Camping has undergone a total revolution in recent years. The days of pitching a damp wee tent in the pouring rain and a howling gale are long gone. There is now a new and much more civilized form of camping – and it’s called ‘glamping’.
Glamping has all the positive features of camping – being close to nature, the beautiful scenery and the feeling of freedom offered by ‘the great outdoors’. However glamping is also glamorous, comfortable and infinitely more luxurious than a damp wee tent in the middle of a field. There’s also a huge range of options for the type of roof over your head. Everything from a tipi, yurt or tree-house, to a safari tent, wooden camping pod or gypsy caravan. And most are well-equipped with mod-cons such as electricity and cooking facilities, proper bathrooms and showers. So after a day of getting back to nature and an evening around the campfire, you can look forward to a cozy, comfortable night’s sleep, rather than a cold, damp sleeping bag.
Scotland is perhaps leading this glamping revolution in the UK, and right across the land you’ll find quirky and sometimes very luxurious glamping accommodation. Located in areas of outstanding natural beauty, they are the perfect base for exploring and enjoying the local flora and fauna. There are sites to suit every holiday option – from rural country escapes on farmlands, to coastal retreats with accessible beaches and loch-side hideaways. And should you fancy an urban escape, there’s even a glamping site on the outskirts of Glasgow, perfectly situated to enjoy all that this vibrant city has to offer.
Located just outside Cumbernauld and near to Glasgow, Stirling and Edinburgh, Eden Leisure Village offers all the fun of luxurious glamping, combined with superb leisure facilities and a range of outdoor activities including Scotland’s premier outdoor karting track – the Madtrax Mayhem circuit. The purpose built circuit, set in a beautiful countryside environment, covers almost 500 metres of twists and turns, fast straights and jumps, and tests your driving abilities to the max.
The Eden Village glamping accommodation is also very well appointed. There’s a wide choice of top-quality options, including hobbit huts, wooden glamping pods and Safari bell tents available on site for you to experience the ‘glamping life’ for yourself. Designed for ‘al fresco’ comfort, they are well suited or luxurious camping – compact and well-designed, totally functional and provide an intimate cozy space for couples and small groups. And all offer a range of facilities including barbeques and outdoor seating so meals can be enjoyed under the stars.
If you’re looking for a little more comfort and style than conventional camping, then the glamping experience is not to be missed. And in Scotland with the huge variety of stylish, well -appointed accommodation on offer, at such fabulously spectacular locations, it’s simply a holiday you will never
If you’d like to know about the glamping experience, check out – www.edenleisurevillage.co.uk