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River Tilt Park
Bridge Of Tilt
Blair Atholl
Perthshire   (Browse area)
PH18 5TE   See Map
Tel: 01796 481467
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Pitches: 36
Open: March To November

Rating: Average Review Score: 6/10 from 23 Reviews
                6/10 from 23 Reviews

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 Adults Only   Club Members Only   Rallies Welcome   Naturist Site 
 Dogs Welcome   No Dogs Allowed   Groups Welcome   Motorbikers Welcome 
 Toilet Facilities   Hot Showers   Washing Up   Bathroom 
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 Kitchen Facilities   Freezer Available   Motorhome Point   Fully Serviced Pitches 
 Shop <1 mile   Bar <1 mile   Restaurant On Site   Wifi Access 
 Kids Playground   TV Room   Games Room   Evening Entertainment 
 Fishing On Site   Wild Swimming   Indoor Pool On Site   Outdoor Pool 
 Horse Riding <1 mile   Cycle Hire   Golf <1 mile   Tennis On Site 
 Beach   Watersports   Boat Launch / Mooring 
Other Features
 Sea Views   Working Farm   Campfires Allowed   Open All Year 
 Waterside Location   Dog Walk   Public Transport 

Reviews:  23 in total, now showing 1 to 6                 Previous 6          Next 6
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Date of Visit: October 2014 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Nwaddrof 3 reviews from this member

Upon arrival at River Tilt we experienced our first hurdle, finding the entrance. The sign post on the main road sent us down a lane where we saw a sign listing many holiday parks then immediately after an entrance to Park Royale on the right. It wasn't until we reached the golf course at the bottom of the lane that we realised Park Royale must be the entrance for all parks. Luckily there was enough room in the golf course car park to turn around.

Once we arrived we pulled up before a large barn with the River Tilt sign on. We first thought this was reception but it wasn't. Reception was a small room opposite, half hidden by plantation with a tiny 'reception' sign on the banister for the steps.

The reception was adequate but not welcoming and we were issued with decent maps of the site and keys for the gates & toilet block. We weren't offered any information about the local area and there weren't any leaflets available either.

Our pitch was a decent size with water, electricity & drainage, which was great and all for a reasonable price. From the front window we had an ok view of the hills, a little obscured by the static vans in front and a train line about 15 metres from the van. The trainline is set below the level of the campsite but is still pretty loud. I grew up next to a trainline so it didn't really bother me but it was noisy enough that it was worth a mention, especially through the night.

The ladies toilet block is small with only 3 toilets, 1 shower and a disabled shower. However with many pitches fully serviced and the majority of the campsite being statics it seemed to be enough. 2 toilet cubicles were large with sinks in and one very snug with a sink outside. A major issue for me, especially with 3 young kids, was there was no soap at the sinks and the one hand dryer in there was about useless. The block was a little tired looking but clean. Showers were free with a push button but only lasted seconds with each push so made it difficult to wash properly. The water was luke warm at best and the shower room had little heating so overall it was a pretty unpleasant experience. We showered in the van.

The only bins are located in the refuge centre at the entrance to the park. The touring pitches are at the very back of the park so a fairly lengthy walk just to empty the bin. There are no recycling facilities either.

The chemical toilet disposal point was dreadful and inadequate. It was around the side of the toilet block and didn't have an outside light so it was unusable past around 5pm. It was a standard toilet in a tiny cubicle and a wooden bar over the top with a sink tap fitted to it. This made the pan area about half the size of a standard toilet. We had to stand outside the cubicle and stretch in balancing the toilet cassette over the small space trying not to splash it all over our legs and feet. There was barely enough room under the tap to rinse out the cassette or diluted the cassette fluid.

The site itself was not at all as I expected from the picture painted by their website and the Camping and Caravan Club listing. I was expecting a very picturesque, secluded site next to a meandering river with walks and hidey places and a play-park for the kids. It boasted a pool & spa as well as a restaurant and WiFi access. In reality it felt cramped by the mass of static vans and roadways with the odd tree mixed in. There were few open views (we were lucky to have one), walks or places for the kids to play. We couldn't even find an open area for the kids to run around.

Our pitch was one of 3 between a terrace of statics but there was also a small field dedicated to tourers and motor homes. Most pitches were occupied by seasonal tourers.

The pool & spa are not included in the touring pitch fees but this isn't mentioned on the website. At 18 for a family 1hr session or 55 for a family 3 day pass it seemed pricey, especially as the kids just wanted to go for a swim. A swim only option is not offered. I got the impression it is not owned by the park and it is open to the public.

We walked up to the restaurant on our first day only to find that kids were not permitted past 6pm without prior arrangement (it was already past 6:30). It looked on the pricey side too. Luckily Pitlochry is only a 10 mile drive away so we went there instead. If reception had been any good they'd have told us there was a chippy within walking distance just over the bridge, which unfortunately we didn't stumble upon until our last day.

There isn't a shop on site as listed either. Instead it is a small Spar on the main road that is not open very late.

The WiFi had a good signal but was pay as you go so we didn't bother ringing up to see how much it was. We had enough mobile data signal to do what we wanted anyway.

In summary, River Tilt Park is in a good location for visiting the area around Pitlochry but is very geared towards the seasonal/static holiday maker rather than touring. I would also say it is aimed at older couples and definitely not families. We barely saw a sole the whole weekend and usually the kids are off making friends. We would not here stay again and would not recommend to a friend. In fact we went home a day early because of this site.

Date of Visit: July 2014 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Frederico 47 reviews from this member

We stayed here for one night on our way to John o Groats. Two of my sons were cycling LEJOG. Good access for caravans off the main road. Plenty room to park before the barrier while booking in. Friendly reception. Lots of static caravans. The site was quiet while we were there. We had a good size, level, fully serviced hard standing. Facilities were and nice and clean. We arrived late and left early so I did not have a walk around the whole site. The area has wonderful views and Pitlochry is well worth a visit. We have been to Pitlochry before. Very good overnight stop and a good base for visiting the area.

Date of Visit: August 2014 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: 19smiley68 2 reviews from this member

This site is predominately for statics, however it does have a small very enclosed section for tourers and tents. Unfortunately this appears to be occupied by people who stay for the whole of the summer season, normal campsite etiquette seems not to apply e. G. Noise after 11pm! Facilities on the whole were good and clean and Blair Atholl is lovely. Would not visit this site again as we did not fit in with the cliche of the seasonal stayers!

Date of Visit: May 2014 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Harry Bongo 12 reviews from this member

Very inefficient booking/enquiry system managed to lose our booking twice so we arrived unexpectedly for an overnight transit stop. Fortunately the had a pitch spare and very good it was too (fully serviced) just outside the main touring compound which was crowded out. Facilities basis but clean and obviously being improved but the shower only stayed on if you kept the button pressed so a one hand wash was called for. A lovely little town to walk around plus walks beside the river upstream gave you a pleasant circuit.

Date of Visit: September 2013 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Texastom 7 reviews from this member

Good site, good location, good staff. Being a CCC member and over 60 I got two discounts which always helps. Really good hard-stand site with column pole incorporating water, power and drain at bottom. No sign of drain area for motor-homes, but no problem if you have a pail or bucket and you can empty into drain. Chemical toilet disposal in nice discreet area and spare toilet for use when cleaning taking place. Have to comment about dish washing as you have to pay 20 pence for hot water, electric is included so use your own hot water and if you're pushed for space take them to area to wash and then back to van to rinse. Pity we didn't find out about pool and spa until we were leaving.

All in all good site with good walks and good facilities, will return!

Date of Visit: September 2013 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Wigtowner 19 reviews from this member

We spent one night with our tourer. We had arrived without a booking as we had no wifi available previous to our arrival. The lady booked us in for one night and gave us a pitch in an area which was not an area to be allocated as it said 'no dogs' at the entrance. However nobody else appeared to be staying there.

Toilet block was clean but does need to be upgraded. I was shocked to find no soap dispenser and no hand towels or drier. Never been in a site without these facilities. We did manage to get a good Wi Fi provider though. There was a restaurant just outside the site gate but it doesn't open Monday or Tuesday. Guess who couldn't get a table? There appeared to be a swimming pool in the same building as the restaurant but we were not advised it was for our use.

We had a lovely walk along the River Tilt. We then hunted for a cash machine, an ice cream and somewhere to have a bite to eat. Take note there is a cash point just past the post office on the left hand side of the road. There's a chip shop if you turn right along the main road. There's an hotel on the left hand corner go right and you'll soon find the chippy. Hope you don't get lost with my directions.

Don't think we will be back.

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