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Oban Caravan & Camping Park
Gallanachmore Farm
Gallanach Road
Argyll   (Browse area)
PA34 4QH   See Map
Tel: +44 01631 562425
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Rating: Average Review Score: 7/10 from 111 Reviews
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 Adults Only   Club Members Only   Rallies Welcome   Naturist Site 
 Dogs Welcome   No Dogs Allowed   Groups Welcome   Motorbikers Welcome 
 Toilet Facilities   Hot Showers   Washing Up   Bathroom 
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 Shop On Site   Bar <5 miles   Restaurant <5 miles   Wifi Access 
 Kids Playground   TV Room   Games Room   Evening Entertainment 
 Fishing <1 mile   Wild Swimming   Indoor Pool <5 miles   Outdoor Pool 
 Horse Riding <5 miles   Cycle Hire <5 miles   Golf <5 miles   Tennis <5 miles 
 Beach <5 miles   Watersports <1 mile   Boat Launch / Mooring <1 mile 
Other Features
 Sea Views   Working Farm   Campfires Allowed   Open All Year 
 Waterside Location   Dog Walk   Public Transport 

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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.

Date of Visit: July 2009 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Alastairg 10 reviews from this member

OK, in retrospect perhaps I shouldn't have chosen a long weekend in July - the place was packed, and noisy over Sat/Sun. I was there with son and dog, and we had a good time - but not on the site, because there isn't much for kids to do there. A tiny play area with 4 swings, which were roughly used and abused by kids from the larger urban conurbations.

As mentioned elsewhere, the toilet block facilities do not begin to cope with demand, and by no stretch of the imagination can they be called clean. This has nothing to do with the business of the site, but is a general grime which has built up over some time - we only had one shower each while we were there.

The site itself is large, but there isn't much level ground so unless you get there early you will be pitching your tent/caravan on a slope. There are no defined pitches, which means that there tends to be clusters of tents/caravans around the more level areas. I had serious concerns about the safety and indeed legality (fire risk) of this lack of spacing.

There is lots of grass for kids to run around on, although the ball games area seems to be out of use in summer - during our visit it was covered with cars, motor bikes and tents.

There is plenty to do in and around Oban, from watching the ferries to hillwalking to boat trips. Plenty good food shopping and restaurants. The fish and chip shop in the centre of town, on the main drag, is better than the one on George St (on the way in to town).

Good location, good value. I will probably visit again out of season, but I won't rush to get there.

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