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  • The best pet-friendly touring and campsites in Scotland

    Back in February we shared our favourite pet-friendly touring and campsites in England and we were thrilled with how popular it was.

    We’ve spent a lot of time discussing our favourite holidays on the other side of Hadrian’s wall to create a list of our favourite places in Scotland where you can take a caravan, motorhome or tent AND your dog.

    Now the sun has finally made an appearance, what could be nicer than exploring Scotland with your four-legged friend by your side?

    Here are our top five:

    1) Loch Greshornish Caravan & Campsite, Isle of Skye

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     Situated in one of the world’s most beautiful locations, this Inner Hebrides working croft welcomes both cats and dogs.

    Skye is filled with dramatic scenery, walks and lots of fishing as well as a cottage arts scene and if cooking round the campfire gets a little tiring then the Michelin starred Three Chimneys isn’t far away.

    The site itself offers loch-side hardstandings for caravans and motorhomes as well as camping pitches.

    It holds several awards including the AA Scotland Campsite of the Year 2012 and has twice won the ‘Loo of the year’ award!

    Cost: The pricing varies depending on whether you are a member of the Camping and Caravan Club or not. 


    2) Braidhaugh Holiday Park, Perthshire

    This beautiful pet friendly campsite is situated located near Crieff in central Scotland, making it a short journey from Glasgow, Edinburgh and Dundee.

    As well as being absolutely stunning, the area is rich in history and offers lots to do come rain or shine.

    Located on the river Earn, it’s possible to get a fishing license – though we’re not sure how helpful your pet will be!

    It has wifi, disabled facilities, a play area and a TV room and welcomes caravans and motorhomes as well as having its own permanent camping pods.

    Cost: A serviced hardstanding electric pitch costs from £22 a night for two adults.


    3) Thurston Manor, East Lothian

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    Situated in close proximity to Edinburgh, Thurston Manor is the perfect location to either escape from the city or get into it for day trips.

    Its surrounding sandy beaches and rolling hills are just the type dogs yearn to frolic in and the site also offers a heated pool, sauna and steam room for tired dog-owners!

    While there is a bar and restaurant on site, if you want to cook for yourself there is an onsite shop or a supermarket just a five minute drive away.

    Tents, caravans and motorhomes welcome.

    Cost: Prices start from £13.45 for 6 people.


    4) Isle of Iona Campsite, Isle of Iona

    This really is the place to get away from it all though, as no cars are allowed on the island, this is only one for campers.

    The tiny island of Scotland’s West Coast is famous for its religious history as a centre of Gaelic monasticism as well as its tranquil unspoiled beauty.

    From the campsite you and your pet will be able to visit the island’s monasteries, royal burial sites, beaches and rock pools by bicycle, horseback or foot.

    The campsite itself offers showers, a washing up area, a small shop as well as the occasional sighting of an otter or two!

    Cost: From £13 per night for two people


    5) Queensberry Bay Holiday Park, Dumfriesshire

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    This beautiful West coast holiday park is easily accessible from the North of England and offers a wide range of accommodation options.

    You can pitch your own tent, campervan or motorhome or stay in one of the caravan or pods onsite – dogs are welcome here too!

    There are beaches and rockpools to explore and while it is true the site offers incredible views, we do have to say it’s the delicious bacon sandwiches the onsite shop sells that keep us coming back.

    Cost: Prices start from £15 a night


     Know a great place to stay that your pet loves too? Tweet us @sail_trail we'd love to hear from you :)

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