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Visitor Reviews - Huntly Castle Caravan Park

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Huntly Castle Caravan Park
The Meadows
Huntly
Aberdeenshire   (Browse area)
AB54 4UJ   See Map                                 Share Google Plus  Tweet This!  Share on Facebook
Tel: 01466 794999

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Pitches: 90
Open: March To October

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


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Date of Visit: April 2017 Unit:  Static Rating:
Reviewer: Ficklejade 7 reviews from this member

Just back from this site. First, need to say we'd taken the static for three nights because we were providing safety coverage on an event on the Saturday so we weren't on holiday.

The static we had was Spey, a six berth comprising a double e/s; two twins with separate shower and w/c; open plan kitchen/dining area/lounge. It was spotless and (unusually) all you needed in terms of glasses, crocks, cutlery and food preparation equipment was there. Complimentary sachets of milk, tea and coffee available. Complimentary toiletries in the shower rooms but no additional loo roll, so bring your own supplies. Bed linen provided but not towels and bring your own tea towels, as well. Usual cooker top and oven plus microwave and large fridge/freezer, discreetly hidden as part of a cupboard and a good heating system. Heaters in bedrooms are adjustable, too. There is decking to front and main (side) entrance.

There is a separate fire to the living room area and tv with Sky and Freeview. Unfortunately, the gentleman showing my colleagues

My colleagues arrived early and had to wait a wee while but that waiting time was well served as my colleague had to remove his orange safety light unit array from the roof of his vehicle 'because it would be seen as being commercial'. I checked in around 5pm and was courteously given directions to the static van, but the initial staff member I spoke to wasn't welcoming though her colleague was very helpful.

Being a tenter, I did try to suss out a bit about the camping area, which was empty. Flat and level with views to Huntly Castle and a very good facilities block. I asked if there was a discount for single campers - the receptionist didn't know.

It's a lovely site in a good location with a lot of different things to do/ places to visit (see other reviews and from my own knowledge of the area)

UPDATE: I wish to add to my review above regarding the visit. I was unaware at the time that my friends who had made the booking for the Spey static had been asked on arrival for £75 deposit against damages; this requirement had not been made known to them when booking. Fair enough, a deposit against damages is common enough. What has now transpired, though, is that the site will not return that deposit because "it took them all day to get rid of the smell of smoke". Whilst there were two smokers in the party, at no time did they smoke inside the unit but outside and they had their own ashtrays which were sealable so no smells could escape. When our party left, the unit was spotless, carpets hoovered, tile floors washed; loos and shower cleaned and wiped down as were all other surfaces, other surfaces dusted and beds stripped with used linen neatly piled up. The excuse for failing to return the deposit is not acceptable and none of us will be returning to the site.

Date of Visit: September 2015 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: TomMac 24 reviews from this member

Huntly is a really nice large village, it has a large ASDA and Tesco and a magnificent Castle within walking distance from the site. Fantastic shower/toilet blocks, could see three. Laundry. Huge camping grassed area. Separate touring areas. No privacy between pitches. Sat outside and fed the very friendly crows. Very friendly wardens. We went on The Whiskey Line train from Keith to the nearby Whiskey distilleries on an old 1960s (?) train.

Date of Visit: May 2014 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Paul@Bank 114 reviews from this member

This a very spacious and well laid out ‘affiliated’ Caravan Club site only 5 minutes easy walk from the town centre and ruined castle.

The hard standing pitches are laid in three main circular cul-de-sac’s areas around a central green, with three toilet blocks. An adult only area is available for those seeking refuge from the kids. A separate location is set for tenters. Lots of mature hedges and trees provide adequate shelter and privacy.

The toilet blocks are clean and modern, but wash up areas are archaic, small outside (covered) spaces – not what you would expect at £ 25. 00/night!

WiFi is available at an extortionate £ 6. 00/day hotel rate.

Huntly town has local shops and large Tesco & Asda supermarkets located at opposite edges of town.

Nice, very spacious quite site with friendly and helpful staff, great stop over site to use whilst touring Scotland.

Date of Visit: May 2014 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Johari 9 reviews from this member

This was our first visit to the site, for the May weekend, with two groups of friends, and 7 children between us. The site was very well maintained, and we had three adjoining pitches, with electric hookup. The pitches were big, plenty of space for the car at the side, or even larger tents. The kids all had freedom to play, and really enjoyed the campsite.

The wardens were very friendly and helpful on arrival. Toilets and showers all clean and plenty of hot water, and the site well maintained. You can follow paths out of the site to Huntly Castle, and there is a large playpark near the Nordic Ski Centre, by the River Deveron.

Huntly itself does not have so much to offer, albeit it was a Sunday when we wandered in, but town was extremely quiet and we struggled to find somewhere decent for lunch. We tried a couple of the hotels which weren't overly friendly or accommodating. It appeared that you needed to book ahead, even though nowhere was packed to capacity. The Gordon Arms Hotel directed us next door to Cheers pub, which shares the same kitchen, but we took one look at the place and turned around, definitely not somewhere you'd want to take your kids to. On our way back to the campsite, we noticed that the Golf Club was open to non-members and we were made very welcome and the club house was lovely inside as you would expect. It wasn't a problem to serve 9 of us at short notice, the bar and kitchen staff very friendly, and very reasonable prices too. We ate from the Snack Menu, and there was also another menu which did more traditional Sunday lunch meals.

For May weekend, and a large campsite in its doorstep, Huntly didn't seem geared up for an influx of campers and missed a trick.

However, ASDA and Tesco are handy for BBQ supplies. The area around Huntly is lovely, there are many distilleries and we went to the Glenfiddich Distillery, which does an hour tour free of charge. There is complementary tasting at the end, and there is a lovely cafe. Our friends used the swimming pool in Huntly, which they enjoyed and has a jacuzzi.

I would recommend this site, and would definitely go back with the kids.

Date of Visit: August 2013 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Capri3 5 reviews from this member

This is one of our favourite sites. This was our second visit of the year and we have another trip booked for September.

Nice spacious site with friendly, helpful wardens and in a lovely scenic location. Well defined pitches with TV hook-up point and children's play areas in the centre of the park. Toilet blocks are modern and cleaned regularly although on this occasion we found the showers a bit hot and mentioned it to the warden.

Site is well run and cared for. Lots of wild rabbits wandering about too which the kids love.

Huntly is a short walk away with an Asda and Tesco plus local shops available. Tubing, bike hire and additional play parks within a five minute walk. Also the substantial ruins of Huntly Castle are close by which are worth a visit.

The falconry centre is a short drive away and again worth a visit with regular flying displays and a small restaurant as well.

Date of Visit: July 2013 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Mrs Clo 2 reviews from this member

Had a really good weekend at Huntly, site and pitches are really well laid out. Kids were happy with the play area and the toilets and showers were clean and tidy (showers were really hot, but I mentioned this to wardens who said they can easily turn it down so may have already done it)

Will definitely be back. Nice location and can easily walk into Huntly centre and to a large park by the river, lots of other things to do a short drive away.

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