There are so many great ways to experience and explore Perthshire but one of the most exhilarating options has to be by touring caravan, motorhome, or camper van.
An old fashioned road trip through the hills, valleys and glens of our beautiful area will give you memories for years to come – with so many perfect selfie stops you’ll be spoiled for choice!
We’ve pulled together a whole host of campsite ideas, all of which offer pitches for touring caravans, with the majority also offering space and services for motorhomes and tent campers.
If you’d like to meet up with friends or family – or if you fancy a little extra space for a few days - you’ll also find that many have their own static caravans, luxury lodges and glamping pods to book.
1. Freedom and Convenience. Book into one of our touring campsites for one night, stay for three or use it as a base to explore the whole region. When your accommodation travels with you, the freedom is all yours.
2. Visit A Multitude of Perth and Kinross Destinations. With parks and sites the length and breadth of our stunning region, you can be in Kinross in the morning and Blair Atholl by night.
3. Fully serviced parks with all the mod cons. Long gone are bumpy tracks and empty fields, nowadays our sites are fully equipped with all of the services and facilities you might tneed to make your home on wheels, a home from home.
4. More Environmentally Sound Than Flying. Yes, those road trips chalk up miles but in an area that takes you from north to south in under 100 miles, your emissions are significantly fewer than that trip abroad.
5. Budget to suit your pocket. We all know fuel is climbing, but with self-catering meal times and great rates on campsites you will find this is still one of the best budget holidays out there. Check out this great blog on saving fuel while you travel >
Whether you’re coming for a day, a weekend or an extended holiday, there are lots of practical questions that you need to have answered when travelling by motor home or with your caravan. Where are the public toilets? Where can I park? Do the campsites welcome dogs? Are you wheelchair friendly?
Our visitor management page aims to answer all of these and more, helping you plan your stay and ensuring you have an enjoyable, safe and comfortable time in Perth city and towns.> www.perthcityandtowns.co.uk/blog/visitor-information-for-perth-city-and-town
From here, our Explore Outdoor map is a great starting point for planning your trip to Perthshire, as well as a handy reference while you’re here. Explore the Points of Interest tab to discover a wealth of useful information, such as caravan and camping sites; parking spots; public toilets; ev charge points; water refilll stations; walking routes and much more. Find exactly what you need and set off knowing you’re covered for all eventualities - both as a fun-loving tourist and responsible visitor. > https://www.perthcityandtowns.co.uk/explore-outdoors-map
We also recommend you check out our full Be Inspired section which features some loved-by-locals favourites for the best breakfasts, an Afternoon Tea treat and the best delis and farmshops for picking up the best of Perthshire produce.
• Perthshire Breakfasts
• Afternoon Teas
• Delis, Farm Shops and Foodhalls
Situated in the grounds of Scone Palace, this stunning Camping and Caravanning Club Site offers an unrivalled location in an attractive, tree-lined campsite with well-spaced pitches and excellent amenities.
For Touring guests, the park provides both grass and hardstanding pitches – with or without electric hook up, as well as a number of seasonal pitches for those who’d like to spend the summer in glorious Perthshire. They welcome caravans, motor homes, trailer tents and tents.
As well as this, you will also find a choice of holiday home and glamping options with two Ready Camp tents on site.
A children’s play area and Recreation Hall will keep everyone amused and wifi is available site wide. Pets are also welcome
The campsite is a nature lovers’ paradise. Deer, buzzards, owls and even ospreys have been spotted here. You might even find yourself sharing your pitch with one of the site’s resident black rabbits!
A warm welcome awaits you at the family run, Perth Caravan Park, located on the outskirts of Perth. This peaceful, quiet park enjoys stunning views of the surrounding Perthshire countryside as wel as quick and easy access to the town - simply hop on a bus and you can be in the centre of Perth city in 10 minutes.
With grass and hardstanding pitches for caravans and motor homes, lots of space for tents and beautiful lodges to book directly, Perth Caravan Park is an ideal spot for families, couples or groups of friends looking to explore Scotland.
Octolodges and the newly built Woodland Lodges both offer glamping accommodation for up to 6 people giving you all the fun of camping with a little bit more luxury. These are great fun for the whole family or even just for a cosy night away on your own.
With modern home comforts these great, self-catering options are extremely spacious and have an amazing view out over the hills of Perthshire. Each lodge is fitted with mattresses, mini fridge, kettle, microwave, T.V. and heater. All you need to bring is your sleeping bag, pillow and eating and cooking utensils.
Dogs are welcome on leads and there are miles of beautiful tracks to walk round. For those who like a more competitive activity, an onsite crazy golf course will keep you amused for hours.
The park’s neighbours, Noah's Ark golf driving range and Wonder World, Perth, ensure a whole host of fun for all the family. Activites include a children’s playbarn, restaurant, Air Thrills inflatable fun, and an indoor bowling alley.
Fernlea is a small, friendly caravan and motorhome site just outside Errol in the beautiful Carse of Gowrie. As well as offering a peaceful break, with expansive views of the Sidlaw hills and over to Fife, they are conveniently located on the Dundee to Perth bus route, perfect for exploring while leaving the car or motorhome behind.
They are a Certified Location (CL), which means you need to be a member of the Caravan and Motorhome Club to book. This great club has a yearly fee of £56 giving you access to a network of similar small sites all over the country.
The local area is great for cycling, bird watching, and there are interesting walks in all directions. Many visitors use us for a base to explore further afield in Perthshire, Angus and Fife. They are open all year, come in winter and you might be treated to the Northern lights, or some spectacular stars far way from the city lights.
They welcome touring caravans and motorhomes, all pitches have water and electric hook up.
Nestled in the beautiful glens of Glenshee at the edge of the national park, all the beauty and stunning outdoors of Perthshire's Cairngorms is in reach from Glenshee Glamping's tempting 10-acre farm site. Open all year with excellent facilities and views to soak in!
As well as exclusive grass camping pitches there are a host of authentic and luxurious glamping options including Glamping Pods, Shepherds Huts, Log cabin and even a converted 1940’s railway goods wagon, all with their own fire pit.
For that real luxury experience, guests can also enjoy relaxing in one of their lovely wood-fired hot tubs, filled fresh every time with our own crystal-clear mountain spring water. On site you'll be free from all light pollution with amazing stargazing opportunities.
A family friendly farm site surrounded by nature, you will while away many an hour spotting the resident red squirrels, and on top of this, you can also meet the cute llamas, donkeys, goats, chickens and ducks on the farm. And of course, the famliy dog is welcome to join you too! There is plenty to keep the kids with the Natural Play Park where you can let your little one's imagination run wild. Sneak along the snakes back, a creative game of hide and seek with combine harvester tyres to climb over and under.
This year saw the new addition of Archery, with both Adult and Children Archery sessions, its the perfect activity for the whole family to enjoy whilst staying in the Scottish Highlands. Each session is instructor-led by Glenshee Glamping and is on-site meaning you don't have far to go to ignite your inner Robin Hood! Let's see how sharp your eye is!
While you're here, you can head out into incredible biking, kayaking and mountaineering country, with wildlife safaris in the area, top notch distilleries and winter sports - you'll never be short of things to do.
Site facilities include individual shared heated and insulated showers rooms and toilets, with piping hot water and the use of The Bothy for food storage, preparation, and dining. A local taxi firm can help you access nearby restaurants and pubs.
Five Roads Caravan Park is run by keen campers, Simon and Sarah Dunn, as a small, quiet, adults-only site just outside the pretty town of Alyth near Blairgowrie. They offer pitches for caravans, motorhomes, RVs and tent camping all year round, and can also provide a glamping pod or self-catering static caravan for those looking to travel light!
The pod has a fridge, kettle, toaster, two ring electric hob, microwave, TV and heater as well as four seats and a table for indoor and outdoor use. Sleeping is a pull out double with two singles along the side. Bring all you would for a tent, minus the tent!
The self-catering holiday home is a three-bedroom unit, one double, one twin room and one single room with a shower room complete with basin and toilet as well as an additional toilet with washbasin. There is a large lounge and dining area as well as a well-equipped kitchen. TV with Blu-ray player for entertainment and as per the rest of the site, the free WiFi covers the holiday home.
Nearby, Peter Marshalls farm shop is a short walk from site with an array of seasonal produce available, and The Blackbird Inn is adjacent with great food and local beer recommended. As well as this, the area has plenty of restaurants and cafes, and a number of takeaways deliver straight to the site.
The site is easily accessed of the A926 and is extremely well sign posted, brown tourist signs in advance of the site and a large clear sign at the entrance, making it easy to find.
Five Roads is a Calor Gas distributor and holds most sizes in stock up to and including 47kg.
Situated only half a mile south of Pitlochry, along the River Tummel, lies Milton Of Fonab Caravan Park, a family - run holiday park accommodation with contemporary static holiday homes. Milton of Fonab also welcomes touring caravans, campervans and mobile homes to their well serviced parkland areas with great views of the surrounding hills of Highland Perthshire.
With 27 modern static caravans and 150 pitches to hook your campervan up to, there is endless choice each with beautiful views of the surrounding areas. Each accommodation or pitched area is well spaced around the park to allow for quiet and tranquil surroundings with enhanced enjoyment of panoramic views of the Tummel Valley and Ben Y Vrackie. Each static home is spacious and comfortable, accommodating 4-6 adults or allowing extra room for a family with children. Ideal for gatherings or a summer holiday break. A select range of static holiday homes are also dog friendly, ideal for the furry members of the family.
Nearby and a short walk away is Pitlochry’s Festival Theatre and Port Na Craig Inn Restaurant for evening entertainment. Why not take a stroll to view Pitlochry’s Dam and the town centre itself is only a short distance, ideal for local cafés, shops and restaurants that use local produce and some of which have special offers if you are a guest of Fonab Caravan Park.
If you are looking to explore the area, Pitlochry has some well-maintained walks and trails which soak up the hills of Perthshire, if you are feeling a little more adventurous, why not try the Ben Y Vrackie trail, the peak of this famous corbet can be easily viewed from Milton of Fonab Caravan Park site.
Aberfeldy Touring Caravan Park is open from March to October each year and is a popular touring base for exploring Highland Perthshire and beyond. This large, roomy park has 128 pitches for caravan and motorhome camping holidays - including a handful of hard standing pitches, some with electric hook-up.
The team at Aberfeldy Caravan Park pride themselves on offering a safe, friendly and relaxed environment for all, including well behaved pets. A holiday just isn’t the same without the family dog after all!
All pitches benefit from wonderful views of the surrounding countryside and you can look forward to some home comforts with loos, hot showers, laundry and dishwashing facilities too.
The Park is located just off the A827 on the banks of the stunning River Tay and is a short walk away from Aberfeldy’s shops and restaurants. There are plenty of attractions, outdoor activities and terrific walks, cycle routes to choose from right on your doorstep as well as golf, fishing, historic attractions and outdoor activities including water-sports and even bungee jumping.
When you stay with Aberfeldy Caravan Park you can also enjoy access to the leisure facilities at their nearby sister property Moness Resort for a small fee. This includes pool with steam room, spa bath and sauna, with savings offered on spa treatments and dining.
Blair Castle Caravan Park is situated in picturesque Blair Atholl at the entrance to the Cairngorms National Park, making it a convenient and beautiful base for exploring Highland Perthshire. Situated within the grounds of the magnificent Blair Castle and Gardens, this is a truly unique location steeped in history and charm.
Offering a host of options, from cosy pods, touring pitches, camping spots, holiday homes and beautiful woodland lodges, its easy to see why they were awarded a 4-star grading from VisitScotland.
For Touring Caravans and Motor Homes, they offer hard-standing electric and fully served pitches of various lengths, including 18-meter super-sized pitches. Campers will find 33 non-electric pitches and 29 electric pitches.
For those looking to turn up and book in, Blair Atholl offers excellent two-bedroom and three-bedroom caravan holiday homes which make an ideal get away for couples, families, and friends. If it's something more substantial you’re looking for, try one of their beautiful woodland lodges, positioned to provide a tranquil woodland escape.
For lovers of glamping, their pods offer all the benefits of traditional camping under the comfort of a solid roof. The glamping pods are the newest addition to the park and there are ten overlooking the riverside area with beautiful views south to Tulloch Hill.
*Blair Castle Caravan Park operates seasonally, and will be open as follows:
Woodland Lodges: 1st January – 31st December
Tourers, Motorhomes and Campers: 1st March – 30th November
Camping Pods: 1st March – 30th November
Caravan Holiday Homes: 1st April – 31st October
Faskally Caravan Park was opened by the Hay family in 1954 and continues to be family run to this day. Many of their visitors have been returning for generations, enjoying the relaxed and friendly atmosphere at this beautiful parkland with great views of the surrounding hills of Highland Perthshire.
Faskally offers both grass and hardstanding pitches for touring caravans, motorhomes and camper vans – sorry, no tents or campers - and provides excellent facilities and well serviced parkland areas.
For those who enjoy their holiday accommodation set up and ready to go, you’ll find a choice of holiday homes, carefully sited to benefit from the spectacular countryside views surrounding the park.
Four berth and six berth caravans allow up to six adults or a family with young children to sleep comfortably - and you’ll be glad to know, dogs are also welcome on site provided they are kept on a lead.
As well as this, the site has a stunning chalet development nestled within an old walled garden, with breathtaking views of Loch Faskally, which is just a short walk from the two- or three-bedroom timber chalets, sleeping a maximum of five or six people.
Gallowhill Caravan & Camping Park offers an easy to reach, simple site on a beautiful farm just outside Kinross. 80 pitches for caravans, tents and motor homes come with private parking and access to mains electricity.
The rural site provides a basic offering, with grass pitches, drying facilities and kitchen access. It also offers a playpark, picnic area and has accessible toilets with level ground and partial wheelchair access across the park.
If you want to get out and explore, shops, bars and restaurants are less than a mile away – perfect for a walk and a pint! – and beautiful Loch Leven with its world class heritage walk is nearby.
On the banks of the River Earn, close to Crieff, Braidhaugh Holiday Park is an ideal base for families and couples looking to enjoy the great outdoors of Perthshire in a breath-taking location.
It offers hard standing, fully serviced pitches suitable for all standard touring caravans and motorhomes as well as several larger pitches to accommodate bigger units. To ensure you have a comfortable stay each pitch includes an independent water point and electric hook-up point. And for a lucky few, there are now a handful of Touring Pitches with wood burning Hot Tubs!
The park is best known for their self-catering accommodation and offer wonderful glamping pods, complete with your own fire pit, and River Hideouts with far reaching views, and private hot tubs.
For families, there is a games rom with TV and air hockey table, and a children’s outdoor play area with swings, climbing frame and sandpit. Permits for fishing in the River Earn can be purchased from reception during the fishing season.
Twenty Shilling wood is situated half a mile west of the picturesque village of Comrie, in 10.5 acres of magnificent woodland on a south facing hillside.
They can accommodate 12 touring caravans or motor homes on individual hardstanding pitches, all with electric hook up points. Being set in a woodland, you may also see birds of prey, red squirrels, roe and red deer to name but a few. This is all thanks to the peaceful and tranquil nature of their Park and many customers return on a regular basis because of this.
As well as space for touring vans, they also have one holiday caravan for hire, which sleeps 4 people, with all the modern facilities including central heating and double glazing. It has a large decking area with table and chairs and a gas bbq with views of the local hills - an extremly pleasant place to spend a lazy afternoon or evening .
The village of Comrie is a just short walk from the park with all the amenities you could need, and in addition to this, its central location makes it an ideal base for driving to the many visitor attractions and places of interest in Stratheran and wider Perthshire.
Motorhomes and campervans that are self-contained (i.e. with all facilities, including toilet inside the vehicle) can stay overnight at four Forestry and Land Scotland car parks from 1 April to 31 October 2022 in a continuation of their Stay the Night initiative.
• Tonguey Faulds, Dunning Glen >
• Douglas Fir Wood, by Dunkeld >
• Drummond Hill, near Kenmore >
• Tummel Bridge, Kinloch Rannoch >