‘Set-Jetting’, exploring film and TV set locations, is set to be a big trend this year and members of the Caravan and Motorhome Club can visit screen location favourites while enjoying the great outdoors and staying at some of Scotland’s best campsites.
With prices starting from as little as £17.50 per night, per person on Caravan and Motorhome Club campsites, there’s never been a better time to explore Scotland.
Recent research says 66 per cent of travellers are inspired to visit a destination after seeing it on the screen.
Film and TV buffs can head to Scotland which is home to numerous filming sets.
From royalty and wartime Britain, to magic and wizards there are so many great set-jetting locations waiting to be visited.
With over 150 Caravan and Motorhome Club badged Scottish campsites to choose from, the Club is offering members the best possible experience in the great outdoors with great offers too.
With over 115 years of experience helping people to explore the great outdoors, stay with confidence with the Caravan and Motorhome Club – the trusted experts.
Nick Lomas, director general of the Caravan and Motorhome Club, said: “Each year the Scottish economy sees a significant boost from Caravan and Motorhome Club members who spend around £40m off-site when holidaying in the region.
“Scotland is famed for its breath-taking scenery, it’s no wonder the country provides the backdrop to so many iconic films and tv programmes.
“There is something to delight the sights and senses at every turn. Visitors to Scottish holiday parks and campsites stay up to 41 per cent longer and spend up to 39 per cent more than the national tourism average.
“Scotland really is the ideal location for anyone who wants to experience adventures in the great outdoors and while enjoying great value for money.”
Cairngorm National Park: The Crown
Located in the heart of the Highlands, within the magical Cairngorm National Park, Grantown-on-Spey Caravan Park is the ideal place to visit a number of locations from The Crown.
It is no secret that the Royal Family has a long-lasting love affair with Scotland and, when staying at Grantown-on-Spey, holidaymakers can easily visit Ardverikie Estate – otherwise known as Balmoral Castle in The Crown – or Rothiemurchus Estate, where the lively Braemar gathering is filmed in Season 4, in the heart of the National Park.
This campsite makes for an idyllic getaway with wonderful hikes while being immersed in Royal Family history.
Glasgow: 1917 and Taggart
Situated on the edge of picturesque parkland, Strathclyde Country Park Club Campsite is an ideal base for visiting the city of Glasgow, where epic wartime film, 1917 was filmed at Govan Dry Docks.
TV series Taggart, the UK’s longest-running TV crime drama was filmed across Glasgow.
Strathclyde Club Campsite is perfect for the entire family and includes a woodland walk, play area and modern washroom and disabled facilities.
Fort William: Harry Potter
Enjoy a Harry Potter marathon and then set off to see some of the famous sites in real life.
Fans can enjoy staying at Bunree Club Campsite where they are surrounded by the magic of over ten years of Harry Potter filming.
Just ten miles from the historic town of Fort Williams, Bunree is a breath-taking Highland holiday destination.
Tourers can don their wizard hats and jump on-board the West Highland Line, which Harry Potter lovers will recognise as the magnificent Hogwarts Express, running through Fort William with a 30 minute journey to the infamous Rannoch Moor where ‘dementors’ boarded the train.
Stirling: Game of Thrones
Game of Throne fans will be able to explore the setting of Winterfell from The Woods Caravan Park.
Only a short drive away is the majestic Doune Castle, home of the Stark family and of course, Jon Snow.
The Woods Caravan Park is surrounded by fantastic 180-degree panoramic views of Ochil Hills and heather fields.
Set where the Lowlands end and the Highlands begin, tourers will find several guided walks, a nature reserve and tranquil fishing spots.
The Highlands: Stardust
Set at the bottom of the rugged slopes of Beinn Eighe and along the shores of Glen Docherty, Kinlochewe Club Site offers a slower pace of life once the great outdoors and its surrounding mountains have been explored.
Fans of romantic fantasy film, Stardust, will recognise some of the beautiful, unforgettable views as the campsite played host to the stars during the filming of the 2007 movie.
What’s a better way to explore Edinburgh’s film sets than to stay at Edinburgh Club Campsite, situated on the Firth of Forth.
The campsite is in easy reach of the capital’s historic landmarks and many filming locations.
The Da Vinci Code, Outlaw King, Outlander and Sunshine on Leith have all been filmed in Edinburgh.
More recently, Victoria Street was closed off to the Netflix production team filming new superhero series, Midtown, due to hit screens this year.
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Staying on a Caravan and Motorhome Club campsite means there are no additional costs for children under five-years-old, dogs can go free and awnings are not charged. What’s more members and non-members can book with a low deposit from only £25, with free cancellations or amendments up to 21 days before arrival. Club members can also save up to £15 and book ahead of non-members.