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Glenlough Campsite
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Ballahutchin Hill
Union Mills
Isle of Man   (Browse area)
IM4 4AT   See Map
Tel: 01624852057  or  01624822372
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Pitches: 250
Open: April To September

Rating: Average Review Score: 9/10 from 22 Reviews
                9/10 from 22 Reviews

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Who's it for
 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 
 Baby Changing Facilities   Laundry On Site   Drinking Water   Disabled Friendly 
 Chemical Disposal   Battery Charging   Gas Exchange   Recycling Facilities 
 Kitchen Facilities   Freezer Available   Motorhome Point   Fully Serviced Pitches 
 Shop <1 mile   Bar <1 mile   Restaurant <5 miles   Wifi Access 
 Kids Playground   TV Room   Games Room   Evening Entertainment 
 Fishing <5 miles   Wild Swimming   Indoor Pool   Outdoor Pool 
 Horse Riding <5 miles   Cycle Hire <5 miles   Golf <5 miles   Tennis 
 Beach <5 miles   Watersports <5 miles   Boat Launch / Mooring <5 miles 
Other Features
 Sea Views   Working Farm   Campfires Allowed   Open All Year 
 Waterside Location   Dog Walk   Public Transport On Site 

Reviews:  22 in total, now showing 1 to 6                 Previous 6          Next 6
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Date of Visit: May 2018 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: HannahsMenagerie 15 reviews from this member

There was nobody in reception when I arrived but there was an envelope with my name on it containing an information booklet and details about where I could pitch up (and a hand written note warning me about the grass being slippery due to the recent rain). Looking at a handy map outside reception and I soon orientated myself and found all the places I needed. The owner had to come on site later on so came over to say hello and was able to provide a good recommendation for a dog friendly pub to eat in that evening (the Crosby a few miles down the road).

The Pit Stop looks a lovely spot to sit and chat to fellow campers and to eat under cover should the weather be inclement. We only stuck our head in to use the Wifi (free but donations to charity welcome) to check the weather forecast and route to the ferry terminal for the morning.

This was a brief one-night stop for me and the dog on our way home. It is a large spacious site and we found a lovely walk off the large field into the woods and down onto the Heritage Way. The site is just off the main A1 Douglas - Peel road and while it was quieter through the night there were still too many cars passing for my liking. But a handy central location just 10 minutes from the Ferry Terminal (well it was when we departed site at 7am)

Date of Visit: June 2017 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: ChaosAD 1 review from this member

Fantastic site! Only a short distance from Douglas and the official TT start. Massive green to pitch, we chose in the trees for the dogs, next to a small glen to walk them too. Large day room with FREE Wi-Fi if its raining or to be sociable just pop in there. Lovely hot clean showers, clean toilets, large pot washing room with many sinks and wash liquid ready. Water freely available and over all, very well managed. We just booked, rolled up 2 days later, pitched as no one was at the office and within 20 mins the owner had introduced himself and told us tips on local knowledge so we could get around the road closures (National Road Race) Will be back 10/10. Isle of Man has so much to offer that this location is ideal to relax or to go do things.

Date of Visit: July 2015 Unit:  Campervan Rating:
Reviewer: Rachel8077 12 reviews from this member

Peaceful site, with plenty of space (possibly less so during TT) with clean facilities. Lots of toilets and showers, and endless hot water (although it took a while to run warm, but once it did, it was grand). A warm drying room was very useful given the damp weather we had.

Owners were very helpful and pleasant, and there is plenty of information available in the site office.

The site is just outside of Douglas, easily accessible. Will use again if we get the chance.

Date of Visit: August 2014 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Astral weeks 6 reviews from this member

Big field, pitch where you like, only 2 other tents when we arrived. A lot different during motor bike weeks. Lots of loos and showers for men, not so many for the ladies. Hurricane Bertha arrived the same time as us so it was helpful that we could use the 'pit stop' to boil a kettle and eat our dinner. Spar shop and Railway pub at bottom of hill (turn right out of site). Easy to cycle to but not so easy on way back! Douglas-Peel cycle track at the back of site.

Isle of Man is an interesting place with plenty to see, most of which we didn't so will come back one day and would not need to seek out any other site.

Date of Visit: May 2014 Unit:  Other Rating:
Reviewer: Mororless 2 reviews from this member

Stayed 3 nights during TT period 2014 - first impressions were very good with friendly and helpful staff, pleasant camping fields, food and entertainment in the evenings. During our first night we realised that there were a bunch of morons who kept revving their engines (this was apparently addressed promptly) and used parts of the site as a race track.

The following morning we experienced great difficulty in gaining access to the 'facilities' due to the high number of site users. There must have been thousands of campers all using 4 (men's) showers and there were usually long queues outside. The portaloo toilets seemed ok at first but were usually in a disgusting state when we arrived.

Access to nearby towns was very good with a minibus service to Douglas for 2 or bus stops within a short walking distance.

I expect the facilities would be acceptable during quieter periods but the TT is over subscribed and the site owners should make arrangements for the extra numbers or restrict access to the site - this will never happen because it with mean reducing their profits! I don't thing we'll be using the site again.

Date of Visit: August 2013 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Willowsa72 2 reviews from this member

This was our first visit to Glenlough campsite. I rang ahead beforehand to enquire about he facilities as I am disabled with limited mobility using crutches. The lady I spoke was extremely helpful and advised us of the best place to pitch our tent. We pitched in the small paddock and therefore only a short walk away from the toilet and shower facilities. The toilet and shower blocks were very clen and tidy, as was the wash room facilities. There was five of us in our group, three adults and two children, there was plenty of space for the children to play cricket, and they enjoyed the tree swing and the rabbits. The fees were very reasonable and the lady who we spoke to on site was very helpful. We all had a wonderful stay and would recommend this as the best campsite on the Isle of Man.

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