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Visitor Reviews - Speyside By Craigellachie Camping And Caravanning Club Site

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Speyside By Craigellachie Camping And Caravanning Club Site
Archiestown
Aberlour
Moray
Moray   (Browse area)
AB38 9SL   See Map                                 Share Google Plus  Tweet This!  Share on Facebook
Tel: 01340 810414

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Pitches: 75
Open: 31 Mar - 02 Oct

Rating: Average Review Score: 8/10 from 17 Reviews
              8/10 from 17 Reviews


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Date of Visit: August 2017 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: NMack 8 reviews from this member

Just back from eight nights at the lovely Speyside by Craigellachie CC&C site. This site is in a great spot, getting sunshine all day (when it shines). The hardstanding pitch we were given was on the top side of reception and was a lovely big pitch. The site being on an old prisoner of war camp has its challenges when putting up awnings on some pitches.

Road noise on the top side of the site is noticeable (more so if you don't have a lot of traffic passing your home) but you get used to it. The grass pitches further down the site wouldn't have the same issue, although this part of the site can get a bit wet at times.

The facilities may be a bit more dated than some, but they are spotlessly clean and all the paintwork inside and out looks fresh.

The dog walk is lovely, although a pair of wellies is definitely recommended for some parts. Gave our energetic Collie the chance to run.

Those looking to tour the whisky distilleries would find this site an excellent choice. Elgin is close by for large shopping, with the smaller towns of Rothes and Aberlour offering the necessities.

Date of Visit: July 2017 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Udny24 4 reviews from this member

Excellent site for visiting the many whisky distilleries in the area (MacAllan distillery is about a miles walk away so you can sample the whisky without having to drive!) Facilities are a bit dated but kept very clean. Friendly welcome by wardens. The site can get a bit waterlogged in heavy rain but wardens did their best to put everyone on the drier spots. Dog walk through a gate was ok but quite boggy and overgrown, could be better maintained as no other suitable dog walking other than accessing from the main road. Beautiful scenery! Aberlour is a short drive away and has some lovely shops and access to the Speyside Way.

Date of Visit: August 2016 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: TeamRB 4 reviews from this member

As a peaceful, rural base for exploring the many aspects of the local area, including the Whisky Trail, Speyside Camping & Caravan Club site is ideal. It offers both hardstanding and grass pitches with pleasant outlooks over the surrounding trees and hills. The toilet and shower facilities, whilst somewhat dated, are kept spotlessly clean. Both wardens are comparatively new to this site but are nonetheless enthusiastic and very friendly and offer a very warm welcome. During our stay, which we extended twice, we had a problem with the tumble dryer and the warden immediately refunded our money and offered the use of his personal dryer to help out. Co-op supermarket, pubs & restaurants in Aberlour, about 3 miles away, or local pub, shop & post office a bit closer in Cragellachie. Would definitely return.

Date of Visit: July 2016 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Maxt46 51 reviews from this member

We stopped here for a couple of nights while touring Scotland to visit my wife's brother who lives locally, must say the wardens were very helpful allowing them to bring their car on site.

For us the site is a bit remote not many places to walk though the dog walk is quite extensive (good boots needed).

The facilities were always clean if a bit dated (think they are a leftover from when it was a POW camp).

But don't let any of this put you off the site is good and the area well worth a visit.

Date of Visit: June 2016 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Trubytribute 16 reviews from this member

There have been a lot of negatives reviews about this site in the past but I cannot see why. It is a lovely little site, clean and tidy with friendly managers. The facilities are a bit dated but kept very clean and tidy. It is just a few miles from Abelour in an ideal location for Elgin and the coast around there, a day trip to Aberdeen, the Whisky country, Cairngorms etc. Its a small site but with well spaced out pitches flanked by lots of grassy areas. Nice dog walk too and a small play area for the children. It was well looked after just off a B road which wasn't too busy most of the time. Really loved this little site and shouldn't really say so as perhaps I should keep it secret.

Date of Visit: April 2016 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Ficklejade 9 reviews from this member

I've been to this site many times but not last year and not at this time of year. It is in many ways unchanged from my review in 2011, with the exception of the wettest part of the site being left as a wildflower area and a couple more hardstanding pitches (gravel) with EHU in place.

When I rang to book, the warden remembered me and sorted us out promptly. When I arrived, I was just told roughly where I could pitch and no probs so long as 6m rule obeyed.

The showers and loos are very outdated but spotlessly clean and the water is very hot. Bucket and mops available (and people were using them) and no push button showers, also plenty of hanging space in showers so your clothes don't get soaked. One shower in ladies not working when I was there but site was very quiet so it wasn't a problem.

Dishwashing facility (3 sinks/draining boards) undercover with seating if you have to wait a bit - again very hot water and spotless.

Comprehensive information area open at all times, well stocked with leaflets of local attractions and those further afield, plus bus times; information on local places to eat and medical information including vets for those travelling with their pets. The weather forecast is normally available too, but, given we had snow, think I'll forgive them trying not to put us tenters off!

Dog walk is long and wet (given the weather) with poop bins at the entrances.

Small children's playground - more for younger children but not toddlers - located at the top end of the site, away from most of the pitches.

Motor-home service pitch is located opposite reception. Plenty of bins, water points centrally but recycling limited due to Council policy. No Wi-fi (that colleagues told me) but O2, Vodafone okay for mobiles and friends with me had good tv reception in their caravan.

Reception has a small amount of foodstuffs, a few local maps and book lending.

I don't do local pubs etc. But feel other, recent reviews have covered this adequately.

If you like sites which aren't overly populated and want a touring base for this area, this is great. Less than an hour's car travel will take you to Inverness, Fort George, dolphin-spotting on the Moray Firth, or to the Landmark Centre or the Cairngorms at Loch Morlich with the funicular and walks, cycling and watersports facilities. Virtually on your doorstep is the Speyside Way for walking and cycling and of course, the distilleries (don't forget the Cooperage just outside Craigellachie about 3 miles away).

This is a little gem of a site that the CCC should spend a little bit more on, just to tweak some of slightly dated bits and give some support to the wardens who clearly care very much about the place. I should hate to see it go the commercial way many CCC sites seem to be heading.

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