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Lochranza Campsite
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: 21st March To 31st October

Rating: Average Review Score: 9/10 from 80 Reviews
              9/10 from 80 Reviews

Units accepted:    Tents  Caravans  Motorhomes  Glamping 

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Date of Visit: September 2016 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Piggle28 23 reviews from this member

Stayed here for 1 night in a motorhome, very friendly warden showed us to our pitch and told us everything we needed to know. Toilet and shower block very clean and plenty of hot water. We walked down to the village (if you could call it that) and visited the castle which was small but good and then walked back going across the golf course to see the deer, there was some very impressive stags there so I imagine this years rut will be good! We were lucky enough to be eating in the Stags Pavillion ( I had booked a table before we came on holiday) and can recommend, the food was amazing. Peaceful at night but very dark so take a good torch if your be using the facilities in the night or you might just bump into a deer 😀

Date of Visit: September 2016 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Dot P 476 reviews from this member

First impressions - fab. Met at the gate by two lovely wardens and although we weren't booked they had us booked in and on a pitch in minutes. The new reception / base camp block is excellent and matches the facilities block.

Showers were good and hot, water pressure good - only slight niggle is water runs to drains between showers so always feels like someone elses dirty water running into your cubicle. Even though weather bad, site very wet and muddy the loos and showers were kept really clean at all times.

The weather was dreadful, high winds and heavy rain. Wardens advising everyone regarding this and to consider awnings etc - they really were brilliant in helping everyone.

It's a lovely walk from the site down to the castle, we ventured there and then back up to Arran Distillery - fabulous cafe there serving meals, cakes and drinks - really worth a visit.

We have visited this site before and would say they have made a lot of improvements, would not hesitate to visit again and recommend to others.

Date of Visit: April 2016 Unit:  Campervan Rating:
Reviewer: Roadrunnerrobbo 2 reviews from this member

We spent 6 nights here at the end of April, despite only intending to stay for 3, as the site was excellent, the scenery magnificent, the weather incredibly good, the walking superb and the wardens very pleasant.

This was our first visit to Arran and we would definitely return, if only to stay at this site. We were blessed with dry sunny weather, albeit rather windy and cold for most of our stay, so we walked a lot including a climb to the summit of Goatfell and the awesome Cock of Arran circuit, which can be done straight from the site.

Admittedly, for April, temperatures were very low but we found the site was in a bit of a wind tunnel. The pot wash area was in a very draughty spot so wind chill made the washing up even more of a chore than usual.

4 shower cubicles didn't seem enough for the size of the site but we never had to queue so, maybe, it's not a problem.

We can't comment on the wet ground because we arrived during a dry spell.

We can't comment on the midges because we didn't see any. But, that's what we expected in April.

The free Wifi, DVDs to borrow f. O. C, the lounge and the microwave were unexpected bonuses, as was the free putting which we didn't use.

At 27 a night, we thought it was a tad expensive so were, therefore, a little miffed at having to pay 4 to use the washing machine. But, this is to be expected where there is no competition - as far as we know, it's the only site for miles. During a 5 week tour of Arran, Scotland and the Lakes we paid an average of 20. 89 a night for an electric hook up pitch, and an average of 2. 25 to use an on site launderette. Having said that, we didn't put up the awning at all of the other sites and the facilities at Lochranza were spotlessly clean and a pleasure to use. Sometimes you really do get what you pay for. The fee can't have bothered us that much because we stayed for 6 nights.

We didn't visit the distillery or eat out because we are dog owners. We did have a drink at the outrageously expensive hotel (5. 55 for a pint of beer and half a pint of soda and lime) so we didn't bother to have a meal or go back.

However, Arran is kind to the motorist - we didn't pay car park once during our 9 days on the island. So, it's swings and roundabouts.

We saw red deer, a red squirrel and a golden eagle whilst staying here, as well as a male black redstart in the village. Arran is a perfect location if you like birdwatching, with fabulous sea birds such as black guillemot and eider.

In summary, we would definitely recommend this site and would consider a detour to it if we were ever near Arran, for the views and the customer service.

Date of Visit: May 2016 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Vangelina 11 reviews from this member

This is my favourite site and location ever! We were greeted very warmly by Carol and Alan and shown to a lovely pitch overlooking the golf course. This site has everything you could possibly desire. The location is simply stunning and the site is surrounded by hills on 3 sides. Immaculate showers and toilets, a superb laundry room with an extremely handy ironing board and iron. The base camp common room is comfortable and has lots of local information about the area and bus and ferry timetables. It was the attention to detail and thought which impressed me so much.

There is a lovely walk from the site around the shore and up the cliff path with stunning views over to Bute. We saw grey seals basking on the rocks. From dusk until dawn the red deer graze on the golf course and were only feet away from our van. Saw so many young stags - they were fun to watch. In the morning the golf course is cleared of any deer mess. Wifi is good at the base camp and sometimes stretched as far as our van. TV signal was non existent but that wasn't a problem. Phone signal was good. The Stag's Pavilion Restaurant next to the site was also superb. We booked 3 weeks before to make sure we got in as they are fully booked every evening. The Lochranza Hotel is nothing special but you can walk or get the bus to another pub in Catacol. The bus service on Arran is excellent and takes you all around the island. I could go on forever about this site and Arran. I am only sorry that we were only there for 3 days however we will definitely return. Lochranza is a charming fishing village. Thank you to Carol, Alan, Nigel and Kathy we will return.

Date of Visit: June 2016 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Chris5448 27 reviews from this member

Site has amazing views. Free wifi at the base camp and a small pay per wash laundry facility.

The site calls itself a quiet site. However we were woken every morning at 6am by campers talking and constantly slamming car doors whilst packing up. We were even treated to a motorbike running for five minutes after the owner had set the alarm off.

The price (32) a night was pretty steep especially when we were had our daily early alarm call.

Date of Visit: October 2015 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Nutnbolt 1 review from this member

Arrived to a very warm welcome very accommodating to our needs and choice of pitch as we had two dogs and decent sized tent.

The toilet and shower block were kept spotless all the time we were there (week) this was a bonus as we usually wild camp. The facilities on site were basic but all clean and good working order. The site was well organised even when a large party of Duke of Edinburgh Kids arrived besides us which we were notified of in advance but had no problems with at all infact they were very pleasant.

The park wardens were always on hand to assist and advise as needed (Lovely Couple) nothing was to much trouble even when we asked to stay on an extra couple of days. We Arrived in the middle of the rutting season and was a joy to have the Red Dear on site and close by.

We also used the near by Lochranza Hotel for several Nights for a meal and found it very friendly and accommodating in letting the dogs in with us, food was excellent and good value. All in All we had a great time and will be back

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