Tibbie sure, this Scottish campsite is in a legendary location. Near Selkirk in the Scottish Borders, Tibbie Shiels is part of an eighteenth century coaching inn set between the spectacular scenery of St Mary’s Loch and Loch of the Lowes, and is a quick drive from the famous waterfall Grey Mares Tail and the steep slopes of White Coomb.
The area has been drawing visitors for generations: Sir Walter Scott and Robert Louis Stevenson were among guests at the site’s inn when it was run by Isabella (Tibbie) Shiel way back when, and guests rock up to it at all times of year for walking, biking, motorbiking, sailing, gliding or just angling for luck at the local loch (if this too sounds like you, pick up a fishing permit at the Tibbie bar).
These days, family-friendly Tibbie Shiels is the centre of a lively local community (although the campsite itself is still a bit of a well-kept secret: sssh), and the Tibbie team will go out of its way to make guests feel at home, from offering firepits to arranging fishing boat and dinghy hire. Firewood and kindling are also available for a small extra charge.
The basic amenities on site include loos and showers, and guests are also very welcome to order takeaway from the hotel bar and eat at the bar or restaurant (both areas are popular for eating in, so it’s recommended that guests book ahead for meals). To stock up on campfire food before arriving, Selkirk is about 15 miles away.
Check availability at Tibbie Shiels…
Depart: (2 nights)
Grass pitch for tents without electric with no size restrictions. One unit per pitch.
Max. persons: 3x
Grass pitch for tents without electric with no size restrictions.
One unit per pitch.
Grass pitch for campervans /motorhomes/ tourers with 5-amp electric hook-up. No tents please. Pitch has no size restrictions. One unit per pitch.
Max. persons: 5x
Grass pitch for campervans /motorhomes/ tourers with 5-amp electric hook-up. No tents please.
Pitch has no size restrictions. One unit per pitch.