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Visitor Reviews - Gallowhill Camping & Caravan Park

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Gallowhill Camping & Caravan Park
Gallowhill Road
Perthshire   (Browse area)
KY13 0RD   See Map                                 Share Google Plus  Tweet This!  Share on Facebook
Tel: 01577 862364

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Pitches: 50
Open: March To October

Rating: Average Review Score: 8/10 from 42 Reviews
              8/10 from 42 Reviews

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Date of Visit: September 2015 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: TomMac 20 reviews from this member

Really friendly welcome, shown to our pitch. Slightly sloping, open and no privacy between pitches. Near motorway, but didn't bother us. Pay for showers and laundry. Both a little bit run down, but adequate. Would hate to be here when the park is full, you'd be queuing for toilets. Great dog walk through the trees. Close to lovely village of Kinross. Co-op, Sainsburys, Loch Leven and boat to Castle. Also great walk or cycle around the lake if you're up for it. Perth, Stirling, Edinburgh and Dunfermline not too far away.

Date of Visit: April 2015 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Louise_D 6 reviews from this member

Warm welcome, then shown to site. We were near the motorway end of site but were not disturbed by traffic noise. Great views on three sides, nice open site. Toilets were clean and 50p gave an adequate quantity of hot water. Climbing frame and running around area for children. Dog walk through the trees at back of site where they could be let off the lead. Town is not that far away if you need to shop or eat out.

Date of Visit: August 2014 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Danny Colyer 2 reviews from this member

This is a lovely site, well kept with friendly, helpful owners and clean toilet/shower facilities. Access to the toilets is via a coded lock, which you'll get the code for when you pay for your stay, so try not to arrive with a full bladder.

Pitches for tents aren't marked. The site has picnic tables (which moved several times during our stay) - we were simply told to pick a table and pitch next to it.

The location is good for camping: high enough and sloping enough not to be prone to flooding; flat enough to be comfortable; on the lee side of a small hill with sheltering trees along the side that the prevailing wind would blow from. We had a couple of days where worryingly high winds were forecast but, although we could hear the wind in the trees, hardly any of it reached our tent.

The view over the Lomond Hills from our tent was beautiful.

The play area was basic but perfectly adequate, ditto the washing up room. There was also a laundry room, which we didn't use.

Turnover of campers seems to be high, of caravanners low. During our 10 days it seemed that most of the caravanners were locals who spend much of the summer here, while almost all of the campers were European tourists or cycle tourists stopping for one night. We didn't see the site anywhere near full.

We ended up here after planning a visit to Edinburgh during what turned out to be festival season - we couldn't find anywhere closer. Access to Edinburgh was easy, driving to Ingliston Park & Ride then getting a tram into the city centre. Gallowhill was also a good base for visiting other attractions. I particularly recommend getting the ferry to Loch Leven Castle (with a picnic, on a nice day).

I can't comment on the local eateries, other than to say that Kinross has a decent bakery and the biggest, busiest chippy that I've ever seen, which also does pizza, kebabs and a lovely battered haggis.

Date of Visit: August 2014 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Chestnuts 15 reviews from this member

On our arrival met a very nice lady who told us her son would show us where we could park the motorhome. Toilets and showers were adequate. As it rained whilst we were there you really needed your boots as there were lots of large puddles. We were only there for 2 nights, but was excellent for us as we were visiting relatives in the area. Not to far to Kinross, we also spent a day in Perth.

Date of Visit: August 2014 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Camper fan 1 review from this member

We have just got home from a lovely holiday at Gallowhill Campsite, very friendly and helpful. Clean well maintained. Quiet! no shop or pub on site but all 2 min drive away in Kinross. Clean toilet/shower/dish washing facilities inc laundry & rotary line. Very reasonable prices. Would happily return again

Date of Visit: August 2014 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Luvtenting 3 reviews from this member

Camped here for 2 nights.

On a positive note.

A beautiful, well kept site. Excellent pitches, good quality grass. The whole site had a well manicured look. The toilet block was spacious and always kept clean! Showers were 50p for about 8 mins. Great idea for fast turnaround! Beautiful views around the site. Had a good feeling of being away from everything. Motorway close by did not matter. Nice dog walking area. Also a Tourist Information porta cabin which was well stocked with all the latest things to do, near and far! Staff very helpful and friendly.

On a negative note.

It's a shame our stay was spoiled by a noisy group. Loud voices and swearing till 3am first night and again till 1. 30am the night after.

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