CASTLES AND GARDENS IN SCOTLAND
TO VISIT ON YOUR SCOTTISH CARAVANNING HOLIDAY
If you are planning a touring holiday with your caravan or tent 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 - just 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 in the Outer Hebrides, Kelso Abbey in the Borders, and the Fort George on the Moray Firth. 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, both Historic Scotland and privtately owned: 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, Dunstaffnage, Castle Fraser, Duff House and Dunrobin or simply ask staff on your holiday park what to see and do in the area on your holiday. All are worth stopping off at on your touring holiday in Scotland.
The National Trust for Scotland for castles and gardens: The NTS is a membership organisation with a remit to conserve Scotland's heritage and in their care are historic houses, fairy-tale castles and beautiful gardens. Some places to visit on your holiday 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, owned by the Duke of Rothesay (Prince Charles).
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 spring or 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 because gardens tend to be at their peak at particular times of the year.
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