Find a country park
The countryside is closer than you think. Most of Scotland’s 40 country parks are conveniently near to cities and towns.
Country parks make it easy to escape urban life for a day – or even just an afternoon. See which of Scotland’s country parks are a bus, cycle or walk away from you.
Country parks can give you a hearty dose of the outdoors – and all of its benefits. Getting closer to nature is great for your health and well-being; whether you opt for a stroll or cycle, or some playtime and a picnic. Meet up with friends at your local country park or theirs, for a fun way to spend time together.
Each country park is attractive, accessible and well designed. Family days out are all the easier with good visitor facilities close to hand. Most country parks have car parking and toilets, and some also have a visitor centre and cafe. Ranger services can tell you about the local wildlife and events and activities.
Local authorities set up and manage most country parks, though the National Trust for Scotland manages Brodick and Culzean. Some private landowners also use the country park name.