5 best campsites in Scotland for campervans
Written by Davide Tedesco|
Recently we had a lovely day in Gatehouse of Fleet, in Dumfries & Galloway. We saw the beautiful Fleet Cottages, whom recently joined our portfolio.
It lures you into a different pace, as you slow down, wander around and discover so many beautiful places.
It would have been perfect if we could have spent a few more days to explore more of the surrounding areas. Such a idyllic place!
Gatehouse of Fleet
This adorable town was created by the Murray family in the 17th century but did not attract tradesmen until the 1785, when tanneries and mills began to populate the area. During this period Gatehouse of Fleet became a cotton spinning town on the banks of the Fleet, with its very own port!
Today, the industrial town is an attractive rural and petite village with one main high street, local art shops, cafes, pubs, a beautiful mill & visitor centre and ruins of a castle (with stunning views from the top!).
The Mill on the Fleet
A beautiful spot to sit and take in the peacefulness of the place. The former textile mill is now a lovely visitor centre, with an interesting museum and bookshop/gift shop, both giving the impression that time has stopped, making them more fascinating. The history of the town is made much more interesting with scale models of Gatehouse of Fleet and the staff is really helpful!
Upstairs, the bookshop is feels more like a magic maze, with books everywhere! Some books look very old and it makes the experience fun, as you wander between beautiful old covers. On the right there is a nice gift shop with many quirky and local items.
After a restful night's sleep in the stunning Boutique Fleet Cottage, we took the opportunity to discover a little more.
Cardoness Castle was our first major stop of the day and the view did not disappoint. The hills rise on each side of the valley and until we were there, it was hard to believe how flat the land was leading out to the water of the Solway and its beaches. Walking around the Castle made me wonder what life had been like for the many families who had occupied the land. The cottage below was full of information and facts and the Castle itself had information about each area displayed.
This area is definitely impressive and I was surprised with how much it has to offer. It lures you into a different pace, as you slow down, wander around and discover so many beautiful places, from hidden gardens to nearby old and forgotten castles.
"If happiness is the goal - and it should be, than adventures should be top priority." - Richard Branson
There is so many things to explore in Scotland so it's high time to get started! And what better way to see all the hidden treasures this region has to offer you than in a comfortable 5 star luxury camper van, named Bonnie? It's the perfect way to make your next vacation just a little more exciting.
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