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Camping pods: Campsites and Holiday Parks in Scotland

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Camping pods in Scotland: the best of the best

Kick back at one of the camping pods in Scotland from this page on Pitchup and a few things are guaranteed. First: swift access to some of the best beauty spots in the UK. Second: cosy accommodation for warming up after wanders around said beauty spots. And third? The promise of not one single pesky tent pole to grapple with… 

That’s because pods in Scotland are permanently set up among the lochs and glens of the Land of the Brave, allowing you to wuss out of rooting through the attic for all that old camping equipment ahead of a trip. 

Reckon you can’t afford a hol right now? Don’t be so sure – a break in a camping pod needn’t be a budget buster. Parks range from the simple to the swish and prices are clearly marked, so there’s a spot to suit every bank balance. 

If you’re sold on the idea of settling into a Scottish camping pod, here are all the need-to-knows before you head off on your trip.

The type of sites with camping pods in Scotland 

When it comes to picking your pod, decide whether you want to stay on a classic campsite with access to an array of amenities or if you’d prefer to set up at a secluded working farm amid leafy woodland and grassy meadows ripe for roaming around.

Units nestled next to lochs in the Central Highlands with access to adventurous antics like segway tours and fishing trips are also to be bagged – and left-of-field pursuits including llama trekking are available too if you’re up for something entirely different…! 

Always fancied yourself as almost aristocratic? Stay in the grounds of a castle or in the gardens of a stately home edging wildflower-filled woodland glades leading down to rivers (ace for avid anglers).

If you’re looking for luxury, glamping pods with hot tubs in Scotland tend to be a step up from the rest. Some of our favourites include those with high-end facilities and finishes: think central heating and double-glazed French doors opening out onto lush landscapes. 

For eco-friendly folk, options built from sustainable materials with amenities like low-energy lighting and compost toilets will help them go some way towards preserving the planet.

Scottish camping pods: the must-have facilities

If the thought of cooking while on a hol makes you shudder, select a site in Scotland serving up meals. Some specialise in local eats, but it’s not always all about haggis and tatties: international fare including that of the Italian variety is available at some parks. 

You won’t have to sit down at a table for every meal if that’s not to your tastes either – a range of pods have kitchenettes included for rustling up nosh to nibble from your lap and a handful provide welcome packs with essentials like milk, bread and tea, too.

If you’re the sociable sort, mingle with your new neighbours at parks with communal spaces  including amenities like woodburning stoves, comfy couches and mini libraries. Reckon sharing isn’t caring? Some glamping pods in Scotland are stocked with plush amenities for personal use, such as high-tech coffee machines, LCD TVs and power showers.

Dog-friendly camping pods in Scotland are smart choices if you can’t bear the thought of leaving the pup at home. Peruse parks where facilities for four-legged friends rival those offered to owners (homemade dog treats and personalised food bowls are some of the pawfect provisions to pick from…).

For sorts who want to save cash, cheap camping pods in Scotland are fab – just have a look at the listing you’re considering booking to make sure certain extras like bedding and towels are supplied before travelling without them. 

Where to stay at a camping pod in Scotland

Hop it to the Highlands for whisky-tasting in the distilleries huddled in the mountain landscape hereabouts; this area of soaring skies and towering peaks is littered with lochs as well and is also home to Ben Nevis, the highest point in Britain, if you’re up for hardy hikes.

In warm weather, career over to the Cairngorms National Park for a hol hillwalking, rock climbing, mountain biking, wild swimming and kayaking; hiding out in a heated pod here during the cooler months is also spot-on if you’re planning on slaloming down ski slopes. 

Or how about rocking up to a bay in Dumfries and Galloway for a beach break spent with your feet ankle-deep in sand? Trips to tropical-looking terrain could also be on the cards if you have enough time to travel towards tricky-to-reach islands with a faraway feel in the Hebrides.

If you’re browsing for a break that kicks off in the next few days, we also have last-minute camping pods with availability. 

Camping pods in Scotland: the sights to see

Centrally located, the city of Stirling is in a prime position under an hour’s drive from Edinburgh and Glasgow. Saunter through the streets of Scotland’s ancient capital for trips to the Old Town Jail, art galleries and castle; the massive Kelpies horses statues, around half an hour’s drive away just off the motorway, are also worth a pitstop while you’re in the area.  

Further into the hinterlands, there are pods placed close to Loch Ness (keep eyes peeled for the mythical monster) and near the gorgeous glens of Affric and Glen Strathfarrar with their whooshing waterfalls and ancient cairns. 

Parks near the North Coast 500 are top for travellers touring Scotland; follow this route up to John o’ Groats, pausing at pods overnight along the way, to say you’ve been to mainland Britain’s northernmost point. 

Sorting a spot by the Caledonian Canal, on the other hand, gives swift access to the 73-mile Great Glen Way. This route tracing a series of lochs stretching from Inverness to Fort William is particularly popular for mountain bikers pedal-powering their way around the nation.

Reckon you’d rather roam with your own tent? Have a gander at all our campsites in Scotland.