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CASTLES AND GARDENS IN SCOTLAND
TO VISIT ON YOUR SCOTTISH HOLIDAY

If you are planning a touring with your caravan or a holiday on a caravan park in Scotland here are a few ideas of places to visit – castles and abbeys, historic houses and gardens, distilleries and breweries, and visitor centres where you can learn about our heritage. On this page you will find a few tips to help you plan your caravan holiday in Scotland.

Historic Scotland takes care of many of Scotland's castles and abbeys, with places as diverse as Urquhart Castle on Loch Ness, the Black House on Lewis, Kelso Abbey in the Borders, and the standing stones in the North East. Take a photograph of you and your family beside these fascinating places for an enduring memory of your caravan holiday in Scotland. 

Castles to visit;  The most famous are Edinburgh Castle, Stirling Castle, Urquhart Castle, Glamis Castle, Blair Castle, Drumlanrig Castle, and the Castle of Mey in the far north, but add a few more to your wishlist:  Fort George, Inveraray, and Dunstaffnage, Castle Fraser, Duff House and Dunrobin.  All are worth stoppin off at on your touring holiday in Scotland.

The National Trust for Scotland is a membership organisation with a remit to conserve our heritage and in their care are historic houses, fairytale castles  and beautiful gardens. Some places to visit on your holiay in Scotland:  Culzean  Castle in Ayrshire, Fyvie Castle in Aberdeenshire, Inverewe Garden in the North West Highlands, Newhailes House east of Edinburgh, and the House of Dun in Angus are just some of the places you can visit – and all are near caravan parks. 

Visit the homes of our famous clans and families: Some of our castles are still owned by the family and in these you will find personal stories and momentoes.  Visit Inveraray Castle, Blair Castle, Glamis Castle, Dunvegan Castle,Dunrobin Castl and the Castle of Mey. 

Whichever caravan park you choose for your Scottish holiday, there will be a castle or abbey or historic house nearby.

Gardens in Scotland


The National Trust for Scotland has several gardens in their portfolio, ideal for a summer day. Visit Crathes Gardens on Royal Deeside, Brodie Castle on the Moray Firth, Inverewe Garden in the Highlands and Threave in the South West. There are many other gardens to visit, private gardens nurtured by owners who are happy to share thieir passiion with you.  Scotland's Gardens lists many of these.  On your caravan holiday in Scotland, ask staff on the caravan park to share their hot tips with you. 

 

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