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Dalraddy Holiday Park
Dalraddy And Alvie Estate
Inverness-Shire   (Browse area)
PH22 1QB
Tel: 01479 810330
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Pitches: 75+
Open: Open All Year

Rating: Average Review Score: 8/10 from 67 Reviews
                8/10 from 67 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 
 Toilet Facilities   Hot Showers   Washing Up   No Bathroom 
 Baby Changing Facilities   Laundry On Site   Drinking Water   Disabled Friendly 
 Chemical Disposal   No Battery Charging   Gas Exchange   Recycling Facilities 
 No Kitchen Facilities   No Freezer / Fridge   No Motorhome Point 
 Shop On Site   Bar <5 miles   Restaurant <5 miles   No Wifi Access 
 Kids Playground   No TV Room   No Games Room   No Evening Ents 
 Fishing On Site   No Wild Swimming   Indoor Pool <5 miles   No Outdoor Pool 
 Horse Riding On Site   Cycle Hire <5 miles   Golf <5 miles   No Tennis 
 No Beach   Watersports <5 miles   No Boat Launch 
Other Features
 No Sea Views   Not Working Farm   No Campfires Allowed   Open All Year 
 No Waterside Pitches   Public Transport On Site  No Dog Walk 

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Coronavirus Update

Our site is open and we are taking bookings , please be assured you can book with confidence. Our toilets are Open. Our showers are Open. Other communal areas may be restricted - please check with us for more information

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Date of Visit: August 2020  Confirmed Booking Unit:  Touring Caravan
Nights stayed: 4 Travelling as:  Mature couple
Reviewer: Tinapa104973nay 1 review from this member

 A nice site, its deceptively a large site, well kept and facilities adequate.

Nice having a food van on site if you don't want to cook.

Very good for visiting local places of interest and good for cycling. 
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Date of Visit: July 2020  Confirmed Booking Unit:  Touring Caravan
Nights stayed: 2 Travelling as:  Family with young children
Reviewer: Jennyf102872zhh 1 review from this member

 Super park, clean and quiet. No traffic noise I could hear.

Play Park is good but bit near to the entrance so cars passing often.

Super couple of days. 

Date of Visit: January 2020 Unit:  Campervan
Nights stayed: 1 Travelling as:  Young couple
Reviewer: Romastone 6 reviews from this member

 Stayed here several times over the years and itís one of our go to sites during the winter months. Being nestled in the forest provides shelter in the winter months.

The toilet block is great, it has heated flooring in the winter. The little shop is well stocked and has a warm pellet log burner.

Really nice walks in the area, try going up to the monument overlooking Aviemore or walking along the track to the Rowan Tree hotel for drinks.

The site itself is mainly geared towards statics, lodges And long term tourers. However, as itís in the forest, it feels quite cosy and quiet. 
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Date of Visit: December 2019 Unit:  Motorhome
Nights stayed: 1 Travelling as:  Mature couple
Reviewer: Smart Family 51 reviews from this member

 We arrived here for 1 night on route to Glenmore site for 5 nights. Friendly welcome at reception.

We were allocated a pitch near the toilet block. The gents shower block was closed for renovations. The toilet block in general looks like it all needs renovation or replacement.

The site is huge and in a great location. A 3 mile walk takes you into Aviemore on a footpath. Much of the site is taken up with chalet type accommodation.

There is a good shop at reception. There are plenty of great dog walks all around.

The railway line runs next to the site but the trains are infrequent, so not a problem.

Would probably return for a longer stay. 
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Date of Visit: October 2019 Unit:  Campervan
Nights stayed: 1 Travelling as:  Mature couple
Reviewer: Arkwright01 16 reviews from this member

 Stayed for one night in the week in October so the park was fairly quiet.

Facilities although clean were a little 'tired', perhaps because it was end of season?

Main annoying point was that although the pot-wash was good with two large sinks and plenty of hot water, there were no sink plugs!

I thought the pricing was ok but felt there was no justification for the required £2 a night extra charge for dogs as there was no dedicated dog-walk or wash.

We had the Scottish Motorhomers discount which covered this but without it I doubt I would stay here. H

Aving said that, there were plenty of places to take the dog off-site. 


Date of Visit: August 2019  Confirmed Booking Unit:  Tent
Nights stayed: 3 Travelling as:  Young couple
Reviewer: Una Teberniece 1 review from this member

 + Quiet peaceful place. Clean facilities with very hot water. Friendly staff.

- Shower block a bit far to walk. Children playing area is very small. 
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Date of Visit: November 2018 Unit:  Tent
Reviewer: Jocks Away 3 reviews from this member

 A couple of nights camping in November meant that I had the park more or less to myself. So some of these comments may not apply if you're going in the summer season. On the other hand, autumn/winter is the ideal time of year if you want to be completely alone.

The camping pitches are nicely set into 'bays' in the woods, each surrounded by trees on three sides and sharing a common access track. I was able to park my car in an adjacent pitch, but I imagine it could be quite a squeeze if you had to park on your own pitch.

A few pitches have wooden picnic tables, so ask for one of these when you book if that is important for you. The pitches with electric outlets are in a separate area. There is also the private 'quarry' area, which can be booked by groups. The ground everywhere is mostly flat and not too stony.

There are toilet/shower/washing-up blocks at each end of the park. The main building is sited amongst the caravans, while there are cabins next to the electric tent pitches. If you have a non-electric tent pitch, you are going to have a long walk to either - at least a couple of minutes each way (so don't leave it to the last minute if you need to spend a penny!).

The facilities are adequate, but there are not many of them: a couple of showers in the tent block and only four in the main building means that it must get busy when the park is full. They were piping hot though, even in the winter. The washing-up area in the main building only has a couple of basins but the brand new cabin near the tents is much better with five basins.

There are no disposal facilities in either washing-up block or even any bins nearby, so don't expect to get rid of food waste while you are cleaning your plates.

The site has a small shop with all the essentials (if you need anything else, Aviemore is just a few minutes' drive away). There is a substantial and well-equipped fenced-off play park near to the shop for the kids.

Although the site is beautiful, there is one feature that you will not get from the pictures: the noise. The park is bordered to the east by the Glasgow-Inverness railway and to the west by the main local road south from Aviemore. The A9 is a couple of hundred yards further away.

This all means that there is a lot of traffic noise, especially into the evening when everything else gets quieter. If, like me, you are a light sleeper you may be woken several times by trucks or boy racers. Unfortunately, this knocked a couple of stars off my rating. For peace and quiet, there are probably better options in the area.

All-in-all a great family camping site and excellent value for money. The woodland setting is very well done, even if it *sounds* like you are in the middle of a town. 

Date of Visit: June 2018 Unit:  Motorhome
Reviewer: Truediamond 86 reviews from this member

 We had Pitch 260 for one night. It was well situated for the Amenities block but it did feel a bit odd being in among statics. There is plenty of shelter under well established Pine Trees and the pitch was a good size too. The Amenities block has two sets of Mens toilets and showers, was well heated but felt as if it was cleaned once a day and not checked too frequently after. At £28 with EHU, the most expensive of the 8 Sites we stayed at. Good wifi though.
Access to Aviemore is ~4 miles by road or walk/bike along the Speyside Way which passes just behind the Site 

Date of Visit: April 2018 Unit:  Tent
Reviewer: Richardh1905 15 reviews from this member

 Spent a pleasant evening and night here on our way back home after a week in the Lake District; on one of the electric tent pitches. We have also previously stayed here in a camper van, and in one of the lodges.

The pitch was pleasantly situated amongst young Scots Pines, and was fairly level and took the pegs OK. It was a bit of a walk to the main toilet block, but a couple of Portacabin type toilet blocks had just been installed nearby; these appeared to be brand new. The shower was good; plenty of hot water and a spacious shower room. One minor irritation is that there were no bins in the dishwashing room down at the main block; nowhere for people to scrape food debris (some of which was still in the sink that I used!)

There is a small shop on site, and a children's play area. Also, Dalraddy is a good site for dogs (unlike Rothiemurchus); lots of walks through the site and into the woods to the south; also the delightful Badenoch/ Speyside Way.

Aviemore is just a few miles away for shops, equipment, eating out, and there are LOTS of other attractions in the area. Do visit Loch Morlich for it's unique sandy beach, and the walk from there through the Scots Pines to stunning An Lochan Uaine is highly recommended. Also recommended is the beautiful walk around Loch an Eilein. Well placed for the Cairngorms too!

Overall, Dalraddy is a pleasant place to stay, whether it be in a tent, camper van or in one of the lodges. I recommend this site, and will in all likelihood stay again. 

Date of Visit: July 2017 Unit:  Tent
Reviewer: Trouble2 2 reviews from this member

 Just home from 5 night camping with electric hook up. Tent space T109

Large site with mix of static caravans, hard standing tourers, large field for tents, some individual space for tents and ehu tent space.

Our space was large enough for our 6 man tent, surrounded by trees separate from the next space. The ground was pretty uneven, stones. Nearest toilets were about 5 pitches away but were a poracabin. 2 ladies, 2 men's and 2 showers. Not great locks for kids as stick a bit and lights come on automatic at night but quite late. No wash up area for dishes, which is a pest results in long walk to the main block. There was only 2 sinks which isn't great for a site that size

Small play area for kids which was enclosed with a fence.

Lots of room for cycling etc

We had family join us for few nights, there hard standing was poor. Very uneven. No suitable space for awning. Looked like previously uses space for static caravan. 

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