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

Rating: Average Review Score: 7/10 from 111 Reviews
                7/10 from 111 Reviews

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Who's it for
 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 
 Baby Changing Facilities   Laundry On Site   Drinking Water   Disabled Friendly 
 Chemical Disposal   Battery Charging   Gas Exchange   Recycling Facilities 
 Kitchen Facilities   Freezer Available    Motorhome Point   Fully Serviced Pitches 
 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 2012 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Cathy Sims 26 reviews from this member

We stayed here for one night at the end of our holiday

The situation is lovely and we liked the way we were able to choose our pitch

Facilities were adequate and clean. Block we used was an older building. Looked like some on the camping fields were newer

Took us a while to realise the hookups on our pitch had only one out of four working and that we had not got a major electrics problem. As soon as we reported it the next morning someone came within minutes to sort it out which was very good

Shop well stocked including real ales

We had a super day out on Kerrera. Well worth a visit for the views and visit to Gylen Castle

Date of Visit: June 2012 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Darrylwebb 40 reviews from this member

Large site in a lovely location. It's perhaps 3 miles from Oban town centre, but the drive out the coast below the cliffs, with the view across to Kerrera gives a clue to the views from the site.

The site is large and has several areas. The site do not take bookings and they do not turn anyone away due to the space they have available. But the views from most areas are obstructed by trees. If you can, get one of the pitches up on the terraces, as you can see south out to the smaller islands, west over the sound to Kerrera (and watch the boats) and to the North see the sun play on the cliffs as it goes down).

We usually tour from place to place and don't base ourselves in one place, but we stayed here a couple of nights, as Oban is a good place to base yourself for day trips.

Facilities are fine, and clean.

Don't confuse this site with others in the area. We did that a couple of years ago, and ended up at an inferior place.

Date of Visit: June 2012 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Ay Drookit 6 reviews from this member

Good large site with plenty of tent pitches. The grass was very well mown and nice and short. There are several areas where tents can be pitched and we found a nice one which gave a view out of the site towards the Sound of Kerrera. Note although the site is beside the Sound there a only a limited number of pitches available beside the sea and these were reserved for a rally when we were there.

There are a few pitches which hold the sun a lot longer than others and they are the highest - note. Unfortunately they were all taken when we arrived.

The toilet block was a bit rudimentary and showers slow. They were adequate but could do with a make over. The shop was reasonably stocked and the staff were polite.

The site has a campers kitchen and a deep freeze for campers use for ice packs etc. I would definitely return to this site.

Oban is a wonderful place and there is loads to do and see.

Date of Visit: June 2012 Unit:  Trailer Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Nash130 4 reviews from this member

Nice site, showers, toilets good, play area and dog walk good, like the idea that you can choose your own spot to pitch BUT beware, make sure you pitch at a right angle to the road(?).

We didn't and after we had set all up and was just starting to cook we were told we had to turn around to be at a right angle towards the road. We did ask why only to be told because if we park like we had, everyone else will want too. We are still at a loss as to why

Shame because we will not be returning.

Date of Visit: May 2012 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Grouty 2 reviews from this member

Great site. Plenty of room for tents with no pre-defined pitches - always nice. Toilet block for tents small (2 WC and 2 showers) but perfectly decent and clean. Free showers. Would image could get very long queues when busy.

Owner very straight forward and reasonable. Was prepared to let us use our fire basket providing we protected the grass with BBQ bricks of which there were plenty freely available by toilet block.

Site about 3 miles south of Oban - nice little cycle if you have push bikes to hand.

Date of Visit: April 2012 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Nelly12 6 reviews from this member

Just arrived back from a four night stay at this campsite.

First of all, many people on here have commented on the owner/manager being rude. There is now a new manager (only been there 2 months) on the scene and he is very chatty and helpful along with the lady as well. They were both very happy to help when we were there.

The campsite is beautiful, well kept with some amazing views. The shop/reception wasn't open, it opens in May until September! We visited the campers kitchen, unfortunately the cooker didn't work and nor did the freezer. We weren't too fussed but it would've been nice. It would also have been nice to have a kettle/sink in there.

The games room was pretty sparse with a snooker table, a non working TV, a racing game (not working) and a couple of chairs. I can imagine this site gets extremely busy in summer and the facilities do not cover this at all.

We counted approximately 9 toilets and 5 showers for the women. For the men there was approximately: 4 urinals, 6 toilets and 4 showers. I don't think this is enough when the site is busy at all. We only noticed one drinking water tap but we didn't really visit the other toilet blocks. If you are camping at the bottom of the site (jetty area) then there are no toilets down there, you have to walk up the big hill to go.

I would say there's not an awful lot for the kids, a couple of swings is all there is.

The site itself is beautiful with gorgeous views and we were lucky as the site was very quiet and we had some amazing weather.

It cost us 12 for two adults in a 2 man tent with no electric hook up which isn't bad.

Watch out for the crow who nibbles at things in your tent, he is very friendly and will come to you for a stroke.

All in all, a lovely site with minimal facilities. We will go back but not in mid-high season.

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