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Visitor Reviews - Oban Caravan & Camping Park

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Oban Caravan & Camping Park
Gallanachmore Farm
Gallanach Road
Oban
Argyll   (Browse area)
PA34 4QH   See Map                                 Share Google Plus  Tweet This!  Share on Facebook
Tel: +44 01631 562425

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Open: April 1st To October 10th

Rating: Average Review Score: 7/10 from 100 Reviews
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Date of Visit: August 2009 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: AnnT44 2 reviews from this member

Arrived expecting to stay 1/2 nights, stayed 4! Lovely, peaceful site, plenty room for kids to run around, play badminton, footie and frisby.

Shop great for picking up basics and my kids (aged 12 and 13) loved the games room which gave me a little bit peace to relax and have a read.

Excellent for scenery and wildlife.

Could do with more showers especially in block behind shop, nearly always had to wait but at least it was always hot!

Thought price was a bit steep, 16 a night for a tent, 1 adult and 2 children but as it was the first campsite on our holiday didn't have anything to compare with til later.

Date of Visit: July 2009 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Micknmal 1 review from this member

Great site within easy reach of the beautiful town of oban,easy access from the town.The site is basic with toilets in all areas,with showers, hot and cold water at all times.

What I liked was I didn't have to book 3 months in advance just to get a pitch.

If I was to change anything I would put a road all the way to the bottom of the camping field as it was a little bit muddy after 3days of rain

Date of Visit: June 2009 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: David1977 3 reviews from this member

First time at this caravan park and will definitely be coming back. Staff very friendly and laid back, we picked our own spot overlooking the water and islands - an absolutely stunning view! It was a relaxation trip for my wife and I, and we had the most blissful 2 days, didn't want to come home!

Site is approx 2.5 miles from Oban, we walked it in around 30-40mins. Oban is bustling with loads of pubs/bistros/cafes not to mention the numerous shops.

Plenty of walks to do from the beginner to the expert, and various boating trips available if you wish. There is also a scuba diving centre on the way to the caravan park.

The site itself has an enviable location, toilet facilities were basic but clean and functional. Just watch out for the (in)famous midgies, we made the mistake of wearing shorts - oops! We were there as a couple but even before the school holiday time there were plenty of families and kids running around enjoying themselves. There is also a shop on site for essentials.

All in all, I would highly recommend this site to anyone, and will most definitely return in the future.

Date of Visit: July 2009 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Scuba101 1 review from this member

I would recommend this site to anyone who is thinking about camping around the oban area. The site itself is very well maintained and tidy,with more than enough room to cope with a large amount of tents.The toilet blocks are a little on the small side for the amount of tents but they were always clean.We were here with our two kids who had a great time and it wasn't long before they had made friends with other children and they could play safely around the

Site without any worries. Oban is only a couple of miles away with lots of things to do and see and some excellent places to eat.One of the reasons we picked this site was that it was very close to the Puffin Dive Centre and to check out its' facilities for my local dive club in the northeast of Scotland.I wouldn't recommend that divers,campers or anyone for that matter vist this place due to the most unwelcoming attitude of the owner. Apart from this one incident the people on site and in the town of Oban couldn't have been more friendly.

Date of Visit: July 2009 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: AngryCamper 1 review from this member

Good location near to Oban with a great on-site shop and a good selection of places to pitch.

A lot of the site is a bit hilly so you need to get there early to get somewhere flat.

Seemed to attract a younger crowd with the associated noise and late night antics. Views are OK but not as great as I was expecting. Showers/toilets are a bit grotty and not enough of them given the size of the site.

Date of Visit: July 2009 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Adasb 20 reviews from this member

We have enjoyed staying this site in previous years, as a one night stop-over for the Cal-Mac ferry to Mull. This time we stayed 2 nights en route to the North of Scotland. When we arrived, I was dismayed to see how crowded the camping field was, before realising that the children in Scotland break up from school in early July. We had a lovely pitch high up on the site and not overlooked.

The facilities were down the hill from us, in the middle of the field, and although clean and well maintained, they were inadequate for the number of campers there at busy times, with queues for the two showers and four toilets in the Ladies. Also there wasn't ever any hot water for washing up despite the water in the Ladies' washbasins being piping hot at all times. I enjoyed a day exploring Oban town, and I can recommend the crab sandwiches from the kiosk on the quay near the Cal-Mac ferry terminal. My partner went fishing near the Bridge of Connel and caught 6 mackerel which we shared with a neighbouring camping couple, and we barbecued ours.

We would definitely go again to this campsite but hopefully choose a quieter time.

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