Camping in Cairngorms National Park

Cairngorms National Park Location

Cairngorms National Park Location

Famous for its royal connections and Balmoral castle, Cairngorms National Park is great for those looking to camp in north east Scotland.

Located in the heart of the Scottish Highlands, the national park includes Aviemore, the Angus Glens, Atholl, Glenshee and the Royal Deeside and Donside area. This gives those camping in Cairngorms a huge area to explore and plenty to do.

The parks native forest, moorland, wetlands and tranquil lochs are home to many endangered species including the golden eagle, water vole and red squirrel. Cairngorms’ camping gives you a real look into the nature of Scotland and all it has to offer.

Those looking for camp sites in Scotland with plenty of sporting opportunities will be interested to know that Cairngorms is a great place for all outdoor pursuits. Mountain biking, canoeing, cycling, climbing, skiing, fishing, horse riding and shooting are just a fraction of the activities on offer.

When camping at Tarland by Deeside you’ll be surrounded by plenty of history and cultural heritage (there are castles, fortified houses and estates to explore!). There are plenty of local distilleries to explore which pride themselves in making authentic Scottish tipples like Caorunn Gin and chocolate whisky.

Active campers at Cairngorms National Park can get involved in organised guided walks, talks and other outdoor events.

Camping in the Cairngorms National Park