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Glamping & Camping in the Highlands with Cosy Outdoors

Is there an area of Scotland more steeped in history, mythology and legend than the Highlands? Known for the brave wilderness of its rugged nature, from its craggy coastline to its mountainous national parks, the Scottish Highlands is a dream destination for many a camper, and it’s easy to see why. Let Cosy Outdoors whisk you away for an unforgettable holiday in the great outdoors.

Dramatic nature

With a powerful mixture of rare wildlife, inspiring scenery, rocky islands and unspoilt coastline, camping and glamping holidays don’t get much more epic than they do in the Highlands. 

Whether you want to do some wildlife watching, island hopping or Munro bagging, you’re spoilt for choice when it comes to outdoor activities in this expansive, remote part of Scotland. Tour the peaceful glens, mystical forests, deep lochs and awe-inspiring mountains to feel at one with nature and to capture some truly stunning holiday photos. 

The UK’s largest national park, the magnificent Cairngorms, is a bucket list destination for many. Here, you have some of the best opportunities for skiing and snowboarding the UK has to offer,  but you can also try your hand at activities as diverse as hillwalking, pony trekking, rock climbing, mountain biking and orienteering. You can even visit the UK’s only free-ranging herd of reindeers!

The seemingly endless number of lochs in this region whose landscape still bears the deep marks of the last ice age make for excellent opportunities for fishing and watersports of all kinds, as well as lovely, calm days out on the water. Who knows - maybe you’ll even be able to catch a glimpse of the legendary Nessie while visiting Loch Ness!

Experience true Highland charm

Even with its truly magical nature, perhaps the best part about visiting the Highlands is the culture. With friendly locals, a rich culture of storytelling and many iconic traditions like Highland dress, tartan, ceilidhs and the Highland Games still playing an important role in local communities, in many ways, it’s easy to feel as if you’ve stepped back in time while visiting the towns and villages here, despite all their modern trappings.

One of the best ways to experience Highlands culture is with a road trip to visit several of the towns and rural communities in the area. The North Coast 500 is the best-known one, starting and finishing at Inverness, the Highland’s unofficial capital and a picturesque town full of history. You can also take on the Malt Whisky Trail, visiting eight distilleries and a cooperage to taste some of the best tipples in the world. Sláinte!

Explore the magic of the Highlands with Cosy Outdoors

Whether you want to road trip around the Highlands or focus on a specific corner of it, any of our cosy campsites would make for the ideal home base for your adventure. From traditional camping to luxurious glamping, we have accommodation options for every taste and for every type of traveller, from solo hikers to loved-up couples to families with young children. Discover your ideal holiday site by browsing our Highlands locations online.