South-West Scotland

Rugged coastline, beautiful beaches and rolling hills, there’s so much to see and do whilst staying at one of our caravan parks or holiday parks in South West Scotland. Here’s our guide to the Top Ten Things To Do whilst on one of our caravan holidays in South West Scotland.

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1. Discover the Scottish Riviera

With a number of small attractive seaside villages, sandy coves and estuaries forming natural harbours an undiscovered yet beautiful stretch of the Solway coast is sometimes known as the Scottish Riviera. Centred around pretty Rockcliffe and Kippford, a lively yachting centre strung out along the east bank of the Urr estuary, this part of the coastline is well worth exploring.

2. Sail ‘Doon The Watter’

For generations of Scots sailing ‘doon the watter’ was a tradition. In the days before affordable travel generations of Glasgow families would escape from city life sailing down the Clyde to the genteel seaside towns on the river’s banks onboard one of dozens of paddle steamers. You may be lucky enough to enjoy a trip on the Waverley, the last sea-going paddle steamer in the world. If not, there are still ample opportunities to take to the waters, crossing perhaps to the Isle of Arran, Dunoon, Rothesay or Cumbrae Island.

3. Browse around Scotland’s book capital

Wigtown has successfully reinvented itself as Scotland’s national book centre. Here you can easily while away an hour or two in the town’s many bookshops or why not visit in September for the book festival.

4. Ride some of the UK’s best mountain bike trails

Southern Scotland is one of the world’s top mountain-biking destinations. The famous 7stanes mountain bike centres offer trails for all skill levels – everything from beginners’ routes to extreme downhill at different locations across the region including Dalbeattie and Glentrool.

5. Take a Segway tour on the Solway coast

Segway tours are a unique, memorable and fun experience. They are perfect for an interesting and exciting way to explore an area. An instructor-led tour takes you off-road across hills and fields high above the Solway coast offering some of the best views in the region.

6. Explore the garden for all seasons

Threave is an extensive National Trust property to the west of Castle Douglas and a garden for all seasons. Best known for its spectacular springtime display of daffodils, there are also summer displays from the herbaceous borders.

7. Get to know The Bard

The Robert Burns Birthplace Museum in Alloway offers a unique encounter with Scotland’s favourite son. The National Trust of Scotland museum comprises the famous Burns Cottage where the poet was born, the historic landmarks where he set his greatest work, the elegant monument and gardens created in his honour and a modern museum housing the world’s most important collection of his life and works.

8. Have a round of golf on a world-famous course

Ayrshire boasts over 40 golf courses including some of the finest in the world. They include the glorious links at Troon and the fairways of Turnberry, both locations for the Open Championship. Prestwick Old Course is where the first Open Golf Championship was played and is regarded as one of the finest links golf courses in the world.

9. Visit one of Britain’s best-preserved castles

Culzean is one of the best-preserved castles in Britain and one of the most popular in Scotland. Described as the National Trust for Scotland’s crown jewels, it was built in the 18th century and sits atop a cliff overlooking the Clyde. It is surrounded by a large estate and has wonderful views across the Clyde to Arran and beyond.

10. Share Owen’s vision of his World Heritage Site

New Lanark, classed as a World Heritage Site, is a remarkable place. In a previously inaccessible gorge of the River Clyde a mile south west of Lanark the Utopian idealist Robert Owen developed a model industrial community in the early 19th century, taking advantage of the tremendous power of the fast-flowing river. The imposing cotton mill buildings, the spacious and well-designed workers’ housing, and the dignified public buildings are a testament to Owen’s vision.

If this inspires you, why not browse our selection of holiday parks and caravan parks in South West Scotland, and see what catches your eye?

Holiday Parks in South-West Scotland

Gadgirth Lodges

These Scandinavian log lodges are situated in the historic Gadgirth Estate, bordering the river Ayr. The magnificent 28 acre grounds boast a...

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£299 - £719 per week

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Cloncaird Castle Country Estate

Cloncaird Castle Country Estate is part of our Daisy Door Cottage Style Collection, an elegant cluster of sandstone and granite cottages steeped...

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£334 - £899 per week

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Whitecairn Holiday Park

Nestling on a hillside overlooking the sparkling waters of Luce Bay, Whitecairn boasts panoramic views over the Mull of Galloway to the...

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£269 - £705 per week

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Sundrum Castle

Enjoying a peaceful setting close to Ayr’s popular beaches and the beautiful Ayrshire coastline, Sundrum Castle offers you the best of both...

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£199 - £979 per week

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Sandylands

Set close to Ayrshire’s famous sandy beaches, with views out towards Arran, this lively park is ideally situated for making the most...

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£152 - £826 per week

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Kippford

Beside the pretty seaside village of Kippford, this exceptionally beautiful conservation park boasts a rare red squirrel population and a David Bellamy...

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£209 - £999 per week

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Wemyss Bay

Just 40 minutes drive from Glasgow and nestling on the wooded slopes of a small coastal village, this park enjoys spectacular sea...

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£199 - £1199 per week

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Queenshill Lodges

Peacefully positioned, well equipped and insulated, these timber lodges offer you first class accommodation in a landscape of gently rolling countryside. Just...

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£199 - £549 per week

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Crofthead

Peacefully situated amidst beautiful Ayrshire countryside, yet just 2 miles from the fabulous amenities of bustling Ayr, this friendly and relaxing park...

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£195 - £649 per week

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Auchenlarie

Commanding an impressive location overlooking the picturesque Wigtown Bay and with direct access to a secluded sandy beach, Auchenlarie is ideal for...

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£94 - £505 per week

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Conifer Lodges

Beautifully situated amidst mature pine woodlands, just 1 mile from the historic market town of Newton Stewart, Conifers offers you the ideal...

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£345 - £1219 per week

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Viewfield Manor Holiday Park

Nestling in the beautiful countryside surrounding Scotland’s glorious west coast, Viewfield Manor boasts an array of fantastic facilities to suit all including...

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£249 - £589 per week

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Luce Bay Holiday Park

Enjoying a truly unique and peaceful setting, adjacent to the beach below Sinniness Point, this park offers a paradise to those seeking...

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£379 - £799 per week

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Springwater Lodges

This delightful 6 acre fishery enjoys a peacefully secluded location just 4 miles from lively Ayr. Well stocked with steelheads, brown and...

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£269 - £539 per week

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Craig Tara Holiday Park

Surrounded by the rolling hills of Ayrshire, in the heart of Burns Country, this action-packed park boasts its own par 3 9-hole...

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£219 - £1205 per week

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Turnberry Holiday Park

Enjoying a spectacular location just 300m from the nearest beach, this small park nestles peacefully amidst luxuriant parkland affording stunning views of...

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£177 - £573 per week

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Galloway Cottages

Galloway Cottages is part of our Daisy Door Cottage Style Collection, beautifully located in the heart of Galloway, just a stone’s throw...

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£293 - £1195 per week

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Brunston Castle Resort

Nestling in a picturesque valley, these country lodges boast a wonderful setting amid 25 acres of beautifully landscaped grounds and offer an...

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£304 - £1005 per week

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