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Visitor Reviews - Aberlour Gardens Caravan Park

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Aberlour Gardens Caravan Park
Aberlour On Spey
Aberlour
Banffshire   (Browse area)
AB38 9LD   See Map                                 Share Google Plus  Tweet This!  Share on Facebook
Tel: 01340 871586

Facilities:  (Key)
           

Nearby:
1m  

Pitches: 35
Open: March To October

Rating: Average Review Score: 9/10 from 16 Reviews
              9/10 from 16 Reviews


Units accepted:    Tents  Caravans  Motorhomes 

Reviews:  16 in total, now showing 1 to 6                 Previous 6          Next 6
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Date of Visit: May 2014 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Capt Lightning 21 reviews from this member

This is a real gem of a site, located 500mtrs from the A95 and the Speyside Way on the edge of Aberlour village. Both the site and facilities are pretty basic, but are well maintained and spotlessly clean. Pitches are of a good size and are on a mix of grass and hardstanding. All types of units are catered for. There is a small children's' play area, but there few other activities in the area to keep them amused.

Aberlour is at the heart of the Malt Whisky industry and a number of distilleries are within easy reach by car or public transport, or on foot along the Speyside way. The village has a good number of pubs and cafes, and sufficient shops to supply most camping needs.

Overall, a fantastic, friendly base to explore Speyside, though perhaps not the most family orientated.

Date of Visit: May 2012 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Grubs 3 reviews from this member

Stayed here on a cycling trip. The site is very well maintained - it had a sign to say it had been voted best site or something by Practical Caravan readers. I can see why.

The toilets are clean and well designed. Showers were hot and clean.

I liked the fact they had a Back Packer area to put small tents and priced the pitch accordingly. Plenty of information available in the laundry area. The grass was level.

Owner / manager was very welcoming and friendly. We'll go back again in the future.

Date of Visit: April 2012 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Jpm2010 1 review from this member

A really nice and clean site. The walled garden makes a difference as we were sheltered from the bad weather (woke up to ice sliding down the tent). The staff were friendly and welcoming.

The provision of camping tables made a difference as we had somewhere to sit down for meals. The pitches are well spaced although a little hard to drive in the pegs. A peg hammer would be advisable.

The area is great and this site is an ideal base to explore from. The Walkers shop in Aberlour (half-hourish walk) must be visited as the seconds are brilliant, 75p for a slab of cake, 1. 50 for a load of biscuits.

Date of Visit: September 2010 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Robray100 3 reviews from this member

We have just returned from this site, the weather was very bad, but the family that run this site made us so welcome, it was truly like a breath of spring. We should have stayed three nights but on the second night out tent was wet through but the owner helped us out without question, well above the normal standards we have come to expect. Will we go again? Too right we will be back there as soon as we can

The site facilities are a well stocked shop (running it down just now due to end of season) Toilet and shower blocks very clean and well maintained. Site is well looked after and very clean. We used the local but but there is a hill to climb up to the site but you cannot have everything.

The area is fab and well worth a visit, get onto the old railway track (now unused by the trains) and walk in either direction it is amazing. I cannot recommend this site enough. There is a small play area for the kids to play. The only down point I found was there was no undercover cooking area but I am assured it is in hand and being sorted out probably over this winter.

Date of Visit: July 2010 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: PJinKent 4 reviews from this member

This is an absolute gem of a campsite! Wonderfully sheltered inside a huge, tree-studded walled garden, the wind blew and the rain rained a few times but we barely noticed. Ideal for either tents or caravans, there are plenty of EHU's and the pitches are very generously sized with space between to ensure no-one feels cramped.

There's a nice little play area for the kids and it's within walking distance of the village of Aberlour with its plentiful shops. (PS: the local chippie is fantastic!)

The site's owners are very friendly and helpful and there's a decent little shop on-site for the basic bits and bobs, newspapers, ice-creams etc. The laundry is the best I've used on a campsite and good value for money- none of this waiting what feels like 8 hours for a towel to dry like some places. There's a good washing machine and a spin-dryer, too.

The toilets and showers, whilst not ultra-modern, are spacious, well appointed and immaculately clean.

Aberlour Gardens is a Gold-standard David Bellamy Conservation Award site, which they are rightly proud of. Keep an eye open for the squirrels- indigenous Reds in particular- there is a log in the laundry for any wildlife spotting you do which helps evaluate numbers- should keep the kids entertained too.

Aberlour is a good base to venture out and do some sight-seeing- we managed a good look around Elgin, a day at Loch Ness (a boyhood ambition of mine to visit) and a day up in the mountains at Cairngorms National Park.

Here's a hidden gem for you, though: if you can, head south from Cairngorms through Aviemore. Just past a place called Kincraig you'll find the Highland Wildlife Park. It's superb- geared to the conservation of cold-weather species, it has Amur Tigers, a Polar Bear and a host of other animals in excellent enclosures specifically designed for their needs. You can drive around part of the park yourself, but take my advice and go on the free Land Rover Tour from the visitor centre- brilliant and informative!

To summarise: love the site, love the area and can't wait to go back! Do yourselves a favour and get thee to Abelour Gardens!

Date of Visit: June 2010 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Stheg 1 review from this member

This was our first trip of the year with our caravan so we chose somewhere not to far from home.

The site was easy to find and is in nice quiet position near to Aberlour. The owners are really helpful and friendly. The site is well laid out and has plenty of space between pitches. The toilets are kept extremely clean and the ladies (I'm told) are a palace!.

The shop is small but stocked with the essentials with sweets and ice cream for the kids. They loved going to the shop.

The play area was good, the kids enjoyed it.

I would recommend the site and will visit again as it is ideal for visiting the whisky trail and local fisheries.

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