Scotland’s year of anniversaries, new films and sport lures visitors…

31/01/2017

2017 is packed with reasons to explore Scotland - so don't miss out.

2017 is packed with reasons to explore Scotland: the 70th anniversary of the Edinburgh International Festival; the 30th anniversary of Hadrian’s Wall becoming a UNESCO World Heritage Site; the release of the new Guy Ritchie film – King Arthur: Legend of the Sword – with filming locations on the Isle of Skye, and the Women’s British Open Golf Championship just to name a few.

2017 is also officially designated as Scotland’s Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology. The Caravan Club has a variety of Scottish sites, from remote wild and beach settings to bustling city locations help you to make the most of this incredible year of celebrations and events.

Nick Lomas, Director General at The Caravan Club commented:

“Exploring the best of the outdoors is what members of The Caravan Club love the most, and Scotland delivers the most incredible experiences. Our Scottish site locations range from lochside to city; beach view to castle estate and links golf courses to Northern Lights hot spots. With 29 locations to choose from, holidaymakers heading to the region won’t be far from the action.

Scotland is a diverse country offering fabulous walking opportunities, as well as a wealth of art and history. The 70th anniversary of the Edinburgh International Festival is a momentous event for the arts and the 30th anniversary of Hadrian’s Wall as a UNESCO World Heritage Site ensures there is plenty to keep you occupied whether you are looking for culture, history, wildlife or adventure.”

The Edinburgh International Festival: The 70th anniversary of the largest arts festival in the world, takes place from 4 to 28 August 2017. Visitors flock to the city to see comedies, plays and performances from a variety of genres across the arts. Edinburgh Caravan Club Site is in easy reach of the centre of Edinburgh where there is plenty to do including visiting Holyrood House or Edinburgh Zoo. The site also has a golf and play area.

A stay at Edinburgh Caravan Club Site based on two adults on a standard pitch, costs from £28.60 per night. Camping is also available.

30th Anniversary of Hadrian’s Wall as a UNESCO World Heritage Site: Once a vibrant frontier spanning 80 miles coast-to-coast dividing Scotland and England, Hadrian’s Wall is now a must-visit historical attraction which celebrates 30 years as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2017.

There will be a six month exhibition from Saturday 8 April to Sunday 10 September across 10 locations along the wall to celebrate the anniversary. Take a day trip to Hadrian’s Wall by staying at Melrose Gibson Park Caravan Club Site on the Scottish borders. The site is perfect for walkers, cyclers and fishing in the River Tweed. There is also a new railway line which links the Scottish Borders to Edinburgh and the site is a 30-minute walk from Tweedbank station.

A stay at Melrose Gibson Park Caravan Club Site on the Scottish Borders based on two adults on a standard pitch, costs from £20.30 per night.

Explore Glamis Castle: Netflix’s The Crown dominated our TV screens this winter and for anyone wanting to see what it is like to live like royalty, Glamis Castle – the childhood home of the Queen Mother and birthplace of Princess Margaret – is the place to go. The castle is a great day out for all the family to admire the architecture, learn about the history or explore the legends and myths that surround the castle. Nearby Forfar Lochside Caravan Cub Site is a picturesque parkland location on the shores of the loch. The country park is ideal for dog walking and cycling.

A stay at Forfar Lochside Caravan Club Site in Forfar based on two adults on a standard pitch costs from £17.80 per night. Camping is also available.

Surfing and wildlife in Dunnet: With a two-mile sheltered bay, Dunnet is a great place to sunbathe, paddle and swim. It’s perfect for watersport enthusiasts too with some dramatic surf when the winds are high. It’s also a top spot to see wildlife and a dedicated visitor centre brings to life the animals and birds that are native to the area. Dunnet Bay Caravan Club Site is a great base for exploring and for walkers to climb to Dunnet Head to gain splendid views over to the Pentland Firth to Orkney and parts of the north coast to Ben Loyal and Ben Hope.

A stay at Dunnet Bay Caravan Club Site in Thurso based on two adults on a standard pitch, costs from £19.60 per night. Camping is also available.

To find out more about The Caravan Club’s Scottish sites, visit stand 4001 at The Scottish Caravan, Motorhome & Holiday Show at SECC Glasgow from 2 to 5 February 2017.

For more information please contact The Caravan Club on 01342 326 944 or visit www.caravanclub.co.uk/scotland.

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Caravan Club membership is just £49 per year and provides members with access to over 200 Club sites and 2,500 privately owned places to stay in the UK. It also offers a choice of over 250 sites across Europe including France, Spain and Germany amongst other destinations. All members can take advantage of expert advice, overseas travel services, financial services and exclusive member offers and discounts. There is no membership requirement for campers who want to pitch up at over 40 Caravan Club sites.
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