Campsites in the Central Highlands

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Aberfeldy (near Pitlochry)


Site: Aberfeldy Caravan Park Foto
Dunkeld Road, Aberfeldy
Perthshire PH15 2AQ
Tel. 01887 820662
Fax. 01738 475210
Fee: 6,70 (tent/night)
8,00 (tent/night)
(Stand:2000)
Setting: 23 miles north of Perth, follow the A9 in direction to Pitlochry, in Ballinluig turn westwards and follow the A827 for 9 miles, site is at the eastern edge of Aberfeldy
Ground:leveled lawn, some trees
Infrastructure:
Sanitary:toilets/showers, clean. From some pithes a long way to the toilets.
Comments: quiet, no disturbance by the nearby street, whiskey-distillery in walking distance, golf course
Sightseeing-Tip: Whisky-Destillery, Castles Menzies, Blair Castle, Pitlochry, Loch Tay, Loch Tummel


Aberfoyle (near Sterling)


Site: Cobeland Forestry Commision Caravan & Camping Site Aberfoyle
Fee: 8.40 (2 persons + car)
(1999)
Setting:situated near the A81, half a mile south of Aberfoyle, a few miles south of Loch Katrine
Ground:lawn, level, not muddy after rain
Infrastructure: small shop, drier, washing machine
Sanitary: clean, free showers, free hair drier, the sanitaries are in a distance from some pitches
Comments: located on the banks of a river, the nearby street is not disturbing, there is no pub in Aberfoyle
Sightseeing-Tip: Aberfoyle is a ideal starting point for the Trossachs


Ardgartan


Site:Ardgartan Camping and Caravan Site (Forest Holidays)
Ardgartan, Arrochar, Dunbartonshire
G83 7AR Ardgartan
Tel. 01301 70 22 93
Fee: 7 (2 persons/car)
(1998)
Setting:Situated on the A 83 along side Loch Long, 30 miles north of Glasgow
Ground:grassy, sloping, some areas are unleveled
Infrastructure:shop, washing machine, tumble drier, playground
Sanitary:Clean, but only one sanitary-building for the spacious site. So you have to walk quite a long way to the toilets from some pitches. Not enough, but free showers.
Comment:Wonderful views up Loch Long and the surrounding hills. The site is used as a recreation area in the immediate vicnity of Glasgow. Although the site is rather quiet, the noise of the A 83 and a nearby railway line might disturb you from time to time.
Sightseeing-Tip:


Arrochar
==Ardgartan


Aviemore (Coylumbridge)


Site: Rothiemurchus Camp & Caravan Site
Coylum Bridge by Aviemore
Inverness-shire, PH22 1QU
Tel: 01479 / 812 800
Fax: 01479 / 810120
(email) / (Website)
Fee:3,50 (1 person/bicycle)
(2000)
Setting:3 miles east from Aviemore, therefore more quiet than the sites in Aviemore (lots of tourists)
Region: Centrals
Ground:Woodland with a little brook nearby. In spite of the woodland grounds you can easily pitch your tent
Infrastructure:showers, toilets, washing-machine, tumble drier
Sanitary:older but clean
Comments: A romantic site situated in a pine forest. Probably lots of midges in the summer.
Sightseeing-Tip:Aviemore and the surrounding area is the most elaborate holiday centre in Scotland with lots of activities available for tourists like walking, mountainbiking, skiing, rangers conducted walks etc.


Blair Atholl


Site:Blair Castle Caravan and Camping Park
Site-Fee: 12 (2 persons, car and tent)
(1999)
Setting:On the grounds of Blair Castles, one of the most beautiful castles in Scotland. Located in an Englisch Park in the middle of the Grampain Mountains. The landscape is not as spectacular as the North-Western Highlands, it's more pleasant, charming.
Ground:perfect english lawn and hard stands for campers.
Infrastructure:top - shop, washing-machine, tumble drier, table tennis etc.
Sanitary:very clean and free
Comments:At first sight, the campsite seems to be elitist. . But in reality it's a pleasant, wonderful site to relex for a while. A wonderful contrast after a tour through the rough Highlands. And a little bit of luxury is not to bad...
In the middle of the site is a vast lawn to take a rest.
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Callander


Site:Keltie Bridge Caravan Park
Mrs F Little
Callander, Perthshire & Kinross, FK17 8LQ
Tel. 01877-330606
Fax: 01877-330075
email
Fee:7.50 (2 persons, car, tent)
(2001)
Setting:Callander is on the A84 12 miles north of Stirling. The site surrounded by trees and meadows, you can choose free where to pitch your tent.
Ground: grassy
Infrastructure: baby's changing room, washing machine, ironing board, sinks, telephone. Dogs are welcome.
Sanitary: new sanitary building in the middle of the site, fully equipped. Showers with a small locker room, hair drier. Unfortunately the airing of the building was badly designed, therefore the new roof has become mouldy. Nevertheless - this sanitary building is the best we have ever seen. Suitable for wheelchairs.
Comments: large and friendly site. The manager lives in a house next to the entrance, pay there and pitch your tent wherever you want.
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Fort Augustus


Site:Fort Augustus Caravan & Camping Park (Photo)
Tel: (01320) 366618/366360
Fax: (01320) 366360
Fee:
Adult4 per night
Children2,50 per night
(2000)
Setting:settled at the outskirts of Fort Augustus on the A82 to Fort William
Ground:hard, some areas are gently sloping
Infrastructure:shop, laundry (W.machine. 2 / drier 0,20-2 / iron 0,20), small childrens playground, picnic tables. Dogs are welcome.
Sanitary:Showers & toilets, very clean. No coat hooks in the toilets. Hot water is free.
Comment:Small & pleasant site, but hectic atmosphere when full.
The site does not accept groups of more than 2 persons of the same sex.
The site is adjacent to a nine-hole golf course, which is open to non-members.

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Grantown-on-Spey


Site: Grantown-on-Spey Caravan Park
Seafield Avenue
Tel.: 01479-872474 / Fax: 873696
Fee:£8.50 (2 persons/car/tent)
(2000)
Setting: Turn of the A9 (Perth-Inverness) at the A95 shortly before resp. behind Aviemore. Grantown-on-Spey is located at the junction of the A95, A938 and A939. The site is well sign-posted from the town centre.
Ground: slightly sloping, the tents are on leveld pitches. Grassy ground, surrounded by hedges and trees.
Infrastructure:sinks, laundry, common room with table tennis and soccer.
Sanitary: A very clean sanitary building with 4 showers and 4 toilets. Free hair dryer. Near the tent area is a building with toilets. £3 deposit for the key.
Comments: well-tended site, lots of small domestic animals
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Invergarry


Site: Faichem Park
Faichem, Invergarry
Inverness-Shire, PH35 4Hg
Tel. 01809 501226
Fee: 7 2 persons+tent+car 0.50 extra/child
(1999)
Setting:Sloping grassy hillside with surrounding forest on one side and a farm on the other. From the A82 at Invergarry, take the A87, continue for one mile. Turn right at Failchem signpost.
Ground:Grass. Not very soft. Sloping and uneven. Sheep etc. walking around and there are also spillings. Dogs are allowed if kept on the lead.
Infrastructure: Locked showers and toilets.
Sanitary: Free toilets (not too clean). Showers cost extra as well as hairdryers.
Comment: A lot of farm animals which is nice for kids.
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Invermoriston


Site:
Fee: 11 (tent/car)
(7/2001)
Setting: Invermoriston is a small village at the A82, 5 miles north of Fort Augustus. The site is located at the shore of Loch Ness and is well signposted.
Ground: leveled, lawn pitches and gravel pitches for campers
Infrastructure: 80 pitches for campers, childrens playground, bar/pub with billiard
Sanitary: very clean, two of three buildings are closed in the low season. Every building with one shower, three toilets and four sinks. Pledge for the toilet-key: 3
Comments: mainly hikers, but also caravans. Friendly site with visitors from all quarters of the world. The site is idyllic settled at Loch Ness shore with a magnificent view over the loch. a small (gravel) beach is near the site, ideal for surfer or canoe, wooden benches and trees are on the site. There is a cosy pub with a fireplace on the site, opend from 8pm. The wardens are very friendly.
Sightseeing-Tip: Take a trip aroud the loch


Inverness


Site:Bught Side
Fee:4 pound (tend)
5.40 (2 persons, car)
(1998)
Setting: 1 mile from the centre of Inverness, nearby the Ness-Islands (Bught Drive)
Ground:tend-pitches in the hikers area: hard, even
in the area for tends & cars: a little bit muddy after heavy rain
Infrastructure:shop, washing and drying machine
Sanitary:clean, sufficient
Comments:A sport centre is located opposite the sites (football, swimming). Rather cheap.
Sightseeing-Tip:
  • Ness-Islands: a number of islands in the river ness, connected by bridges, lots of trees, a few minutes to walk from the campingsite


Inverness/Scaniport


Site:Scaniport Camping & Caravaning Site
01463 751351
Fee:
Caravan, Mobile home, 2 persons6,50
Car/ motorbike & tent, 2 persons4,50
Hikertent3
each additional adult 0,75, awnings are free
Setting:Located outside of Invernss at the 862 to Fort Augustus
Ground:hard & even
Infrastructure:nix
Sanitary:Showers & toilets, hot water is free.
Comment:
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Kinloch Rannoch/ Loch Rannoch


Site: Kilvrecht Campsite By Kinloch Rannoch, Pitlochry
Perth & Kinross
Tel: 01350/727284
Fax: 01350/728635
Opend from: Easter - End October
Fee: 9 (tent & car)
3.00 (tent)
(2001)
Setting:Go through Kinloch Rannoch, the south road of Loch Rannoch for 3 Miles, site is signposted. The site is situated in a wood, the grassy areas for the tents are in an exelent condition. Benches are available.
Ground: leveled lawn
Infrastructure:-
Sanitary: The toilets are in a log cabin. Only cold water, no showers, no electicity, no lights.
Comments: A pleasant site situated in a beautiful landscape, 1 mile from the shore of Loch Rannoch. The site is surrounded by the last remains of the Caledonian Forest. There are many parking spaces and marked walks.
Sightseeing-Tip: Rannoch Station, a railway station in the middle of nowhere.


Loch Lomond


Site:
Fee: 11,50 pound (2 persons + car)
Setting:
Ground:
Infrastructure:
Sanitary:
Comments:recreation area in the immediate vicinity of Glasgow and Edinburgh, too expensive
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Newtonmore


Site:Invernahavan Caravan Site
Glentruim, Newtonmore
Inverness-shire
PH20 1BE
Fee:7,20 (2 persons, tent, bicycle)
(2000)
Setting:On the A9, outside of Newtonmore. Signposted. The site is located at the edge of a forest.
Ground:leveled lawn
Infrastructure:washing machine, drier, clothes-horse, childrens playground
Sanitary:clean
Comment:Quiet, you only hear the distant sound of the in this area omnipresent A)
Sightseeing-Tip:There are lots of walks in Newtonmore


Pitlochry


Site:Faskally Caravan Park (Foto)
Home Farm, Pitlochry
Perthshire PH16 5LA
TEL: 0044 (0)1796 472007
FAX: 0044 (0)1796 473896
(email)
Fee:
July/Augustother month
tent (inc. car):9.908,50
Hiker-tent6.005.30
(Stand: 1999)
Setting:
Ground:partly level, partly slopy
hard ground
Infrastructure:extensive site, mainly mobile homes. Very good shop, großer shop, miniature golf, restaurant, pool-billard, swimming pool, washing machine & drier, sauna
Sanitary:Showers und WC, the sanitary for the tent area is not as clean as the block for the mobile homes. Frank: In the low season you can use the sanitary for the mobile homes as well. It's very clean.
Comment:
Sightseeing-Tip: Trip to Rannoch Station, a railway station in the middle of nowhere.


Pitlochry


Site:Milton of Fonab Caravan Site
Tel:01796 / 472 882
Fax: 01796 / 474 363
Fee:£8 (2 persons, bike, tent)
£10 (2 persons, car, tent)
(2000)
Setting:at the southern edge of Pitlochry, opposite of the Blair-Athol-Distillery . The site is located between the forest, the field and the river.
Ground: Lawn. After rain there is lots of water in the often used pitches. The tent area is sloping with three level surfaces. The first level is at the level of the street and 5 meters wide. The second level is at the middle of the slope and 5 meters wide. The third level is at the top (next to the fence) and 2 meters wide. This level ist the best!
Infrastructure:showers, toilets, well sorted shop, telephone, roofed sinks, washing machine, tumble dryer
Sanitary: two clean sanitary buildings. Every shower cubicle is equiped with a small washbasin and a toilet! Two rooms with a bathtub!
Comment: mostly caravans
Sightseeing-Tip: There are lots of whiskey-shops in Pitlochry


Stirling


Site:Witches Craig Caravan & Camping Park
Blairlogie, Nr. Stirling, Stirlingshire, FK9 5PX
Tel: 01786/474947
Opend from: April - October
Fee: Tents: 9-12 per day
(2001)
Setting:outside of Stirling on the A91, site is signposted
Ground:
Infrastructure:launderette, childrens playground, public phone, pets welcome
Sanitary: facilities for the disabled, showers, toiletts
Comments:A pleasant and tidy campsite
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