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Visitor Reviews - Dalraddy Holiday Park

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Dalraddy Holiday Park
Dalraddy And Alvie Estate
Inverness-Shire   (Browse area)
PH22 1QB   See Map                                 Share Google Plus  Tweet This!  Share on Facebook
Tel: 01479 810330

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Pitches: 75
Open: Open All Year

Rating: Average Review Score: 8/10 from 49 Reviews
              8/10 from 49 Reviews

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Date of Visit: July 2015 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Wendymilo 2 reviews from this member

Camping here is great I love how its got pitches in the woods great if you have dogs and its half way to wild camping love how the pitches is surrounded by trees for privacy, toilet block is a bit far but they have portable loo's all over the site. Showers was not bad either and they'res a wee shop on site, got to try the strawberries yum.

7 minutes up the road(by car) is aviemore lots off shops(tesco supermarket)pubs and ofcourse lots to see and do.

Love the area and dalraddy is a must for tent campers and the wardens are great polite and helpful.

Cant wait till next summer will be taking 6 of my friends up with us as we enjoyed it that much thank you dalraddy holiday park

Date of Visit: April 2015 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Smitgla 6 reviews from this member

We stayed here for 2 different nights on our tour of the highlands- one on the way up and one on the way down! Warm reception on both occasions. Pitches were excellent- especially on the second night when the sun was shining down on the pitch! Site was busy but not noisy. Great enclosed kids

Playpark where the kids could play safe and make friends within a stones through of the motorhome. Toilets and showers were clean and warm. Lovely walks around the estate. Shop was well stocked (one of the best we saw on our tour). Would recommend - and will definitely return.

Date of Visit: September 2014 Unit:  Campervan Rating:
Reviewer: Widzy66 1 review from this member

Beautiful site in woodland location. Staff very friendly campsite is stunning with views of the mountains. Not to far away from aviemore and the highland wild life park. Very easy to find and with great walks around the site its ideal for couples or families with children and pets. I would highly recommend this site to everybody as a must visit. The toilets and showering areas are well presented and clean not been to launderette yet. Shops well stocked but a little pricey but you have a coop and a tescos nearby if you really needed it overall its a 10/10

Date of Visit: August 2014 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Fay Fife 12 reviews from this member

We spent 4 week nights at Dalraddy, and it's a bit of a mixed bag as a campsite, so it's difficult to write a review without rambling on. Apologies if I do.

We are regular visitors to Aviemore and surrounding area, but hadn't stayed at Dalraddy before.

The location and setting is lovely. You arrive into a shimmering, dappled birch wood, which gives the place a real other-wordly ambience for your holidaying pleasure.

Some reviewers have described the shop and static pitches as a bit tatty or run down, but I see it more as rustic appeal. If it's neat, sleek and shiny you want, then Glenmore campsite will be more to your liking. If it's aesthetics we're talking, I easily prefer Dalraddy.

The reception and shop is thoughtfully stocked, with local meat for your frying pan, and other camping food staples as well. They are licensed too, so you can pick up a reasonably priced bottle of wine, beer or cider to go with your venison sausage butty. Along with a few camping essentials and cigarettes and coffee, it proved a useful on site bonus while we were there.

A firm plus for Dalraddy is that the site was 'full' with apologies for no vacancies for tourers and tents on a blackboard at the entrance, yet it was not crowded in the camping area at all. Far too many sites pack them in, which is a real deal breaker for us.

The camping area is higher up out of the birch woods and into the young pine. Our allocated pitch was large, secluded and private, which was great. The only interlopers we had the entire stay were a pair of bold local robins who visited after every meal.

On the other hand, the ground was in a poor state when we pulled up. It was really black, scungy and slimy from overuse. None of the other pitches were like that, so we could only assume our pitch had hosted an extended stay from a large tent, previous to our arrival. We would have complained, but could see that this particular pitch was the only available singular one big enough to accommodate our tent and canopy (which is why we would have been allocated it in the first place), so we just bashed on, and pitched on top of it. Our groundsheet is over the washing line for a hosing down as I type.

It's also worth mentioning that some of the pitches, ours included, offer no views at all. While the privacy was great, we did miss a bit of sun and sky, and even a sliver of outlook would have been nice.

The facilities were really good. The site was full for tents and tourers, yet it was consistently clean and functional, and while there were queues at peak times, I always avoid those times anyway, and never had a problem with availability for washing up, doing laundry or taking a shower.

The down side of the facilities is that they are not sited by the camping area, but in amongst the statics, so the traipse down from our pitch to use them soon got old. We're family campers with young children and all the gubbins that they entail, so I felt the hassle was a big ask.

There are portaloos on the open camping field which were good, fresh and handy initially, but quickly became thoroughly ripe and had to be avoided. I can't imagine the campers on the open field were enjoying their proximity much. Composting toilets would be a far better compromise there, in my opinion. They're a lot less smelly.

In short, it's a nice place. Very pleasing to the eye and well run.

On reflection however, our pitch was a bit dark and manky, and the facilities were too far away for a family of five.

We love Aviemore and will always return, so we would go back to Dalraddy for another stay.

Next time though, I might just book early enough to get room at Rothiemurchus, which looks amazing.

Date of Visit: October 2013 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Nellymcl 3 reviews from this member

We had a great 4 days at Dalraddy during the October Break. This is our second time here and won't be the last.

The site is well situated within easy driving distance of the folk museum, highland wildlife park and the Cairngorrm mountain railway. Not to mention Aviemore town centre and the Happy Haggis chip shop.

We pretty much use this site as a base so our 2 kids make do with the park on site for when we are setting up or packing up.

The trip to the grey waste disposal can be a bit of a walk.

The toilets are clean and the showers are hot. And free.

The site could do with a few more lights around the pitches and we have found a mover is required with our caravan, although a lighter van may be able to be manoeuvred as the pitches are reasonably level.

All in all a good site for us.

Date of Visit: September 2013 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: TITCHY1 3 reviews from this member

The approach to this site is very well signposted, nice wide entrance for towing caravans in and out. Second speed bump beside shop is very harsh. Toilets are in immaculate condition, clean fresh and modern with plenty of hot water. Good pitches although could do with being a little more open ie less tree cover. Shop adequately stocked staff helpful and friendly and open 7 days 9-5. Grey water disposal and fresh water taps would benefit from screw on pieces of hose to aid in filling up and washing out of containers. Small playground for children. If pitched nearer to shops some railway noise may be experienced although didn't bother us too much. Site very convenient for Aviemore with Tesco, various outdoor shops, good chines takeaway by the name of Snow Mountain and Hungry Haggis chip shop but never tried Indian restraint beside it as we considered it way over priced. All in all had a great holiday and would return to this site.

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