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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 97 Reviews
              7/10 from 97 Reviews

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Date of Visit: September 2009 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Tony + Marg 39 reviews from this member

First time in a motorhome and we found the hardstanding level site and all the facilities to be very good. Toilets, showers and services for the motor home all great.

We booked a couple of weeks in advance for 2 nights but with so much to do from Oban on the ferry we should have made it 4. Manager /warden very helpful and friendly

The walk into Oban took a good 45 mins but the taxi back was only £5.

This we a lovely quiet location in the countryside.

The acid test, would you go back? Answer yes

Date of Visit: August 2009 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Rikaram 17 reviews from this member

The site is two miles from the town centre up a single track road along the water side.

We stayed there two separate nights punctuated by visits to the islands of Mull, Coll & Tiree. The site is in easy reach of the ferry terminal by car or cycle.

On the first night there had been lots of rain and the field was boggy. It was difficult to find a spot which was either not seriously damp or not on a slope.

The toilet/ shower block is basic but functional and clean. Whilst we were there, there were very few people but I would imagine the toilet/ showers not being able to cope with a full site.

On the next night about 3 days later the main field was closed and a small field was being used over the road. This site was too cramped for the number of tents and with the weather it was rapidly turning into mud in places. Cars could not go into the field so gear had to be carried across through a very muddy car park for which you needed wellies. Also, the toilets were a bit of a hike, again through the mud.

To be fair, the site cannot be blamed for the weather however for the price they were charging and the size and condition of the toilet / showers it did not seem good value.

Date of Visit: August 2009 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Fiona W 126 reviews from this member

Super views across the water to Kerrera, and up to the hills around the site. Very quiet, at the end of a single track road out of Oban. Does not take bookings - you can only check there is room and hope. Relaxed attitude to pitching, pick your own site (areas designated for tents only, or for motorhomes and caravans only), but it did mean some inconsiderate parking. (For example, one of the motorhome hardstandings with 6 electric sockets was taken up by just two motorhomes in a way that meant no-one else could pitch there, which meant another motorhome had to be pushed off their grass pitch due to the amount of rain that fell. In another example, a huge caravan set up right beside a tiny motorhome when the rest of the field was empty.) There did always seem to be a queue for the showers, but the dog walk in the oak woods was excellent.

Day trip to Mull is essential, get ferry and the wee train and entry to Torosay Castle all in one ticket. It's 4 pounds in the all-day carpark by the quay or free to park by the sports pavilion at the north end of town (but a 20 mins walk).

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.

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