It’s worth considering glamping in Scotland if you’re planning a visit to this incredibly wild and beautiful country. Glamping enables visitors to enjoy nature to the maximum but in more cosy surroundings and generally with a better heating system which is pretty important given the temperament of Scottish weather. Below is a list of best places to go glamping in Scotland for what could very well be the experience of a lifetime!
The 7 Best Places to go Glamping in Scotland
The Best Places to go Glamping in Scotland
1. Trossach Yurts
Thornhill West Moss-side Organic Farm, Thornhill, Stirling FK8 3QJ
Trossach yurts is a cosy luxury glamping site offering three luxury yurts for rent, all with their own wood-burning stoves and ovens. All yurts can accommodate up to five people so they’re family-friendly and perfect for a group of mates but also suit couples who want to enjoy a bit more space during their holiday.
The log stove and heavy supply of blankets will keep you warm if the weather is up to normal Scottish standards during your stay. When it comes to food, the organic farm sells local, fresh produce on-site so you have the option to make your own steak in the evening or cook free-range eggs for the brekky.
The location is absolutely perfect for lovers of outdoors activities. Climbing, mountain biking, kayaking and sailing can all be enjoyed in the local area given its proximity to the mountains, Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park. It’s also worth taking a visit to Stirling Castle while in the area. The place, although itself completely off the beaten track, is also only an hour away from Scotland’s main cities, Edinburgh and Glasgow. The place is full of interesting wildlife and if you’re travelling with your canine companion they also offer dog-friendly options. The pups will love the freedom of this place too! Prices start from approximately GBP100.
2. Greenhillock Glamping
Lower Greenhillock, Kirkbuddo, Forfar DD8 2NL
At Greenhillock you can choose between camping and glamping. Glamping is available in three 5m bell tents which sit on wooden bases in a beautiful wildflower meadow. Each tent includes one double bed as well as additional camp mattresses if children are part of your trip. Each glamper also has an outside decking area with a fire bowl and outdoor furniture which you can relax on or where you can eat your meals if the weather allows.
Greenhillock has placed a huge emphasis on making their site as eco friendly as possible and offer compost toilets and solar powered showers to guests. There’s plenty of exploring tp be found in the local area including visiting the peaks of the Cairngorms as well as the local beaches. Prices start from approximately GBP65 for two adults and a minimum of a two night stay is required.
3. Blackwater Hostel Glamping
Lab Road, Kinlochleven PH50 4SG, UK
Blackwater Hostel Glamping is a more basic option when it comes to luxury glamping but still offers super clean and comfortable accommodation which will cater to all your needs including a well equipped kitchen, bathroom, comfortable beds, TV, microwave, fridge, heating and communal areas.
It’s a great spot to stop at if you’re planning to drive along the stunning West Highland Way. Incredibly lovely and peaceful views are offered from the pods which overlook the mountains and rivers. Staff are super helpful and the local village of Kinlochleven is the perfect spot to get a decent bite to eat and drink. Prices start at approximately GBP70.
4. Loch Ness Glamping
Anderson Farmhouse, Drumnadrochit IV63 6XT
If you stay at Loch Ness Glamping you’ll definitely fall in the love with the place. The owners Sonia and Graham go the extra mile to ensure all guests enjoy their stay. Make sure to order a full Scottish breakfast in the mornings delivered right to your door – so delicious and filling you won’t be hungry till after lunchtime. The Armadillo pods are super luxurious and have everything you need and include a toaster, fridge, kettle, storage space, DVD player, satellite TV and underfloor heating to warm you up on the cooler Scottish nights.
There are local restaurants in the area but you can also cook your own food on the barbecue in the evenings if you prefer a bit more of a real camping experience. Animal lovers won’t be disappointed as guests are welcome to have a chat with the on-site animal family of horses, goats and cows….they might not talk back but it’s worth a go. Even if you don’t get a sighting of the Loch Ness monster during your stay at Loch Ness Glamping, the Loch Ness hospitality will make up for it! Prices start at approximately GBP60.
5. Brockloch Treehouse
Brockloch Farm, Castle Douglas DG7 3HU
Brockloch Treehouse is one of the best places for glamping in Scotland for anyone wanting to plan a romantic getaway for two. The treehouse sits in a woodland surrounded by beautiful trees and offers nothing but nature galore. They come with a small kitchen area with a 2 ring gas hob and a small fridge.
Both the bath and cosy double bed are built under a skylight allowing the really romantic experience of taking in the beautiful stars in the clear country sky at night. One of the best things about the place is there is no TV or WiFi meaning visitors are forced to completely switch off meaning your batteries get a complete recharge and you can focus more on what matters in this little spot of wild paradise.
Prices start at approximately GBP300 for a two-night stay.
6. Skye Shepherd Huts
Torr Gorm, Heast, Isle of Skye IV49 9BN
Skye Shepherd Huts offer homely but extremely cosy huts for sleeping. Although they’re pretty basic they come with everything you need for a pleasant stay in the countryside. Bothan Beileag is the most accessible of the two and Bothan Buidheag lies a bit further back in the croft. The huts are situated on the edge of the quaint village of Heaste and offer incredible views of the mountains on one side and the Isle of Rum on the other.
The huts are perfect for a romantic getaway and only offer double beds. To get to the toilet and shower you have to leave your hut but no complaining as that is life in the wild! There’s no wifi but there are restaurants and cafes with wifi in the Broadford which is an 8km drive away. It’s nice to explore the grounds and there’s a little loch not far from the huts to wander around. There’s plenty of great walks that offer incredible views in the local area which the hosts will be more than happy to tell you about on your arrival.
Make sure to visit the lovely onsite donkeys George and Gilbert during your stay too! Skye Shepherd Huts are open from February to December.
Prices start at GBP85.
Greenhill Farm, A710 Coast Road, Dalbeattie DG5 4QT
Gorsebank is a great site situated in peaceful and quiet surroundings offering excellent facilities for travellers including everything from super clean and well functioning bathrooms to secure bike storage units.
The pods themselves are extremely comfortable and the area is great with lots of possibilities for outdoor activities such as mountain biking. The staff are warm and welcoming and will do their best to ensure you feel truly at home. The fire pits are a great addition – roasting marshmallows in the evenings is a must!
Gorsebank is one of the most budget-friendly options on our lists with prices starting from approximately GBP40