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Visitor Reviews - Dingwall Camping And Caravanning Club Site

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Dingwall Camping And Caravanning Club Site
Jubilee Park Road
Dingwall
Highlands   (Browse area)
IV15 9QZ   See Map                                 Share Google Plus  Tweet This!  Share on Facebook
Tel: 01349 862236

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Pitches: 83
Open: 01 Apr - 26 Oct

Rating: Average Review Score: 8/10 from 38 Reviews
              8/10 from 38 Reviews


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Date of Visit: April 2016 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: LBBK 16 reviews from this member

Overall we enjoyed a three night stay on this site in late April. The site was, at best, only a third full - mainly motorhomes touring the highlands. In contrast we were a largish tent booked onto hardstanding with electric hookup. The only problem came from evening noise - v loud disco music - from a travelling fun fair on the neighbouring football ground car park. Great if you are thirteen but a bit of a nightmare to us oldies! We booked using the call centre the day before but were NOT warned of this in advance. Fortunately it didn't go on beyond 10 o'clock. The other sources of noise were 1. From the neighbouring railway line but the trains aren't frequent enough to be annoying. There was even a steam engine passing by on Sunday morning. 2. Ross County's football ground if there is a home match but we are talking of crowds of 3, 000 not Wembley Stadium.

The site is a little awkward to find - turn first left straight after the railway bridge. The wardens were friendly. The site is level, reasonably sheltered with new, and spotlessly maintained, facilities. Reception sells absolute essentials but Dingwall has a very large Tescos, including fuel, and a Lidl both a mile or so from the site. There is a nice walk along the canal into town, also ideal for dogs, with excellent views over the Cromarty Firth. Mobile reception good and the site wifi worked well.

Day trips: we went to Culloden battlefield, National Trust for Scotland but free if you have the English membership. This is a strange place - the battlefield itself with its memorial cairns is free access and very atmospheric but you pay for the new visitor centre. We found this interesting but probably not enough 'entertainment' for smaller children - a better bet is Urquhart Castle on Loch Ness if you have primary aged kids. In the afternoon we called in at Rosemarkie on The Black Isle to see the dolphins - again, the car park by the lighthouse has been recently tarted up but is still free. On the other side of The Black Isle you could easily see the cruise ships moored at Invergordon.

Lastly I must put in a good word for Tore services - a petrol station with a small shop and truckers cafe just off the A9. Don't be put off by appearances, it was both friendly and the best value mug of tea and slab of cake we had all trip whilst seated on a Starbucks style leather sofa!

Date of Visit: August 2015 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: THE GLOBETROTTERS 11 reviews from this member

This is our 3rd visit to Dingwall and we will not be going back. On arrival my husband was given a rather stern welcome by the warden. He explained our Vango Airway Serpa drivaway tent was about 5m in length to which she replied that they probably would not be able to accommodate us as this was far too big (we had previously booked this site/awning facility a few months ago) and that other sites such as Keswick (we weren't in Keswick) definitely wouldn't take us (we wont be going to Keswick!) He then had a lecture about fire regs etc but our motorhome and awning took up a lot less room than a car/caravan/awning put together.

We also had our well behaved, kept on a lead and walked off site dog with us. Unlike the chap with the two unleashed, barking dogs we encountered several times. And guess who he was - yes the warden.

On our second to last day we decided to take our awning down whilst it was dry and then went off visiting relatives only to come back to find that the warden had sold our site on to campers. Charming! Good job they had spare pitches although the warden did say it would not have been a problem if they had not as she would have found us a pitch anyway - fire regulations????

Showers/toilets dated and although not the wardens problem, Dingwall has gone downhill.

Date of Visit: June 2015 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Mikey951r 14 reviews from this member

I stayed here for one night with a bicycle and small touring tent whilst cycling from Lands End to John O Groats. This site is located on the outskirts of the town near the football field and I found it very quiet. The wardens were extremely friendly and accommodating and I was given a flat grassed pitch with a picnic bench to share with another small tent. The showers and toilets were very modern and extremely well kept. The town is a short walk away and has a whole host of shops including some takeaways. I had a very nice Chinese. The only occasional noise is the odd train arriving or departing from the station nearby. At 8 for the night this was very good value for the quality of facilities and very bicycle friendly.

Date of Visit: June 2015 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Stuart l 65 reviews from this member

We spent four nights here attending a family event before moving on to Rosemarkie. Frankly wish we had continued at Dingwall!

The site is compact and sited opposite Ross County Football Ground. AS the playing season had long finished this was not a problem. It is also within walking distance of Dingwall town centre with its shops and large Tesco store. It is also close to Dingwall railway station - indeed the railway line runs along one side of the site, but this is not a problem - 2 car diesel units are pretty quiet and there are only around a dozen a day each way. Indeed this could be a useful way to go to Inverness if you didn't want to use the car. It is very easy to access roads to Inverness, Ullapool, Beauly, Invergordon and the Black Isle, so this site makes an excellent touring base.

The site manager was a cheery guy who was very helpful, whilst his assistant managers were also helpful.

Pitches are a mix of hard stand and grass - we had the latter, but again this was not a problem as the ground appeared to be well drained. The 6 metre rule ensures that you have privacy. The facility block is a little aged, whilst the wash-up sinks are under a separate canopy. However I understand that this site is due for some major upgrade works over the 'close' season from November this year.

Dingwall does not really have any good restaurants, but we went to the Conon Bridge Hotel - just two miles away - one night and had an excellent meal. The bright lights of Inverness are little more than half an hour away.

Having by-passed this site many times, we shall now make it our main base for visiting the Far North. At a little over 16 a night it is well priced.

Date of Visit: June 2015 Unit:  Campervan Rating:
Reviewer: Tazsmum 15 reviews from this member

Stayed one night on the way south. Grass pitches and some soggy areas after heavy rain. Very helpful warden, facilities fine, although dishwashing outside! Easy walk into town, but still had difficulty finding food on a Monday night! Pizza sufficed! Railway is right next door, but wasn't noisy, but you might not want to arrive just before or after a home match fo Ross County!

Most expensive site in 3 weeks, partly because we are not members of the right club!

Good dog walking just off site.

Date of Visit: May 2015 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Grahamfin 4 reviews from this member

I camped here twice whilst cycle touring. The staff were friendly and helpful, and on both occasions allocated me a pitch near the middle of the site, sheltered from the wind by a hedge, and just about 30 meters from the toilet block. I found the facilities to be good, though I understand they are due for refurbishment. The site is between the local football ground and the railway, neither of which bothered me, but it may be different if there is a home game! It is just a short walk into Dingwall town, where there are several pubs / restaurants and supermarkets, as well as other shops.

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