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Site: Hillhead Caravan Park
Kintore, Aberdeenshire
Tel. (01467) 632809
Fax: (01467) 633173
Webseite des Platzes e-mail
Datum Caravans, mobile homes, large tents Tent (2 persons) Tent (1 person) Hook-up
2 March -7 April 7.50 7.10 2.50 5.90
7 April - 5 May 8.00 7.40 2.50 6.10
5 May - 2 June 8.50 7.80 2.50 6.50
2 June - 23 June 9.00 8.20 2.50 7.00
23 June - 7 July 9.40 8.20 2.50 7.00
7 July - 11 Aug. 9.40 8.20 2.50 7.00
11 Aug. - 25 Aug. 9.40 8.20 2.50 7.00
25 Aug. - 8 Sept. 9.00 8.20 2.50 7.00
22 Sept. - 6 Oct. 8.00 7.40 2.50 5.90
6. Oct. - 29 Dez. 7.50 7.40 2.50 5.90
4 deposit per night
Setting:a few miles from Aberdeen, excellent signposting (follow the A96 to Kintore, turn left on the B944 shortly bevore kintore)
Infrastructure:childrens playground
Sanitary: filthy (compared to other sites) --> comment is from 1999, the management has changed in the meantime
Comments:only a small area for tends, most of the visitors are germans
A new owner take over on 17th march 2000
5 30ft 6 berth caravans fully equipped for hire. Prices 110.00 to 262.00 a week.
  • Old Aberdeen: The medieval old town of Aberdeen, narrow lanes of cobbled stone, very picturesque and atmospheric
  • A 'hot' tip for rainy weather: The 'Winter Gardens' in Duthie Park. Allegedly europe's largest indoor garden, especially the cactus house is worth to pay a visit. Polmuir Road (Photo)

Site: Hazelhead Caravan Club
Site closed at the moment (2002), the City of Aberdeen is looking for a new owner
Fee: 4.75 (2 Persons, Car & Tent)
Setting: Site is in the Hazelhead Park, 3 miles from the town centre. Busses Nr. 14 and 15.
(Follow the Union Street westward, turn right at the junction Holburn St. Albyn Pl./Alford Pl., follow the Queen's Road, turn left at the fourth (?) roundabout (Hazlehead Avenue)
Sanitary:clean, free showers
Comments: very clean ans spacious site, surrounded by trees, lawn for recreation.


Site:Aboyne Loch Caravan Park
Aboyne, Aberdeenshire, AB34 5BR
Tel - 013398 86244
Opened from:1st April - 31st October
Price:Tent/Car: 6-8 per day
Tourers: 8-10 per day
Setting:Site is lokated on the banks of Loch Aboyne, wonderful setting. ( mile east of Aboyne on the A93 (Aberdeen-Braemar))
Infrastructure:50 tents, launderette , shop, public phone, childrens playground. Pets welcome.
Sanitary:clean, closed from 10.30 to 11.30 for cleaning
Comments:Beautyful setting, but lots of midgets. Some pitches are far away from the toilets
  • Scolty Hill: A walk to Scolty Hill in nearby Banchory (bus). Easy tour, spectacular views, observation tower.


Site:Haughton House Country Park Caravan Site
Montgarrie Road, Alford
Aberdeenshire, AB33 8NA
Tel: 01975 562107
Opend from: April-September
Fee:8.50 (2 persons/car)
Setting: situated on the A944 (turn right at the Spar-Shop in Alford) Site in the castle gardens, tents within a walled area, rather loud.
Ground:level and soft grass
Infrastructure:shop and adventure playground
Sanitary:Usual facilitys, clean. Showers are free.
Comment:Quiet shelterd side, professional management. The reception and the shop are located in a castle-like building with a stuccoed ceiling. Rather expensive

(Crook of) Alves

Site: North Alves Caravan Park
Alves, Elgin, Grampian, IV30 3XD
Tel.: 01343 85223
Fee:8 (2 persons/car/tent)
Setting: Alves is a little bit north of the A96 between Forres and Elgin. The site is an old farm surrounded by trees and fields.
Ground: grassy, a little bit damp.
Infrastructure: Shop and reception are closed after 5 p.m. To register go left through the door and ring.
Sanitary:2 showers, rather old. The hair drier only accepts the older 10p-coins.


Site:Ballater Site (Photo)
Fee:2 (large tent, no car)
Setting:near to the Youth Hostel
Infrastructure: launderette, drier, shops nearby the site
Sanitary:sufficient, clean
Comments:proper campingsite, but mainly caravans and mobile homes
  • Loch Muick:Impressive lake and glen in the Nature Reserve near Ballater, masses of red deer in summer.


Site: Woodlands Caravan Site
Newton Road, Carnoustie, Angus, DD7 6HR
Tel: 01241/854430
Opend from: March - Mid October
Fee: 3,50 (!!!) on working days, 4,40 at weekends (2 persons, car, tent)
Setting: Carnoustie is located a few miles east of Dundee. Follow the A92 from Dundee to Arbroath, turn of right into in direction to the coast in Muirdrun. The site is signposted from Muirdrun. The site is surrounded by an old city wall and is part of an public park.
Ground:level, grassy, not wet, many large and old trees
Infrastructure:common room with TV, washing machine, pets welcome
Sanitary: losts of older, but clean showers and toilets
Comments: very beautyful site, worth visiting

Crook of Alves

Dundee (Broughty Ferry)

Site: Riverview Caravan Park
Marine Drive, Monifieth
Angus DD5 4NN
Tel. 01382 535471
Fax. 01382 535375
Fee: Tent/Car/Tourer/Motor Home: 8-10 per day
Opend from: 1. April - 31. October
Setting:The site is located at a beach (but you cannot swim there due to big stone boulders). From the city of Dundee follow signs for Arbroath on the A92. After 3 miles you will see the signs for Monifieth, turn right into the village. Riverview is 1 mile and well sign posted just after Tesco supermarket in the centre of the village.
Ground: soft grass. even. not muddy in rain. May be windy as it is next to the sea.
Infrastructure: laundry, dryers, indoor play area, outdoor playground, telephone. Dogs are welcomed.
Sanitary: clean, free, locked toilets and showers. Suitable für wheelchairs.
Comment: A nice and clean area suited for families with children. Area is locked at night. Close to a big grocery store and also close to several take-away food restaurants.
Sightseeing-Tip:The beach of Brought Ferry is a couple of miles towards Dundee. There is also a tiny castle with a little child friendly museum that is free.


Site: Huntly Castle Caravan Park
Huntly, Aberdeenshire
Tel. (01466) 794999
The official Website of the Huntley Castle Caravan Park E-Mail
Opened from:1st April - 31st October
Fee:2 persons (incl. tent/car, mobile home or caravan)

Low season23 March - 12 April
16 April - 3 May
24 September - 28 October
8.95 per night
Mid season13 April - 15 April
7 May - 28 June
2 September - 23 September
9.95 per night
High season4 May - 6 May
29 June - 1 September
11.00 per night

Extra Adult 2.25; Children (5-16yrs) 1.10;
Tent (no car) 6.50 - 11.00
Pup Tent 2.00;
(Stand: 2001)
Setting:located near the A96
Infrastructure:indoor playground for childrens, washing machine, drier, roofed cooking shelters
Sanitary:sufficient, clean, free showers, free hair drier. Facilities for the disabled.
Comments:large and tidy campingsite, a large meadow for recreation, sufficient water supplies,
Sightseeing-Tip:only a ten minute walk to the town centre of Huntly; campsite is an ideal starting point for the castle trail; Huntly Castle; there are a lot of distilleries are in this area (Glenfiddish - free guided tour incl. 'a wee little drum')



Site: Dunnikier Caravan Park
Dunnikier Way, Kirkcaldy, Fife, KY1 3ND
Tel: 01592/267563
Fee:£6.20 (2 persons, car, tent)
Setting: Kirkcaldy is located on the A921 13 miles east of the Forth Bridges in Edinburgh. The campsite is on the 981 Boreland in direction of Dunmikier, on the outskirts of Kirkcaldy
Ground:grassy, under large, old and shady trees.
Infrastructure: Shop and reception are opened until 5p.m. After 5 p.m. you can register in the hous left of the entrance. Sinks (not roofed)
Sanitary: 3 showers, free. 20p for the hair drier in the ladys room, no hair dryer in the mens room.
Comments: The site is acceptable, the first site we have ever seen with large amounts of flowers in the toilets

Lossimouth (near Elgin)

Site: Silver Sands Leisure Park
Covesea West Beach, Lossiemouth,Moray, IV31 6SP
Tel: 01343/813262
Tents2-person tent
21 Apr. - 5 June
6 June - 6 July
7 July - 17 Aug.
18 Aug. -31 Aug.
1 Sept. - 12 Oct.
13 Oct. - End Oct.
May weekend
Aberdeen Weekend
21/22/23 Sept.
incl. Car (2001)
Infrastructure:childrens recreation ground
Comments:neat and tidy campsite, suitable for children. No reception, just pitch your tend, people will come the next morning from a nearby filling-station to collect the money. Wonderful location


Montrose (St. Cyrus)

Site:Miltonhaven Seaside Caravan Park St. Cyrus
Montrose DD10 0DL
Fon+Fax 01674 850413
Fee:GBP 5 (2 persons + car)
Setting:at the north sea shore aside the main road, follow the A92 north of Montrose
Ground:soft lawn, even
Infrastructure:washing machine, drier, shop, common room (redecorated in 1999) billiard and TV
Sanitary:*Older, but in good shape. The sole shower room is for males and females, the showers are divided by curtains. The showers are free.
* there is only a curtain between the showers, but you can lock the room instead. So couples can take a shower.
Comment:Quiet, not overcrowed. You can hear the breakers of the nearby sea while ducks, cats and chickens are walking between the tents - beautiful!
Do not visit the ugly site at the A92

Peterculter / Maryculter

Site: Lower Deeside Holiday Park
Maryculter, Aberdeen AB 12 5 FX
Fee:8 (2 persons/car)
Setting:a few miles west of Aberdeen, follow the A93, turn of in Milltimber (between Cults/Bieldside and Peterculter)
Ground:lawn, ground is very hard
Infrastructure:washing machine, drier, games room, table tennis, TV-room, pub within 3 minutes walking distance
Sanitary:on the average, clean, showers are free, 3 pledge for the toilet key
Comments:noisy street nearby, bus connection to Aberdeen, but you have to walk for 20 minutes to the bus stop

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