If you really want to get away from it all when you visit Scotland, come and stay at North Coast Touring Park & Glamping Pods directly on the popular NC500 route It sits a half hour drive west of Thurso, which is the northern most town on the British mainland and great access to the Orkney Islands
The park has 11 hookup pitches for tents ,touring caravans and motorhomes and lots of space for tents There is also Newly built Glamping Pods in 2017 that can sleep up-to 4 or 7 ppl with Heaters TV, Fridges & Crockery and local information.
The park sits adjacent to Halladale Inn Bar & Bistro. The Bar is open all through the year and serves a wonderful selection of local foods and ales prepared by our Scottish Chef, with everything from Breakfast, Sandwiches, local fish & steak dinners with all the trimmings. All our ingredients are sourced from local businesses and often have home- baking too. The Halladale Inn opens Friday & Saturday to midnight and has regular live music and a monthly quiz.
The Bar and caravan park are in the village of Melvich which has a post office and a convenience store, so guests that are self catering can get most of their essentials without needing to drive into Thurso. There is a local farm who offers buggy tours to see how a working farm works, see for local wildlife too and depending what time of year you visit you might be lucky to see lambs or calf's being born. You are a short walk to the beach and there is local boat tours and fishing trips offered by experienced Fishermen.
While is the perfect location for families looking to get away from it all and enjoy a quiet break in a remote location, there is plenty to see and do in the surrounding area.
The remote, rugged and dramatically beautiful landscapes that surround this campsite are, for many, what makes this an irresistible holiday destination. And you won't need to travel far to see stunning views – just head to Melvich Bay.
Beyond Thurso, just under an hour's drive from North Coast Touring Park, you can discover the Castle of Mey, which was once the Queen Mother's home in Caithness, and enjoy walking through the gardens, too.
Of course, a trip to John O'Groats, which is a little over an hour's drive from this pub and holiday park, is another attraction. Visit John O'Groats for its stunning wildlife, including puffins, seals and whales – and if this really takes your fancy, go to the RSPB's Dunnet Head reserve. You could also take a sea safari, which is an exhilarating way to see the coastline. Or enjoy coastal walks, either finding your own way or with a guide. You can also use John O'Groats as a place from which to explore the Orkney Islands which are just a 40-minute boat trip away, whether you're going for a day trip or a little lon.