scotland - scottish-borders


Camping & Glamping Breaks in the Scottish Borders with Cosy Outdoors

If it's breathtaking rural beauty, picture-perfect, distinctly Scottish villages and tranquillity you're after, the Scottish Borders is the ideal camping destination for you. Known as the gateway to Scotland, this vast, peaceful region is a sight to see at any time of year, with miles of steep hills and moorland, lush forests and valleys, and a dramatic, rocky coastline.

An area of vast historical significance

The Scottish Borders is an area steeped in rich history, having been fought over since the Roman times. In fact, there are as many as 13 museums across the Borders presenting its unique local heritage. The area is also well-known for its textile industry, dating back to the 13th century. 

Today, the region is still a hub for high-quality lambswool goods, including cashmere. Those interested in the history of the textile industry in the Scottish Borders can take on a 30-mile Textile Trail to visit some of the best museums, visitor centres and factory outlets in the region.

To get a taste for the local culture, travel on quiet roads between friendly villages and towns, including the historic fishing port of Eyemouth with quaint and cobbled streets, or the arts destination of Peebles with its many independent shops and adorable architecture on the River Tweed.

Explore the great outdoors

The Borders landscape offers Britain's biggest area of hill ground outside the Highlands, meaning that it's an ideal destination for hillwalking and wildlife spotting with fabulously scenic views. The region also offers some of the best opportunities for cycling in Scotland, including the top mountain biking centre in the UK, Glentress Forest, featuring some of the best downhill trails in the world.

You can also go angling along the region’s many rivers or play some leisurely rounds of golf for a more relaxed pace while on holiday in the Scottish Borders. For birdwatchers, St Abb’s Nature Reserve offers a coastal wonderland of seabirds, butterflies, rare plants and more.

Cosy camping with Cosy Outdoors

You don’t need to plan an action-packed itinerary to enjoy a camping or glamping break in the Scottish Borders when you book with Cosy Outdoors. Every one of our sites is in a spot with oodles of charm and natural beauty. You can enjoy life at a slower pace while chatting away around the campfire with loved ones, roasting marshmallows and admiring the stars above.