Are you planning a camping trip up to Scottish Highlands? Take your vacation to the next level with a glamping Scottish Highlands getaway from our epic list.
The Scottish Highlands is an area of great natural beauty and diversity, with some of the most dramatic scenery in the world. Traveling to the Scottish Highlands is like journeying to a different world. The terrain is rugged with mountains, lochs, and heather-covered moors; the people are friendly and hospitable; and the food is fresh and local.
But what if you want to experience this rugged landscape but don’t want to rough it, or walk miles to find a place to sleep. Well, there is good news for you.
Glamping in the Scottish Highlands is a great way to enjoy the natural beauty of this area of the country. There are a number of glamping sites that offer luxury stays with all the amenities, including comfortable beds, gourmet food, and spa treatments.
Top 7 Glamping Scottish Highlands Spots
Scottish Highlands glamping locations couldn’t get any better than this. Combine camping in an amazing destination with the comforts of home. Here’s the list of top glamping Scottish Highlands spots.
1. AirShip 2, Drimnin
The most rated glamping site for couples in Scottish Highlands is AirShip 2. AirShip 2 is a secluded architect designed pod located in Drimnin on a 4-acres site. The pod sleeps 2 and comes with a living room, wood-burning stove, a king size bed, a kitchenette, a bathroom and a small patio.
From the pod you can enjoy magnificent Highland views, from Sound of Mull to Ardnamurchan Point. The area itself is great for walking and birdwatching. You might as well take ferry trip from Lochaline to Oban and visit some historic sites.
Over 370 couples have already stayed in AirShip 2 since the opening 3 years ago and have rated it with 5 stars. The site is dog-friendly!
2. Isle of Carna Glamping, Loch Sunart
The Isle of Carna is a private island glamping retreat in Scottish Highlands. The island is surrounded by Loch Sunart and easily accessible from Inverness, Glasgow or Edinburgh.
The island has abundant wildlife on a 600-acre of land for you to explore together with your own boat. You can enjoy wildlife spotting and camera trapping, birdwatching, hiking, picnics, swimming and more.
The island has 2 accommodation units: Carna house and Carna cottage. Carna house sleeps 8 and comes with 3 bedrooms, bathroom, kitchen, dining room, BBQ and large garden with the seating area. Carna cottage sleeps 6 and has 2 bedrooms, dining area, kitchen, a bathroom, a wood-burning stove, a garden and a stone built BBQ. Both units have plenty of games, jigsaws and cards for your own entertainment.
3. Conch Cottage, Acharacle
If you are looking for a secluded romantic getaway in Scottish Highlands, look no further than the Conch Cottage. The Cottage is located in a secluded area of Loch Sunart and offers stunning views.
Great for 2 people, the cottage features open-plan space with a handcrafted wooden bed, floor heating, spa bath, rain shower and kitchen. Outside you will find a BBQ and a furnished garden.
The area is great for hiking and wild-life watching. You may even take a ferry trip or a distillery trip to Ardnamurchan Distillery for some tasting.
4. RiverBeds Luxury Wee Lodges, Ballachulish
RiverBeds Luxury Wee Lodges offer a great romantic getaway in woodland of the Scottish Highlands. RiverBeds lodges have been crafted in Scotland with the aim to create a ‘castle inside a cabin’.
All lodges have a bedroom, kitchenette, en-suite shower room and an outside deck with a hot tub. Plus, they come with the thick insulation and warm wooden floors to let you enjoy the deep silence. All stays include delicious breakfast.
You can spend your time golfing, walking, mountain climbing, cycling, swimming, sailing, visiting historic sites and more.
5. Cairngorms Castle, Dulnain Bridge
The 16th century Cairngorms Castle is great for families or groups. It sleeps 10 in the master bedroom, two twin bedrooms and two bunk bedrooms for children. It has a kitchen, bathroom, floor heating and everything you need for a comfortable stay.
You will have a whole acre for yourself to explore with a large enclosed garden.
The castle is located in Cairngorms National Park, known for its natural beauty so you can enjoy walks with some magnificent views and wildlife-spotting.
6. Signal Box, Newtonmore
Signal Box is a stunning wooden cottage in Scottish Highlands offering an amazing rural retreat experience.
The cottage sleeps 4 and consists of 2 floors. Ground floor has a double bedroom and a bathroom with a sauna. Second floor has a living space offering stunning views of Cairngorm mountain and River Spey.
The local area has plenty of walking trails, including the well-known Wildcat Trail. And the local pub is just 10 minutes away.
7. Dry Island Glamping, Badachro
Nestled in the waters of the Gair Loch and surrounded by Torridon mountain range, you will find the magnificent Dry Island. Only 90 minutes away from Inverness, the island is easily accessible by a floating bridge and offers accommodation in 3 beautiful cottages.
Captain’s Cabin and camping barrel sleeps 2 and features a double bed, a bathroom, kitchen, large deck, undercover outdoor seating, fire pit, BBQ and hot tub.
Otter Cabin sleeps 2 and has a double bed, a bathroom, an open plan kitchen and outdoor deck with hot tub.
The Old Curing Station sleeps 2 and features a king size bed, a bathroom, kitchen, plenty of games, outdoor sofa and a hot tub.
Captain’s Cabin & barrel and Otter Cabin are dog-friendly.
While staying on this amazing island, you can spend time on the sandy beach, go mountain climbing or hiking. If you want to explore further, you can take a boat trip and visit Skye, the Isle of Rona and the Inner Hebrides just across the sea.
Best Glamping Scotish Highlands
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