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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 69 Reviews
              9/10 from 69 Reviews

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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.

Date of Visit: June 2015 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Truediamond 49 reviews from this member

This is a quiet site with a few trees and bushes by the side of the local Golf Course with which they share booking offices. We had a level pitch with a hookup about 20 or so m from the stream and with good views of the hills. Shower, washing and dishwashing facilities are all quite good and regularly cleaned.

It's an easy walk into Lochranza which is a small village, really without much in the way of shops so stock up before you come here. We had some good walks around the coast- Huttons Unconformity is apparently a big thing for geology fans. We didn't visit the distillery it heard it was good - we were saving ourselves for Islay. Location is ideal for the ferry to The Mull of Kintyre.

Negative - there were midges, quite a lot too, morning and night.

Date of Visit: June 2015 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Kaye Leggett 5 reviews from this member

Great site with great location - ideal for a couple of days of staying put and just walking or whatever activity takes your fancy. Restaurant next door with BYOB policy - books up quickly though, as does campsite so booking ahead is recommended. Ideal for ferry to Kintyre. Small lounge area with oodles of info and a warm place to sit in if weather is inclement. Owner really knows what punters require for a site. Caters for all comers, which we love as clientele are then an eclectic bunch

Date of Visit: September 2014 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Paulludford 5 reviews from this member

Originally we were going to stay on the south of the island for a few days but decided to motor on up the west coast road to Lochranza - and it was definitely the right choice

The wardens were really helpful (owners away for the week), pitches easy to locate and the facilities excellent

Midges were a pain but they keep a stock of sprays in the camp office which actually work

There are plenty of showers, toilets and pot wash facs - always clean and tidy

Our pitch was hard standing, next to a hook up, water and grey waste, and well drained which was a boon after we had torrential rain overnight - there are deer which roam the site and a footpath takes you through the golf course to the bay - great for dog walking and great for walking the hills and coastline

There's a bus stop outside the site entrance which takes you to the main town Brodick and around the island

This site is excellent - we palnned stopping a couple of days and stopped four

We'll be back

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