Campsites with campfires near Paisley

A runner up for the UK City of Culture, Paisley has made a name for itself independent of its big sister city to the north.

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12 top campsites near Paisley with campfires

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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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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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Ayrshire Airstream

1 unit · Glamping5 acres · Irvine, Scotland
A seriously comfortable 1978 Airstream, complete with a hot tub, fire pit and its own bar.
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£190
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Troquhain Woods

6 units · Motorhomes, Tents14 acres · Castle Douglas, Dumfries, South Scotland
Nearly wild camping for tents and campervans in a Scottish woodland
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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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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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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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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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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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£160
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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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The Outdoor Hotel

3 units · Glamping2 acres · Auldgirth, Dumfries,, Scotland
Journey off the beaten track and enjoy getting closer to nature on our organic farm in Dumfries and Galloway. We offer self catering bell tents and bothy accommodation that allow you enjoy a back to basic slower pace of life without having to leave behind a little touch of luxury. Relax, unwind and reconnect in our eco friendly environment.
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Campsites with campfires near Paisley guide

Overview

Whether you’re heading north toward Loch Lomond and the west Highlands, out to the isles, or planning to soak up a few days of culture in Glasgow without the city overnight, Paisley offers a convenient base to access most of the western Central Belt. The town that gave name to the famous textile pattern is located just 10 minutes from Glasgow, rich with history and surrounded by rolling country, offering easy public access to many sought after camping spots in the area.

Where to go

Loch Lomond and the Trossachs

A short drive northwest of Paisley is Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park. Forest and nearly two dozen lochs offer endless adventure. Scotland’s most famous walking route, the West Highland Way, follows the shores of Loch Lomond, Scotland’s largest body of freshwater. For views stretching across the loch to the Ailsa Craig in the Firth of Forth, hike the accessible munro of Ben Lomond. From the peak of the smaller Conic HIll, you’ll get an excellent perspective over the Highland Boundary Fault. Campsite and wild camping permit areas are scattered throughout the park. 

West Coast and Arran

The seaside villages of Largs, Troon, Prestwick and their surrounds are popular escapes for Glasgow residents on a summer day. This stretch of coast also serves as the access point to the isles of Arran, often called Scotland in miniature, Greater Cumbrae, Bute, and even the remote Kintyre Peninsula. Camping on a Scottish island is an experience not to miss, and the mainland coast offers plenty of campsites and caravan parks to enjoy. 

Dumfries and Galloway

In the quiet southwest of Scotland, Dumfries and Galloway benefits from being off the traditional tourist route due to the limited public transport to the region. Countryside surrounds the Galloway Forest, a designated International Dark Sky Park, and the coast faces south toward the Isle of Man and Ireland. Four world-class mountain bike parks are spread across the area, and campsites can be found next door and throughout the entire region.

When to go

The traditional tourist season for most of Scotland is May through October. During these peak months you’ll enjoy the benefit of extra daylight hours and warmer weather, but book campgrounds well in advance and be prepared to deal with crowds--especially on the isles. In March, April, and October you’ll have more of the stunning West coast to yourself, but be prepared for wetter and colder weather.

Know before you go

  • Paisley benefits from great public transport links, but be sure your end destination does. For places like Dumfries and Galloway, you’ll be best having access to your own vehicle or hire car.
  • Waterproofs are an essential packing item for any season in Scotland, as are plenty of layers and thick socks. 
  • In a west of Scotland summer, bring a midgie net and spray to keep the biting beasties at bay.

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