents15000 acres · Banchory, Scotland
Garden Camp at Glen Dye offers stays in our Vintage Showman's Caravan, our Keeper's Hut and two bring your own tent pitches. The Showman's Caravan sleeps 2 in a double bed and the Keeper's Hut also sleeps two in a king size bed. All these options share an outdoor kitchen and a heated washhouse.
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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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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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The Pigsty

1 unit · Glamping130 acres · Crieff, Scotland
High-end glamping on the farm in Perthshire
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Camping in Highlands guide

Overview

Think of Scotland and it’s likely the Highlands that first comes to mind. This is the land of snow-capped mountains, ancient castles, deep lochs, forests, and wild coastline. It’s a four-season destination for those who love to get outdoors, from wildlife watchers to skiers, ice-climbers, and tough hikers testing their mettle on long-distance routes like the West Highland Way or well-off-the-beaten-track Cape Wrath Trail. From beachside caravan sites to pitching a tent in a thick forest, camping options abound, too. Wild camping is legal throughout Scotland when practised responsibly by following the Scottish Outdoor Access Code.

Where to go

Argyll

The Argyll coastline is dotted white sandy beaches, long sea lochs, and peninsulas that look out to the country’s islands. The area is filled with opportunities for adventure, from windsurfing and kayaking to mountain biking and long-distance hiking. Take a ferry over to Islay to sample malt whiskies, spot whales on Mull, and explore the hexagon basalt columns of Fingal’s Cave on Staffa. It’s also one of the best areas in Scotland to see golden eagles, puffins, and red deer. Camping on the Cowal peninsula is hard to beat for sea views, while inland mountains, glens, and lochs form a canvas for fun in Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park.

The Great Glen

The very heart of the Highlands, the Great Glen is surrounded by some of Britain's highest mountains and is a magnet for outdoor adventurers. Inverness, the capital of the Highlands, is here, close to the famous Loch Ness, and makes a good base for visitors. Hillwalkers and wildlife watchers will find plenty to appeal in Cairngorms National Park, while winter sports enthusiasts should head for Aviemore. At the western end of the glen, Fort William is your base for exploring Glencoe, climbing Ben Nevis, and travelling along the Road to the Isles to Mallaig, from where ferries depart for the islands. Sample a few drams at the Speyside whisky distilleries, then turn in for the night at a grass or hardstanding pitch.

Ross and Cromarty

The low-lying eastern side of Ross and Cromarty is home to the Black Isle peninsula, a popular stop along the North Coast 500 and a good place to see dolphins in the Moray Firth. The western side has more of the dramatic scenery that you'd expect of the Highlands—the Applecross peninsula is a spectacular location for hiking and kayaking. The Ross and Cromarty village of Ullapool is the port for ferries to Lewis and Harris, and nearby campsites, hardstanding pitches, and glamping pods make for good bases for exploring the northwest Highlands.

Caithness and Sutherland

The Scottish mainland’s thinly populated northeastern corner has a noticeably Norse heritage—which becomes all the more evident as you travel to Orkney and Shetland. The north coast is home to some dramatic high cliffs and sea stacks, most famously at Duncansby Head. It’s a popular spot for hardy cyclists who battle the wind along the Thurso to Dunnet Head cycling route. While at Dunnet Head (mainland Britain’s most northerly point), you can watch puffins and razorbills  in the cliffs and even take a surfing lesson in Dunnet Bay. Just behind the beach, campers can find touring and tent pitches.

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