Campsites with private bathrooms near Galashiels

From rugged coastline to roaring waterfalls, there’s much to see within easy reach of this Scottish Borders town.

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12 top campsites near Galashiels with a private bathroom

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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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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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Kestrel Lodge Camping

10 units · Tents4 acres · Keswick, Cumbria, North West England
A family-friendly Lake District campsite, nestled between the quiet shores of Bassenthwaite Lake and the beautiful Cumbrian fells
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The Old Chapel Campsite

30 units · Tents1 acre · Grizedale, England
Nearly wild camping in the North Pennines
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Camping at Cardewlees

37 units · Glamping, Motorhomes, Tents1 acre · Carlisle, England
A welcoming, family-run farm campsite between the Lake District and Hadrian's Wall
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Walkmill Campsite

10 units · Motorhomes, Tents10 acres · Northumberland, North East England
Refreshingly understated private camping in the unspoiled Northumberland countryside
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Howbeck Lodge

27 units · Glamping, Motorhomes, Tents7 acres · Hesket Newmarket, England
A dog-friendly farm campsite on the northern edge of the Lake District
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Otter Moss Accommodation

4 units · Glamping12 acres · Brampton, England
Otter Moss Accommodation offers a variety of upscale camping options suitable for couples, families, and groups. Nestled within a picturesque 12-acre former farm, the majority of the site surrounds a spacious meadow. Additionally, the site boasts a charming small lake featuring three islands and a rowing boat for leisurely water activities. Situated at the northern edge of the stunning Eden Valley, guests can enjoy sweeping views of the Cumbrian Fells, with visibility extending to the Solway Firth and the Lake District on clear days. The Lake District is a convenient 40-minute drive away, while various sections of Hadrian's Wall are even closer, reachable within a 15-minute drive. Carlisle and the M6 motorway to Scotland are both just 20 minutes away, with the picturesque market town of Brampton also within a 15-minute drive and offering its own attractions. Local pubs are plentiful in the area, with a diverse selection available within a five-mile radius. Accommodation units at Otter Moss come equipped with heating, kitchen utensils, and stoves, ensuring guests' comfort and convenience. Each unit also includes firepits or barbecues, as well as bedding and towels for a hassle-free stay.
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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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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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Esk Yurt

1 unit · Glamping1 acre · Peebles, Scottish Borders
Adult only yurt glamping in the Scottish Borders with exceptional views, hiking trails, and wild swimming
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Campsites with private bathrooms near Galashiels guide

Overview

Encircled by green fields, wooded downlands, and river valleys, there’s a good amount for outdoor enthusiasts to discover in the immediate vicinity of this quintessential Scottish Borders town, just an hour outside Edinburgh. Galashiels is a convenient launch point for adventure into the Southern Uplands, Scottish capital, and East Lothian sunshine coast, with several glamping, camping, and caravan sites offering hassle-free alternatives to wild camping. 

Where to go

Around Galashiels

Discover the inland charms of the Scottish Borders at one of the caravan sites, holiday parks, or woodland campsites in Gala’s rural surrounds. A cyclist’s haven, several trails pass through the area, including National Route 1, while city breakers looking for a casual ride or ramble can follow shorter routes, such as the Four Abbeys or Gala Circuit Walk.

Edinburgh & the Pentland Hills

Right on the doorstep of the Scottish capital, the Pentlands are convenient for combining city sightseeing with outdoor exploration. The undulating hillside is a destination for hikers and bikers, with long distance and circular trails providing sweeping views of Edinburgh and beyond. Wild camping is possible within the regional park, while caravan and glamp-sites can be found closer to the capital.

Moffat Hills & St Mary's Loch

To the west of Gala, this rugged range boasts valleys, lochs, and the UK’s highest waterfall—the Grey Mare’s Tail. Wildlife enthusiasts flock here to admire rare upland flora and fauna, while hikers and bikers explore off-road tracks such as the Southern Upland Way, which passes directly through the region via St Mary’s Loch. Accommodation options include lochside campsites, glamping yurts, and caravan parks.

East Lothian Coast

Explore 40 miles of dramatic North Sea coast in East Lothian, Scotland’s sunniest destination. Watersports are a popular pastime here, as is birdwatching, rockpooling, riding, and rambling. Beachside caravan parks and wild campsites provide overnight options up and down the coastline.

Northumberland National Park

This vast and tranquil park just south of the Scottish-English border is an ideal spot for remote region ramblers and stargazers, thanks to its status as a Dark Sky Site. Working farms, no-frills field sites, and touring parks can be found all along the park’s extensive network of walking trails, cycle paths, and bridleways.

When to go

Winter camping is best avoided unless you’re experienced, as nighttime temperatures hover around zero from November through to March and snowfall makes travel tricky. Frosty scenes can still be enjoyed in spring and autumn, while avoiding summer camping crowds.

Know before you go

  • Wild camping is largely permitted in Scotland under a strict leave-no-trace policy, though busier regions often require a campsite booking or permit.
  • Wild camping is not permitted in England, including in Northumberland National Park.
  • The Diamond Cycle Centre in Galashiels offers bike hire with delivery and pickup.
  • Not all sites accept walk-ins, so check in advance.
  • Check out the Scottish Outdoor Access Code to learn more about safely and responsibly exploring Scotland’s great outdoors.

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