Welcomed by a very nice lady at the shop who took my booking over the phone.
We requested a pitch near the play park, I did not realise that touring pitches look onto the play park which was great for us.
The park itself has a very good shop, selling most of the everyday essentials. There is also a bar which serves up a good pint (it also serves food, although I never tried). The games rooms is a bit out dated as in the gaming machines but the pool tables make for a good nights entertainment. The showers and toilets are very clean there is 2 fresh water taps/ waste water disposals that I seen. The élsan is emptied behind the shop which seems a far walk but I appreciate its out the way and saves any nasty smells :-)
There's also a swimming pool on site, we used this and it was great. My kids had a blast in here, I did notice that the was no life guard, but not sure if it's needed or not.
There is also nearby Forest for walks if your ever in the mood to take the kids to look for a gruffalo. :-)
In Pitlochry itself there is not too much to do which was surprising for us, the electric dam and an amusements arcade which looks like its from the 80's, however its got plenty of 2p machines which makes for a cheap few hours for the kids so I aint complaining.
Faskally is a great site and I will return in the summer 2014.
Mixed reviews of this site! if I'm being honest it wasn't what I expected. After touring 6 sites in Highlands this seemed a bit out of place in its surroundings.
Where do I start.
Check in. Very fast, informative and pleasant.
Pitched right in front of toilet block on bottom of site and behind the swing park. The kids. And I'm talking a lot of kids here. Were in that park from early morning til late at night (11ish). We sat out on our pitch to have a quiet drink in the sun after a days rain and 4 mums walked across, stood behind us and started yelling and shouting to and at their kids. Couldnt they have walked another few steps closer into the park!??
A van across from us was partying til the wee small hours and very loudly too so lack of sleep didn't make us happy campers when we were awoke early next morning with kids screaming in the park again. Now I'm not a grump I have kids and I'm a young gran but there was a lot of bullying going on in the park which really wasn't nice but I didn't want to interfere.
The toilet door creaked and banged til late as well. Get some WD40 on it please.
Toilet block was huge and in fairness was clean enough. Its not the cleaners fault if mothers or their children abuse these facilities. I mean do they throw sanitary wear on the floor at home!
Shop was well enough stocked and reasonably priced for a site shop. Didn't use the pool or the club.
There is a good dog walk down to the river and the Enchanted Forrest is close by to go and see in October.
Pitlochry is a beautiful wee town and my kids loved the sweet shop. Queens View is breathtaking but £2, 50 to park and only be there for 20 mins or so is a bit steep!. There are another 2 large sites in the area, Blair Castle and Milton of Fonab and I think if I was to return I would probably choose Blair Castle. Tummel Bridge site is like a building site!
Faskally have statics for hire and these looked very nice.
Faskally seemed a bit too rough for my liking. Sorry ! Definitely wouldn't return.
Arrived with no booking but since the weather was so cold didn't expect the tent area to be too busy. Reception staff extremely friendly and helpful, as soon as we were set up they came to check we were ok and turned on the lights around our tent. Used the swimming pool which is booked into sessions cost £5 for 3 of us to go swimming which I think is reasonable as the weather was raining so gave my child something to do and the pool wasn't busy.
Toilet, shower and dishwashing area clean and tidy. Kids play area kept my child amused for hours, all the children mixed well.
The bar serves food which prices were on comparison with normal bar meals and also the shop wasn't too expensive for a campsite shop. Great area for walks and Pitlochry not too far away.
We have visited this site on many occasions. The staff are great and the site itself is kept in lovely condition. The playground for the wee one is in the middle and we can see her from our caravan as they are situated around the park. The walks are great and the scenery is beautiful.
The only thing that lets this park down is the clubhouse. The entertainment is always the same, bingo, disco bingo and a quiz no matter what time of year it is, no live singers, or a disco for the children. I really wish they would make changes here!
My first visit to this site was in a tent with my teenage son in July 2011, we liked it so much we returned with a bigger tent and more family members in July 2012. Although there is a ruling on groups of same sex, the staff were very understanding that my 2 nephews were there as carers as well as campers as I suffer from a heart condition.
I like everything about this site, toilet/showers are clean, good food served in the bar/games room, well stocked reasonably priced shop, clean pool, stunning scenery, good walks and close to many historic attractions. Some people complain about noise on this site but I cant say I heard anything excessive
The only thing that spoiled my second visit was the weather, it poured with rain the whole 5 days but I liked the site so much I bought a campervan and returned for a weekend before the end of season. The staff and resident caravan owners made us feel so welcome I will be back again with grandkids in tow
We have just returned after spending 4 fabulous nights at this campsite.
On arrival the staff in reception were friendly and did their best to direct us to our pitch. The pitch itself was good enough, even though we were on a slope.
The shop had enough in it as this was the final week before closing for the season, so running the supplies down was to be expected. I didn't find the prices in the shop that expensive at all.
The sits is a large one, which in the height of summer could be very busy. There are lots of tourer pitches and tent pitches. The toilet blocks were warm and clean. The showers were lovely and warm but didn't last very long unless you held the button in.
The play park was very good for both my children, aged 12 and 9, they enjoyed it and it wasn't that far away from our pitch.
The site has a nice pool with baby pool, sauna and jacuzzi. There is a session system where you can only swim between certain times. As the moment there is a charge for swimming but I believe this may be looked into for new season.
Every member of staff are extremely friendly and helpful. The atmosphere in the bar was fantastic, very welcoming for a family. The food was absolutely delicious, actually the nicest place we'd eaten the whole trip. Again, not expensive and huge portions, value for money certainly.
There is a small games room with 2 pool tables, air hockey table and some arcade games. Fun for all the family. We had a wee air hockey tournament going on, it was great.
The sits is so close to several local attractions, Enchanted Forest, Distilleries, Atholl Palace, Blair Castle, Cranog Site and many many more.
The weather was very wet and cold, but this didn't put a dampner on our stay, in fact both my kids asked if we could make this our regular October visit!
We will be returning again, excellent site, made our holiday special.
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