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Silverbank Caravan Club Members Only Site
North Deeside Road
Aberdeenshire   (Browse area)
AB31 5PY   See Map                                 Share Google Plus  Tweet This!  Share on Facebook
Tel: 01330 822477

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Pitches: 62
Open: 18/03 To 07/11

Rating: Average Review Score: 8/10 from 14 Reviews
              8/10 from 14 Reviews

Units accepted:   No Tents  Caravans  Motorhomes 

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Date of Visit: May 2013 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Diesel steve 6 reviews from this member

Just back from 4 nights at this site. As previously said site is faultless, very clean toilets and no queuing with site full. Site is beside busy a93 and a lot of road noise can be heard also sawmill had forklifts working from 6. 30 in the morning, reversing buzzers all day. The track to the deeside way is a muddy track down the side of the site from the main road and no foot path from site entrance.

Date of Visit: September 2012 Unit:  Campervan Rating:
Reviewer: Dot P 422 reviews from this member

We were really quite impressed with this site. On the side of the main road so some traffic noise - but quiet enough during the night not to bother us. Just below the site is the Dee River, the footpath along the river takes you right into town without going along the main road.

Whole site is immaculately kept by the wardens, pitches are hardstanding and very big. Motorhome dump point, ehu etc that you expect from CC sites.

As per previous post only 1 facilities block, 3 showers in ladies. Despite site being nearly full we didn't have to queue once. As always toilets and showers spotless. Wardens were helpful and friendly - office was open 9am-11am and 2pm-5pm.

We rode the Deeside Way bike path down to Aberdeen and back. You can get on a few yards from the site. Almost flat ride practically all on cycle paths right into the city. It's 17 miles each way but very easy ride and well worth the views as you cycle alongside the Dee.

Not sure we could fault this site, well placed for the coast and Braemar etc. Tesco less than 5 minutes walk across the road, town has everything you could need.

Date of Visit: June 2012 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Squeky 10 reviews from this member

Silverback as previous reviewers have said is a nice campsite very open surrounded by trees. However although the facilities are spotless there are not enough showers for the size of the site so expect to queue unless you get up very early. There are a few negatives these being:

One of the wardens can sometimes be quite snappy

One of the prime pitches is always closed marked off with cones as this is where the warden keeps her large jeep.

You are not allowed to arrive before 12 so when you arrive after that the office is closed what is the point in that.

There does appear to be rules for some and not others we had a visitor and was told they had to park in the tiny car park outside the site but others were allowed to take cars to pitches one in particular stayed overnight parked on the walkway.

We particularly did not appreciate the warden taking her horse on site and allowing it to urinate right outside the office/shop where the smell hung about for quite a while.

Banchory itself is a lovely place to visit with plenty to see and do. There are a couple of very nice garden centres.

Date of Visit: March 2012 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Capt Lightning 25 reviews from this member

Silverbank is a beautifully maintained site sandwiched between the busy A93 and the river Dee.

It is completely level, has generous hardstanding pitches and is laid out with an almost geometrical precision, giving it a slightly formal feel.

Being close to a main road and a sawmill, it is also quite noisy at times.

Banchory, which is a pleasant town with good shops and cafes, is an easy walk away. It all sounds ideal, but somehow it all lacks the character of other Deeside towns such as Ballater and Braemar.

Its main redeeming factor is the Deeside Way - the walking / cycle track that largely follows the disused railway that once carried Queen Victoria to her home at Balmoral. You can walk or cycle from Silverbank to Aberdeen if you choose and when the final section is completed, west to Ballater.

Nearer to the site, the restored railway line at Crathes offers short trips. The line is hopefully being extended to Banchory. From the station at Crathes it is only a short walk to Crathes castle and gardens. If you want to visit the castle, a path leads from the west lodge just a few minutes from the site.

Overall, Silverbank is an ideal site for exploring Deeside, especially by bicycle or on foot. It is a pity that it does not cater for tents.

Date of Visit: March 2011 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Livelylass 13 reviews from this member

Recommended CC site with very welcoming wardens

Located just off the A93, but noise from the road not a problem at all.

The site is composed of VERY generously sized hard-standing pitches. I could have fitted 3 of my size campervans on to our pitch!

Full facilities available: Showers, dishwashing/veg prep area, Motorhome service point, washing machine and drier etc.

Morrison and Tesco are within walking distance. Both provide fuel.

Date of Visit: April 2010 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Jjlj95 26 reviews from this member

This is a great location with easy access and is a well laid out, flat site. The site facilities are excellent and immaculately clean and there's a useful shop for basics at reception. Digital television reception is good. Banchory is within walking distance, approximately 15 minutes and a Morrisons store with a cafe and Petrol station is even nearer, so functioning at this site couldn't be easier. The wardens are absolutely lovely and very welcoming and I think of this site every time I drink from the mug I bought at reception which has a stunning photo of a red squirrel on it, taken by Errol and sold in aid of the RNLI. His Majesty's Theatre Aberdeen is only 16.5 miles away and just 35 minutes drive. I had 3 very happy, sometimes snowy ! weeks here and would love to return one day.

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