scotland - perthshire


Camping & Glamping in Perthshire with Cosy Outdoors

The historic Highland County of Perth is known for its dreamy moorland, peaceful glens, rivers and waterfalls that make it a truly magical place to visit. Camping in Perthshire means you can go walking along Scotland's longest river, the Tay, visit the ancient city of Perth and escape to the wilderness of the mountains in the northern end of the county. Whatever adventures you’re after, Perthshire has heaps of opportunities for exploration.

Discover historic & cultural Perthshire

The city of Perth is one of the earliest capitals of Scotland and has a fittingly rich heritage as an important commercial trading centre with an intriguing history of influence and power that’s sure to capture the imagination. This compact, yet cosmopolitan wee city is full of Georgian townhouses and medieval spires along its cobbled streets and the city also has a number of museums and galleries for you to explore.

Just outside Perth is Scone Palace, where many of the Kings of Scotland were crowned on the Stone of Destiny. This major visitor attraction is ideal for history buffs, and its beautiful grounds are perfect for strolling around on sunny days.

Those with a green thumb will also enjoy visiting the National Trust's 2-acre Branklyn Garden, boasting an amazing collection of rare and unusual plants. And for those looking for a bit of culture, the Perth Concert Hall has a packed programme including live music, opera and dance. Perth is also a city renowned for great cuisine, with many atmospheric eateries offering dishes lovingly prepared with local, seasonal produce.

Escape to the great outdoors

A camping break in Perthshire means you can enjoy the best of both worlds: all the adventures the city of Perth has to offer as well as the whopping 2,000 square miles of peaceful countryside that surrounds it, full of glens, mountains, forests and lochs. It's an inspiring landscape to take in at any time of year, with animals like red deer and golden eagles to be glimpsed in this area that is a gateway to the Highlands. 

Visit the Hermitage, a deep, magical forest cared for by the National Trust for Scotland for superb walks to discover what was once a playground for 18th-century royalty, with a magical waterfall and regular sightings of beavers and other critters. 

Or, for another historic site set among the brave wilderness of Perthshire, make your way to the Scottish Crannog Centre where you can explore traditionally Scottish dwellings built on the water and in use by Scots from the Iron Age all the way to the 17th century.

Great holidays in the great outdoors

Cosy Outdoors is on a mission to make camping comfy, accessible and enjoyable for everyone. So whether you want to feel like Bear Grylls or like pampered royalty, you can find your ideal holiday site with us. Every Cosy Outdoors location is nestled in a peaceful, rural spot that offers easy access to outdoor activities as well as nearby towns and villages for holidays worth remembering.