Scottish stays for St Andrew's Day with Pitchup.com from £8.75pppn
Nov. 18 2014 Publicat per Samantha Marsh
--Celebrate St Andrew’s Day with an outdoor getaway in Scotland--
--Angus, Inverness, Dumfries and Galloway--
The Scottish national festival of St Andrew’s Day will take place on 30 November, with traditional Scottish food, music and dance all playing their part in the celebrations. Outdoor accommodation specialist Pitchup.com has revealed three of its top Scottish stays, perfect for enjoying St Andrew’s Day in the great Scottish outdoors!
Drumshademuir Caravan Park, Angus: from £10.35 per person per night
Kirriemuir, Angus: Pitchup.com has availability on its camping pods at Drumshademuir Caravan Park this St Andrew’s Day with prices starting from £82.80 for a two-night break, saving 10% (£9.20), based on four people sharing (£10.35pppn). Stay before 23 December to save 10%.
Between Kirriemuir and Glamis in the beautiful Strathmore Valley, this friendly campsite offers a fantastic outdoor getaway in an idyllic location. The site’s facilities include an outdoor play area, hot showers, a laundry room, and even a woodland walk for guests to enjoy. Nearby, guests will find many historic sites including the fourteenth-century Glamis Castle, Arbroath Abbey and J. M. Barrie’s birthplace for some Peter Pan fun!
The camping pods feature a seating area (which converts into a double bed) with a table, and two single beds. The toilets and showers are a short walk from the pods.
BCC Loch Ness Glamping, Inverness: from £13.00 per person per night
Inverness, Highlands: Pitchup.com has availability on its hobbit house camping pods at BCC Loch Ness Glamping this St Andrew’s Day with prices starting from £130 for a two-night break based on five people sharing (£13.00pppn).
Situated just a few miles from the world-famous Loch Ness, this park is set in a beautiful location and offers quirky yet cosy accommodation. Nearby, guests can also find Glen Affric, which is known for being one of the most beautiful glens in Scotland. On-site facilities include free Wi-Fi and a children’s play area.
Set beside the river, in a wooded glade of sycamore, the round-style hobbit house camping pods are kitted out with comfortable foam mattresses, power sockets, a lockable door and lighting. They include access to a shared barbecue and kitchen area, and a modern toilet and shower block.
Queensberry Bay Holiday Park, Dumfries and Galloway: from £8.75 per person per night
Solway Firth, Annan: Pitchup.com has availability on its family glamping pods at Queensberry Bay Holiday Park this St Andrew’s Day with prices starting from £70 for a two-night stay based on four people sharing (£8.75pppn).
Queensberry Bay Holiday Park is a small family-owned holiday park on the shores of Solway Firth. Offering terrific views across the bay, the site is the perfect place for a relaxing escape thanks to its pampering spa which is very popular among visitors. Nearby, guests can find Caerlaverock Nature Reserve and Powfoot Golf Course.
The camping pods boast beautiful views over the shoreline and feature single sleeping platforms, and access to a campers’ kitchen, showers, and toilets.
For more information visit www.pitchup.com. All prices correct at time of writing.
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