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Visitor Reviews - Oban Caravan & Camping Park

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

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Pitches: 150
Open: April 1st To October 10th

Rating: Average Review Score: 7/10 from 107 Reviews
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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.

Date of Visit: May 2009 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Isa1 1 review from this member

We have stayed at this site on four separate occasions in the last two years and will definitely visit again in the future. This site is set in the most scenic location with fantastic views out to sea and the Hebrides islands. Although only basic the toilet and shower facilities are always clean but they could however do with maybe a couple more showers as there are only two in the ladies block in the main camping field. As you can imagine this can be a bit of a pain at busy times. There is a small playpark for the kids but this only has a few swings and not much else. There is however plenty of space for kids to run and play and make their own fun. I would on the whole give this site 10 out of 10. A fab place to go and relax and just forget about everything

Date of Visit: June 2008 Unit:  Tent
Reviewer: Craig Hill 2 reviews from this member

A friendly and well maintained site and although big and busy when I visited with my family we were never bothered by noise. There's no bar onsite but a well equipped shop and the although location is about 3miles from Oban with a regular bus running from the site into town.
There is a small playpark, plenty spare ground for the kids to explore and an indoor playroom if the weather's not so good all of which my 8yr old daughter loved.
This was the third time we've visited the site and although there's plenty hiking, hillwalking to pursue and a diving club nearby, our passion is fishing and the site has it's own jetty which offers great fishing for dogfish, mackerel, whiting and many other species which offers endless fun for beginners and more experienced anglers.
This is a site I would strongly recommend to families looking to meet other families, great scenery and endless outdoor pursuits on your doorstep. The only downside was the short opening hours of the shop, lack of showers and one speedbump which scraped everyones exhausts but still 10 out of 10 for me.

Date of Visit: July 2008 Unit:  Tent
Reviewer: Ian007 3 reviews from this member

Awesome site! The views are amazing. Can be hilly in places so arrive early to get the most level pitch.

Large site and yet didn't have any problems with noise. Nice walk into oban takes about 1 hour if you like hiking.

Toilet blocks weren't amazing but could have been worse.

Good site for access to Oban and area and for getting across to Iona etc

Would definitely visit again.

Date of Visit: August 2008 Unit:  Tent
Reviewer: Parahandy 5 reviews from this member

First visit to this site which is in an excellent location a few mins drive 3 miles from Oban.

Aprox 7 taxi ride back from Oban to site.

Thought the facilities offered good value for money. Whilst on our particular visit we suffered from torrential rain the ground underfoot in the area reserved for tents remained reasonably firm.

As already mentioned in other reviews there tended to be a wait for the showers despite the fact that the field reserved for tents wasn't full. More showers needed.

Minor annoyances throughout our stay ie no hand soap in the wash basin soap machines in toilet block and the hand dryer wasn't wasn't working .Hot water tended to run out when using the allocated washing up sinks.

On balance I would recommend this site as its location is everything.

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