You don’t need to head to the Spanish Costas or find a luxury all-inclusive package to have a great holiday. The UK is a fabulous place for holidays (millions of overseas visitors will attest to this), and it is under-appreciated by those of us who live here.
A holiday is about getting away from it all, having time to relax, to rejuvenate and to restore your sense of well-being. It should be about quality time away from the rat race, time to be shared with the family or a partner, carefree and lacking hassle. Keeping to hotel schedules and being herded from place to place on sightseeing tours might not be your idea of fun, so where better to experience that get-away-from-it-all feeling and have the freedom to do your own thing than in glorious Scotland?
Holidays in Scotland
Soaring mountains, glens carpeted with heather, glistening lochs, boutique castles, stunning beaches, wild coastlines and a wealth of historical and cultural attractions are just some of the reasons to choose Scotland. Whether it’s salmon fishing, whisky tasting, rock climbing, horse riding or reading the story of William Wallace at Stirling Castle, Scotland caters to all.
In these times of financial constraints, the wallet-friendly option is a caravan park. Static caravans are homes in miniature and offer inviting, comfortable accommodation to suit parties from 2-12 in number, depending on the berth of the van. Facilities include a toilet (some even have a shower), kitchen facilities including a fridge, some form of heating and usually a TV. A good caravan is a true home from home and all for far less than the cost of a hotel. With self catering you can control your spend on food, and you don’t have to worry about fussy eaters or kids with food allergies.
Spanish baggage handlers strike? Motorway diversions? Trains not running to schedule? Flight delays? Even just the process of starting a holiday abroad can be a painful experience. None of those things make a great start to a holiday. When you choose a caravan holiday in Scotland flexibility comes as part of the package.
You can choose your own route to get there, you can pack what you like or need without having to worry about luggage allowances and size of bags, and you can choose how long you take for the journey. It’s easier to keep kids entertained on a car journey than on a long flight, and if the site you’ve chosen is pet friendly, the family dog can be bundled in the car with everyone else.
Fun for All
Caravan parks aren’t just a field with caravans parked in them. Modern parks are well facilitated with excellent amenities – it’s really down to your preferences as to what’s available. If you prefer seclusion and tranquillity on the banks of a breeze-ruffled river or loch, where you’re happy as long as there are decent washing and toilet facilities, there are plenty of options.
If however, you want the full-on holiday park experience where the kids can be entertained by swimming pools, games rooms, club houses, and adults can join in and also enjoy night-time entertainment, there are plenty of those kinds of sites too.