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Visitor Reviews - Lochranza Caravan & Camping Site

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Lochranza Caravan & Camping Site
Isle Of Arran
Ayrshire   (Browse area)
KA27 8HL   See Map                                 Share Google Plus  Tweet This!  Share on Facebook
Tel: 01770 830273

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Pitches: 60
Open: 1st March To 31st October

Rating: Average Review Score: 9/10 from 72 Reviews
              9/10 from 72 Reviews

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Date of Visit: September 2015 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Vicbrown 9 reviews from this member

Well! - where to start. Whether you enjoy great walks, a quite outstanding visit to one of the finest whisky distilleries in Scotland, the prospect of a round of golf only disturbed by the herds of deer that meet to graze, or the prospect of reliable Golden Eagle sitings, This is the place to stay.

We were greeted by totally professional, friendly care-taker managers - not that you would have known. The site is quite delightful and there is an excellent on-site restaurant as well.

We loved it - and wished we had booked a longer stay.

Don't miss it!

Date of Visit: August 2015 Unit:  Campervan Rating:
Reviewer: Andykelly 5 reviews from this member

Only stayed here for one night before catching an early ferry to Kintyre. Arrived early due to bad weather and owner very helpful and accommodating and let us pitch up. Easy to book online and pay in advance as needed. Torrential rain meant the site was very wet, although dried up well by the next day. We had a grass pitch as we were a small van but ended up with vans very close either side so not much of our own space. Wouldnt really have had room to use pull out awning if we wanted to, although this may have been due to problems with water logged pitches. Had the river running behind us which was lovely to listen to. Good showers and toilets which were kept really clean despite the rain, although had to wait for showers. Covered washing up area and laundry area. There was a restaurant just outside the gate, although this was closed while we were there. Easy walk to the distillery for tours, shop and cafe, although we just popped in. We walked down to Lochranza by road - very pretty and saw lots of deer on the green on the way. Also walked through the golf course in the evening to get a close up look at the free roaming deer and enjoy views at dusk. Convenient site for ferry in summer, although you need to get to the port early as its a very small ferry!

Date of Visit: September 2015 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Weebean 3 reviews from this member

Fantastic site. Made so welcome by Nigel and Kathy. Kept a pitch by the toilet especially for me (disabled due to MS). Second visit but will certainly go back again. Great place for moving on to Kintyre. Site very clean and truly beautiful. Kathy now selling my books by Jessie Macquarrie, great read for anyone who loves Scotland, caravaning, wildlife, scenery etc. Thanks for another great stay.

Date of Visit: August 2015 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Janetreid 7 reviews from this member

We arrived here for a 3 night stay after 4 nights in Lamlash and it couldn't have been more different. The site is set in a magnificent spot at the head of the loch surrounded by towering hills and by a lovely burn. The drive from Brodick is worth it in itself for views of the majestic scenery. Unfortunately the weather was wet and wild and some tents had suffered.

We were warmly welcomed by the owner, everything was very well organised and we were quickly shown to an excellent hard standing with power and water right next to the toilet block- modern clean and well appointed (although no privacy cubicles or family room). There is a campers lounge full of information, a fridge, kettle and a microwave- useful if you are camping and a good laundry and drying room.

On our last night we ran out of gas. Luckily we could buy a refilled bottle at a reasonable price.

We had been told previously that the on site restaurant 'The Stag' was very good and were warned to prebook. Unfortunately we didn't take the advice so couldn't get in but the aromas were wonderful and we plan to return.

Lochranza is small and quiet but in a superb location with a ferry to Kintyre, good walking, good bus service, excellent sandwich and icecream shop and deer and sheep a plenty. We didn't see a golden eagle this time but hope to on our next visit.

Date of Visit: August 2015 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: PaulaMB 16 reviews from this member

This site is in a fantastic location with great facilities and lovely managers. We did feel that the tents were packed in a bit at the far end of the site (as did all of our lovely neighbours). The site was very wet but the summer weather has been appalling this year.

We had to move our tent after the first night because the ground was so wet. We had one of the worst nights ever in a tent here, sustained 45mph winds and torrential rain, the wind whips up the valley and then turns round and comes back down again. Our tent was fine but there were 10 tents and awnings lost in one night!

You can walk across the golf course to the bay with a castle ruin, there is a restaurant on the way into the site (think it is the golf course restaurant), we didn't use it but a fellow camper said it was very good.

Showers, loos, laundry, good washing up area, free putting on the golf course, room with books, microwave, kettle.

Lots to like. 25 a night for two adults, child plus dog.

Date of Visit: July 2015 Unit:  Campervan Rating:
Reviewer: Cfurn 9 reviews from this member

Spent very enjoyable few days in this beautifully located and well maintained campsite. Very handy for the ferry and for the Arran Distillery over the road. We were very lucky with the weather, as it stopped raining the moment we arrived and then only rained at night! However, do not rely on buying much food locally. Restaurant next door was always fully booked, sandwich shop was closed due to unforeseen circumstances the day we arrived and nearest shop selling any food (apart from a butcher that was closed by 4pm the day we arrived) was 6 miles further round the coast. If you're self catering (which you definitely will be if you have a dog), stock up before you leave Brodick! Watch out for the seagulls - we saw one steal an 8oz steak from our neighbours and then devour it in front of them. The next night it rifled through some cyclists unattended bags of food and took a bit of everything.

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