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Towns in Scotland

Towns in Scotland

There are so many places to visit when you stay at one of our Scotland Holiday Parks we have made a list of our favourite Towns & Cities to help you choose where to go while you holiday with us in Scotland.

If you've visited one of the many towns, cities or villages below, why not submit your own review to help others choose the best for their perfect holiday experience.

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Glasgow

Glasgow is becoming one of Europe’s most popular and cultured cities, over the last decade the city has grown and become a city with style and class. Visitors in Glasgow will never be short of anything to do, if you want a gallery or museum there is over 20 to choose from and if you want shopping Glasgow has some of the best shopping outside of London. Glasgow has many gorgeous and striking buildings due to some fantastic Victorian architecture.

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Added by Mrs J Rutherford on 30/09/2012 02:02:18

As a disabled traveller I have to be very careful about going away on my own. I have been to Glasgow 3 times for Davis cup tennis at Braehead.

I am also an O.A.P. and my family worry about me. The image shown by the series 'Taggart' gives a very scary vision of this lovely old city but I must say that the people I met both in the hotel, the local shop and at Braehead were all kind, friendly and helpful.

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Ayr

Ayr is a large holiday town on the Clyde Coast; the town has fantastic views of the local coastline and countryside. Ayr is an old town with many historic traditions; even though much off its history is protected it does have the facilities of any modern town. One of the big attractions to Ayr is its strong connection with Robert Burns.

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Added by W.Stewart on 26/07/2012 06:58:37

A nice friendly town. The bus station could do with an upgrade but the services were very good to surrounding areas including Glasgow. Tam O'Shanter's pub was quaint and Weatherspoons was extremely busy with its usual value for money. The beach was beautifully clean for children to play on.

Added by L Renton on 03/10/2011 08:38:57

Excellent location, close to the holiday park for shopping and close to the beach.

Added by Clare and Keith Bates on 14/09/2011 08:56:18

Lovely town with friendly people.

Added by Jane on 01/06/2011 10:41:26

A great town with lots of shops and local history. Highlight of visit was a converted church to a Wetherspoons pub. A lot of original features were kept. Another place to go is the town’s oldest pub, Tam O'Shanter in the high street. Easy access to Ayr train station. We went to Glasgow on our last visit and a great time.

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Dornoch

Dornoch is an old historic town which is set in a stunning location with beautiful landscape and amazing views. The town is only small in size and population but with its sandy beaches, championship golf course and busy town centre there is a lot to keep visitors interested. Due to its setting walks in the town and surrounding areas are very popular with tourists.

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Added by Brian Blissitt on 05/08/2012 11:34:24

Lovely town with lots of history. A look in the small but very informative museum is a must.

Added by Daisyblu on 04/05/2012 16:58:34

What a lovely village. Welcoming people, interesting shops, lovely breakfast. Will definitely be back.

Added by Heather Buchanan on 10/10/2011 10:04:53

We stayed in Embo, just a 5 minute drive from Dornoch. Dornoch is a beautiful small town, with beautiful scenery and very historic. There are few nice shops to browse round and The Eagle Hotel is lovely for a bar lunch. The people are very friendly.

Added by Mary Mitchelson on 07/07/2011 11:56:57

Our accomodation was in Embo, just 12 miles from Dornoch, a town not to be missed. The people were very trusting and wonderfully pleasant. Dornoch has both modern and historical aspects and I would not hesitate to return to this beautiful place which is also a good base from which to visit the extreme north of Scotland. I cannot wait to visit again and see all the wonders of my country.

Added by Steven Logan on 20/07/2011 12:33:34

A very pleasant town with enough shops to keep you happy. We also visited Balintore, Thurso, Dingwall, Inverness, Brora, Golspie, Invergordon and Alness. So we got to see a fair bit of the countryside .

Added by Bill Milthorpe on 08/06/2011 21:43:30

A lovely little town with plenty of history. There are some nice little shops, make sure to visit the butchers for the best haggis and black pudding I’ve ever had!

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Dumfries

Dumfries once used to be the medieval centre of this region; even though little of that history remains today the town is still busy and popular with visitors. To remind you of its past the town is stacked with museums and galleries which educate you of the town’s important history. The centre however is now more adapted to modern life with a good number of shops, restaurants and bars. The town has two quality golf courses also.

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Added by Sharon & Chris Stoker on 04/05/2012 14:58:35

We were staying at Southerness and came into Dumfries for a few hours, really impressed, lovely walks, river is lush, good shopping centre and there is a wicked Chinese on the main street, we got a takeaway and took it back to the caravan for supper :-)

Added by J Scott on 19/04/2012 20:03:52

Dumfries is a great place to visit. It has plenty of eating places for families and couples alike. You will find plenty of information on the towns historical past as they take great pride in their heritage.

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Elgin

Elgin is a busy market town in the North East of Scotland which grew large in the 13th century. The town has a busy high street with a large market which is popular with tourists.

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Added by Pam on 03/01/2012 11:11:56

Elgin is nice place, been there a few times. Good place to eat and have a drink, has a nice park.

Added by Michelle on 18/09/2011 10:15:09

Very pretty town near the coast and easy access to the main A96. On the whisky trail too, so there’s lots of distilleries there and nearby to visit!

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