Five reasons to buy a static caravan in Scotland
An enchanting country with so much history, a rich cultural identity, and some of the most magnificent landscapes in the whole of the UK, Scotland is a place you’ll be happy to while away the hours, days, and weeks in.
With its Highlands, Lowlands, and close to 800 islands, Scotland is a country that offers an abundance of spaces to explore. We have two fantastic holiday parks in Scotland: Seton Sands and Craig Tara, situated close to its best-known and well-connected cities, Edinburgh and Glasgow.
Here are five reasons to buy a static caravan in stunning Scotland.
1. A property of your own at one of our parks
You can truly make yourself at home when you buy a caravan at one of our Scottish holiday parks. Seton Sands Holiday Village is situated on the east coast of Scotland in East Lothian, roughly half-an-hour’s drive from Edinburgh. It’s a really pretty park, with incredible views over the Firth of Forth, and close to the gloriously sandy beach.
Craig Tara is one of the largest Haven holiday parks, and is full of facilities and activities to suit every guest and owner, including an Adventure Village and the impressive Splashaway Bay Water Park. Located in beautiful Ayr, it’s less than an hour’s drive from Glasgow, and offers easy access to the rugged Ayrshire coastline.
2. Amenities to make life easy
Our Scotland holiday parks offer the ideal combination of escapism and convenience, so any essentials you need while staying in your caravan are never too far away.
Here’s what to expect:
On park mini markets
Co-op Food, Port Seton, Prestonpans
Lidl, High Street, Prestonpans
Asda Supermarket, Tranent
Tesco Express, or Tesco Extra, Ayr
Citadel Leisure Centre, Ayr
Mercat Gait Centre, Prestonpans
Great for shopping
Princes Square, Glasgow
Buchanan Galleries, Glasgow
Intu Braehead (near Glasgow)
Princes Street, Edinburgh
St James Quarter, Edinburgh
Grassmarket and Victoria Street, Edinburgh
Longniddry and Prestonpans stations, trains to Edinburgh and North Berwick
Ayr Station, trains to Glasgow and Kilmarnock
Glasgow Central Station, services to Edinburgh, Birmingham, Bristol, Liverpool, Manchester and London
Edinburgh Waverley Station, services to Glasgow, London, York, Preston, Leeds, Birmingham and Manchester
3. An array of local delicacies
When it comes to local produce, there’s plenty that Scotland is world-famous for. Whisky lovers will find themselves in their element, with over 130 active distilleries in the country. Split into five whisky regions – Campbeltown, Highland, Islay, Lowland and Speyside – no two spirits are the same, which is as good an excuse as any to indulge in one of the many tours and tastings offered at distilleries, including Johnnie Walker, Edinburgh, and Talisker, Isle of Skye. The country is also home to 170 different gins (and counting!), and you can visit the distilleries that create 1881 in Peebles, and Edinburgh Gin, in the Scottish capital, to name a couple.
There’s also plenty to discover for foodies, with famed Scottish dishes like haggis and neeps and tatties readily available. There’s also a strong fine-dining scene to indulge in, with venues like Tom Kitchin’s Edinburgh restaurant, Kitchin, and Michelin-starred The Cellar in Anstruther, Fife.
4. A walker and golfer’s paradise
Celebrated for its many lochs, remote islands, and highlands, Scotland’s landscape will have you reaching for your walking boots to get out and explore. Tick off one of the country’s thousands of lakes, including – of course – Loch Lomand and Loch Ness. Or you can amble along the West Highland Way or scale the mountains of the Munros, with a walk to suit every level of expertise and fitness.
And of course, we couldn’t write about Scotland without a nod to golf – this is, after all, one of the best golfing destinations in the world, boasting Championship courses including Royal Troon, the PGA Centenary Course at Gleneagles and the esteemed Old Course at St Andrews.
5. Amazing events to suit every taste
If you’ve ever seen footage from Edinburgh Hogmanay or Burns Night, you’ll know that nobody puts on an event quite like Scotland does.
Scotland is home to several returning annual events, including the world-famous Edinburgh Fringe Festival in August, and you can almost guarantee there will be something happening whatever time of year you find yourself enjoying your caravan – with both sites tending to be open from March to November.
The region also frequently attracts global sporting events, and has hosted everything from golf majors, cycling championships and world athletics events, so it’s always worth looking at what’s on.