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Blair Castle Caravan Park
Blair Castle
Blair Atholl
Perthshire   (Browse area)
PH18 5SR   See Map
Tel: 01796 481263
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Pitches: 300
Open: 01/03 To 19/11

Rating: Average Review Score: 8/10 from 121 Reviews
                8/10 from 121 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 <1 mile   Restaurant <1 mile   Wifi Access 
 Kids Playground   TV Room   Games Room   Evening Entertainment 
 Fishing <5 miles   Wild Swimming   Indoor Pool <1 mile   Outdoor Pool 
 Horse Riding <1 mile   Cycle Hire On Site   Golf <1 mile   Tennis 
 Beach   Watersports <10 miles   Boat Launch / Mooring 
Other Features
 Sea Views   Working Farm   Campfires Allowed   Open All Year 
 Waterside Location   Dog Walk   Public Transport <1 mile 

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Date of Visit: April 2018 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Richardh1905 11 reviews from this member

We stayed here one night in a tent with electric hook up. £31 for a 5 man tent, 3 adults, one child and a dog. We did not book in advance but checking in in the grand reception building was efficient. We were allocated a grass hook up pitch (Number 199) which turned out to be excellent - very spacious, in an elevated location overlooking a large grassy area, and close (but not too close) to a toilet block.

Facilities were fine; not the most modern, but clean and perfectly adequate.

Location is very handy for the A9, but traffic noise was not an issue at all. There is good local walking on the Atholl Estate; a selection of waymarked trails up to 10 miles in length, and there are some big mountains to the North for more serious hillwalking.

The Bothy Bar in the Atholl Arms is dog and child friendly, and serve food and a good range of beers ('Ale of Atholl', locally brewed, is particularly fine).

This is a site that I will visit again. It is very handy as an overnight stop on the the A9, but it would also be a good base for an extended stay.

Date of Visit: September 2017 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Nuevoboy 59 reviews from this member

We were somewhat disappointed by this site as we thought we'd be within sight of the castle itself rather than overlooked by simply hundreds of other vans. The hardstanding pitch was an island within a grassed area which was churned up a bit from previous vehicles going over it to get pitched up. Our nearest shower block was one of the older ones, but with attractive cubicles with toilet and shower in them. Sadly the water was only lukewarm and with the dreaded plunger button.

We cycled a lovely 35 mile route out to the Queens View and around Loch Tummel and enjoyed a fine coffee in Pitlochry theatre before perusing the shops. One evening we strolled to the Atholl Arms for a rather underwhelming meal.

All in all a bit of a let down.

Date of Visit: April 2017 Unit:  Static Rating:
Reviewer: Gi11 17 reviews from this member

A large site with many static caravans of various sizes. Used as overflow from an event at the hotel nearby, cost as much as the hotel did! Good facilities, but looks like they would be stretched if the site was full - however, the statics have their own bathrooms. Very strict on one car per unit - a friend stopped for coffee and got moved on.

Loads to see and visit in the area. Rail station a five minute walk away.

Date of Visit: October 2016 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Caledonia1954 5 reviews from this member

We visited this site for the first time, after booking ahead, and were truly impressed by it, grand entrance through the tree lined avenue to the well laid out park, it has a large Reception area and shop. Staff were pleasant and organized, showing us the site layout and our pitch, which was located at the rear of the site, with amazing views over the site and surrounding countryside, a mix of standard and full service pitches, which are well laid out, there are also Static homes and lodges on site as well, but you don't feel squeezed in, everyone has their adequate space to enjoy the quality of the site, Toilets are spotless and fresh, water and drain points are easy to access for those who need them, Park is surrounded by trees with lots of open space, and we got to see our first Red Squirrel less than 150 yards away from our van, there is a play area in the centre of the park well out of the way from traffic, and Segway Hire as well. There is a clothes drying area near the launderette too. The site also has a good dog walk on the boundary area, alongside the riverbank. The Blair Castle is right next to the site and discounted for anyone using the site. The town has eating places and a cafe and bike hire shop, the area is perfect for cycling and walking if you look at the maps provide in the site office. All in all this is beautiful site to enjoy a relaxing overnight stay or longer break, Its perfect for a base to tour the lovely Hills and Glens or Shopping at the nearby House of Bruar. My wife and I will certainly be back for future visits. Well recommended

Date of Visit: September 2016 Unit:  Campervan Rating:
Reviewer: JandB 14 reviews from this member

We stayed for only 1 night en route to the north west coast without realising it was the Glasgow holiday weekend. Despite being a wet weekend in September it was very busy indeed. The staff in the reception were very helpful trying to find us a quiet hardstanding pitch, which they did despite there being so few left.

The site itself is huge. There is a well stocked shop along with a hairdressers and library, and the site caters very well for families with children's play areas and large grassy areas for recreation. Between the heavy rain showers we enjoyed an autumnal walk along the River Tilt that runs alongside part of the site and slept easily to the sound of the river behind us.

There appears to be 4 toilet/shower blocks scattered around the site and the one nearest to us was surprising small given that the site has approximately 250 pitches. The site was approximately 95% full with many large tents and caravans that held families of up to 7 occupants. It wouldn’t be too far off to say that there were at least 1000 people of various ages there when we visited and quite possibly many more. The shower/toilet block near us was somewhat tired and not particularly clean and by 8 o'clock on a wet Saturday morning there were already queues to use it. I dare say at quieter times the facilities and the cleaning staff can cope better, but they certainly can't at busier ones.

Date of Visit: October 2016 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: McCarron 13 reviews from this member

Our top site, 7th time visiting over the last 4 years. Fantastic location in beautiful Perthshire on the gateway to Cairngorms. Great views over the hills to Tay Forest Park and Schiehallion in the distance. Excellent check in with very helpful and friendly staff, easy to book our preferred pitch via email or phone every time. We have toured in both caravan and now motorhome and stayed on several of the hard standing pitches, each time with no issues. Some of the pitches have water/ elec/ drain which is ideal for the motorhome not having to move to fill/empty a couple of time during our stay. Very clean site, well maintained and managed by wardens, noise is kept under control. We don't use the toilet blocks as we use our on board facilities but on the whole they are kept clean and warm. Chemical disposal points are very well designed and kept clean, hand wash available at each is a nice touch. Good Motorhome service point at the entrance office. Walks along river Tilt, Blair Castle and Gardens and up into Glen Tilt are on your doorstep. Blair Atholl village is a minutes’ walk with the Atholl Arms Hotel (good food, dogs welcome) /Watermill bakery (fantastic home baking)/excellent Fish and Chip Shop (with pizzeria/café)/Shop with cash machine and Atholl Country Life Museum. A bit further out South over the bridge is the Loft Restaurant and Spar Shop/Petrol Station. A short drive further North is House of Bruar for quality shopping. Not the cheapest of sites but you get what you pay for.

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