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Visitor Reviews - The Wheel Caravan Park And Campsite

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The Wheel Caravan Park And Campsite
Rough Castle Farm
Bonnyhill Road
Falkirk
Stirlingshire   (Browse area)
FK1 4RR
Tel: 07872 574164
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Open: Open All Year

Rating: Average Review Score: 8/10 from 15 Reviews
                8/10 from 15 Reviews

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Who's it for
 Families Welcome   Not Members Only   No Rallies   Not Naturist Site 
 Dogs Welcome   No Dogs Allowed   Groups Welcome   Motorbikers Welcome 
Facilities
 Toilet Facilities   Hot Showers   Washing Up   No Bathroom 
 No Baby Changing   Laundry On Site   Drinking Water   Disabled Friendly 
 Chemical Disposal   No Battery Charging   No Gas Exchange   No Recycling Facilities 
 Kitchen Facilities   No Freezer / Fridge   No Motorhome Point 
 Shop <5 miles   Bar <5 miles   Restaurant <5 miles   No Wifi Access 
Activities
 No Playground   No TV Room   No Games Room   No Evening Ents 
 Fishing 5 miles   No Wild Swimming   Indoor Pool 5 miles   No Outdoor Pool 
 No Horse Riding   Cycle Hire 5 miles   No Golf   No Tennis 
 No Beach   No Watersports   No Boat Launch 
Other Features
 No Sea Views   Working Farm   No Campfires Allowed   Not Open All Year 
 No Waterside Pitches   Public Transport 5 miles  Offroad Dog Walk On Site or Direct Access 

Reviews:  15 in total, now showing 1 to 10                 Previous 10          Next 10
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Date of Visit: May 2019 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Nights stayed: 2 Travelling as:  Mature couple
Reviewer: DottieClare 4 reviews from this member

If you are looking for a site with manicured pitches and up to date facilities then look elsewhere.

But if you want a well drained pitch with nice views and only 5 mins walk to the Falkirk Wheel then book up now.

The facilities at the site although dated were always clean. Electric and water on all pitched. Hogi (the owner) is a lovely man who does Pony (Tommy) and trap rides on a morning around the Magic Circle. It was a lovely way to start the day.

We called in two pubs at Lock 16, The Canal and the union both dog friendly. The Falkirk Wheel does boat trips but unfortunately not dog friendly as we found out - shame.

You can walk to the Kelpies from the site just follow the canal, it would probably take about an hour, it would be a lovely walk on a nice day.

The Kelpies and Helix Park is well worth a visit.

Date of Visit: April 2019 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Nights stayed: 2 Travelling as:  Mature couple
Reviewer: Estweyn 15 reviews from this member

Great site. Clear notices showing how to get on site, good notices on site. Scottish sing song Saturday night, pipes and guitar. We took a pony and trap ride on Sunday morning.

Good walks all around, easy walk to the Falkirk wheel and a ride to the Kelpies. Fantastic host, nothing too much trouble. We hope to visit again.

Date of Visit: September 2018 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Boss truffs 7 reviews from this member

Basic site but everything you need, large gravel area nice and flat, nice and quiet at night. Park up and the owner comes to you.

Main reason to stay at the site was to visit the Falkirk wheel, 10 minute walk down a path to the canal through the tunnel and the wheel is straight in front of you. Plenty of walks for the dog.

Supermarkets and pubs a short drive away. Not really anything for children.

Date of Visit: September 2018 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Oldnasty 7 reviews from this member

This is a 'no frills' site. What you see it what you get. It is a perfectly functional site for a short stay or an overnight stop, & is a good base for off road cycling or walking, being surrounded by areas of woodland which are connected by a series of interlinked tracks.

A short walk to the nearby 'Falkirk Wheel' & the 'Kelpies' is well worth doing & nearby Falkirk is a nice little town, otherwise there is not much in the area, which makes the price of £22 per night seem a little expensive, especially as the shower/toilet block is a converted container! Each pitch does have water, waste & ehu points, but that is it. There is no reception, you just pitch where you want & the owner appears every evening to collect his fees.

As I have said, this is a perfectly functional no frills site, & one I may use again for an overnight stay when heading into the highlands of Scotland.

Date of Visit: June 2018 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Avasa 1 review from this member

This site probably won't appeal to those who want pitches like bowling greens but if you want peace, nature and a really warm welcome from a genuinely nice host then you really should try the wheel. Biased definitely towards adults this made a great overnight stop and we would definitely come again.

Date of Visit: March 2018 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Teenoso 8 reviews from this member

Stayed here end of March, we wanted to visit the Falkirk Wheel and the Kelpies.

Perfectly situated within easy walking distance of both but.

Very overpriced, facilities very basic, like a large gravelled lorry park with Security lighting. We wouldn’t recommend the showers or toilets unless you were desperate. OK, it was early on in the year and everything was brown and muddy but no attempt seems to have been made to smarten the site up, to make it just a bit more attractive. £12. 00 a night, maybe but £22. 00, having a laugh.

Date of Visit: September 2017 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Dodger148 10 reviews from this member

A group of us had a few days on this site and found it great that all pitches had both hook up and drinking water taps. We all found the site relaxing and with options for walkers

As the name suggests it's very handy for the Falkirk Wheel which is a short off road walk away

As others have mentioned Ian the owner could not be more helpful and invited us all to a ceilidh on the Saturday night and were musically entertained by Ian on his guitar and pipes along with 4 friends who were camping on site with their instruments

Toilets, Shower and Wash Room area were all immaculately clean and we understand there will be a 2 further showers installed during the low season

Well off the main road so very peaceful

Definitely would go again

Date of Visit: September 2017 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Nights stayed: 2 Travelling as:  Retired couple
Reviewer: Dot P 597 reviews from this member

Just a couple of miles outside Falkirk town, but only a 10 minute cycle on cycle path down to the Wheel. From there you can ride on cycle paths to either Glasgow or Edinburgh.

As previous reviews show, site a large gravelled area with electric on each pitch and water on the majority. There are toilets which were clean and well maintained, 1 ladies shower and 1 gents - both electric, good water pressure and plenty of hot water. We never queued, as long as everyone doesn't go at 8am its fine.

Without a doubt the Ceilidh is a fantastic addition to what you get there. We were lucky enough to have several campers who could sing, a couple who danced and Ian the campsite owner who sings and plays bagpipes beautifully.

Its not a 5 star manicured site. It is pretty well perfect if you are looking for somewhere with access to miles after mile of walking paths and the canals right off your doorstep.

Ian the campsite owner was always around keeping things in order, but never in your face. He checked you are happy with everything and makes sure everyone is having a good stay. He also runs a shuttle service to the train station if you want a lift to get a train to one of the cities.

We loved it - £21 for the night for 2 with electric.

Date of Visit: July 2017 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Orangepeel 7 reviews from this member

As previous reviewers have noted this isn't the most landscaped site. Just a large gravel site with a small toilet\washing block, what makes it stand out is the great location and laid back owner who puts on a wee ceilidh evening at the weekend. The Falkirk Wheel is a short walk and the Kelpies an easy cycle.

There was no rush to be offsite which allowed us to really make the most of our weekend, there was no charge for children(no play park on site) which made it a very reasonable 42pounds for the weekend.

Date of Visit: June 2017 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: John Fuller 11 reviews from this member

I'll be honest and say that this was the site I was least sure off out of all that I'd booked for our 2 week tour of Scotland. The pictures and some reviews made it look quite utilitarian and I only booked it because of its location for the Falkirk Wheel.

As it was, it turned out to be a revelation and everyone on our party fell in love with the site. It's true that the all-gravel nature of the site is unusual and not hugely attractive but it was immensely practical and made for easy pitching. What the picture fail to convey is the beautiful views you get from your pitch of the rolling, grassy hillside right next to the site and the Highland cattle within easy reach.

As mentioned elsewhere the site owner is a lovely man and very welcoming as well as laid back, all of which created a great atmosphere on site during our stay.

But more than all of the above was its close proximity to the Falkirk Wheel and surrounding attractions: the walk from the site is short, attractive and avoids any roads, perfect for a short stroll and giving easy access to walkers and dog owners alike.

My advice? Ignore the pictures and the nay sayers, visit the site and love every minute of it!

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